Dark week for America stirs emotions locally


Kaiden Ogden, a kindergartener and member of the YMCA’s afterschool program, carried a sign whose anti-bullying message resonates after recent hate crimes.
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ELLSWORTH Give peace a chance.” It’s a mantra for most every religion and was a refrain for the Beatles. But what are the chances after a week of hate crimes?

A mass shooting, this time at a Pittsburgh synagogue, left 11 worshipers dead on Saturday.

Two African-Americans were killed while shopping at a grocery store on Oct. 24. Authorities are investigating the shooting as a hate crime.

Cesar Sayoc Jr. of Florida, charged with sending pipe bombs to prominent Democrats through the mail last week, described himself as “a white supremacist who dislikes gays, African-Americans, Jews and anybody who isn’t…

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