May 16, 2013 RSS feed / Opinions

The lucky folks all up the East Coast report hordes of sex-crazed cicadas

You remember the invasion of millions of noisy 13-year cicadas two springs ago? The giant red-eyed bugs who hatched, climbed trees to make a racket, find a mate and die in about two weeks?  More...

I worked for the AP news service, not the A&P grocery

There was a time when the Associated Press was without peer in the business of news distribution. The AP was founded in 1845 by the member newspapers and flourished for decades.  More...

GUEST COLUMN

Newspapers matter to people

The newspaper belongs to the community.  Your friends and neighbors who work at your local newspaper believe what we do every day is more than a job. We believe what we do matters. More...

ALL ABOUT BOOKS – FINE, RARE, & COLLECTIBLE

Edgar Allan Poe’s 20th century sets still affordable

Last week I gave answer to numerous inquiries on what book genre is in most constant demand. More...

Book Review

The Sound of Broken Glass

Deborah Crombie is an eminent American mystery writer. She has received many of the awards given for mysteries, some more than once. The list of her books opposite the title page is impressive. More...

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STOCK OF THE WEEK

SMITH AND WESSON SWHC/NAS

Smith and Wesson doesn’t owe any money ... to anyone. Not creditors ... not vendors ... and not it’s pension fund. It has delivered seven straight quarters of double digit sales growth with the past three gains exceeding 35%. More...

Buying replacement cattle

As most areas have had abundant rain this spring, pastures are greener than they have been in awhile. Some are considering building back cattle numbers which had been reduced due to past years of drought.  More...