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Thursday, August 24, 2017



The scoop on poop

Have you ever walked out of your house in a chipper mood, began the short walk to your car and suddenly you spot some presents from a pup that the owner didn't pick up? Yes folks, we're talking about poop.
According to an article titled, “5 Things You Didn't Know About Dog Poop,” on more


Offending History

To the editor:
The debate over the removal of statues honoring Confederate leaders and events is being framed in terms of whether it is appropriate to "erase history," as some phrase it. History should be remembered, although not necessarily reverenced; but this debate misses the point.
The more

Inside Out

Let them help

The question came in through a private message on Facebook. An old friend knew of a family struggling to buy school supplies. Did I know of any programs that could help?
I didn't.
But I did know people who might. I removed the identifying information and put the query out to my Facebook more


Lifelines - August 18

Going to School Since 1957
As this summer comes to a close, I am not getting ready for school for the first time since 1957. It's quite a change in routine, and not a totally unpleasant one. I have to say that I am getting used to enjoying my freedom.
I have been enjoying this summer, doing more

Long Ago

You can go home again

Despite the warning from Thomas Wolfe, who wrote “You Can't Go Home Again,” I believe you can go home again.
Do I mean returning to “Rocks 'n Trees” on Route 97 where we lived so happily for many years? Of course not. That home is now someone else's to care for and love.
I mean the going 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

Country Time

I attended a couple of band concerts in Callicoon Center and there are still two more to go, one on the 23rd and the final one on the 30th. An added attraction is the great coffee and homemade desserts and the pie raffle, compliments of the Firemen's Auxiliary.
During my time in the country I more

Here & There

Baseball flows through my bloodstream

The summer months gives me the opportunity to see future major league players in action and we make sure these events get on our priority list.
Here & There went on the road August 5 to PNC Park, the home of the Scranton-Wilkes Barre RailRiders, the triple A farm team of the New York more

Guest Editorial

BKAA - 45 years of protection

The year 1972 was a pivotal benchmark for both the Basha Kill Area Association (BKAA) and Bashakill Wildlife Management Area (WMA), as the BKAA was founded and the WMA was established by New York State following passage of an Environmental Quality Bond Act.
Ever since, the organization and 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

Lemon Chicken

Last week I wrote about my famous lemon-tarragon chicken. This week is a similar recipe, but it's much easier, and was passed down to me from my mother. As kids, we always begged my mom to make this for us on birthdays or special occasions. We were blessed with a mom that knew how to make meatloaf, more

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