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Trump now wants to use ‘alternative words’

Within days of Donald Trump’s inauguration, George Orwell’s “Nineteen Eighty-Four” became the best-selling book in every category at Amazon.com.

This 67-year-old novel about a society manipulated by an authoritarian government had been selling well since the surprise election of Trump the previous November. This was also true of Sinclair Lewis’ tale of an American fascist president, “It Can’t Happen Here.”

Crooked F.B.I.

The promises and perils of research on aging: Come grow old along with me

What does it mean to age? Is it some random accumulation of bodily damage that can’t be helped? Or does it involve an organized process that biologists can study and reverse? If you are thinking that the latter raises all sorts of social questions, you are right, but hold on while I tell you one story about the biology of aging. 

Deduction

There’s a good case for change

New England holds a great sense of pride in its history and tradition. This is certainly to be expected, as each one of us tends to hold onto what we are proud of in our past and what we have come to know.

Christmas books in Dickens’ England

“Smoke lowering down from chimney-pots, making a soft black drizzle, with flakes of soot in it as big as full-grown snow-flakes — gone into mourning, one might imagine, for the death of the sun.”

— Charles Dickens, “Bleak House,” 1851

 

Microscopes in grade school: You can observe a lot just by looking

Part 2 of a series

 

Dems shun governorship

What do Joseph Courtney, James Himes, Elizabeth Esty, George Jepsen, Kevin Lembo, Nancy Wyman and Edward Kennedy, Jr. have in common?

Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 12-21-17

New emergency care setup at hospital

Beginning Jan. 1, the Sharon Hospital Emergency Department physicians will become employees of Health Quest. Prior to this, the physicians were employed by a contract company that did not participate in-network with most insurance plans.

Turning Back The Pages

50 years ago — December 1967

The Canaan Railroad Station, now owned by the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Co., was put up for bid last week. A parcel of land including the passenger station area containing approximately 40,000 square feet, together with the existing two-story frame station building, is listed for sale in legal notices in Hartford and New York newspapers. The building itself is considered to be unique in character; a classic prototype of an old-time depot.