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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Help homeless vets


Celebrate the month of the Holy Souls

All of us, excluding perhaps some politicians and corporate types, have a soul. November, in the Christian tradition, is the month of the Holy Souls, a time to remember and pray for souls who have departed our earthly realm.   


Preparing to battle another cold season

It begins with a sneeze. A modest a-choo.


Letters to the Editor: November 4, 2015

Thanks for nothing, Joe


Halloween goodies

Nobody likes me


Letters to the Editor: October 28, 2015

Tinney wants to better serve the Northeast


The season of spooky can be sentimental, especially for grandparents

I blush to admit now that I was a diehard Halloween-Hater. A regular Scrooge about the holiday.


Enjoy a taste of Poland with Golabki

My mother’s maiden name was a series of consonants that contained no vowels until the “i” that ended in “ski.” This lasted until first grade, when she encountered the nuns at St. Veronica’s School. In America, her Polish-born parents were told that all words needed vowels between the consonants. And so her Polish name became Americanized. From that day forward, there were two spellings of her last name — the original Polish version and the American one. Words were important then, and so was assimilating into the American culture.  


Local dietician offers tips for a gluten-free diet

A gluten-free diet is not a temporary weight loss or health fad but rather a lifelong survival plan for more than 3 million Americans who live with celiac disease.


Op-Ed: Programs like SPIN dependent on state passing budget

Current research concludes that a child’s brain is 90 percent developed by age 5. This means that the preschool years are the most important for our children’s mental, social and emotional growth. Studies also suggest that every dollar spent on high-quality preschool saves society from $9 to $13 in future costs: less specialized education, less crime, fewer school dropouts and lower unemployment. How many other investments can boast those returns? How many others even come close to the importance of investing in a young child’s development, education and future?