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  • From the Archives: Why Lincoln set a day for Thanksgiving

    From the Archives: Why Lincoln set a day for Thanksgiving
    Editor's Note: With Thanksgiving upon us, we look back at a 1950 Tribune story reporting the discovery of a letter from editor and advocate Sarah Hale urging President Abraham Lincoln to declare a national Thanksgiving holiday. Six days after Hale wrote...
  • Obama has power to act: Front & Center

    Obama has power to act: Front & Center
    With Congress deadlocked over changes to U.S. immigration policy, President Obama has vowed to fix a "broken system" on his own through an executive order. The president's order is expected to defer deportation for millions of adults illegally in the...
  • Senior Center of York offers quilting and a 'priceless' community

    Senior Center of York offers quilting and a 'priceless' community
    Nadine Kinard, 76, sewed the outer edge of a snowman and a tree-covered table runner Thursday morning at the York County Senior Center while her six friends steadily worked on their own projects ranging from hemming pants to stitching "yo-yos." The...
  • Veterans' Day marked at Smith Middle School

    Many of Glastonbury's schools marked Veterans' Day with ceremonies and observances. Smith Middle School had assemblies and a flag ceremony to honor veterans on Nov. 11. At the two assemblies (one for each grade), social studies teacher Tim Neville spoke...
  • Early look at potential 2016 presidential candidates, as seen by the opposing party

     Early look at potential 2016 presidential candidates, as seen by the opposing party
    Americans must immediately turn their attention to the 2016 presidential election, because time is meaningless, two years is a mere 730 days and it's not like we have much else going on anyway. So focus in, people. This is important stuff. As we...
  • The American Monarchy: Will It Be King Jeb or Queen Hillary in 2016?

    The American Monarchy: Will It Be King Jeb or Queen Hillary in 2016?
    Get ready, because the coronation is coming. The first families of American politics are on a collision course, and one of them will be crowned in two years. As loyal subjects, we are watching it all happen in their realms. You don't need a crystal ball...
  • A little taste of Pageant of the Masters' 'Happiness'

    A little taste of Pageant of the Masters' 'Happiness'
    What is happiness? Philosophers have tried to answer that question for centuries, and at the Festival of Arts' annual meeting Wednesday, Diane Challis Davy gave a few concrete examples. "Happiness is youth, exuberance, recess, playing in a fountain, a...
  • This power lies with the president, not Congress

    On Monday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on what may seem like a minor issue: whether a 12-year-old boy named Menachem Zivotofsky can insist that his U.S. passport identify his birthplace as "Jerusalem, Israel." But the case involves issues of...
  • New England's Largest Veterans Day Parade Is Sunday In Hartford

     New England's Largest Veterans Day Parade Is Sunday In Hartford
    HARTFORD — When Melvin Williams was a boy he lived on the Naval Submarine Base in New London where his father was stationed for five years. "I used to watch the subs going up and down the Thames River," Williams said. He went on to follow in his...
  • One Allentown School Board member has common sense

    One Allentown School Board member has common sense
    The more I read in The Morning Call of Oct. 29 about Andre Reed and the F-bomb, any respect I may have had is fast disappearing for all involved. Had he said "consider the source," the entire matter would have gone away. Between Reed and the Allentown...
  • Historical connection can boost value of otherwise minor items

    Q: I have a ticket stub from April 1996 that says, "Top of the World at the World Trade Center." Does it have any value? A: Ordinarily, ticket stubs from observation decks, restaurants, etc. have only sentimental value. But smart collectors know this...