Editor’s note: This is one in a continuing series of guest opinions about fostering environmental stewardship with an appreciation for our surroundings and the well-being of future generations. The series is coordinated by ACES, the Alliance of Climate and Environmental Stewards.

In my last column, I wrote about the fear of the American soldiers crossing the English Channel and that huge river, the Rhine, in Germany, was something else.

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Editor’s note: This is one in a continuing series of guest opinions about fostering environmental stewardship coordinated by ACES, the Alliance of Climate and Environmental Stewards.

Tonight, I’ll be rooting for a team with a Native American name to win baseball’s World Series, if only because the Red Sox are out, and the team that beat them has a rule-breaking reputation.

If Mark Zuckerberg seems irritable, he has good reason. His Facebook Empire is facing a digital scandal provoked by a former employee turned whistleblower.

Editor’s note: This is one in a continuing series of guest opinions about fostering environmental stewardship with an appreciation for our surroundings and the well-being of future generations. The series is coordinated by ACES, the Alliance of Climate and Environmental Stewards.

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The celebrated grammarian of American English, E. B. White, once wrote an essay on dealing with the personality of the Ford Model T.

Every fall, Massachusetts DCR releases farm-raised ring-necked pheasants in the Martin Burns Wildlife Management Area in Newbury.

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As the Baker-Polito administration celebrates Climate Week in Massachusetts, we recognize that extreme weather events throughout the country this past year demonstrate the need for action on resiliency to protect public health.

Memento mori: Latin for “Be mindful of death,” or more colloquially, “Remember that you have to die.”

The Vietnam Moving Wall has come and gone from Plum Island Airport over the Labor Day weekend, acknowledging the mobility in its name. But even more moving was the emotion that it stirred up.

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A navigator/explorer sets out with royal backing to find a passage to India, and comes nowhere near it.

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The Founding Fathers may have declared independence from Britain in 1776, but the real work of putting together the new government did not take place until the Constitutional Convention met between May and September of 1787 in the Pennsylvania State House (Independence Hall) in Philadelphia.

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On Dec. 6, 1941, all was quiet at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. On Sept. 10, 2001, people went about their business in New York City. On Jan. 5, 2021, preparations for presidential succession were underway at the Capitol.

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Most Americans alive 20 years ago remember where they were on Sept. 11, 2001. They remember the airplane hijackings, the attacks, and the collapse of the Twin Towers. They remember the nearly 3,000 who perished.

When World War II ended in Europe all soldiers thoughts were about getting home. We really didn’t realize what an enormous task that was to be. It took months to get  millions of us home. Meanwhile, what was the government to do with us all? The government came up with a grand idea – have th…

For the past year I have been a member of our volunteer court advocate team with the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center, our local organization dedicated to ending domestic violence.

After a rocky start, Massachusetts has scored some significant victories in the battle against COVID-19, most notably the success of our vaccination efforts. Today, Massachusetts is one of the most highly vaccinated states in the country, and efforts targeted at the most difficult to reach p…

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Pardon me, but the Good Book needs to be invoked here of late, occasioned by a necessary correction that has become instead a kerfuffle. I speak of a neighborhood in which people live called my neighbors.

Editor’s note: This is one in a continuing series of guest opinions about fostering environmental stewardship with an appreciation for our surroundings and the well-being of future generations. The series is coordinated by ACES, the Alliance of Climate and Environmental Stewards.

Chaotic scenes in Kabul accompanied the return to power of the Taliban in Afghanistan. The fundamentalist Islamic group was able to retake power after President Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw the remaining U.S. troops from the country.

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Over my years in public life, I conducted many hearings that included comments from members of the public. I remember well that people often said when asserting a claim: “It’s my right as an American citizen.”

Once a week, my two grandkids and I make up stories about imaginary places with improbable names: Planet Zobo, Planet Orcupine and Planet Pickwick.

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There is a developing thin line in mainstream journalism ethics between what’s acceptable and what’s not in defining impartial, independent news coverage.

The peak of the summer season is upon us, and along the Merrimack River, there’s a sudden burst of activity — thousands of boats of every kind, and tens of thousands of people swimming, wading and fishing all along the river.

 There’s a strong case that Congress should give legal status to millions of immigrants who are here illegally, at least under certain conditions. There’s a case, reasonable though not as strong, that we ought to have legislative rules that allow a bare majority of Congress to make that chan…

As the residents of this great city soon choose a new mayor, I think of the awesome opportunity this offers a person with new energy and different perspectives. There are five things that I encourage our mayoral candidates to focus on:

The hint of an education on race and racism I received in medical school involved a historical overview of the Tuskegee syphilis experiment and retired eugenics practices. As I rotated on the wards, race came up again as a vague tool to help narrow a diagnosis. New Black patient with severe …

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