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by E.S. Cormac August 1, 2013


  It was supposed to be something so horrible that both Democrats and Republicans in Congress would do anything to avoid it. But when the moment came an agreement on budget cuts could not be met. ...

Irony and Insult

by Ann Morrow May 23, 2013


As the bell tower of historic St. Patrick’s church was being demolished down to its foundation on Friday (May 17), Watervliet city workers were hanging banners on 19th Street lamp poles. The banners, one of ...

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They Paved Paradise

by Erin Pihlaja May 15, 2013

  Call it what you will—divine intervention, a stay of execution—but the resilient bell tower of St. Patrick’s church is just not coming down, as planned, anyway. On Tuesday (May 14), a crane was transported, in pieces ...

Welcome Home

by B.A. Nilsson February 16, 2011


How you’re treated at the door tells you almost everything about a restaurant. Most chain restaurants, for example, feature a scripted greeting that’s intended to make up for the soullessness of the functionary hired to ...

Valente's Restaurant