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It is way too soon to know whether our region will be impacted by Isaias — the ninth named storm of 2020 — but certainly not to soon to sign up for weather alerts. 

As we have often reminded the public to protect against COVID-19 by wearing masks, social distancing, regularly washing hands and following all Centers for Disease Control guidelines, we would also remind readers to beware the heat.

On Jan. 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, announcing all persons held as slaves within the rebellious areas are and henceforth shall be free.

We are cautious about Facebook for various reasons that include fake names and profiles, deep fake images, falsified information, fabricated stories and just plain old lies. 

While local Memorial Day festivities have been canceled this year because of COVID-19 that does not mean Memorial Day is any less meaningful. 

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