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South Boston urged to lend support for homeless shelter

Clarksville: One school for all

Town offers recommendation in facilities debate, takes aim at blighted properties

Puckett back as La Crosse principal; staff added

Bluestone Middle gains guidance counselor; Hodges moves up to become special education director

Sports

Post 8 swept by Montgomery in double-header


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Rising to the top

I’m old enough to have lost track of the exact moment when the governors of our fair Commonwealth started issuing daily updates on even their most perfunctory achievements in office. It must have been the dawn of the Internet age.

Empty pledges

Catching up with the news:

Funny business

Joe Biden came to Danville last week and created quite a stir when he uttered his now-infamous remark about Wall Street wanting to put Main Street Americans back “in chains.” This, in Biden’s telling, is what would happen if the big banks were allowed to revert to their nasty old ways — aided and abetted by Republicans, of course.

Bad medicine

Ever year, for the past few years, it’s been the same old story: around springtime as School Board budgets come due, dire warnings are sounded over the possibility that employee layoffs may be needed to close a looming shortfall. Much gnashing and thrashing ensues. Programs are cut although rarely nixed outright. Bus purchases are deferred, roof replacements postponed, pay increases shelved. At the end of the day, ways are found to avoid the dreaded “L” word.

Troubled union

Can this marriage be saved?

One slip-up too many

Sometimes when it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck … well, you know the rest.

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