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Kickstart program offers small-business solution

OWNERS of new and recently opened businesses want to minimize costs, benefit from free support whenever possible and locate in high-traffic areas.

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After decades of study, early man no stranger

JUST as we all were getting used to the idea that our species has been around roughly 195,000 to 200,000 years, paleontologists now tell us it's time to put another 100,000 candles on the birthday cake. Two new studies published in the journal Nature this

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Wetlands plan a natural fit at Bangert Park

A PLAN to convert part of Bob Bangert Park into a wetlands area is a promising idea that you might say is endorsed by nature itself. The 26-acre park along North Bottom Road has been among the Quincy Park District's least used facilities since soccer fiel

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Overdue bill for household debt will be painful

HOUSEHOLD debt has reached an all-time high, and while the data do not indicate an imminent economic collapse, the debt binge cannot endure forever. Total household debt reached $12.73 trillion as of March 31, eclipsing the previous record of $12.68 trill

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Police improve relationships by 'hanging out'

QUINCY-area law enforcement officers continue to take a proactive approach in trying to build a positive relationship with kids of all ages.

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Obesity report is no surprise, yet still alarming

A REPORT released last week on the obesity problem came as no surprise, but it should nonetheless be sounding alarm bells around the globe. A study led by a team at the University of Washington in Seattle and published online by the New England Journal of

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Take a moment today to say to Dad, 'Thank you'

TODAY is the day we honor the approximately 72.2 million fathers in the United States, as well as those who have passed.

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Hatred over political differences has got to stop

THE nation continues to reel from Wednesday morning's horrific shooting rampage involving members of Congress practicing for a charity baseball game on a public field in Alexandria, Va. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana, who was fielding ball

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QND a beacon of 'light, love' for community

WITH 150 years of Quincy Notre Dame history to draw from, Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the Diocese of Springfield, Ill., and six priests who celebrated Mass at the school Sunday focused on what is yet to come. "It is only fitting that we look to our past and

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Congress has a lot to accomplish before next break

COMING back from their Memorial Day break, members of Congress resumed work last week on a lengthy agenda of actions that they need to complete before going on their long end-of-summer break, scheduled to begin Aug. 1. The first of these is raising the na