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Friday, August 7, 2020



Turn around Don't drown

We are truly blessed to live in a part of the country with extraordinary natural beauty. Our rolling farm hills, secluded forests, freshwater lakes and meandering creeks and rivers attract visitors from all over the world. But mother nature must be respected as much as admired.
This week saw more


Refreshing change

To the editor:
What a refreshing change to read the column by the Democrat's newest writer, Hudson Cooper. It was interesting, informative and funny, unlike the “My Turn” column that was always full of ranting and raving, mostly about President Trump. No matter what the subject, it had to blame more

Inside Out

Teachers deserve a thank you, not a dose of shame

There's a peculiar sort of shame being thrown toward teachers of late. A certain set of essential workers, tired from working day in and day out in scary situations, have been complaining, loudly, that teachers scared to return to the classroom need to buck up and go back to work.
I can't more


Three Docs to watch

Documentaries are my favorite film genre and they seem to be everywhere these days, much to my delight. With streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu, there are more documentaries on demand than we could possibly watch. Here are a few worth checking out:
Athlete A tells the more

Long Ago

A happy birthday

On Wednesday our family celebrated the birthday of Anne Marie Willi, our “Ree”. As a family we are very careful to observe all the guidelines of the Coronavirus so we felt a small party was just the ticket for a celebration.
When Anne Marie was born on July 29, 1949 she could have posed as a more

Sense of Direction

Prescriptions gone awry

When my son, Michael came to pick me up to take me for a bone scan and a chest x-ray, I had the two prescriptions on the kitchen table along with my cell phone, ready to go.
Mike was also to take some paperwork to drop off at my daughter, Patricia's house. Somehow I walked out with the more

Here & There

The “Coach”

The Man, The Myth and The Legend touched so many lives.
Covering basketball and the game of sports we had the great pleasure of meeting and getting to know one of the greatest coaches to grace the local sports arena…Roscoe's Fred Ahart.
No matter where I met Fred it was always “good to see 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

Garden Fresh Zucchini Quiche

I've been putting my feelers out for a great zucchini recipe for all of my readers, since gardens are overflowing this time of year with both zucchini and squash.
My boyfriend's aunt sent me a wonderful zucchini quiche recipe that I just had to try, and it did not disappoint. I love that you 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

Lettuce eat

Sullivan County's farmers grow a large variety of fruits and vegetables. Most are very familiar to the consumer. However, with every growing season new varieties pop up complicating selections in the produce aisle.
For example, who is this guy named Rob and why are we suddenly eating his more

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