It’s almost summer, which means that your government-subsidized free daycare (aka public school) goes on hiatus thanks to an archaic allegiance to a rural agriculture economic system that hasn’t been in play for decades. What to do with the wee ones whining
Skier recovers from traumatic injury
I snap on my helmet, pull down my goggles, strap my foot to my board, take a deep breath and look around. This is one of my very favorite moments. The perfectly blue sky rolls out endlessly before me in all directions. It is dotted here and there with the
Newcomers victims of our stereotyping
Editor, In response to Ms. Smith and her response to me, first I would like to thank you for being so nice. I have actually had death threats due to my opinion so it was very refreshing to have a civil debate. Thank you. I would have to disagree with you
How much more oppression will we take?
Editor, I write this with a clear mind and a worried heart for this country. Two hundred thirty-eight years ago a group of men which we will never see again in my lifetime, or ever, wrote an article. It is the Constitution of the United States of America.
Fort Lee employee earns woman of year award
FORT LEE - A Fort Lee civilian has been named Professional Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women.
Susan Troendle, chief of Training Development Division, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Directorate, Ordnance School, earned th
PuppetART Theater’s season in full swing
The theater’s rich, multicultural productions are known for having an eye for detail that should offer plenty to appreciate for both kids and adults
Influx saving Hazleton from total ruin
Editor, I was born and raised in Hazleton and I now live in Hazle Township. I have a business in Hazleton now despite the fact that the powers-that-be in the city did everything they could to discourage me from opening. Instead of trying to make it as eas
Training, instinct kicks in; soldier comes to rescue
FORT LEE - After an alleged attempted robbery June 2 left an elderly man with gunshot wounds, a Fort Lee soldier quickly came to help the victim and provided first aid until the paramedics got to the scene.
Staff Sgt. Dusty Griffin, a squad leader from t
U.S. eyes training moderate rebels
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said Wednesday the U.S. will increase assistance to the Syrian opposition, opening the way for the likely training and possibly equipping of moderate rebels fighting to oust leader Bashar Assad.
In a speech at the U.S.
Fort Lee Commissary undergoing major renovations
FORT LEE - Fort Lee Commissary shoppers have witnessed significant changes to the store over the past eight months as a $5 million renovation project steadily chugs toward its October completion date.
Among the more prominent additions are the new check-
Uncle Sam, entrepreneur
Five years ago, the federal government spent $169 billion to fund basic research and development. This fiscal year, it’s down to $134 billion.People who believe in belt-tightening applaud drops like that. I understand why. But in this case they’re wrong.
Judge to Ohio: Recognize out-of-state gay marriage
A federal judge on Monday ordered Ohio authorities to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states, the latest court victory for gay rights supporters.
Judge Timothy Black ruled that refusing to recognize gay marriage is a violation of constitutional rights and "unenforceable in all circumstances."
Fort Lee to recognize fallen heroes during annual run
FORT LEE - The fourth annual Run for the Fallen is set for May 3 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Williams Stadium on Fort Lee.
The event honors fallen heroes and the family members and friends who survive them. It is typically held in the fall, but was pos
Fort Lee invites public to join virtual sing-a-long
FORT LEE - Few songs hold greater meaning to a soldier than "The Army Goes Rolling Along." Its words pay tribute to the proud history of America's oldest fighting force and fuel the pride that every man or woman wearing an Army uniform feels deep down in
Sax man Ellery Eskelin comes home for a residency at Towson
Skills-Based Training: Program emphasizes critical thinking
FORT LEE - The change could be likened to the uproar generated more than a decade ago by mere talk of replacing the Army's black combat boot, an old standby that held a ton of tradition for generations of soldiers. There was a hefty amount of opposition
Fort Lee Fire department re-accredited by international commission
FORT LEE - Continuing its membership among an elite group of first responders, the Fort Lee Fire Department learned recently that it has been re-accredited by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International. It is one of only five departments across t
Bottle & Tap: 9 spring brews from Texas
I’m a big believer in seasonal drinking–some beers just taste better in certain weather. As we transition from winter to spring, here’s a taste...
Putin: Crimea is free
MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin of Russia signed a decree late Monday night formally recognizing Ukraine's Crimea region as a "sovereign and independent state," defying the United States and Europe just hours after they imposed their first financial sa
US announces sanctions against Russian officials
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is imposing sanctions against Russian officials after Crimea's vote to secede from Ukraine.
Obama's executive order issued Monday names seven
Two 'lost boys' of Sudan reunite at Fort Lee
FORT LEE - In 1987, two 9-year-old boys were forced to flee on foot from villages in what was then the Republic of Sudan, an Arab state in the Nile Valley of North Africa. Their ensuing journeys intersected at a refugee camp in Ethiopia where they attend