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A little bit of alcohol, 1-2 drinks a day, may reduce the risk of stroke caused by a clot, but more than that increases the risk of stroke from both a clot and hemorrhage. These finding were published last week in BMC Medicine.    Summary: https://medlineplus.gov/news/fullstory_162213.html Journal Article: http://bmcmedicine.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12916-016-0721-4 Use this news With the holiday season upon us, the results of this study should be sobering – pun intended. Alcohol consumption is one of ...

Newton Robotics Team

School’s out for students at Newton High School after a long week and a half of final exams. In late May, the team celebrated this year’s success and events as well as shared their farewells with students of the Class of 2016 at the annual banquet. Lara Pennell and Jake Kolzow, who have been on the team since eighth grade, expressed how remarkable it was to be on the team and to have been co-captains for the past two years. The team’s coach, Jim Hofmann, announced that Liam Oakes and Katie Nelson, both upcoming seniors, ...

Newton Town Manager's Blog

Our next Town Council meeting will begin at 7:00pm on Wednesday night. Enjoy the long weekend!  APPROVAL OF MINUTES  Lorraine's office has prepared the minutes from the September 28th Regular meeting for consideration and approval.  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC  This is for those that wish to address the Town Council but do not plan on staying for the whole meeting. There is a note to the public on the agenda to please keep their comments to a maximum of 5 minutes. This allows ample time for all whom wish to speak and ...

Soul Food

Pope Pius xii, The Church and Europe’s Jews in the 1940s   by Rev. Andrew JJ Paton       During a talk by a holocaust survivor at the North Hunterdon Rotary Club I got to wondering why so many Jews I’ve known have strong anti-Christian feelings from a mistaken belief that the church sided with the Nazis. In the first place most of the Third Reich leadership was deeply impressed by the atheist philosopher, Nietche.  With power and threats they cowered the German churches. Secondly you can ...

The Hyperlocal Consultant

Facebook recently changed its algorithm to reduce organic reach of posts.  In other words, posts to Facebook are being seen by far fewer people.   While Facebook attempts to justify its decision to do so by claiming it is helping to unclutter the user experience, the reality is that businesses that spent money, and in some cases significant money, building up their Likes on Facebook are reeling.  Some are accusing Facebook of a bait and switch. Now if a business wants their post to reach the people that Like their ...

The Mighty Barribal

Oliver B. Bomble, a gentleman of independent wealth, and his good friend Ocelot delve into the mystery of a mighty giant on a mission to set things straight in the world. The story is published in daily installments and will run until Election Day.  All previous installments can be found below the current episode. One morning not long after this encounter, a company of hardy mountain folk chanced upon a trail of colossal footsteps leading up the mountain. “It’s the giant,” one of them said grimly.

The Mommy's Review

This review of Storks, like one of the most important packages in this movie, is better late than never! I have to admit that I didn't really want to see Storks, the recently-released animated film from Warner Bros. Animation. My kids and I had seen the teasers and trailers for months, and even though they were dying to see it, the movie just didn't seem to grab my interest.  After being quite disappointed in both Zootopia and Secret Life of Pets, I was not running out to see another animated movie about anthropomorphic ...

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