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How to Read the Newspaper
I used to be a newspaper editor, a cog in the wheel of the dreaded “mainstream media.” I’ve written for the New York and Washington newspapers, and even — angels and ministers of grace defend us! — Politico. And the checks go both ways: I am a paid-up subscriber to the New York Times. Call me an enemy of the people. Here’s a little secret for you: The news ain’t fake. (Mostly ...
Deputies investigate razor wire on Casitas Springs bike path
Photo courtesy Ventura County Sheriff’s OfficeA strand of razor wire from the fence around the old Petrochem site was reportedly stretched across the Ventura to Ojai bike path, presenting a danger to trail users, authorities said.Perry Van Houten,Ojai Valley News reporterSheriff’s deputies...
A bank robber’s polite request for police
A 40-year-old man has been booked for intimidation after he requested to be arrested in a fake bank robbery, the police revealed earlier this week. According to the police, the suspect entered a bank in Daejeon on June 25, carrying a toy knife. Once in the bank, the suspect brandished it at a clerk, and “politely” requested for the police to be called to the scene. The suspected is then said to have stood...
Interior remodeling begins for Ricetta's Brick Oven Ristorante in Saco
SACO — Work is set to begin soon for the interior remodeling of a new Ricetta's Brick Oven Ristorante. The Falmouth-based restaurant is opening a Saco location at 512 Main St., the site of the former Kerrymen Pub. The Kerrymen Pub was a destination for live music and traditional Irish food in Saco for 40 years, and was started by brothers John, Richard, David and Paul Kerry and their cousin Jimmy Sullivan in 1978. The Kerrymen Pub closed in October and the Kerry family announced in January that it had been sold. Ricetta's replied to a query on its Facebook page recently stating that the Saco restaurant would open in late summer or early fall. Ricetta's owner Ron Stephan said in an email that there had been a longer than normal renovation period…
Dr. Boles went the extra mile for his dental patients
I have recently learned the disheartening news that my longtime dentist of 45 years, Dr. Bill Boles Jr., has left the very successful dental practice that he built himself, from the ground up. My …
Roscoe mom pleads guilty to having sex with son’s 12-year-old friend
By Jim HagertyReporterROCKFORD - A Roscoe woman, on Wednesday, pleaded guilty to having sex with a 12-year-old boy.Gina M. Colwell, 41, pleaded guilty to a single count of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, a charge she faced in a four-cou
Man injured in I-95 crash near Indiantown Road in Jupiter
Former WFAA-TV anchors Ron Corning and Alexa Conomos are back in business, together
It was like deja vu, watching former WFAA-TV anchors Ron Corning and Alexa Conomos under the bright lights, wearing microphones and talking into a...