Hello and welcome back to Part 2 of the Dogpound on aging. Last week, I was discussing growing old and how science continues to come up with a long list of items that will shorten your lifespan, sometimes measured in minutes. Which is kind of scary. For example, I... Read more
Hot and humid days are the norm for this area. If proper measures are not taken to properly hydrate, then dehydration-related problems could lead to heat-related illnesses, including heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke, with the latter potentially fatal. It is important to prevent dehydration, but to also... Read more
Hello and welcome back to the world of the Dogpound, where we are aging every day and thankful every day for that little blessing. I have been thinking more about getting older, since I am closer to the end than I am at the beginning, and with that, I... Read more
Cincinnati, NW Montana are editor’s vacation spots
A three-day visit to Northwest Montana last week provided me with some respite from Eastern U.S. humidity. I left Tuesday, July 3, and flew to Ohio to visit a friend and watch a Cincinnati Reds baseball game. It had been a while since I had taken in a Reds... Read more
Fighting a fire is hot under any condition, but it is a bit tougher when the temperature and the humidity are high. There have been many single-family dwelling fires in the region over the last few weeks. Of all the fires that have occurred, I only know the cause... Read more
Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. So I need to ask my fellow pack members: when is a bed not a bed? Answer: When it turns into a closet. I can see by your puzzled looks that some of you did not make the connection,... Read more
To the editor: I have lived in Chester for nine years after marrying a lifelong Chester Village resident. What immediately attracted me to the area was the small-town atmosphere and the great people. I’ve spent many hours walking through Chester, exploring and exercising. Although there is always room for... Read more


Fire & Life Safety July 2, 2018

In South Africa, traffic lights are called robots. In Chester, they seem to be suggestions, rather than absolutes. In two days, I have watched more people run red lights than seemingly normal. This morning, I watched a school bus for the handicapped run a red light. There were two... Read more
Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. I am hoping everyone returned from the holiday with all of their fingers and toes attached. Let’s see what we have on the books today. Well, good new, old Betsy just rolled through 250,000 miles,... Read more
Mark Miranda: editorial cartoon