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  • Coat and tie required

    I’m a newspaper columnist. I write this column, but I’m also the columnist for The Herald News, a midsized daily in Massachusetts. I write two columns ...
    March 28, 2017 - 10:24 am
  • Column: Proud mama

    There are many times while raising a child you become a proud parent. At first, it is when they sleep through the night or say their first words, when ...
    March 28, 2017 - 10:45 am
  • Fireworks at the Capitol (literally)

    It was another busy week at the Capitol as we approach the second funnel date (March 31). The fireworks bill passed out of the Senate, as well as a bi ...
    March 28, 2017 - 10:24 am
  • Help your kids be ready for college

    Parents often ask me where the “hot jobs” are going to be by the time their kids finish college. The projections have stayed fairly consistent for sev ...
    March 27, 2017 - 10:05 am
  • Column: But first, let’s declare a no-selfie zone

    Editor’s Note: This column originally published March 14, 2016. Across the globe in a seemingly far ...
    March 27, 2017 - 10:37 am
  • Kindest Cuts

    “Devastating!” shouts Chuck Schumer. Even Republicans are unhappy. Big spending “conservative” congressman Hal Rogers calls President Donald Trump’s p ...
    March 27, 2017 - 10:05 am
  • Newton’s water flows free of controversy

    Clean water. It is something that most people in the Newton area don’t think twice about. Grab a glass, turn on the faucet and get a drink.
    March 28, 2017 - 8:49 am
  • It’s always nice to go home

    Editor’s note: This column originally published March 25, 2016We are those empty nest people that ha ...
    March 24, 2017 - 10:05 am
  • Let’s all go to the lobby

    Editor’s note: This column was originally published March 31, 2016.At the time of my first trip to t ...
    March 24, 2017 - 10:06 am
  • Seeking information about Iowa

    Dear people of the great state of Iowa,Hello! I am a fourth grade student in North Carolina. In four ...
    March 23, 2017 - 10:07 am
  • Health bill hurts older Iowans

    Lawmakers in Washington, D.C. are considering a bill that would drive up health care costs for Iowans ages 50 to 64 by thousands of dollars a year. Th ...
    March 23, 2017 - 10:07 am
  • Column: The gift of friendship

    Life has a strange way of putting certain people in your life who just fit. People talk about making fast friends with someone, and I know first hand ...
    March 23, 2017 - 10:35 am
  • Surviving by Susie Clark

    Every once in a while a writer comes along who stands out from the rest. Usually this writer is in some publication. Susie Clark was in my creative wr ...
    March 23, 2017 - 10:06 am
  • Revenue concerns will cause a tighter budget

    The Senate passed several bills last week, including the following:House File 203, allows primary ro ...
    March 22, 2017 - 10:02 am
  • Are we on the verge of violence?

    Two weeks ago, political scientist Charles Murray of the American Enterprise Institute went to speak at Middlebury College. There, he was quickly surr ...
    March 22, 2017 - 10:01 am