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Wednesday, May 23, 2018



Happy Mother's Day!

We hope you haven't forgotten, but Mother's Day is this Sunday. When you mention Mother's Day to people, the more cynical among us might say it's just a commercialized holiday, manufactured by Hallmark Cards to make money. Most of us understand it means so much more than that.
President more


NRA School of Future

To the editor:
I read that more children have been shot down in our schools in the last 2 years than all our military in the Middle East conflicts together and not by foreign terrorists but by other white kids!
Looks like we either outfit our kids in military gear or wait for them to be old more

Inside Out

Tell the parents. Now.

Her son got an invite to City Hall. It's a big deal for a little boy.
His daddy won't be able to make it though. That's because the invite came via the little boy's school, issued just a few days before the mayor will throw open his office door and usher in the student of the month.
His dad more


Set the Alarm—the Wedding Is On!

I'm setting my alarm for 4:30 a.m. this Saturday. Why? Because royal wedding bells are going to chime, and I don't want to miss a moment of it. In case you've been living under a rock, this Saturday American Meghan Markle is marrying Prince Harry over in Jolly Old England. I can't wait!
Royal more

Long Ago

Fifth grade prophecy

My visits to Callicoon, once my physical home and now my home in my heart, bring back wonderful memories of the past. One of my fondest memories concerns my teacher and mentor, Lena Buddenhagen.
Lena, one of the famed beautiful Zimmerman sisters, was an inspiring teacher. Her classroom for 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 about to take a trip overseas I often get told by casual friends to bring them back something. I dislike shopping even for myself and I certainly don't get inspired to shop while I'm on vacation for people I hardly know.
I do hit souvenir shops while on vacation but don't tell me to pick more

Here & There

Marijuana is a drug

Marijuana is a hallucinate drug but in a new Quinnipiac University poll released New York voters strongly support legalizing small amounts of marijuana for recreational use.
The changing attitudes come as Gov. Andrew Cuomo has softened his stand on the issue and candidates for governor Cynthia 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

A time to celebrate

Guess what? Today I graduated with my Masters! It really has been a long time coming. I have been working on my Masters now for about 3 years.
Do you know what goes great with celebrations? A fruity sangria!
The sangria I am about to tell you about is different than all the others.
Why? more

My Turn


According to a new Harvard study, the U.S. has the lowest life expectancy and the highest infant mortality rate of all developed countries. We've achieved this distinction by having the opportunity to pay nearly double the cost for healthcare and prescriptions per person than all developed more

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