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Putting brakes on distracted driving

April 27, 2016 When you’re driving and your phone makes that familiar “ding” sound, what do you do? Sadly, that’s a life or death questio. more »»

Assembly has bump in the road

April 26, 2016 Once a year, like clockwork, there is one thing you can depend on — a thick, slick opinion poll from New York state Assemblyman Andy Goodell. more »»

Memories from the farm

April 25, 2016 It has been said “Bloom where you are planted.” There is much to be cherished from this saying as are the memories of experiences. Memories serve as a treasury on which to build hopeful possibilities. more »»

History, memories of yesteryear fill the old Arkwright Grange

April 24, 2016 I have been discussing the Arkwright Grange Hall with my son for some time. Each time I visit “back home,” I drive by the hall and am saddened to see the state of disrepair. more »»

Tax will stabilize Ripley Library

April 24, 2016 Our libraries are an endless source of information. more »»

Learning starts early, continues for life

April 24, 2016 As I watch my new granddaughter, just two weeks old, I see her soaking in new sights, recognizing voices, figuring out how to eat; in short, learning. more »»

Some days are better than the other ones

April 23, 2016 When was the last time you went to see a dentist? The last few times I’ve gone to have my teeth cleaned and my insurance paid. This morning I went and had two teeth pulled. more »»

Plenty of happenings, opinions

April 23, 2016 So much has been happening locally and in the world recently that I couldn’t decide what to write about this week. So I picked a few that caught my interest and I hope they interest yo. more »»

Too many boots?

April 22, 2016 Someone entering my home might be surprised at all the boots in the entry. No, I am not holding a sale. In fact, each of the nine pairs has a use. All do get worn. more »»

Tough to reform party power

April 21, 2016 It’s quiz time. Who said, “The system is rigged”? Was it Donald Trump? Bernie Sanders? The answer is C: both of the above. The two candidates could not be more unalike. more »»

Mayor’s first milestone brings ‘surprises’

April 20, 2016 “The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep. more »»

Control is all about perspective

April 19, 2016 In our high school freshman class in general science, we were taught that you cannot create something from nothing. You must have something to start with. more »»

Values and times change

April 18, 2016 Many in the military — and those many references to how times have change. more »»

Still wasting your money

April 18, 2016 As the tax deadline approaches it’s once again time to consider how the federal government wastes our money. more »»

It’s a war for votes

April 17, 2016 Hearing the words campaign, planning, deception, strategies and tactics, the military is usually the first thing that comes to mind. Not this time. This time it is about politic. more »»

County needs more school aid

April 17, 2016 I read with great interest the article regarding Sen. Catharine Young’s response to a new report showing her vote on education funding would shortchange Dunkirk schools by $700,000. more »»

Sanders, Trump and we, the People

April 17, 2016 Now, more than any time in recent history of the United States, there is a backlash against the establishment political parties. more »»

Republicans must get serious

April 17, 2016 ABILENE, Kan. — Near America’s geographic center are a library and museum commemorating a native son of Kansas who won the country’s hearts as a war hero and successful president. more »»

Rising aid, higher taxes

April 17, 2016 New York state’s recently passed budget contained plenty of good news for school districts. “The 2016-17 budget contains a number of positive measures for schools,” said Timothy G. more »»

Stories and memories are meant to be shared

April 16, 2016 I had a surprise visit from Josie Christopher on Thursday. Every once in a while, she surprises me with some of her famous cookies. Well, Thursday, she was beaming with good news. more »»



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