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  • Suicide by train rate puts spotlight on Metra

    Suicide by train rate puts spotlight on Metra
    Signs on railway station platforms in Boston, New York and Toronto are intended to offer help to anyone who is emotionally distressed or suicidal — a last-ditch effort to keep people from taking a final, fatal step onto the train tracks....
  • Blow out the candles: Areawide Council on Aging to honor longtime advocate Edith Schaffer for 85th birthday celebration

    The Areawide Council on Aging and the community will honor Edith Schaffer Lederberg August 15 at her "85th Birthday Luncheon" to take place at the Woodlands Country Club in Tamarac. Lederberg has been a staff member of the Aging and Disability Resource...
  • New Hallandale principal chosen from among 40 applicants

    There's a new face at the helm of Gulfstream Middle School in Hallandale Beach. Appointed in late July, Robert Pappas joins the Dolphins after a five-year stint as assistant principal at Sunrise Middle School. "It's a nice feeling to know that I...
  • Posnack JCC to send 150 athletes to Games

    The David Posnack Jewish Community Center in Davie will send about 150 athletes to the Aug. 10-15 JCC Maccabi Games in Boca Raton (53) and Cherry Hill, New Jersey (96). Miriam Mercado, Posnack JCC 2014 and 2015 Maccabi Games program coordinator, said...
  • Thanks to one man's quest, Chequamegon Bay still producing big bass and drawing anglers

    ASHLAND, Wis. Roger Lapenter covered a lot of territory before he wound up on Chequamegon Bay running a bait shop he never intended to buy. He was a ski instructor at Aspen Mountain in Colorado, guiding fly fishers on mountain streams in summers. He fly-...
  • Renewed faith in mankind

    I'd like to publicly thank a man named Andres and two other hardworking people from Colombia. On Aug. 14, they offered us a ride home when we were stranded near the Lantana Road exit, and they saw us walking with our luggage along I-95 in the rain....
  • Businesses anticipating major tourism boost from Star-Spangled Spectacular

    Businesses anticipating major tourism boost from Star-Spangled Spectacular
    As the nation's eyes turn to Baltimore for the bicentennial commemoration of the War of 1812 next week, city leaders hope to capitalize on what one official called "the largest tourism event in our city's history" and the chance to showcase the city in...
  • 'Alive Inside' illustrates music's joyous power for dementia patients

     'Alive Inside' illustrates music's joyous power for dementia patients
    One of the most joyous moments in "Alive Inside," a documentary exploring how music helps reawaken memories and emotions in dementia patients, occurs when a nursing-home resident with dementia reacts to hearing his favorite music. Henry Dreher, 94 at...
  • Beefed-Up Kentan Facey Hopes To Make Impact In Sophomore Season

    Beefed-Up Kentan Facey Hopes To Make Impact In Sophomore Season
      STORRS — When last season started, Kentan Facey wasn't sure if he'd be allowed to play for UConn. Then as the season progressed, he wondered when he might get the chance. "That's definitely a dark place," Facey said before the Huskies played...
  • Ex-Trinity Coach Priore Back With Stony Brook To Face UConn

    Ex-Trinity Coach Priore Back With Stony Brook To Face UConn
    When Jeff Devanney inherited the Trinity football program as a 35-year-old, first-time head coach, he thought about his predecessor and decided that some things would remain the same. Chuck Priore, after all, was at the helm for 30 consecutive...
  • Take a walk on the Connecticut Freedom Trail

    Today, following the stops on the Connecticut Freedom Trail is a sobering, yet risk-free adventure into the past of our multi-faceted state. Those who originally tred it did so secretly, often in the dead of night, and if they were caught they could be...