Driving: Knowing when to give up keys

Local Columns

It’s a decision that none of us wants to face as we age – the decision to give up driving. An even harder decision is to take the keys away from a loved one who may no longer be safe behind the wheel. But as we age, the senses, reaction time and decision-making skills needed to safely ...

Better judgment was needed with this child


Children, even very young ones, can be very difficult. On occasion, parents, teachers and others supervising them have to be very strict to protect the youngsters and others around them. But should a 6-year-old be arrested and carted off to any sort of detention by law enforcement ...

Once a Scout, always a Scout

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On Feb. 18 the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In an open letter, BSA National Chair Jim Turley claims this action was taken “to ensure we can equitably compensate all victims of past abuse in our programs.” The focus ...

Be on the guard against future Harvey Weinsteins


Harvey Weinstein may be going to prison for a long time. Good. His years of victimizing women should be punished. Last week in a New York courtroom, Weinstein was found guilty of rape and sexual assault against two women. He is to be sentenced, to as long as 29 years in prison, on March 11. ...

Victims need protected at all costs


Victims of domestic abuse who are seeking an escape from their situation do not have an easy choice. Fleeing might mean the loss of shelter and financial security — perhaps even the loss of a job, which could prompt the courts to award custody of children to someone else. For some victims, ...

Eating disorders: Not a lifestyle choice

Local Columns

Look around. There are a lot of body types. Notice the individuals who are confident of themselves despite their weight number or BMI (body mass index). They may carry extra weight, but they are confident in who they are. Their ease reaches out to you. You can tell by the way they dress and the ...