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Editorial: A step forward for mental health

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 12:06 pm

The implementation of a crisis assessment center at Memorial Regional Medical Center for patients in need of mental health intervention or help is a great achievement and one local officials deserve a solid round of applause for. In addition to meeting a local need, the facility is funded through 2016. A $450,000 grant secured by Ivy Sager and her team at the Community Services Board will fund the crisis center

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  • Letters to the Editor: Week of July 31, 2014

    Posted on July 31, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Rankings depend on rankers’ criteria Our focus on rankings is very interesting to me. I know that it is human nature to want to know how we compare to others. Those who publish these rankings identify a set of criteria they believe are important and then apply those criteria to a teacher, a principal, a school or a school division to determine who makes the “cut” and who doesn’t. While

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  • Editorial: Education equality

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Atlee and Hanover high schools joined a rather exclusive list with their recent recognition by US News and World Report for academic excellence. Overall, Atlee ranked 33rd in the state and Hanover placed 36th; on a national scale the two schools placed 1,256th and 1,550th, respectively. Both schools achieved a silver medal for this designation and were placed into the second group of high schools with the highest unrounded college

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  • Letters to the Editor: Week of July 24, 2014

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 11:14 am

    Town of Ashland’s on the up-and-up The Town of Ashland’s elected officials and staff, working with surrounding businesses and volunteers from the Ashland Main Street Association, deserves a round of applause for the job well done with the recent streetscape improvements. Improvements include widened sidewalks to allow for more foot traffic and outdoor dining, enhanced parking, new lighting and landscaping, and a safer crosswalk across Route 54 to get residents

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  • Editorial: Art studio vote a good step forward

    Posted on July 17, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Tuesday night, Ashland took a step forward that could actually allow artist studios in the town’s arts district. Previously, artist studios were considered a manufacturing use and in order to operate within the B-1-zoned arts in cultural district would need to be incidental to retail. They would also require a conditional use permit. So, even though an overlay district was created in 2012 that provided incentives to enhance arts and

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  • Tomato Patch: Scratching a few more off the bucket list

    Posted on July 17, 2014 at 11:42 am

    By Greg Glassner H-P Editor Emeritus As I indicated in the first part of this two-part Tomato Patch, a principal objective of my recent adventure out west was a reunion of the 519th US Army Transportation Battalion, which I served with in Thailand in 1969. After a week in Arizona I finally set off for Colorado, taking a lot of other back roads through additional Apache and Navajo reservation land

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  • Letters to the Editor, Week of July 17, 2014

    Posted on July 17, 2014 at 11:41 am

    Support of book sale much appreciated On July 4, we, the Friends of the Richard S. Gillis Library in Ashland, held our annual Book Sale. It was highly successful because of the support the Ashland/Hanover community gave to our effort. We want to thank you for your generosity in donating thousands of books that were part of your home libraries and for coming to buy books given by others. In

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