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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


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.   


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.


Letters to the Editor: October 28, 2015

Tinney wants to better serve the Northeast


Halloween goodies

Nobody likes me


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?


Making your Halloween a healthy holiday

Free Halloween candy can be pretty scary for parents.


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.


Letters to the Editor: October 21, 2015

King is a talented writer