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The followers of Jesus believed in his resurrection because they saw him alive after he died. They had a powerful testimony of firsthand evidence seen with their own eyes.
Connecticut employees should have all noticed a new deduction coming out of their paychecks by now, which took effect on January 1.
To say that 2020 was a difficult year for our local businesses is a bit of an understatement, and although flipping the calendar to a fresh new year certainly helps us to feel we are working with a fresh start, many businesses continue to face the same issues that they have been for months now.
2021 is here. Will it be just another year? If it’s just another year that won’t be bad because many will not have another year. The opportunity and privilege to have another year is the gift of life. Being alive and living your life is about as good as it gets. Aim for being alive this time…
Joe Biden or Donald Trump will never visit me in my home, stand beside me at the funeral home or dance at my wedding. I will not be receiving any calls from either of them to pray for me during sickness or to check on how my children are doing. I probably will never sit in a room with them t…
Halloween is typically a relaxed day for America’s kids to fill their coffers with candy. Children and adults often don their favorite wacky attire for a day of comic relief.
The Watertown Chamber and our affiliate, the Waterbury Regional Chamber, is an organization that has thrived on the power of bringing people together, of establishing connections and building relationships. The Covid-19 pandemic, and the social distancing parameters that have come with it, h…
Unemployed Americans need cash. We go to work in return for a paycheck. With unemployment we lose the paycheck. It’s a simple but very painful formula for millions of Americans.
September 29, 2020, was just another bad day in 2020. We thought that with Covid-19, unemployment, and riots in the streets of America’s cities it could not get worse. It did.
Give all Americans the option to buy into Medicare. I’ve paid into Social Security and Medicare my entire life. I’m still paying to be on plan B and supplemental coverage. I also pay for prescription insurance. I often feel like a coffee coupon from McDonald’s would pay for about as much med…
As the state and the town of Watertown look to rebound after much of the state closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we know safe and careful tourism will be a benefit to the economy.
How many friends do you have? Thousands? If you are on Facebook you may have close to 5,000 friends and tens of thousands of more “friends” via Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat or various other social media connections.
Don’t give in that you cannot do any better. You can do better if you put your mind to it. If you give up, then you don’t have a chance. The only people who do better and go forward are those who try. Everyone has the freedom to try.
Most of America has been addled from our normal lifestyle. Today, we aren’t sure what normal is anymore. Covid-19 has been and is like a walk in a wilderness where we have never ventured.
Over the past month, our community has seen upheaval and uncertainty, from event cancellations and school closings to empty store shelves for our most common items. Every one of us has seen constantly changing statistics and numbers regarding this global pandemic. We have all felt the impact…
Jonathan Sales passed away on February 24, 2020. He was a well-respected and admired seventh grade science teacher at Swift Middle School for the last four- and one-half years.
‘Tis the season for gifts, great meals, twinkling decorations – and shopping local. Why? The benefits come back to not only our businesses, but also to consumers and our community.
With Thanksgiving around the corner, it’s the perfect time to express my gratitude to our students for their hard work throughout the first quarter of the school year; our teachers, staff and administrators for their commitment to our students and the success of our district and to our famil…
One of the great joys of my role as director of the Watertown Oakville Chamber is to be able to shine a spotlight on wonderful leaders and businesses in our community.
A lot of us are faced with the impossible. We may have what seems to be impossible debts, physical illnesses, human relationships and vocational pressures.