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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Opinions

Editorial

Get the bag

Today is Valentine's Day, so we wanted to show some love to a concept which often generates the opposite emotion ... change. One particular change to our daily routines, the state's single-use plastic bag ban, goes into effect next month.
The law was signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo last year as a ...read more


Letters

Jackie Horner

To the editor:
With sadness, respect and fond memories we read of Jackie Horner's passing.
Before we screened Dirty Dancing in August, 2017 at the Callicoon Theater to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of the film, we contacted Jackie to see if she would be interested in hosting ...read more


Inside Out

It's OK to say no

It's not the sort of email you hope to get, and yet I was grateful all the same.
The would-be client had opted to hire another photographer who offered a different service. Sometimes that happens. My services are unique, and I have learned to stick to what I know and what I am good at. ...read more


Lifelines

Winning Movies

The Golden Globes, the SAG Awards, the BAFTAs and the Academy Awards have come and gone, and I guess all the favorites won, with the semi-surprise exception of ‘Parasite' taking the award for Best Picture.
I saw Korean director Bong Joon-ho's film ‘Parasite' and it was an amazing, dark and ...read more


Long Ago

Where Is Our Conscience, America?

My question today concerns every driver on the road. Much of our behavior as drivers is selfish and self-serving.
A recent accident in New York City highlights the behavior of a driver. A man driving a BMW struck two men killing them both and casually drove away. What could the driver have been ...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

Always speak to strangers

The first and only cruise Jim and I ever went on was one to Alaska. The ship was embarking from Seattle Washington.
We stayed at a Holiday Inn the night before and we asked the man taking care of our bags where he was from and found out it was Cambodia. He said he was so glad to be living in ...read more


Here & There

NJ North Coast Golf Show starts Feb. 28

Headlining the interactive displays this year at the Feb. 28-March 1 New Jersey North Coast Golf and Travel Show will be the Pitch To Get Rich short game competition, The Golf Darts and the Free Play Golden Tee Lounge offering free golf video games.
Also the Long Putt Challenge which features ...read more


Guest Editorial

The Real Problem with New York's Criminal Justice Reform

All of New York State is abuzz lately with the term “Bail-Reform.” In reality, so called bail reform is just a small part of the larger criminal justice reform package that was rammed through the legislature last year by hiding it in the text of the annual state budget. We first got a hint of what ...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

Homemade Whole Wheat Pizza

My very good friend last night made a whole wheat pizza crust instead of your typical regular dough. I could not even tell that it was whole wheat rather than “regular”. In fact, I might say it was even better than regular!
Her key is adding garlic powder, olive oil, and sugar to the dough, and ...read more


My Turn

Evolution

Do they teach Darwin's theory anymore or have the fundamentalists won out? This article has zero to do with that but is all about an event that has become part of the fabric of our society and judging by its popularity seems more important than any science subject will ever be; the evolution of the ...read more






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