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I took these pictures today, Sunday, April 11, and it looks worse in person. I had my 10 year old and 3 year old with me as we took a refreshing rainy day walk around our town. After lunch at a local restaurant, we decided to walk home by the way of Austin Park. To our shock, the park was ga…

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As families throughout the state have tightened their budgets throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to prepare for an uncertain future, the Majority has decided now is the time to become more cavalier than ever in their spending. Worse yet, by increasing spending to historic levels, we may have l…

H.R. 1 recently passed the House of Representatives and is on its way to the Senate. It is a fantastic bill that expands voting rights and will do something that real people of all parties have been complaining about forever: get more people to vote and participate in our democratic system.

The view this month is truly spring. We opened up our beehives to check on them. We are now certain spring is very close. We found drone cells. They are a bit larger than the cells that female eggs are laid in.

So it is mandated that you “must have your photo ID, your current address, your phone number” in order to get the COVID vaccine, but why not also mandate that you “must have your photo ID, your current address, your phone number” in order to vote in ANY election? Wouldn’t it be considered ra…

This is an article I felt the need to write. I have discussed this with many people and the consensus is Gov. Andrew Cuomo has caused and created much havoc in our state. So many people’s lives and livelihoods have been touched by his actions. It is believed that he started off trying to kee…

In a video, former U.S. Rep. Chris Collins said, “You may know me as a former member of Congress, a former inmate at the federal prison camp in Pensacola, Florida, pardoned by President Trump on Dec. 22, now home with my family. I have a lot to share with my many years experience in the busi…

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My day began as a casual Monday morning visit with some of the other preschool moms. It was March 16, 2020, and we lingered around a bit after drop-off to catch up from the weekend. After a quick conversation we all parted ways, as we normally did, to run errands during the two-hour gap whil…

In his recent letter, “27th District residents deserve better (March 10),” William Fine opines that he is upset because our Republican Congressman, Chris Jacobs doesn’t vote for partisan Democrat legislation in Washington.

WASHINGTON (Tribune News Service) — In these pandemic days, when social distancing is not just polite but public policy, you would think famous former government officials, whose titles alone could fill a place to capacity, would know better than to cluster enthusiastically just to help an o…

Early in my career, I was sent to training with one of my coworkers. We were at dinner one night and he told a story about his grandmother, who was born to sharecroppers in the South, and her parents had been born into slavery. This stunning revelation made me realize that the horrible trage…

State vaccine response is not good enough. From the shameful and disgusting way the most vulnerable have been kept away from their loved ones and put into death centers, while they die alone, with no family members around to hold their hand while they take their last breath, to only a few ac…

NEW YORK — Black History Month challenges all of us to learn, reflect and understand many things about the Black American experience, among them the Tuskegee Syphilis Study. This outrage, perpetrated by the U.S. Public Health Service, was not conducted for a year or even a decade — it went o…

Thank you to the Barre town board for listening to feedback from ALL residents and passing an update to the wind ordinance. You have worked diligently for almost a year to ensure that the wind ordinance allows for responsible wind energy development and protects residents.

ALBANY — New York state’s history is also the history of newspapers and magazines, from the earliest single-page colonial broadsheets of the 1600s to trend-spotting magazines about modern life in the world’s most exciting city.

The $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill had very little Covid relief in it. The majority of the money goes to everything but Covid related items. Every person in America gets $600 dollars in exchange for $5,800 dollars of more debt. Some day the bill for all this pork spending will come due and …