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Saturday, November 25, 2017



Be kind another

It sounds like something that shouldn't have to be said, but given a recent lawsuit in the county, and the tone of our national public discourse, it bears kind to one another.
A Sullivan County court last month ordered the Eldred Central School District to pay $1 million in more


What's disrespectful about kneeling?

To the editor:
Regarding Don Dittmer's Nov. 14 response to my letter I offer a counter-rebuttal. Dittmer refers to protest-kneeling by NFL players as “disgraceful,” yet the Flag stands to protect our right to engage in such peaceful demonstrations. His disdain for such activities seems to more

Inside Out

Talent shows should get a new name

I've been to a fair share of talent shows over the years. When you're a reporter in a small town, it's part of the job.
You carry your camera and your reporter's notebook into darkened auditoriums and gymnasiums, and you sit quietly and listen to the songs and the jokes, you watch the dance more


Lovely Fuel for the Journey

It is said that an army travels on its stomach. So do tour groups. Acknowledging that, the term “Scottish cuisine” doesn't immediately stir up visions of delectable foods. Mostly one thinks of the most iconic of Scottish foods—haggis, a sausage made of sheep parts. I will admit that I did have a more

Long Ago

A Worthy Goal

Two recent news stories attracted my attention as prime examples of our failure to teach moral values to our young people.
In the first case five young men, ages 14 to 17, thought it was a great idea to drop rocks on vehicles driving under an overpass. What form of skewed judgment would more

The Way I See It

B.A.T.S. In Liberty

There has been a lot of news on the creation of a Veteran's home located at 15 Dixon Street Liberty, New York. This home was donated to the New Beginnings Community Worship Center of Liberty. The Congregation thought of what would be the best possible use for this generous donation made by the more

Sense of Direction


When I was writing about foster children that I had sponsored through World Vision, my daughter said, “ What about Gregory? He was a foster child, wasn't he?” He wasn't actually a foster child . Here's how I got Gregory.
When I was 19 and working in the phone company in New York City, more

Here & There

What Thanksgiving is all about

For a lot of people, Thanksgiving has become a day to watch football, eat turkey and watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
We agree these are not bad things but many today still have strong beliefs that the most important part of Thanksgiving is giving thanks to God for the many blessings he more

Guest Editorial

Free speech and assembly

In view of the recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia and the issue of speech on our campuses, it is appropriate to discuss our constitutional rights to free speech, assembly, and to petition our government in the form of marches and protests.
In 1789 when James Madison drafted the first 10 more


As I see it …

For the last several weeks, I have been writing articles primarily against Mr. Trump. It has gotten to a point that I will simply be saying the same thing again. It is interesting to note that the folks who write in do not respond to the fundamental questions that I have raised in regard to the more

Cooking in the Country

‘Slow Cooker' provides an easy, delicious dish

Hello my faithful readers! I know I promised you restaurant-style stuffed mushrooms for the holidays. Unfortunately I haven't gotten in touch with the chef.
I promise I will have them at some point before Christmas! Stuffed mushrooms and my Great Aunt Annie's famous sugar cookies are on my more

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