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Friday, January 18, 2019

Opinions

Editorial

One step forward

Congress may soon accomplish something that many thought was impossible -- bipartisan leg- islation.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell an- nounced this week that the Senate would take up a vote on a bill aimed at reforming the nation's criminal justice system. Many provisions in the Senate ...read more


Letters

Balancing Priorities Is a Never-ending Challenge

To the editor:
I'm often heard telling folks that it's important we “take care of our own”: that we pay County employees a living wage that doesn't require them to be lining up at our Social Services office just to put food on the family table - or just as bad, taking their skills elsewhere. ...read more


Inside Out

A lesson for procrastinators out there

We've all heard the warnings about procrastination. It's bad for your work, bad for your reputation, and (if you believe some studies) even bad for your health.
Is it though?
Allow the following to be a warning for all of you out there who have made a promise to yourselves that 2019 will be ...read more


Lifelines

LIFELINES: A Tale of Two Woodstocks
Remember Woodstock? It hardly seems possible that it has been 50 years since we gathered at Yasgur's farm for three days in August. Fifty years? Good grief! It's enough to make a sweet young thing (such as myself) feel old.
But anniversaries should be ...read more


Long Ago

The joy of reading

Today the topic is the wonders of reading. I am thinking not just of the words we read with our eyes but the deeper emotions and actions we read with our hearts and minds.
My early experience in reading was a series of small books of poetry. I memorized several of the verses of various authors ...read 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 ...read more


Sense of Direction

Resolutions - Old and New

Like most people I have a problem sticking to my New Year's resolutions. One year I made a resolution not to make any more resolutions but I didn't even stick to that one. My standard resolution is to be on time. Let's face it, if I was successful I would never need to make that one again. It's an ...read more


Here & There

Get 10% Off Your Electric Bill

For years I have wanted solar to help cut down the monthly cost of my electric bill but I was unable to access solar energy because my rooftop was shaded. I had almost given up until I learned about community solar.
Delaware River Solar provides community solar and there are no solar panels on ...read more


Guest Editorial

Honoring those who served

Veterans Day is November 11th. It's one of this nation's foremost National Holidays. A Day set aside to pay honor and to offer a “Grateful Nation's" salute to our living veterans from all wars and conflicts.
The most respected category of people in our country should be our veterans, and not ...read more


Verdict

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 ...read more


Cooking in the Country

A great breakfast recipe

There is just something about lapping up a runny egg with carbs such as focaccia bread that makes me the happiest person on earth.
Chrissy Tiegen's cookbook just speaks to me, with her love of meat and cheese and everything that is ‘unhealthy.' Ideas that I only thought I had, but now I feel ...read more


My Turn

Luxury Tax

When you hear the term ‘Luxury Tax' most of us sports junkies know it applies to the world of Baseball. Teams whose payroll exceeds a certain amount are penalized. This was created to prevent the wealthy teams from dominating. Now I could care less what teams spend or if this tax has had the ...read more






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