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This winter will go down in history

This winter has not been the snowiest on record. Nor, to our knowledge, has it been the coldest. Yet for those who have had to ... Read more


In today’s culture, we often refer to those we idolize or look up to as heroes. In fact, the word hero is so casually and ... Read more | 1 comment

Help start a new tradition

Downtowns do not live on periodic store sales and Christmas parades alone. Any group that strives to promote business and cultural activities in such places ... Read more


The preliminary scores for Franklin High School’s most recent round of Standards of Learning tests are in, and the results are highly encouraging. Of the ... Read more

Sharing amazing grace

Sometimes, a first career isn’t the one that makes a difference. Sometimes, even a dream job can open the door to a nightmare. And sometimes, ... Read more