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Nearsightedness will cost N.H. in the long term

For many decades, our state maintained its financial stability by attracting younger families with the promises of a great educational system and a healthy job market.


Related Topix: University of New Hampshire, Amherst, NH, Opinion

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Norwalk Reflector

Zeffiro-Krenisky to retire from Christie Lane

Dee Zeffiro-Krenisky, who for nearly two decades has been an advocate for individuals with developmental disabilities as the superintendent of the Huron County Board of Developmental Disabilities, will retire at the end of 2014.


Related Topix: Saint Joseph College, Amherst, OH

The Martha's Vineyard Times

Banker Richard Leonard joins Cape Cod Five

Well known Island banker Richard Leonard did not stay retired long. The Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank announced Monday that it had hired Mr. Leonard to serve as its regional president for Martha's Vineyard.


Related Topix: Vineyard Haven, MA, Oak Bluffs, MA, Edgartown, MA, Dukes County, MA

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Emergency Notification System Test Set for July 30

The campus will conduct a test of the Emergency Notification System on Wednesday, July 30 after 9:30 a.m., according to Jeffrey Hescock, director of University Emergency Management and Business Continuity.


Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

UMass Amherst awarded $700k to study tribal health

The project will focus on health risks associated with climate change, indoor wood smoke exposure, environmental asthma and other tribal concerns.


Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law, Health

University Business

Here's why I never have to teach anything boring again

I wish I could say that's because of my teaching panache as a visual journalism professor at UMass Amherst.


Related Topix: Arts, Web Design

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Scientists to study grains of sand at Horseneck

Horseneck and East Beaches in Westport are among 22 beaches statewide at which the size of the grains of sand will be studied, allowing eroded areas to be replaced with sand of similar composition.


Related Topix: Westport, MA


UMass bringing fresh produce to Big Y

For the first time, UMass Amherst is partnering with Big Y to bring fresh summer crops to your local supermarket.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, South Deerfield, MA, Life, Food, Vegetables


7 Meaningful Compliments That Have Nothing To Do With How You Look

In the very culturally important 2004 movie "Mean Girls," popular high school student Regina George teaches us an important lesson: Our compliments can be a lot better.


Related Topix: Blog News

Photo Flash: Doris and Me at the El Portal Welcomes the Doris Day...

Opening night of Doris and Me at the El Portal Theatre in NoHo hosted many celebrities including actors who costarred with Doris Day .


Related Topix: Holyoke, MA

The Brattleboro Reformer

Landmark College welcomes new leaders

Landmark College recently announced new leaders in Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and the Department of Safety and Security.


Related Topix: Assumption College, Felician College, Central Connecticut State University, Smith College

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Women's Political Caucus Action Committee Endorses Sara-Lynn Reynolds

The Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus Political Action Committee announced its endorsement of Sara-Lynn Reynolds for State Senator of the Norfolk, Bristol Middlesex District.


Related Topix: Norfolk, MA, Attleboro, MA, North Attleboro, MA

Foster's Daily Democrat

SIS Bank bestows $25g in scholarships to graduates

In an annual tradition of support, SIS Bank has once again awarded $25,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors in Maine and New Hampshire.


Related Topix: Maine, University of Maine at Machias, University of Southern Maine, Colby-Sawyer College, University of New Hampshire

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The American Scholar

As an Aside

Parenthetical asides specify and over-specify. They explain and digress. Generally marked in print by dashes, commas, or actual parentheses , parentheticals are the color commentators of our stories.


Mon Jul 21, 2014

Capital Weekly

Playwriting contest winner staged

The world premiere of "The House of Broken Ships" by Thomas Emerson, winner of the Virginia B. Toulmin Playwriting Contest, will take place Thursday through Sunday, July 31 thru Aug. 3, at Waterman's Community Center.


Related Topix: North Haven, ME, Penobscot, ME, Bangor, ME, Hampshire College


Studying estrogens made by the brain may offer new insights in learning and memory

Researchers are beginning to explore whether brain estrogens might represent a new, far more targeted treatment for cognitive and memory problems related to disease and aging Results of Remage-Healey's work could help to understand human neurobiology because a number of neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease and epilepsy, ... (more)


Related Topix: Amherst, MA

Tue Jul 15, 2014

MTA Today

New MTA leaders take office

MTA President Barbara Madeloni and Vice President Janet Anderson took office as the new leaders of the Commonwealth's largest union on July 15, promising a course of member-driven activism that focuses on resisting corporate-driven policies and reclaiming a democratic vision of public education for students, schools, colleges and communities.


Related Topix: South Deerfield, MA, Hamilton College, University of Denver, Taunton, MA

Mon Jul 14, 2014


The Industry Honors Charlie Corr with a Memorial Scholarship

At the time of his death, Charlie was the Group Director for InfoTrends Enterprise Document Strategy Services, a role he had taken on in May of 2013 after nearly six years at as Vice President of Corporate Strategy.


Related Topix: Harvard University, Northeastern University, University of Rhode Island

Capt. Leslie H. Mikalson, UNSN (Ret.) Gail Snyder Mikalson

Captain Leslie H. Mikalson, UNSN , 74, died June 5, 2014 and his wife Gail Snyder Mikalson, 73, died June 14, 2014, both with their family by their side.


Related Topix: Bourne, MA, Fairhaven, MA, Auburn, MA

Science Blog

Contemplative practices boost creativity in problem-solving

While traditional biomedical training focuses on acquiring disciplinary expertise, a complementary suite of learning techniques is catching on at Cornell.