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Commentary

Deer are daring this year

The 12-point buck was standing in the middle of Memorial Drive, a block from home. I braked about 15 feet away. He stood still. He looked at me, and decided to show me who was boss. Frankly, I was enjoying just looking back at him in all his big boy splendor. He was huge – the size that ...

Being grateful — even in worst of times

Probably the Thanksgiving I remember most was also the most miserable. We were fighting on the Vinh Te Canal in Vietnam along the Cambodian border. Friends had been killed or wounded, yet that didn’t stop the war from going on. Every night, it was our mission to continue to go out on ...

State’s generosity is misguided

The COVID relief funds for illegal aliens in New York state are almost depleted and unsurprisingly, open border advocates are wanting more additional taxpayer monies. In the spring, New York’s state legislature passed the excluded workers fund, which provided illegal alien applicants ...

Enablers are often those close to the home

Chemically dependent people always have families – wives, husbands, mother, father, son, daughter – and addiction to alcohol and other drugs touches all their lives. They have to live the pain and suffering of seeing their loved one destroyed by the addiction, and the disruption of family ...

‘Renegade’ council puts itself first again

I have some major issues as outlined by the treasurer and fiscal affairs officer on the council changes to the 2022 budget. This current council majority has decided against taking the advice of the paid experts from the city. The decision to pull out the garbage and refuse from the general ...

Family makes today special

Today is Thanksgiving, in my opinion is our greatest holiday. Thanksgiving is the holiday like no other that still brings families together from near and far to give thanks for the good things in life and to celebrate the meaning of family. Throughout our history beginning during the ...