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Wetlands plan a natural fit at Bangert Park

A PLAN to convert part of Bob Bangert Park into a wetlands area is a promising idea that you might say is endorsed by nature itself. The 26-acre park along North Bottom Road has been among the Quincy Park District's least used facilities since soccer fiel

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Overdue bill for household debt will be painful

HOUSEHOLD debt has reached an all-time high, and while the data do not indicate an imminent economic collapse, the debt binge cannot endure forever. Total household debt reached $12.73 trillion as of March 31, eclipsing the previous record of $12.68 trill

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Police improve relationships by 'hanging out'

QUINCY-area law enforcement officers continue to take a proactive approach in trying to build a positive relationship with kids of all ages.

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Obesity report is no surprise, yet still alarming

A REPORT released last week on the obesity problem came as no surprise, but it should nonetheless be sounding alarm bells around the globe. A study led by a team at the University of Washington in Seattle and published online by the New England Journal of

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Take a moment today to say to Dad, 'Thank you'

TODAY is the day we honor the approximately 72.2 million fathers in the United States, as well as those who have passed.

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Hatred over political differences has got to stop

THE nation continues to reel from Wednesday morning's horrific shooting rampage involving members of Congress practicing for a charity baseball game on a public field in Alexandria, Va. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana, who was fielding ball

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QND a beacon of 'light, love' for community

WITH 150 years of Quincy Notre Dame history to draw from, Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the Diocese of Springfield, Ill., and six priests who celebrated Mass at the school Sunday focused on what is yet to come. "It is only fitting that we look to our past and

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Congress has a lot to accomplish before next break

COMING back from their Memorial Day break, members of Congress resumed work last week on a lengthy agenda of actions that they need to complete before going on their long end-of-summer break, scheduled to begin Aug. 1. The first of these is raising the na

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U.S. government subsidies are swelling growth of solar sector

THERE'S a curious statistic in January's 2017 U.S. Energy and Employment report that says solar employment represents 43 percent of the electric sector's workforce. The solar sector employed more Americans in oil, gas and coal combined, but only produced

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GatesAir celebration is one for Quincy as well

THERE'S good reason to celebrate at GatesAir, which has been in existence for 95 years and is poised for growth in the years ahead. The Quincy business is a leader in the global broadcast industry.