| Oct 7, 2013
| 10:20 PM
Three women will share their courageous and powerful stories at Northern State this fall as part of the university’s second annual Common Read.
National Geographic adventurer Jennifer Pharr Davis next week will present “A Life of...
| Oct 4, 2013
Only 50 more miles to go along the Appalachian Trail.
And that's just the 51.6-mile Connecticut section. Overall, I have 2,178 miles to cover from Katahdin, Maine to Georgia's Springer Mountain. But everyone has to start somewhere. And my somewhere...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 5:01 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Campers in national parks are to pull up stakes and leave, some veterans waiting to have disability benefits approved will have to cool their heels even longer, many routine food inspections will be suspended and panda-cams will go...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 5:51 PM
We were drenched.
We'd enthusiastically signed on to hike hut to hut with the Appalachian Mountain Club (www.outdoors.org) in New Hampshire's White Mountains along the famous Appalachian Trail.
We figured it would be a good first backcountry foray...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 4:01 AM
A Maryland State Highway Administration project intended to reduce traffic congestion on U.S. 340 near Keep Tryst Road might do more harm than good, according to some Sandy Hook area residents.
The project involves creating a left-turn lane from U.S. 340...
| Aug 25, 2013
— Like most of the trails in New Hampshire's White Mountains, the Gale River Trail begins with forgiving dirt and mud but quickly changes to unforgiving rock. For most of the 4.6-mile climb up the trail, my wife, Lisa, and I were serenaded by the...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 3:18 PM
When he stopped at Premium Outlets for lunch on Friday, Richard Pinnavaia — who was in the South Tower of the World Trade Center when it was hit in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks — had his World Trade Center identification card with him, as...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Peter Karch is a scientist. He identifies a concept by its definition and is puzzled when he can’t seem to find the right category. This is what happens when he tries to define life. He can’t. The Lehigh Carbon Community College biology...
| Aug 9, 2013
Sandpoint, Idaho: Douglas Dwight Cooper, 59, passed away in his home on Sunday, July 28, 2013, in Sandpoint.
Doug was born Jan. 26, 1954, in Toledo, Ohio, to Clyde and Mary Kathleen Cooper. After his schooling, he adventured to Alaska and went to...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 8:20 AM
The summer's biggie arrives Sunday: "Breaking Bad" starts its final episodes on AMC. The stunning hour is a dramatic workout for Dean Norris as DEA agent Hank, Walt White's stunned brother-in-law.
Norris also is giving a ferocious performance as a...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 8:32 PM
Saving open space for future generations has all kinds of beginnings, back stories and results.
Sometimes those stories are successful, sometimes they're mind-numbingly complicated, and sometimes they simply bring tears to the eyes.
All three are the...