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  • 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-...
  • New York teen gets five to 15 years in fatal drugged driving crash

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York teenager was sentenced to five to 15 years in prison on Tuesday, a month after he admitted he had been high on marijuana when he smashed his car into a tree, killing four of his friends, said a spokesman for the Nassau...
  • 'The Homesman' Books Centerpiece Spot at 2014 Hamptons Intl. Film Festival

    The 2014 Hamptons Intl. Film Festival will spotlight Tommy Lee Jones' upcoming Western "The Homesman" as its centerpiece film, one of the first titles to be named to the slate of the 22nd annual Long Island event. Multihyphenate actor Bob Balaban will...
  • This new house

    This new house
    ★★★★ Because it had been so long since I'd dined in a restaurant like La Nouvelle Maison, I had to remind myself that it isn't unusual for a waiter to hover near your table. And it's just fine for the sommelier in the...
  • Green Infrastructure Can Help Handle Storms

    Here are two dots that can be easily connected. Earlier this month, a sudden and powerful rainstorm hit Long Island, dumping more than 13 inches of rain in some areas in eight hours. The record-setting deluge caused catastrophic flash floods that...
  • No. 2 Terps suffer first shutout loss in men's soccer since 2009

    No. 2 Terps suffer first shutout loss in men's soccer since 2009
    Et cetera No. 2 Maryland men lose, 1-0, to No. 14 Louisville in soccer The No. 2 Maryland men's soccer team dropped its season opener Friday night, falling to No. 14 Louisville, 1-0, at the grand opening of the Cardinals' new home venue, Lynn Stadium....
  • Not Unique To Ledyard

    In the "Our Towns" special section on Aug. 24, a distinctive aspect listed for Ledyard is that it "was covered by a continental ice sheet during the last ice age." That is not a unique attribute. Every town in Connecticut was under that ice mass when...
  • Teaching Arts Feeds Curiosity, Creativity, Connection

    Teaching Arts Feeds Curiosity, Creativity, Connection
    We need to keep teaching the arts in our schools. If art weren't important, all kids' backpacks would be gray. If understanding that colors have names and learning how lines and dots can turn into pictures isn't crucial to the development of...
  • U.S. officials seize invasive giant African snails

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Agricultural inspectors have seized 1,304 giant African snails, one of the world's most destructive invasive species, from sites around the United States, the Department of Agriculture said on Friday. The slimy pests, which can...
  • Jerry Zezima: Fixing a flood of laundry issues

    Life is a vicious cycle because there is always a laundry list of things to do. This is especially true if you have to do the laundry, in which case there are three cycles: wash, rinse and spin. But you can't do the laundry, as my wife, Sue, and I...
  • 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....