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Worcester ready to buy St. Vincent Hospital land next to senior center

WORCESTER -- City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. is seeking authorization for the city to purchase St. Vincnet Hospital property next to the Worcester Senior Center, including the parking lot for the center and the adjacent Anderson Building on Winthrop Street.

Mr. Augustus recommends the city spend $385,000 for the acquisition.

The money ...Read more

Trang Moreland and family take 5,000 notebooks to children in her Vietnamese hometown

As she has done in each of her 25 years in the United States, Trang Moreland, of Dennison, returned recently to her hometown in Vietnam to give notebooks to children at her former school, located in Binh Chanh, a suburb of Ho Chi Minh City in the southern part of the country.

The charitable effort grew from her own experience of not having ...Read more

Much as White House might try to soften blow, government shutdowns are costly and cumbersome

REPORTING FROM WASHINGTON -- The government shutdown is fast becoming an unwelcome and costly staple of American democracy. After the last prolonged closure delivered a substantial hit to the economy and created hardship and frustration for millions, lawmakers vowed never again.

And yet, here we are again.

Heading into the start of the ...Read more

Getting down to business: New Alton Rep. Monica Bristow ready for challenge

ALTON -- If there's one thing Monica Bristow knows, it's business development.

If it's not apparent from her work history, which began at Olin Corporation close to four decades ago and saw its second chapter end last month after close to 15 years heading up the RiverBend Growth Association, then it's apparent in her demeanor. Just days ...Read more

Pence arrives in Israel after being upbraided in Egypt, Jordan for White House policies

JERUSALEM - Vice President Mike Pence arrived on relatively friendly territory in Israel late Sunday after the leaders of Egypt and Jordan, two of the America's closest Arab allies, publicly rebuked him for the Trump administration's upending of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

A day after he heard pointed complaints from Egyptian ...Read more

Online services drive LI banks to experiment with branches

The rapid growth of mobile and online banking is driving banks on Long Island to experiment with their branches, executives say.

Many local banks and credit unions have shrunk the size of their branches and reduced the number of employees at each location. Banks also have retrained tellers to handle more complex tasks, while at least two ...Read more

Two-time killer, not state leaders, changes smoking policy in Missouri prisons

ST. LOUIS -- One year into new leadership at the embattled Missouri Department of Corrections, arguably the most sweeping change -- a complete tobacco ban -- will soon happen courtesy of a former death-row inmate named Ecclesiastical Denzel Washington, who claimed the state was allowing him to die from secondhand smoke.

Washington, 53, ...Read more

Will new senior center be built on Shady Lane Drive?

The Huron County commissioners are working with Senior Enrichment Services (SES) on the possibility of using county-owned land across from Norwalk High School.

SES is seeking six to 10 acres on Shady Lane Drive. The site would house a new senior center and a utility garage for its 20 vehicles.

"It would be on the west side of the school, ...Read more

Getting down to business: New Alton Rep. Monica Bristow ready for challenge

ALTON -- If there's one thing Monica Bristow knows, it's business development.

If it's not apparent from her work history, which began at Olin Corporation close to four decades ago and saw its second chapter end last month after close to 15 years heading up the RiverBend Growth Association, then it's apparent in her demeanor. Just days ...Read more

State lawmakers working on tax fix

TRAVERSE CITY -- A tax cut is always good news, unless it blanks out an exemption elsewhere.

That's what happened when federal lawmakers passed a massive overhaul of federal income taxes. State Treasury Department spokesman Ron Leix said the change eliminated an exemption as part of raising the standard deduction.

But state tax forms ask ...Read more

Library letdown

Reduced hours

Current Lewiston City Library hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. The new hours will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 1 to 5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, an overall reduction of six hours. The schedule will be implemented in March after logistics are ironed out.

* According to ...Read more

Marquette invests in Erie development fund

The Erie Downtown Development Corp. is about to receive another infusion of cash.

This time it's $1.5 million from Erie-based Marquette Savings Bank.

The bank's investment brings to $21.5 million the amount that's been formally pledged to the EDDC's Erie Equity Fund, which plans to use the money to begin buying and renovating properties in...Read more

Get a haircut at Mountain View High's Wildcat Salon, help students train for a career

Brianna Anderson, a senior at Colonial Forge High School, will end the school year not just with her diploma, but something that will provide her with an immediate income: a Virginia Cosmetology License.

"Not a lot of high school students have a career right after high school," Anderson said. "Since we're getting the experience while we're ...Read more

Percoco corruption trial is as much about Cuomo as it is the defendants

ALBANY -- Joseph Percoco, a longtime confidante and aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and others go on trial Monday in a lower Manhattan courtroom, where a jury will consider whether state decision-making was driven by bribes of a top Cuomo official.

Cuomo won't be on trial and he has not been implicated in any wrongdoing, but in the end, people ...Read more

Calipari 'fine' after close loss

LEXINGTON -- John Calipari makes a lot of money as the head basketball coach for the University of Kentucky.

He gets paid to support his teams, which are eternally young and generally have to be developed over the course of an entire college season.

Calipari has won a bunch of games with this model. UK has reached Elite 8s, won a national ...Read more

Trump may be loathed in California, but he continues to reshape its politics

President Trump is wildly unpopular in California, but it's hard to dispute how much his election, and his first year in office, have reshaped California politics.

It starts a game of political musical chairs. If Hillary Clinton had won the 2016 election, few people would be talking up freshman Sen. Kamala Harris as a Democratic candidate ...Read more

Bigger wells, but more water

GONZALES COUNTY -- Shale wells are swallowing twice as much water as they did a few years ago -- around 10 million gallons each, or about 15 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

The process of making a Texas oil well has grown increasingly intense since the start of the shale boom, with more water, more sand, and more stages in the hydraulic ...Read more

Detroit Free Press Shawn Windsor column

No one looks good in the case of basketball prep star Thomas Kithier. Not the school who denied his transfer. Not the family who moved their son for "academic" reasons.

Not the state governing body that ruled to shut down Kithier's high school basketball career last December when it determined he'd left Macomb Dakota for Clarkston for "...Read more

TAXPAYERS TO PICK UP BILL THAT COULD EXCEED £1BN

THE fallout from the Carillion collapse could cost the taxpayer more than £1billion, a senior insider at the company has said.

Fees paid to liquidation advisers PwC could also run into hundreds of millions, the source added.

The highly placed figure, who was involved in the attempts to save Carillion, said the Government's decision not ...Read more

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