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September 2016 Archives

School's use of librarian's gift comes under fire

It is a four and a half hour drive northeast of Queens to the tidy University of New Hampshire campus. If you make the trek, you might pause for at least a moment to gaze at the new scoreboard at the school's football stadium. The school has come under fire from critics unhappy with the decision to use $1 million of a surprisingly large estate gift from a frugal New Hampshire librarian.

Gene Wilder's privacy, wealth raises estate planning issues

The great comedic actor Gene Wilder recently passed away from Alzheimer's disease complications at 83 years old. He wanted people to best remember him for the laughter he brought audiences in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles, among others, so he kept his condition out of the public eye.