Times Observerhttp://www.timesobserver.com/page/category.detail/nav/5054/Local Commentariesen-usTue, 30 Aug 2016 22:07:46 EDTTue, 30 Aug 2016 22:07:46 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssAdding insult (and newspaper work) to injuryhttp://www.timesobserver.com/page/content.detail/id/617723.htmlFor most of a week, two of the plants around my front porch were badly trimmed lumps. The azalea, second of two, and the previously 10-foot-tall pine shrub thing, were all that remained of my anniversary gift task.Mon, 22 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTA study of (a lack of) common sensehttp://www.timesobserver.com/page/content.detail/id/617700.html"Erie County WCO Michael J. Stutts Jr. reports that a woman at Presque Isle State Park was reportedly sitting on the beach putting peanut butter on her toes in an attempt to feed a coyote.Sat, 20 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTTeeth are like nails on a chalkboardhttp://www.timesobserver.com/page/content.detail/id/617695.htmlDude, teeth are gross. I hate everything about them. More than anything, I dread the day that my kids start losing their teeth.Sat, 20 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTReady or not, here comes schoolhttp://www.timesobserver.com/page/content.detail/id/617692.htmlThe opening of school is up in the air where I live. There is an ongoing contract impasse and the teachers have authorized a strike. They have worked under their old contract for two extra years. I only remember one other strike.Sat, 20 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTBrick by brickhttp://www.timesobserver.com/page/content.detail/id/617696.htmlThe long-awaited project began, finally, today. The Struthers Library Theatre, where I spend my workdays, is beginning an improvement project its first new construction since 191.Sat, 20 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDT