A New Editor Takes the Reins of the Struggling’Burlington Free Press’ | Media | Seven Days

click to enlarge Luke Awtry Aki Soga at Free Press headquarters in Williston Playful pit bulls, White House holiday traditions and summer reading reviews: That’s the skimpy fare provided these days by the once-proud Burlington Free PressIt’s a jarring step down from the news and analysis that once made the state’s flagship newspaper a must-read. … Read more

Honoring Juneteenth in the Valley beyond the holiday | Culture

Represented by colors of red, green and black, June 19 — also known as Juneteeth — celebrates when the news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached the last slaves in Texas in 1865. If you want to take part in observing this holiday, here are local places to visit and movies to watch in order to … Read more

Great Minds Learning Center helps families navigate pandemic learning | News

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‘Juneteenth is tricky’: Companies reckon with how to observe the holiday

It’s been only a year since Juneteenth, a day that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States, was designated a federal holiday. But there’s already growing concern about whether it’s being honored in the right way by corporations and consumers alike. The June 19 holiday — officially observed on June 20 this year … Read more

The taste of Juneteenth | Food Features

click to enlarge On June 19, 1865, General Gordon Granger arrived with federal troops at the far reaches of what was then the settled boundary of freshly united United States of America. The reading of General Order No. 3, that all enslaved persons were now free, sparked As Springfield historian Kathryn Harris put it, “What … Read more

More than 20 New Jersey school districts will close for Diwali; the Hindu community wants to expand it statewide

As more than 20 New Jersey school districts move to observe a Hindu holiday in the upcoming academic year, efforts by religious leaders could expand recognition throughout the state. Rajan Zed, president of the Universal Society of Hindiusm, wrote a letter urging New Jersey state officials to adopt Diwali as an official holiday in all … Read more

It happened, but not recently: May 25, 1972 | News

Jeff Poole Much of the front page of the May 25, 1972, Orange County Review featured the upcoming Town of Orange Centennial that is just weeks away. Town of Orange Centennial Centennial chair James Cortada announces this week that with the celebration a little more than a week away, “We’re getting the loose ends tied … Read more

Local organizer contextualizes the Memorial Day holiday for his community | Local

“When I see the pictures of the kids who died in Uvalde, Texas, I see the same faces of our little kids who come to our after school program, and our Latino kids who go to school here in Columbia,” said Eduardo Crespi, the director and co-founder of Centro Latino. Centro Latino is a non-profit … Read more

Anderson, other districts, conclude 2021-22 school year ahead of holiday weekend | Education

ANDERSON — Tenth Street Elementary School second-grader Tanner Dixon, 7, started out using a wheelchair exclusively but was able to stand three times a week using an assistive device a few months later. On Thursday, his teacher Laura Bodiker strapped him into a lime green walker that looked like a combination between a race car … Read more