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Posted Jul 2, 2015 at 3:00 PM

Volunteering, sharing or caring for a friend or family member not only lifts their spirits and yours, but it may help you to be healthier.According to San Francisco researchers, acts of appreciation and caring actually can contribute to having a healthier heart. Doctors found that when we dwell on more altruistic actions, heart rates slow, and levels of the disease fighting chemical immunoglobulin A (igA) rise and stay that way for several hours. So many of our lives are...

Updated Jul 2, 2015 at 12:56 PM

“Unacceptable,” is how President François Hollande of France describes current revelations regarding extensive spying by the United States government. Wikileaks files regarding France published in June reveal the U.S. National...

Updated Jul 2, 2015 at 11:02 AM

It’s fireworks time. Around the 4th of July millions of people across the United States will be gathering outside at dusk and looking up. Not at stars, but at pyrotechnics far faster, brighter and more colorful than most heavenly...

Posted Jul 2, 2015 at 8:30 AM

By Sid McKeenA news story out of Idaho the other day reported that two parrots rescued in a house fire were heard by firefighters calling out, "Help!" and "Fire!" That seems unusual, given that those are not...

Posted Jul 2, 2015 at 8:00 AM

When the signing of the Declaration of Independence was announced on July 4, 1776, it set off the greatest display of fireworks in the history of the world. No, they were not the exploding, fill the skies, fireworks we use to celebrate...

Updated Jul 1, 2015 at 12:48 PM

“Good Things To Eat That Can't Be Beat”

Updated Jun 22, 2015 at 4:38 PM

HAWLEY - One of Hawley's numerous German families, the Schlagers, founded a long-time bakery and department store on Church Street. George Schlager was born in 1821, in Baden, Germany.

Updated Jun 19, 2015 at 5:06 PM

This is a good time of year to trace Draco the Dragon, which winds around the Little Dipper in the northern sky. A circumpolar constellation as seen from mid-northern latitudes and further north, Draco never sets below the horizon. Its stars...

Updated Jun 15, 2015 at 4:15 PM

HAWLEY - Peter C. Bishop, a life-long resident of Hawley, spent his career working on the Delaware & Hudson (D&H) Canal. He started as a child leading horses on the towpath and rose to be superintendent of the canal section between Hawley and...

Updated Jun 15, 2015 at 2:19 PM

The 2016 presidential election grows closer by the minute. Can you feel the excitement?Neither can I.

Updated Jun 14, 2015 at 8:55 PM

Even as local government budgets become leaner, policy makers struggle to balance the ledger. One area of spending continues to be a burden with no real end in sight—corrections.

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