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Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 12:12 am
The Italians vote their leader out and this affects all of us. Prime Minister Renzi in Italy recently resigned as promised after losing a plebiscite on whether or not to amend the Constitution so Ital...
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 12:18 am
 On Saturday morning, Oct. 15, I decided to go to the Parkway 8 theater in Springfield to see the film The Birth of a Nation by Nate Parker. I didn’t know if I could handle being reminded of ou...
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 12:16 am
As hard as the campaign might have been and the transition is proving to be, Donald Trump’s challenges are really just beginning. Governing after a toxic election in which the results awarded him an...
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 12:17 am
 During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump said many things that were not entirely true. Whether he actually believed everything he said is difficult to know. Numerous women accused him of s...
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 12:18 am
 With the surprising election of Donald Trump, the question on the mind of most people that I talk to is: What kind of president will he be?Will it be the quiet, measured individual we have seen...
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 12:15 am

Civil War Thanksgiving

As in most wars, the men of the Civil War found it excruciatingly difficult to be away from loved ones at holiday time. Thanksgiving was no exception.The holiday itself has its roots in the Civil War....
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 12:15 am
Almost a year ago, 178 nations agreed to the Paris Climate Accord which recently was ratified as the first world climate agreement designed to eliminate fossil fuel energy, preferably by 2033. How are...
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 12:15 am
 Less than one-third of Americans view elected officials as “honest,” and a lack of transparency lies at the core of this distrust. Government secrecy has been a driving force behind man...
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 12:19 am
European regulators’ recent finding that Apple avoided billions of dollars in taxes by stashing its profits in Ireland, a known tax haven, put the tech giant in an unwelcome spotlight. But Apple’s...
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 12:16 am

Deputy chief fibs about arrest

 The story was cause for alarm in anyone’s neighborhood.Burglars hit a North End gun store on Oct. 9 with what sounded like remarkable ease, kicking in a door and making off with more than 50 f...

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