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The Movie Diary
April 4, 2018

A world away

By Dom Cioffi

My son has enjoyed the last week off due to spring break. During the last seven days, he has successfully accomplished nothing. At least I thought he accomplished nothing, until he came to me with a strange problem.

“Dad?” he queried while…

Mountain Meditation
April 4, 2018

Acute stress disorder

By Marguerite Jill Dye

The other night, I couldn’t sleep. I was worrying and my husband was snoring. I crept downstairs and caught Stephen Colbert’s interview with Sean Penn. His face was drawn and his hair was disheveled. He’d taken an Ambien after a red-eye…

Rockin’ The Region with Cry Cry Cry
Rockin' The Region
March 30, 2018

Rockin’ The Region with Cry Cry Cry

The Paramount Theatre is the place to be on Friday night, March 30, at 8 p.m. for the reunion performance of Cry Cry Cry — a folk supergroup consisting of acclaimed singer-songwriters Richard Shindell, Lucy Kaplansky, and Dar Williams. All three of them play guitar…

The Movie Diary
March 30, 2018

Last man standing

By Dom Cioffi

I read an article recently about a growing addiction among NBA players. It’s not chemically related, nor does it involve alcohol or sex. The addiction centers around the videogame “Fortnite.”

“Fortnite” is a survival game (akin to “The Hunger Games” movies) where…

Spring: raccoons and other mischieveous critters
The Outside Story
March 30, 2018

Spring: raccoons and other mischieveous critters

By Meghan McCarthy McPhaul

Often, during my forays into the woods behind our house, I wonder who might be occupying the holes carved into tree trunks by time and nature. The barred owls I hear hoo-hoo-hoo-hooing, maybe, or the chittering red squirrels. And, chances are,…

Looking Back
March 30, 2018

Decorating memories

By Mary Ellen Shaw

The elements of decorating seem to come together so easily when you watch the process on HGTV. However, that hasn’t always been the case when I have changed the décor in my own home.

My inability to make a decision got its…

Column
March 30, 2018

Password Protection Strategies

By Kevin Theissen

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn—they’ve all fallen prey to hackers who exposed passwords and other personal information for hundreds of thousands of their users. If you haven’t yet had your password stolen, chances are, it may be only a matter of time.

Hearing the word…

Mountain Meditation
March 30, 2018

Biding time until the end with Doc Martin

By Marguerite Jill Dye

Since beginning to write this weekly column I’ve paid keen attention to current events. I try to write about relevant themes with substance, inspiration, and integrity. I feel a sense of responsibility and have tried to keep up and stay aware…

Column
March 22, 2018

The lowdown on those “free” credit scores

By Kevin Theissen

The Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act of 2003 provided individuals with valuable rights to the credit information that companies keep on them, but did you know the credit score provided to you may be different from the one provided to lenders?

The first…

The Outside Story
March 22, 2018

Stone walls

By Joe Rankin

When you think about the iconic landforms of the Northeast, what comes to mind? The mountains, of course. The lakes. Of course. Rivers? Probably.

But there’s another. Stone walls. An estimated 100,000 miles of them. They might not be as impressive as…