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Goodbye, Jesus

I’m getting a little sick of Jesus.When I was a kid in Catholic school, back in the early 1960s, Jes…

‘And a partridge in a pear tree’

The Pierson family really started to get into the holiday spirit this past weekend. After a very busy fall craft show season that wrapped up…

If you make under $75,000, you lose

Sam Rayburn, a legendary speaker of the U.S. House in the 1940s and ’50s, offered this piece of ethical advice for lawmakers who were confli…

New and improved

Remember when you used to log onto and a video would fire up on autoplay, and then you’d have to maneuver around a bunch…

Appreciates winter donations

The staff, students and parents of Emerson Hough Elementary would like to send a special, heartfelt thank you to the following patrons and o…

I hate The New York Times

My hometown paper drives me crazy.I read The New York Times because it often has good coverage. The …

It’s a start

My Christmas shopping officially began Dec. 2. I made my first (and so far only) purchase last weekend.

Shop small this holiday season

On two separate Saturdays in November, downtown Newton was bustling — sidewalks were busy with people walking from store to store, parking s…
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