January 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Commentary

Is government reform needed?

The American system of government, enshrined in the federal and state constitutions that are two centuries old, is challenged.  Is change needed? Do Americans want a stronger legislature or more powerful executive?  More...

Obituaries

Donald I. Phinney

FREEPORT — On Jan. 22, 2015, Donald Isaiah Phinney, age 90, passed away peacefully with his family at his side. He was born on May 4, 1924, in Steuben, Maine, the ninth of ten children of Isaiah and Winnifred Colson Phinney.  More...

World

Islamic State group silent as deadline passes with no swap

TOKYO   The fates of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot were unknown today, a day after the latest purported deadline for a possible prisoner swap passed with no further word from the Islamic State group holding them captive.&nbs More...

Nation/World

35 years after boy Etan Patz vanished, murder trial to open in New York City

NEW YORK   Searching fervently for a missing 6-year-old boy named Etan Patz, police jotted a teenage shop worker’s name among those of many people they met, never expecting the clerk would become their suspect more than three decades later More...