Editorials

The Protesting Football Players are Not Disrespecting the Military

October 13, 2017
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The silent protest that was begun last season by former San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick, in which Kaepernick took a knee during the National Anthem before football games, exemplifies what freedom of speech and freedom of expression mean in our country. Kaepernick, and his fellow players who have joined him this year, have...

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The Wrong Tax Cut At the Wrong Time

October 6, 2017
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President Donald Trump and the Republican Congress finally have produced the outline of what they are calling a tax reform proposal. However, it is just more of the same-old, same-old that Republicans have been espousing for the past 30 years, benefiting millionaires, billionaires, and large corporations significantly, while blowing a huge hole in the...

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“There’s Pandemonium On the Field!”

October 6, 2017
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It was 50 years ago this week that the Boston Red Sox completed their Impossible Dream on the last day of the 1967 season to win the American League pennant. The Red Sox were playing the Minnesota Twins at home on that Sunday afternoon in October. The two teams were tied for first place...

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Trump is Moving US Closer to War

September 29, 2017
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We were listening to the segment on 60 Minutes Sunday night in which Oprah Winfrey was interviewing pro-Trump and anti-Trump voters from Michigan, and we were struck by the comment of one man as to why he voted for Trump. He voiced a common refrain that many Trump supporters expressed during the campaign: The...

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Fall Is Here — Make the Most of It

September 22, 2017
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Although those of us who are fortunate to live near the coast may choose the summer as our favorite time of year, fall is the top choice of many of our fellow New Englanders — and a close second for the rest of us — when we are asked what is our favorite season....

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Remembering the Heroes of 9/11

September 15, 2017
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For every generation of Americans for the past near-century, there have been seminal events for which those who were of a certain age can recall “where they were” when they “heard the news.” Every member of the Greatest Generation could recall with vivid clarity the announcement by President Roosevelt of the Day of Infamy...

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Harvey and Houston

September 2, 2017
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Many of us are just shocked as the reports of continued destruction from Hurricane Harvey keep coming in from the Houston, Texas area.  The fourth largest city in the United States is being virtually destroyed before our eyes by Mother Nature. For those of us who have relatives in the affected areas, their message...

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Enjoy A Safe Labor Day Weekend

September 2, 2017
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It may be hard to believe, but the summer of 2017 is entering its final week as we approach the traditional Labor Day weekend. “Time and tide wait for no man,” said the poet. The calendar never lies and soon the summer of ‘17 will be just a memory. The college kids already have...

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School Will Be Back — Drive with Care

August 17, 2017
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With school bells ringing for the start of the 2017-18 school year next week and the week thereafter, commuters will have to adjust to the prospect of schoolchildren and school buses returning to our streets. All of us who drive to work in the early mornings on weekdays have to admit that not having...

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Another Alcohol-Related Tragedy

August 17, 2017
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Perhaps it is because we have children who are teenagers, but the news Monday morning of the death of a 16-year-old girl on the Merrimack River in a jet-ski accident in which alcohol allegedly was involved hit us particularly hard. According to news reports, the 32-year-old man who has been charged with drunken boating...

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