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Posted Aug 29, 2014 at 2:01 AM

George Santayana, the Spanish-American philosopher and novelist, once said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” As increasingly aggressive police tactics are exposed across the country, discontent grows. Discontent shortens the memory. What was a crisis not so long ago seems less significant in the face of new concerns about heavy-handed, overreaching police conduct.

Updated Aug 26, 2014 at 11:18 AM

Ferguson, Missouri, doesn’t have just a race problem. It also has a math problem.

Updated Aug 25, 2014 at 5:14 PM

HAWLEY- Allyn Babcock was† a 19th century Hawley merchant, a maker of harnesses and saddles. He was a man of faith, a hard worker and respected man in his community. He loved his family. He passed on his skills and work ethic to his son. He and his...

Updated Aug 25, 2014 at 3:16 PM

Water-  we depend on it, miss it when there is not enough and scramble when there too much comes all at once!Wally Lake Fest 2014 certainly was a great success, despite occasional rain on Saturday. Spirits seemed a bit...

Updated Aug 25, 2014 at 3:14 PM

My father was about as non-political a person as I was ever around. He did not read a newspaper and, to my knowledge, never voted in an election. Much of that had to do with not having finished high school and working 16-hour days. He...

Updated Aug 25, 2014 at 3:13 PM

Think for a moment of the hundreds of ways you make yourself feel bad throughout the day. Trust me, I’ve done it, too!   There are a lot of things that bring out the guilt in me, but some are more powerful than...

Updated Aug 25, 2014 at 3:12 PM

What if nature was the primary basis for the development of regional, county, and municipal plans in the Pocono-Northeast. Think of the landscape of this region, the characteristics of topography and geography, and the rolling hills,...

Updated Aug 25, 2014 at 12:12 PM

Our newspapers and TV newscasts are full of conflicts, both statistical and otherwise, some of which make no sense at all. For instance:

Posted Aug 22, 2014 at 2:01 AM

Ferguson, Missouri, has stumbled into the national spotlight for all the wrong reasons. From the tragic homicide of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, at the hands of the police, to the large-scale protests—peaceful and violent — to...

Updated Aug 21, 2014 at 4:04 PM

By all means if you possibly can, step outside the next clear evening and behold the Milky Way Galaxy.

Updated Aug 18, 2014 at 4:09 PM

†HAWLEY- J. Wilson Ames Esq., a life- long resident of Hawley, served as Wayne County District Attorney during the Great Depression.

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