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Can Animals Read Human Behavior?

Can Animals Read Human Behavior? A Social Skills Experiment Students at Barnstable Academy find out first hand. By Lizanne M. Coyne For the second straight year, Barnstable Academy teamed up with Cassie, golden retriever and her trainer, Mrs. Susan Alpert for a morning of dog therapy education and social interaction. […]


Charlotte Bronte: A Fiery Heart

Claire Harman. Charlotte Bronte: A Fiery Heart. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2016 As reviewed by Ted Odenwald In 1857, British novelist Elizabeth Gaskell wrote a masterful biography of her friend, Charlotte Bronte, who had died two years earlier at the age of 39. As new materials were discovered over […]


Pony Visit at Christian Health Care Center

Pictured, left, is Barbara Allegretta of Oakland, who volunteers to bring her pony, Prince Gallahad, to visit residents at Christian Health Care Center (CHCC) in Wyckoff. Pictured, right, is Heritage Manor Nursing Home resident Susan Cheney, who much enjoyed meeting “Laddie.” CHCC encourages pet-therapy visits because studies show that interaction […]


On the Job – September 19, 2016

AUGUST 27: While on patrol, Officer Joseph Noury initiated a motor vehicle stop on Ramapo Valley Road that resulted in the arrest of a Montrose, NY resident for multiple active traffic warrants issued from the Roxbury Municipal Court. The 58-year-old male was taken into custody, processed, and later released on […]