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July 29, 2017

Laurels — To the Department of Transportation for making modifications to its plan for widening Fire Tower and Portertown roads so that fewer homes and businesses will be affected. Engineers reduced the amount of right-of-way in some areas, recommended the use of noise barriers in others and…


RUTLEDGE: Tender love for tough girls not worth sharing on social media

July 29, 2017

One of the good things about having older teenagers is that you can leave them at home for hours on end without adult supervision. One of the bad things is that they still have the capacity to beat each other up — even girls.

A pair of ours came to blows recently while no one was at home to…


Vigilance and misplaced loyalty

July 29, 2017

“On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country…”

That’s the opening sentence of the oath Boy Scouts take when joining. I remembered this oath as President Donald Trump spoke to an estimated 70,000 at the Boy Scout Jamboree. Much of his address was…


Ruling by whim is not OK

July 28, 2017

When President Donald Trump attacked U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a tweet Tuesday for not aggressively investigating Hillary Clinton, most attention focused, understandably, on the implications for Sessions. Yet even more alarming than the president's assault on his own attorney general…