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Friday, September 25, 2020



Climate week

This week, global leaders gathered for Climate Week NYC. The summit was the largest of its kind that will be taking place in 2020. This year, they shifted their focus to rebuilding after COVID-19 and the pursuit of a net-zero future.
Climate Week NYC also has an events program which allows more


Character v. Policy

To the editor:
Whatever anyone thinks of Joe Biden's policies, he's widely regarded as a good and decent man, even from across the aisle - former Defense Secretary, Robert Gates, and staunch Trump supporter, U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, to name just two.
Whatever anyone thinks of Donald more

Inside Out

The forgetting is the easy part

I like the mornings the best. Sometimes I wake up, and I've forgotten. I let the dogs out. I let the dogs in and feed them, let them out yet again.
If it's a weekend, I can keep up this quiet rhythm of normal for nearly an hour, sometimes even two, puttering around the house, dumping the compost more


Callicoon, Emmy, and Vote

Callicoon was in the national spotlight, albeit indirectly, this week when longtime resident and actor Mark Ruffalo was honored with an Emmy for Lead Actor in a Limited Series for his dual performances as brothers Dominick and Thomas Birdsey in the HBO series “I Know This Much Is True.”
Of more

Long Ago

A light along the way

As I observe the behavior of our younger citizens I rethink some of the guidelines that have served me well. Many of us were goal-minded in our teens and twenties.
As today's youth set out on their life journey they too need to establish goals they can accomplish. The goals may change but they more

Sense of Direction

Believe it or not

When I was 10 years old, I didn't believe in God. I attended Sunday school at what was then called the Dutch Reformed Church in Callicoon Center and had the little pin we received for perfect attendance the first year and then a string of bars attached for each year thereafter. I didn't tell anyone more

Here & There

They don't like losing money

The National Football League (NFL) recently decided to roll back its objection of players kneeling during the national anthem.
Now that the NFL has had a change of heart, teams continue to show support for causes that fight inequality and brutality but many fans don't agree with their more

Guest Editorial

I know how painful racism is. But we can't give up on voting

I've cried many a tear as a black man in America. Sometimes, it is the only way to process the fact that, in the eyes of so many, I'm a walking threat for no reason other than the blackness of my skin. And it's been this way for as long as I can remember. I'll never forget my mother telling me when more

Cooking in the Country

Chicken and Veggie Enchilada Casserole

Happy Fall, everyone! I don't know about you, but fall and winter put me in the mood for chili and casseroles.
I remember as a little girl my mother would make just about every casserole there is to make, and now that I'm grown and busy, there's nothing I appreciate more than a casserole that I more

My Turn

Time to say goodbye

I loved writing ‘My Turn'. Having a platform to express my opinions was a gift not many get the chance to experience. Lately it has been challenging to come up with interesting and new issues to write about. The well is going dry so to speak.
Probably more of a factor though is that as 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


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

Random Thoughts

The puck stops here

Professional sports are back with covid modifications. Baseball teams are only playing 60 games with various rule changes. Basketball also has a limited schedule and all players are housed in a sequestered area of Disney World far removed from their families and Mickey Mouse.
The National more

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