For early thru-hikers, steep hills and long distances were only part of the challenge. Author: David Hiscoe Publish date: Apr 12, 2019 The challenges of a starting an AT thru-hike in Maine in early summer are pretty straightforward: a brick wall of relentlessly steep mountains, bitter attacks by devil-hoards of black flies and mosquitoes, and epic sloshes through soggy terrain and beaver mud. But for David Hiscoe, on his southbound journey in 1973, things got even more interesting when, just over the New Hampshire border, he found the bridge over the Androscoggin River closed off and a half-mile of fast water in front of him. As we all know though, unusual challenges on the trail often lead to the most interesting people—and memorable lessons. In this excerpt from his new book, Take the Path of Most Resistance , Hiscoe recalls how he got across the river, and came away with a lesson he carried with him for the rest of his life. I’d made it through Maine, … [Read more...] about Excerpt: A Wild Encounter on the Appalachian Trail
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Jaclyn Reiss Globe Staff April 11, 2019 If you’re one of the many people around the region who rely on Stop & Shop for groceries, the news that Stop & Shop union workers walked off the job on Thursday might have left you scratching your head. About 31,000 workers, unhappy with contract negotiations with the company, last month authorized their labor leaders to call for a work stoppage. And on Thursday, union workers made good on that threat by leaving at 1 p.m.But what does all of this mean for the average Stop & Shop customer? Here, we take a look at some immediate questions that shoppers may have. How is my store affected? Advertisement The Globe is still working to determine which locations are specifically affected. However, if your store is located in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, or Connecticut, there is a good chance your local Stop … [Read more...] about What the Stop & Shop walkout means for customers
A PASSENGER was left mortified after a member of the cabin crew burst in on him while he was in the toilet because he had been inside for too long. Adil Kayani, 35, had reportedly been in the loo for more than 15 minutes when the male member of staff barged in on him. EasyJet said staff did it for "safety and security reasons". But Adil said he was mortified and was left "exposed" after the male staff member unlocked the door from the outside, while he was still on the toilet with his trousers around his ankles. Adil, a food wholesaler from Birmingham said: "There was a heavy knock on the door. I shouted 'I'll be out soon hold on a minute'. "But then the lock turned from red to green. Someone had opened it from the outside and forced their way in. "I was still sat on the toilet and I was completely exposed. "I shouted get out and he shut the door immediately. "They didn't do this to anyone else on the flight. It's not as if I was in the toilet for a long time. "I feel completely … [Read more...] about Passenger left mortified after easyJet cabin crew burst in on him while he was on the toilet
Shawn Windsor Detroit Free Press Published 7:30 PM EST Dec 19, 2018 Michigan football finally beat Ohio State in football … recruiting. And if you’re a fan of the Wolverines, what happened Wednesday on National Signing Day is a start. U-M hauled in promising prospects on both the offensive and defensive lines, speed on the edges — hello, Giles Jackson and Mike Sainristril; hopefully you will get the chance to catch the ball in space — and a highly regarded safety, Daxton Hill, who initially committed to the Wolverines, flipped to Alabama, then recommitted on signing day. Hill is the kind of player coach Jim Harbaugh hasn’t had quite enough of during his tenure. He is a 5-star safety with jets for legs that should help U-M's defense match up better when it plays teams like Ohio State. U-M football recruiting: Meet the Wolverines' 2019 recruiting class Getting him was a coup and shows the power of the … [Read more...] about Michigan acquires the speed it needs to knock off Ohio State
Editor’s Note: Ten days after this story about the death of Laura Levis was published on BostonGlobe.com, the leaders of Somerville hospital’s parent company, Cambridge Health Alliance, met with her husband, Peter DeMarco, at the Globe’s Boston office. DeMarco, who had talked about the story on NBC Nightly News and other outlets, had asked CHA nearly a month earlier to answer questions about his wife’s death. * * * SEPTEMBER 16, 2016, 4:23:59 A.M. 911 operator: “This line is recorded. Where is your emergency?” Laura: “I’m at Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “I’m sorry. Where are you?” Laura: “Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “OK, what’s the emergency?” Laura: “I’m having an asthma attack. I’m dying.” 911 operator: “Whereabouts are you at the hospital?” Laura: “Emergency room.” 911 operator: “OK.” Laura: … [Read more...] about Laura Levis was left to die outside an ER. Why were the doors locked?