EYN Womens Fellowship Appreciation Choir sings at Antioch Church of the Brethren in Woodstock.   Rich Cooley/Daily

Songs to share

WOODSTOCK — Members of the Antioch Church of the Brethren and other Woodstock parishioners spent a recent evening listening to the songs and tales of their Nigerian fellows — tales that included accounts of attacks by Islamic extremist group Boko Haram.

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Confederate flag flap

A Confederate flag flies outside Cedar Creek Mercantile in Middletown as a car passes along Valley Pike on June 23.    Rich Cooley/Daily
A Confederate flag flies outside Cedar Creek Mercantile in Middletown as a car passes along Valley Pike on June 23.    Rich Cooley/Daily

July 5, 2015

On June 25, the National Park Service issued a statement calling for the removal of items at park bookstores containing confederate Flags.

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Songs to share

EYN Womens Fellowship Appreciation Choir sings at Antioch Church of the Brethren in Woodstock.   Rich Cooley/Daily
EYN Womens Fellowship Appreciation Choir sings at Antioch Church of the Brethren in Woodstock.   Rich Cooley/Daily

July 5, 2015

WOODSTOCK — Members of the Antioch Church of the Brethren and other Woodstock parishioners spent a recent evening listening to the songs and tales of their Nigerian fellows — tales that included accounts of attacks by Islamic extremist group Boko Haram.

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Letter to the Editor: America doesn’t need open season on symbols

July 6, 2015

Truth to tell, and at the risk of further inflaming current hysteria, the horrific event in Charleston has been turned into a “gift that keeps on giving,” into a new battle flag/Confederacy paradigm. What was long dead and respected — even by Union veterans — has now been resurrected into something so loathsome and alive that it stands in the way of “justice,” is made culpable for the dissatisfaction of millions.

Froma Harrop: Too many people are crowding the great sights

July 5, 2015

ROME, Italy — On a recent June day, about 24,999 other tourists and I squeezed into the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel. Seeing the Vatican and its museums is one of the most visually magnificent experiences on Earth. Clearly, the word has gotten out.

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