Veterans who are permanently disabled during their military service are owed a double helping of gratitude. Few Americans would argue that point, no matter their place on the political spectrum. Thus, it’s of no particular surprise or controversy that the law calls for the elimination of gov…

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan — It is difficult to discourage and impossible to manage Justin Amash because he, unusual among politicians, does not want much and wants nothing inordinately. He would like to win a sixth term as congressman from this culturally distinctive slice of the Midwest. He do…

For the past several years, a frequent topic of discussion by employers in our state has centered around the workforce crisis. From hospitality to health care, nearly all sectors are facing a shortage of workers, particularly for entry-level positions. Sadly, what’s become a crisis for many …

Eighty-four years ago Wednesday, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Social Security into law. He advised future generations to continue building on the program’s foundation, which he explained “represents a cornerstone in a structure which is being built but is by no means complete.”

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Veterans who are permanently disabled during their military service are owed a double helping of gratitude. Few Americans would argue that point, no matter their place on the political spectrum. Thus, it’s of no particular surprise or controversy that the law calls for the elimination of gov…

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan — It is difficult to discourage and impossible to manage Justin Amash because he, unusual among politicians, does not want much and wants nothing inordinately. He would like to win a sixth term as congressman from this culturally distinctive slice of the Midwest. He do…

For the past several years, a frequent topic of discussion by employers in our state has centered around the workforce crisis. From hospitality to health care, nearly all sectors are facing a shortage of workers, particularly for entry-level positions. Sadly, what’s become a crisis for many …

Eighty-four years ago Wednesday, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Social Security into law. He advised future generations to continue building on the program’s foundation, which he explained “represents a cornerstone in a structure which is being built but is by no means complete.”

Some people who hold medical marijuana cards have been getting home deliveries of pot for several years without any reported problems. But those deliveries involve known parties at both ends – the medical marijuana company knows the patient, whose medicinal pot prescription information is al…

The festival that overtook an alfalfa field at Max Yasgur’s dairy farm — and, really, the entire Catskills region — 50 years ago today was singular for its music. Thirty-three acts stretched over three days ranged in quality but left the world with unforgettable performances from the likes o…

Not long after World War II, when federal officials unveiled plans to turn the former Chesapeake and Ohio Canal into a highway to speed drivers from Cumberland, Maryland, to Washington, D.C., Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas was a voice in the wilderness. Douglas, an inveterate hiker…

Many of us had a first job scooping ice cream, washing dishes, running amusement rides or ringing out purchases. We may remember demanding bosses, displeased customers, thankless tasks or making rookie mistakes. But one thing is certain — it was a critical first lesson in dealing with the pu…

WELLS, Maine — With almost no attention, and surely no grand commemoration, Maine this summer marked an important American anniversary that, despite its unheralded nature, provided one of the more vital, and less well-known, turning points in the nation’s history.

In 2002, a friend’s 8-year-old daughter, Brianna Caddell, while sleeping in her bed, was fatally shot with an AK-47 assault rifle. The shooter, a drug dealer who had a beef with another drug dealer, fired on the wrong house in Detroit, spraying it with two dozen rounds.

A bucket brigade of spring water being pulled off store shelves last week was just the start. With strict new limits on the appearance of certain man-made chemicals in the water, New Hampshire and states surrounding it are sure to see ripple effects — some of which will be costly.

“It is remarkable by how much a pinch of malice enhances the penetrating power of an idea or an opinion. Our ears, it seems, are wonderfully attuned to sneers and evil reports about our fellow men.”

As the nation’s attention lurches from one mass shooting to the next – from a Pittsburgh synagogue to a California garlic festival to a Walmart in Texas to a busy sidewalk in Dayton, Ohio – Lori Alhadeff stays focused on school safety.

The recent shooting attack in which a young white man is accused of killing 22 people in a Walmart in El Paso fits a new trend among perpetrators of far-right violence: They want the world to know why they did it.

Lawmakers and everyone else watching last Tuesday’s hearing of the Joint Transportation Committee on Beacon Hill couldn’t have expected much more than excuses from officials at the Registry of Motor Vehicles. Before the meeting started, there was no reason to believe they would deliver a sat…

Depending on where you live on the North Shore, you can routinely see signs proclaiming water bans. Or, you may never see such a sign. Even within the same community, those on town water may be counting every drop while well users can keep the sprinkler running. All the while, after a 10-yea…

Twenty-five years ago, on July 21, 1994, my golfing husband got his first hole in one. Not only did he achieve that feat, he won a car as a result: a shiny new Ford Thunderbird.

It seems that not a week goes by without a new report outlining the breadth and depth of the region’s housing crisis. This week was no exception, with the release of a study from the real estate website Apartment list that showed the region has added 2 1/2 times more jobs than units of housi…

Salem is a welcoming and inclusive place, and the efforts of the Salem for All Ages initiative is helping to strengthen those values. The work of the initiative has been guided since 2016 by the Salem for All Ages Action Plan and a critical part of that plan is a focus on social inclusion.

It’s been 15 years since state Sen. Mark Montigny first filed a bill that would mandate hands-free cellphones for drivers in Massachusetts. And, yet again, lawmakers this week delayed a final vote that would have sent the legislation to the governor’s desk for a signature.

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Newtown Square, PA - Gerard R. Jr., "Gary", age 73, on Aug. 15, 2019, of Newtown Square, Pa., formerly of Beverly Farms, Mass. Survived by his beloved wife of 46 years, Elizabeth; his daughters Allison DeNapoli Schill (Vaughn) and Alanna DeNapoli Morris (Judson); his grandchildren Connor, Ro…