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Wednesday, January 17, 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


Child Poverty Ken Cohen

To the editor:
Thanks Ken Cohen for pointing out my small 1 word err, using ‘and' instead of ‘or' though you added an ‘or' on each item, not so as listed under the NYS Office of Children & Family Services or Cuomo's websites as they state, as I listed and not listed in the enacted budget as I 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


Baking love

Historically, the women in my family have been exceptional bakers.
My Grandma Stabbert was a world-class baker. She made everything from Parker House rolls to mincemeat squares, and her kitchen was often filled with the aroma of baked goodies destined for the tummies of her many 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

Inspiring Messages

I hope to comfort those who are raising or about to raise a handicapped child by the following.
Welcome to Holland by Emily Pearl Kingsley
When you're going to have a baby, it's like planning a fabulous vacation trip to Italy. You buy a bunch of guide books and make wonderful plans. The 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

Gluten free dish is… delish

I hope that all of you are staying warm! I have been freezing this past week and there wasn't anything I wanted more than a hearty stew.
My good friend Alanah happens to be a workout coach, and she gave me an amazing recipe for her dish called “Meatball Stew.”
Not only is this dish insanely more

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