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Monday, October 23, 2017



Helping Puerto Rico

Here we are in the last week of September and there have been seven major hurricanes since the beginning of August. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, September 2017 has been the most active month for Atlantic-born hurricanes on record.
The latest one, Hurricane more


Sturm and Simpson endorse Hendrickson and Ryder

To the editor:
This November is a very important election for the Town of Bethel. As Supervisor and Deputy Supervisor, we encourage all voters to remember to vote for current Town Board members Lillian Hendrickson and Dawn Ryder.
A lot has been accomplished in the last 4 years in the time more

Inside Out

It really does take a village

There's this moment in time when you start screaming "stop, I want to get off the bus," but as you grasp for the lever, you realize there isn't one.
The photos on Facebook of teens in homecoming attire, teens you once knew as toddlers who were just beginning to sprout hair, will continue, no more


LIFELINES: We Visit a Shrine in the Holey Land
As faithful readers of this column may be aware, my husband John is a golfer. A serious golfer. One might say he is obsessed with golf. I might agree.
So I cannot overstate the excitement he felt on the third day of our trip to Scotland. more

Long Ago


The D.V.C.S. reunion on Saturday evening attracted more than 100 former graduates for an evening of food and fun at the Villa Roma.
Warren Miller, Don Hess, Richard Metzger and I represented the 1940s. I know there are other classmates around but we were the only attendees.
It was a joy 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

Foster Children

Two weeks ago I wrote about the new owner of the Roscoe Supermarket, who is from Bangladesh. The main reason my ears perked up when he told me he was from Bangladesh was because I sponsor a child through World Vision who lives in Bangladesh.
That was the reason I knew that through a study by more

Here & There

Use metal detectors at hotels and events

If metal detectors had been at all the entrances to the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas the tragedy that took place would have never happened.
But the major quest to welcome guests make security take a back seat to everything.
A metal detector is an
electronic instrument 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

Best Pumpkin Muffins ever

I'm going to start off with a warning: I am the world's worst baker. I burn all my cakes, my muffins come out raw, I just can't win. Give me a dinner recipe and I'll pass with flying colors, but desserts is something I have always struggled with.
However, I have found a fool proof recipe!! more

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