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Wednesday, October 17, 2018



Preventing a crisis

We have written many times about the opioid epidemic gripping Sullivan County and the nation. AccordingtotheNationalInstituteon Drug Abuse at the Centers for Disease Control, more than 79,000 people died in 2017 as the result of a drug overdose. Of all those deaths, more than 49,000 deaths were more


A clear choice

To the editor:
I am voting for Congressional Candidate Antonio Delgado because he shares my family's values. He was born and raised in Schenectady to blue-collar hard-working parents. He understands the challenges of families from our communities.
Delgado is in favor of universal health more

Inside Out

Don't vote unless you've Googled

Vote. I say it every year around this time. Vote because it's a duty of being an American citizen. Vote because it's a privilege of being an American citizen.
But I'm going to step back this year. At least halfway.
Vote ... if you've educated yourself on the election.
If you haven't, if more


LIFELINES: Clocks, Cake, and a True American Hero
Our last full day in Germany on our river cruise was a busy one. Viking Cruises usually include one tour each day, with the option to purchase additional offerings. We decided to add an afternoon tour of World War II battlefields to our German more

Long Ago

HiHo, HiHo, it's off to Youngsville I go

Yeah! Saturday I'm going to a craft fair in Youngsville. I'm looking forward to seeing old and new friends at the fire house there and spending the day.
I have fond memories of Youngsville. I'm so old I remember when Youngsville had its own school system and sports teams.
Basketball 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

Hold the Leaves

I got panicky after speaking to my cousin, Ron Boege, a couple of days ago. He lives in Hollis, New Hampshire and was commenting about the traffic tie-ups due to carloads of tourists viewing the fall foliage.
I won't be able to get to my country home for awhile. What if I don't get there in more

Here & There

We Congratulate Judge Kavanaugh

One of our columnists recently voiced his opinion views against Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
The Rev. Bill Banuchi, executive director of the New York Faith and Freedom Coalition in a press release offered a different take on the judge's confirmation for the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a frequent 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

Pear galette is to die for

As you all know, I am not much of a baker or sweets person, but oh. my. God. This pear galette is to-die for! This was also the first time ever whipping out my Kitchen-Aide and making homemade pie dough!
The dough was my absolute favorite part, I will definitely be using this recipe again! A more

My Turn

Baseball's All-time Drug Team

Baseball was my sport. It was all consuming. Whether playing it, watching it, or reading about it, baseball was IT! The race to see who got to the Sunday Sports Section first was an Olympic event. Baseball, unlike any other sport, was generationally tied together by statistics. Going thru them more

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