| Nov 14, 2013
| 12:55 PM
I was grateful to have the opportunity to return to college full time after working retail management for 10 years, but three semesters passed in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education at East Stroudsburg University filled only with...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 9:05 AM
Defense contractor Lockheed Martin on Thursday said it would cut 4,000 positions and close several facilities due to reduced government defense spending.
The Bethesda, Md.-based company said it would close plants in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas and...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 7:49 PM
The Easton Area School District faces a nearly $5 million budget deficit for 2014-15, and that's with a tax increase.
So once again, staff and program cuts loom.
On Tuesday, Chief Operating Officer Mike Simonetta gave the school board its first look...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 10:11 AM
At this rate, shoppers hoping to get in on "Black Friday" deals will have to eat their turkey for lunch, as both Target and Toys R Us announced plans to open Thanksgiving evening.
In its earliest opening ever, Target said it will welcome bargain hunters...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 10:53 AM
In response to Bryna Zumer's Oct. 30 article in The Aegis regarding the second School Budget Input Session, I would like to provide the entire context of my comments.
As you can see from my comments, at no time did I ask for funding for the construction...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 6:13 PM
In the 1960s, California college campuses were hotbeds of civil rights and free speech activity, where student protests resulted in the nation's first ethnic studies programs at San Francisco State and UC Berkeley, among others.
Ethnic studies became...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 10:59 AM
As almost everyone knows -- certainly everyone in Washington and on Wall Street -- the ongoing government shutdown is merely the amuse-bouche to a truly terrifying main course: the breaching of the federal debt limit and therefore a default on the...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 12:47 PM
To us, biomedical research is not an abstract idea funded by wasteful government spending. It is work done by driven and passionate young people like ourselves who want to save lives -- but that work requires money, resources, and time.
We are a...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 5:00 AM
SACRAMENTO — With a rebounding economy and a $6-billion tax hike approved by Californians last fall, the Legislature's freshly minted Democratic supermajority began the year with the money and power to reverse years of deficit-driven budget cuts and...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 7:07 AM
The proposed property tax rate for the South Florida Water Management District drops for the second year in a row despite rising costs for Everglades restoration.
The district board Thursday evening gave initial approval to a $619 million budget for the...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 7:02 AM
The Cecil County man, convicted in a prescription pill case, was due to be sentenced in federal court last spring — until his attorney made an embarrassing admission to the judge: The federal defender's office could not afford to pay for documents...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 5:38 PM
That Albert Einstein and Bill Gates were able to make great strides in physics and technology without the benefit of a college education is a remarkable, almost unique event. The rest of us should be so lucky. Or driven.
Years ago, a college degree...