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  • Source to Sea Clean-Up nets piles of trash

    For 18 years, the non-profit Connecticut River Watershed Council has sponsored an annual fall Source to Sea Clean-Up Day, which focuses on cleaning up the rivers, streams, and watershed areas of the Connecticut River. On Saturday, Sept. 27, local...
  • Eric Frein search seems to intensify

    Eric Frein search seems to intensify
    The search for Eric Frein seemed to intensify Monday as state troopers and specialized agents continued to comb northern Monroe County. Police presence along Route 447 north of Eric Frein's home and Route 390 south remained heavy, as armed state...
  • Frein worked for Lehigh Valley Boy Scouts

    Frein worked for Lehigh Valley Boy Scouts
    Eric Frein worked for Boy Scouts of America’s Lehigh Valley-based Minsi Trails Council, The Citizens’ Voice reported Sunday. The fugitive had two separate employment stints with the Minsi Trails Council, working as a part-time, seasonal...
  • Sex abuse charges against former teacher, 94, raise questions about his past

    Sex abuse charges against former teacher, 94, raise questions about his past
    Over a career that spanned five decades, William Bricker surrounded himself with children, teaching physical education to generations of kids at Winnetka’s Hubbard Woods School, volunteering as a local Boy Scout leader and spending summers working...
  • James FitzGerald, exec who aided Scouting, dies

    An accomplished business executive who family said helped develop safer fuel cells for airplanes during World War II, James E. FitzGerald also made time for the Boy Scouts of America, leading a Glencoe troop for nearly 40 years. Mr. FitzGerald, who...
  • Goats help clear DuPage campground of poison ivy

    Goats help clear DuPage campground of poison ivy
    Midway through a 9-to-5 workday on Wednesday, Gavin Burseth had nothing but praise for the crew he was overseeing: a dedicated herd of goats working nonstop to clear poison ivy and less-itchy invasive species from a forest preserve campground near...
  • Community: Scouts blast off for auction

    Community: Scouts blast off for auction
    Touting the space theme “Scouting and Beyond,” the Verdugo Hills Council set a course to celebrate the 40th annual Big Strike Auction at the Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel on Sept. 6. The event benefits programs for more than 3,000 Boy...
  • Teaching kids to kill, in Gaza and beyond

    Teaching kids to kill, in Gaza and beyond
    For most third graders, the school year began with the hustle and bustle of new teachers, fresh notebooks, and crisply ironed uniforms. But the third grader in Gaza whose photo appeared in the New York Times on Aug. 30 wore a different kind of uniform:...
  • Colorado woman pleads guilty to conspiring to aid Islamic State

    The Colorado woman charged with conspiring to assist the militant group Islamic State pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court and agreed to cooperate and provide possible future testimony against other terrorism suspects. Shannon Maureen Conley,...
  • Community: Iron Eyes Cody District recruiting

    Community: Iron Eyes Cody District recruiting
    Officials with the Boy Scouts of America, Iron Eyes Cody District, are recruiting new members and are planning a Cub Scout Round-up from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 14 at the corner of Griffith Park Drive and Clark Avenue in George Izay Park in Burbank. The...
  • Community: Boy Scout auction is night of fun

    Trips to time shares, dinners at local restaurants and sparkling jewelry await those who plan to attend the 40th annual Big Strike Auction on Saturday at the Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel, presented by the Verdugo Hills Council of Boy Scouts of America....