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  • Matchmakers find modern fans in the digital age

    Matchmakers find modern fans in the digital age
    The Internet has upended innumerable traditional business models. Travel agents. Retail stores. Newspapers (sigh). Yet online dating, which has ballooned into a $2.1 billion industry used by almost 40 percent of dating singles, hasn't killed one of...
  • Send a message to D.C. on Election Day

    Send a message to D.C. on Election Day
    For those of you inclined to send a message to Washington on Election Day, herewith a list of grievances that should get you plenty revved up: Spending: A federal debt approaching $18 trillion. Interest on the debt cost taxpayers $221 billion last...
  • Southern Illinois residents rally, wait for fracking

    Southern Illinois residents rally, wait for fracking
    Wayne Woolsey, an oilman since 1958, says he has core samples pulled from deep below the shale rock here that "look awful promising," comparable to what has been found elsewhere in the country where fracking has brought plentiful jobs and enriched land...
  • VIMS gets $200K grant to help protect Powhatan village site

    VIMS gets $200K grant to help protect Powhatan village site
    Back when Capt. John Smith and Chief Powhatan butted heads in the early 1600s, the Algonquian village of Werowocomoco along the York River was fringed with marshland where inhabitants hunted and fished. Four centuries later, much of that marshy...
  • Ten Business Leaders Who Made A Difference To Hartford's Vitality

    Ten Business Leaders Who Made A Difference To Hartford's Vitality
    For two centuries, Hartford has been a center of commerce, industry and innovation. The city's businesspeople have led the way in everything from insurance to firearms, from bicycles to aircraft. But many of Hartford's entrepreneurs never forgot the...
  • Sterling 'Farm Day' celebrates agriculture

    The Sterling Agriculture Commission hosted the town's first Annual Farm Day on Oct. 25. Farmers, vendors and musicians took over the fields of the Sterling Playground to celebrate the community's connection to agriculture. SAC Chair Andy Meek said...
  • LCA on track for a good first year in Allentown

    LCA on track for a good first year in Allentown
    A year ago Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski made a bold move. Faced with escalating pension payments that were set to top $23 million by 2015, he pushed City Council to lease the city's largest and most valuable asset, its water and sewer systems, in...
  • North Dakota to decide whether to put oil revenue into conservation

    North Dakota to decide whether to put oil revenue into conservation
    North Dakota has a $450-million budget surplus and the nation's lowest unemployment rate, but only about 725,000 people to enjoy it — less than one-fifth the population of Los Angeles. The state — a long neglected backwater — is...
  • Congressman battles doctor in 17th District

    In the 17th congressional district, which slices through historically Democratic areas that include parts of the Lehigh Valley, Democratic Congressman Matt Cartwright is facing a challenge from a conservative-leaning doctor operating on a shoestring...
  • Maryland seeks person who killed eagle

    Maryland seeks person who killed eagle
    Maryland Natural Resources Police are looking for a person they said shot and killed a bald eagle in Pasadena last month, the state agency said on Friday. The bird was found in Rock Creek on Sept. 21 and an X-ray showed two pellets embedded in the 5-...
  • Are Iraq's renowned peshmerga fighters any match for Islamic State?

    Are Iraq's renowned <i>peshmerga</i> fighters any match for Islamic State?
    Though a coalition of Western countries is training Kurdish forces in northern Iraq to more effectively fight Islamic State militants, Kurdish commanders and officers say the effort is moving slowly and not keeping up with the military strength and...