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When a local radio station shared a list of local towns with the “ugliest sounding names,” I couldn’t help but cringe. Many names on the list come from Native American words or … more
It’s around this time of year that you tend to see reminders pop up telling you that pets should spend no more than a few minutes outside in the cold. It’s good advice, and it’s … more
We’ve reached the stage of the pandemic where a child waking up with a sore throat creates a dilemma. Under normal circumstances in a New York winter, a sore throat isn’t necessarily … more
Has the deja vu settled in yet? That unsettling feeling that each person you pass could be the one pass along COVID-19 has been here before? It’s how we felt before the vaccines, before we … more
It's around this time of year that we tend to start looking back at the year that was. Considering what we've all been through since first learning the word "coronavirus" 22 months ago, it's tempting … more
It’s been a hard few weeks for American parents. On November 30, we drew in our breath and watched in horror as parents in Oxford, Michigan were thrust into the nightmare of a school … more
It’s around this time of year that drop-off boxes spring up around the county collecting everything from toys to food for people who are facing challenges due to poverty. Each year the boxes … more
Quick: Think of three things that have made you truly sad in your life. Did the exit of a school superintendent make the list? Didn’t think so. Lest any former superintendents feel slighted … more
I spent much of the ride to Thanksgiving dinner with my eyes focused on my phone, my mind working to distract itself with anything besides the adventure we were undertaking. This was, after all, … more
The text came in the middle of the day. I checked my phone, expecting to see the usual: A request that I pick up yogurt when I went to the grocery store, a reminder from my teen that they were … more
It’s almost become instinctive. You cough in the middle of a Zoom meeting and quickly announce, “Don’t worry. It’s not COVID.” Not that they could catch it anyway. … more
Paging through the Democrat’s recent Pride publication for the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce, I spotted something unexpected. Did I see that the Chamber had named a 45-year-old a … more
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