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Columns
January 16, 2021
Ups & Downs for the week

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo spoke for 45 minutes on Monday, mostly stating the obvious – New York State is broke. He conveniently laid all the blame of the coronavirus and federal government – a move pretty much expected. The truth is NYS has been in a financial pickle for years and the Governor’s solution has […]

January 9, 2021
The Ugly American

We are the greatest nation in the world. We are an entitled people with a superior attitude, technology, social structure. American products, vehicles, steel, ice cream are the best. We are a  society of “free thinkers” who totally believe in the freedom of the individual to choose. We are a nation of laws. We are […]

January 2, 2021
It ain't what it used to be

“Progress is our most important product.” That was the advertising claim of the once powerful General Electric company, an American multinational conglomerate. The company lost a bit of its luster over the years, but is still considered in the top 20 overall. Once known for its light bulbs and media ownership, things have drastically changed. […]

January 1, 2021
Are you a Progressive

COLUMN FROM 12/27/20 issue Before you jump the gun and scream “No”, read on. Progressivism is a political philosophy in support of social reform. As an adjective: favoring or advocating progress, change, improvement, or reform, as opposed to wishing to maintain things as they are, especially in political matters: As a noun: a person who […]

December 5, 2020
Pulling out all the stops on Trump

Up to this point I have been rather reserved in my feelings for President Trump and all his “lemming followers” (?). Oh, yeah, I know there will be many Wayne County Republicans who will work up a lather after recognizing themselves in this column, but it is about time these words should be  shoved down […]

November 21, 2020
The story some don’t want told, but many do

This is one of those way-out marginal stories that should apparently never be written about, but is heavily discussed among Wayne County officials and those in the ‘know’. How does the Editor of the Times of Wayne County address allegations concerning Ken Miller, the Chairman of the Wayne County Board of Supervisors? On several occasions […]

November 14, 2020
The Great Flux

Look, this national division is nothing new. This country has been going through a flux for generations. Let me explain. Today, Democrats are seen as more liberal, Republicans as more conservative. Social consciousness is awakening big time. We have begun to understand more about racial, immigrant and male/female divisions and the effects they have on […]

November 7, 2020
Sounds like a good idea, ...but

Yes, no question the coronavirus has had an impact. Although most people in Wayne County have not been hit with the impact of many counties around the state and country, it is a safe bet there are many who have taken a hit in one way or another. The nightly news features people out of […]

October 30, 2020
The unusual happenstance of the court

Everybody in a tither about the recent vote to put Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court. I am not one of them. Yes, the Republican hierarchy, led by Senator Mitch McConnell bulldozed the nomination through. Yes, Republicans, in general, ate their own words by doing so. “I want you to use my words against […]

October 24, 2020
Animals

Avid and even occasional readers of this column know I have three dogs and consider them part of the family, rather that labeling them ‘pets’. I probably talk and discuss world situations with them as much as with Wife Patti, but get better responses from... Anyway, did you ever imagine/remember as a kid, going to […]

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Recent Obituaries

Countryman, Beverly Chase

WOLCOTT: Age 92, passed away at Newark Manor Nursing Home January 23, 2021. Beverly is survived by her daughter, Darlene Stell of Lyons, NY; son, Gary (Jacquelyn) Countryman of Wolcott, NY; grandsons, Steven Stell of Newark, NY, Chad (Keri Hammond) Countryman of Wolcott, NY and Adam (Dina) Countryman of Walworth, NY; great grandchildren, Mya and […]

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Main, Carl J.

PALMYRA/MESA, AZ.: Went to meet his judgment on January 7, 2021 at the age of 78. Carl was born on February 14, 1942 in Canandaigua, NY the eldest son of Harold K. and Clara Main, both deceased, of Palmyra, NY. He was also predeceased by two brothers Richard H. Main in 1965 and Floyd R. […]

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