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In December, 1.7 million unemployed fellow citizens lost an extension on their unemployment, and then congress went home for break.
In the First Continental Congress (1774) a group of patriots debated the future of the 13 colonies. The debate resumed in 1775, and largely due to the leadership of John Adams they decided they wanted to be free of the mother country, Great Britain. Then came the Declaration of Independence (1776), the document that 56 delegates signed with the full knowledge that if they were captured by the British they would be hanged.
Lately, I’ve been hearing about rebooting our abandoned New Year’s resolutions. It’s only February after all, and way too soon to let those good intentions fall by the way side. Hopefully your resolutions included adopting new green living habits, but if not, it’s never too late to add them.
What is the most important green thing you can do? Think.
I’m sure everyone reading this is familiar with the non-apology apology.
Usually a politician, a celebrity, or anyone in a position of authority says something a little too extreme and derogatory against an individual or group that they do not like, and then, after having said what they really intended to say, issues an apology to anyone who might have been offended by what was said.
Valentine’s Day is special for children and adults, for grandparents, best friends and lovers too. As the holiday approaches however, we are all reminded unfortunately of the commercial nature that too often seems to supercede the significance of this holiday. As an inveterate romantic i feel the holiday should merely represent a time to share chocolates, flowers and greeting cards between friends and relatives.
It having been debated since at least 1987, the Barnstable Town Council recently breathed new life into the contentious issue of whether private thoroughfares should be formally taken and maintained by the town, by appointing a committee to exhaustively investigate and report on the pros, cons, and financing thereof.
The driving force behind this effort is yeoman Town Councilor Ann Canedy, whose dynamic presence on the committee gives us some comfort that the issue will not -- yet again -- be kicked down the road (so to speak).
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Think for a minute.
Try to think of someone you know – better yet someone you know and love – whose life has been touched by addiction. I bet it didn’t take long.
Some estimates suggest that as many as 25 million Americans suffer from ravages of the disease of addiction. If you estimate a moderate number of loved ones affected at three or four, that simple and powerful math points to over 100 million people impacted each day by the abuse of drugs and alcohol.