This Saturday: The Lonely Heartstring Band

LonelyHearstrings

On Saturday, March 14th at 7:30 p.m., The Blue Moon Coffeehouse in Rockland features The Lonely Heartstring Band. Born as a wedding band, they were hired to play only Beatles repertoire on traditional bluegrass instruments. It didn’t take long for them to start exploring other sounds and composing original music. The result is a sound…

Employer Costs for Employee Compensation for the Regions – December 2014

Employer costs for employee compensation in private industry among the four regions of the country ranged from $28.81 per hour in the South to $38.14 in the Northeast during December 2014, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. In the other two regions, hourly employer costs for employee compensation stood at $28.85 in the…

Norfolk County Reports on Feb ’15 Real Estate Activity

Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O’Donnell reported surprisingly strong housing and mortgage finance numbers in the Norfolk County real estate market for February 2015. “Despite historic levels of snowfall experienced in Norfolk County during the month of February, real estate sales and the average sale price of properties heated up and showed marked…

Athletics too offen wags the dog in the NCAA

Jordan Kobritz

In an effort to become or remain competitive on the field of play, too many schools have lost sight of their primary mission – education. The tail – athletics – too often wags the dog – academics. And that reversal of order is oftentimes endorsed by campus presidents. Until that mindset changes, the NCAA is…

Cohasset Senior Center in limbo

Today is National Freedom of Information Day. The local press (including us)  has been strangely silent on the deliberations being held on the new Senior Center located at 91 Sohier Street. That is mainly because Cohasset selectmen are not sharing their concerns about the now-built project with the public. Selectmen are holding an executive session on…

A Capitalism Primer- by Steve Casey

by Steve Casey The academic study of “civilization” is predominately a study of wars. The approximately 6000 years of recorded human history is dominated by nations becoming empires by conquering other nations, taking their wealth and either enslaving their people or demanding high taxes and tributes from them. The primary slavery in world history had…