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Thursday, April 27, 2017



Make every day Earth Day

Last Sunday we celebrated Easter, seen by some as a rebirth, a new beginning. Upon driving home from Easter brunch, we were sharply and severely brought down from the high of spending quality time with our family on a glorious day when, alongside Route 17 in Monticello and Rock Hill we spotted more


The smoking issue again

To the editor:
Cigarettes or alcohol? Every so often it's about one or the other and taxes!
This time it's about age. Someone pointed out an 18 year old can go in the Armed Forces and learn several ways to kill a person without a gun. They can drive a car, they can hunt with firearms, they more

Inside Out

Don't wait for permission to sleep late

I overslept. Not by a few minutes, not even by an hour or two. I'd been lying in bed, listening to the sounds of the house for 15 minutes or so when I rolled over to pick up my phone.
The time: 10:53.
I had been due at someone's house 23 minutes earlier.
There was a time when I didn't more


Driving on the Wrong Side

Our next-to-last day in Dublin was bound to be an adventure since my son-in-law Peter had gamely volunteered to drive us all (husband John, daughter Liz, granddaughter Adeline, and me) around Ireland for the day. Early Saturday morning, we all piled into a Kia equipped with automatic transmission more

Long Ago

Cuisine a la the ‘30s

One of the best things about growing old are the memories that still live in your mind. Today I am thinking of our childhood in the 30s.
Our early years were lived in very difficult times in our country. The early 30s were times when women learned to stretch a pound of chopped meat to feed a 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

Wednesday and Saturday

immy has a new aide from Ghana and his name is Kwaku. I have a new smart phone that I can speak into when I want to text someone. The first time I texted about Kwaku it came out as “ Jimmy has a new aide and his name is quite cool,” which is true because it is a cool name. The next time I texted more

Here & There

Stop using burn barrels

Take a ride on some of Sullivan County's rural roads and there you will find how some folks take care of their own personal garbage. Just the other day as evening was approaching a drive to one part of our county discovered at least five burn barrels in use.
State environmental officials more

Guest Editorial

S.C. Law & Order - Part 1

The opening of a very popular television show says “In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups, the police who investigate crime and the district attorneys who prosecute the offenders.”
The District Attorney is a Constitutional Public 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

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