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Monday, January 22, 2018



Making a smart choice

District 1 Legislator Luis Alvarez was re-appointed as chairman of the legislature last week, and the move was a good decision. In his first two years since taking office, Legislator Alvarez has shown himself to be an effective and hands on leader. Alvarez and his wife moved to Liberty from the more


Overthinking Staggered Terms

To the editor:
I'm glad county legislators are considering staggered terms, but judging from the press coverage of deliberations, it appears they may be over-thinking it.
It's true that different solutions exist, each with drawbacks and advantages. Over-stressing the drawback of any one more

Inside Out

New year, new you, new mission for all that stuff

It's that time of year when we clean. New year. New you. New promises to ourselves not to hold onto pants we haven't been able to wear in five years because it's really time to give up the ghost.
As we divest ourselves of clothes, old cellphone boxes and receipts for groceries purchased some more


LIFELINES: Incurable Anglophilia
I am an Anglophile. I love all things British and have for a very long while, since I discovered my first Agatha Christie novel. Thank goodness for PBS, which has, throughout the years, kept me plied with first-rate British series including the aforementioned more

Long Ago

A Good Laugh

Sometimes when you visit a friend to play cards you get a marvelous surprise. On New Year's Eve two years ago a few friends and I had been invited to Nita's house to play cards.
Nita is a wonderful hostess. She usually has meatballs or pizza all prepared waiting for consumption by her hungry 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

Jimmy's Memorial Service

My son's memorial service was postponed because of the frigid temperature and high winds on January 6th. It was held on the following Saturday, January 13th instead.
The weather forecast was better but the things that could go wrong couldn't have been forecast but went according to Murphy' Law. more

Here & There

Disgraced Spitzer Was A Former Attorney General

In our column last week where we talked about the U.S. Census Bureau painting a poor picture with statistics showing that New York State is losing more residents than any other state in the country we mistakenly made reference to disgraced Governor Eliot Spitzer in what readers could have thought 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

One of my favorite things: Chicken Marsala

Hey y'all. This week I decided to make one of my favorites for the first time. Chicken Marsala! It is so delicious and so much easier than I thought.
This recipe will make four servings, but I doubled this recipe so we had leftovers for lunch. This recipe calls for 4 skinless, boneless chicken more

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