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In an age where being anywhere near someone could expose you — and the people you love — to a deadly, highly infectious disease, there’s probably no such thing as being too safe. more
The philosopher and mystic Manly P. Hall once said “words are potent weapons for all causes, good or bad.” And it doesn’t take many words to create something good, or to destroy it all the same. more
The numbers are grim. And if you depend on the local news offered by your community newspaper, you should be worried. more
When the dinosaurs looked up into the sky some 65 million years ago and saw that ball of fire streaking across it, did any of them wonder if they’d be around tomorrow? more
Donald Trump had a change of heart last week when it came to face masks. While he still doesn’t understand why requiring masks to be worn should be mandatory, he did admit he’d wear one in a “tight situation,” adding that when he wears one, he looks like the Lone Ranger. more
As U.S. Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger neatly scripted General Order No. 3 into his logbook on June 19, 1865, the nation was still mourning the death of President Abraham Lincoln and looking for ways to reunite the country at the conclusion of the Civil War. more
Dermot Shea called it the end of New York City’s long-standing stop and frisk policy. On Monday, he reassigned 600 plainclothes officers to new jobs, closing the door on what’s been a very controversial period for the New York Police Department. more
Some might say Sister Patricia McGowan was quite fortunate. She led a solid life of 80 years, seemingly accomplishing everything she wanted while making a direct impact on hundreds, if not thousands, of lives as both an educator and volunteer. more
How wrong can someone be wrong? Not exactly a question we hear every day, but it’s not a new one either. In fact, the late great science-fiction writer Isaac Asimov would ask that question often, believing there was more to simply being right, or on the flip side, simply being wrong. more
June Eisland. Rosemary Ginty. And, depending on how the vote goes next month, Laura Spalter. more
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