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  • READER SUBMITTED: Windsor Locks Resident Awarded George J. Mitchell Scholarship

    Meghan Hussey, of Windsor Locks, a 2012 University of Pennsylvania graduate, is one of 12 Americans selected to receive a George J. Mitchell Scholarship for graduate studies in Ireland or Northern Ireland. Sponsored by the US-Ireland Alliance, the...
  • Dr. Joseph K. Perloff dies at 89; head of UCLA cardiology center

     Dr. Joseph K. Perloff dies at 89; head of UCLA cardiology center
    Dr. Joseph K. Perloff, a retired UCLA cardiologist who helped establish the study of adult congenital heart disease and became the founding director of one of the first clinics dedicated to its treatment, died Sunday at his home in Los Angeles. He was...
  • Trolling for university presidents is profitable niche for Dallas headhunter

    When it comes to filling the highest posts of higher education, Bill Funk is the reigning king of the hill. The 64-year-old principal of R. William Funk & Associates in Dallas has placed a new president or chancellor nearly every month for the last two...
  • BBHS's new principal strives for 'continuous improvement'

    Fred J. Barch, 52, is the new principal of Boynton Beach Community High School. Originally from Pennsylvania, Barch is married to Sandy and the couple has two children, Julia, 21 and Collin, 18, who recently graduated from Park Vista Community High...
  • Donald H. Seitz, civil engineer

    Donald H. Seitz, civil engineer
    Donald H. Seitz, a retired civil engineer who spent most of his career with McLean Contracting Co. of Baltimore and Norfolk, Va., died Aug. 3 of heart failure at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster. He was 88. The son of Henry Seitz, a Baltimore &...
  • Connecticut Must Retreat From The Shore

    Connecticut Must Retreat From The Shore
    Shore Up Connecticut is a policy mistake. A state loan program named Shore Back Connecticut would make more sense because retreat from the coast is the only viable long-term option. Recent developments in Antarctica have made this crystal clear. As I...
  • 6,500-year-old 'Noah' skeleton found by museum

    6,500-year-old 'Noah' skeleton found by museum
    A Philadelphia archaeology museum said on Tuesday its researchers have discovered an extremely rare 6,500-year-old human skeleton in its own basement, where it had been in storage for 85 years. The Penn Museum, affiliated with the University of...
  • Diver, 22, dies on first day of lobster miniseason

    Diver, 22, dies on first day of lobster miniseason
    The start of the two-day miniseason turned deadly when a 22-year-old experienced diver surfaced unconscious in South Florida's waters. Joseph Grosso, of Lighthouse Point, had been diving for lobster in 40 feet of water off Pompano Beach, when a boat...
  • Phelps' comeback gains speed with 100 butterfly win

    Phelps' comeback gains speed with 100 butterfly win The comeback of Baltimore's Michael Phelps continued in impressive fashion Friday at the Bulldog Grand Slam in Athens, Ga., as the most decorated Olympian of all time beat rival Ryan Lochte in the 100-...
  • Pentagon spurs new work on a brain implant to aid memory problems

    Pentagon spurs new work on a brain implant to aid memory problems
    It sounds like science fiction: A device that can be surgically installed in the brain to help form, store and recall memories. But the Pentagon is betting tens of millions of dollars that so-called neuroprosthetics will someday be used by victims of...
  • Intrigue a guarantee at Eagles training camp

    Intrigue a guarantee at Eagles training camp
    What Chip Kelly succeeded at more than anything else in his first year as coach of the Philadelphia Eagles was raising expectations. As his squad gets set to open training camp on Saturday — all players are due to report Friday — at the...