Closing Looms; School “Family” Presses On

by Sam Gurwitt | Dec 7, 2018 12:14 pm

Sam Gurwitt PhotoOn Thursday afternoon, Church Street School art teacher Katie Anton-Steer sat in the middle of her classroom calling up students to get small pieces of colorful tissue paper. One by one, each kindergartener got up and grabbed a piece of the paper and brought it back to a table. There, they crumpled them up and glued them to the top of their two-dimensional holiday-themed paper hats, simulating a pom-pom.

“Crunch, crunch, crunch, and glue!” Anton-Steer encouraged her students.

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eBay Defense Bombs

by Christopher Peak | Dec 7, 2018 7:29 am | Comments (9)

Christopher Peak PhotoCan a man’s online search history be threatening enough to retroactively justify his homicide?

A defense attorney tried to present that argument by showing all the online auctions for brass knuckles, stun-guns and pepper spray that a man had been trawling through before his death.

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Pearl Harbor Memorial Park Dedicated

by Allan Appel | Dec 6, 2018 9:09 pm | Comments (3)

Allan Appel PhotoEarly on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, 19-year-old Electrician’s Mate Floyd Welch was pulling together the microphone and other equipment for church services on his ship, the U.S.S. Maryland, anchored, with a sister ship, two by two, along one of the inlets at Pearl Harbor.

Within a half hour of noise, confusion, and alarms, he and his 1,000 shipmates were at battle stations. Where he stood through the smoke on the forecastle, he saw a battleship lying on her side.

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Coders, Collab Chart Economy’s Next Moves

by Thomas Breen | Dec 6, 2018 12:08 pm | Comments (1)

Thomas Breen photosA new small business that sells portable martial arts “wooden dummies.” A new nonprofit that brings people together in Newhallville. A fireman-cum-software engineer using tech to support emergency responders. And a citywide push to teach residents how to code.

Those are a few local entrepreneurial initiatives to emerge this week as the city took next steps toward a future as an innovation economy.

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