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Sunday, January 19, 2020



Realizing his dream

Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. As we observe this Federal Holiday, it's important to think about the state of our country and the legacy of the man this day recognizes.
It's been nearly 57 years since King stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and extolled the virtues of equality, more


Starting to see the light?

To the editor:
It is nice to see some conservatives (The Lincoln Project) and Evangelicals (Christianity Today, Mark Galli) finally acknowledge what has been obvious for a while, that their embrace of the most hateful, divisive, incompetent, immoral and corrupt president in history might impose more

Inside Out

Can you hear the tourist?

So, you're from the Big Apple?
I know I can't be alone in fielding this one. It's a query that comes frequently when you share that you hail from New York, that common non-New Yorker habit of forgetting that it's an entire state dropping you suddenly into a geography lesson.
Shuddering, I more


Why the Democrat Matters

Next week I have the great pleasure of going into my granddaughter Adeline's kindergarten class to talk about our family's tradition of journalism and newspaper publishing. These young students are growing up in the digital age of media and 24-hour news cycles. I am eager to share the important more

Long Ago

The love of friends

Some of the greatest gifts I have ever received are the friendships I share with family and friends. I have always tried to practice the motto “To have a friend, be a friend.”
It isn't difficult when you meet someone for the first time, to offer a smile and a firm handshake. And those simple 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

Lost, Found and Lost Again

In my last column I mentioned some bumps I was encountering appealing to food markets for donations for the Martin Luther King birthday commemoration on January 20. Instead of getting all the bumps smoothed out I hit some new wrinkles.
My fellow committee members have been a big help to me. My more

Here & There

State Faces Deficit But Legislators Gets Raise

In 2020 state legislators will examine whether to turn to New York residents and businesses for more tax revenue but meanwhile New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will become the nation's highest paid Governor thanks to a pay raise approved by lawmakers as part of the new state budget.
Assembly Speaker more

Guest Editorial

Light in the Darkness

It is very common for winter holidays to have lights involved in their celebrations. For Christmas, people decorate their trees and houses with lights. Kwanzaa involves a candle lighting ceremony. Las Posadas, celebrated in Mexico, Guatemala and parts of Southwestern US, involve candles inside a 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

Some Good Advice

I get readers that message me about recipes they have tried or recipes they want me to try. Some emails are good, some bad, but I am thankful for everyone that reaches out because it pushes me to become a better home chef and writer.
Recently, I received an email from a woman who made the more

My Turn

Yes, Me Worry

The Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress is a non- for- profit organization whose mission, in short, is to promote the growth and vitality of the Hudson Valley. This past October they released a report that focused on trends in the Mid-Hudson over the next ten years with Sullivan County (SC) being more

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