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Columns
March 5, 2021
Looking back 30 years...the ice storm of 1991

This is a reprint my column from March 5, 1991 edition of the Times. DEAR DIARY· The Tragic Effects of a Storm on  a Newspaper Editor EDITOR’S LOG - STAR DATE 1057.7 SUNDAY, March 3, 1991  10:00 PM Dear Diary: I am tired. Finished newspaper deadline at 6:00 p.m. tonight. Looking forward to a  quiet […]

February 27, 2021
The 4-Party System

Life would be so much easier if we dropped the phony two party-Republican/Democrat system in favor of the four party: ‘Far Right Republican, Normal Centralist Republican’, ‘Far Left Democrat’, ‘Centralist Democrat’  parties. That way cult Trump followers would have their short-lived voices at the polls along with the sometimes Sanders followers. The centralists on both […]

February 20, 2021
Guns, wonderful guns

Before gun peeps get into a dizzy, relax, take a breath and just read and think. Let’s start out with the premise that those wonderful founding fathers were...human and not at all perfect. Geeps, some of them actually owned slaves, thought women were subservient and had no real concept of the wild future, human socializing, […]

February 13, 2021
The ARRRRG Factor!

After the use, by me, of colorful, yet constructive four letter words, the U.S. Postal Service (UPS) finally listened. Two weeks ago after one of those ZOOM online meetings with USPS officials (I was not asked to participate) Wife Patti and Daughter-in-Law Christy got the point across that a week after mailing the newspaper it […]

February 6, 2021
How about instead of "Parties", we call them "Gangs"

Anyone reading this column on a regular basis knows I think New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is a walking, talking idiot. His police, jail, arraignment policies are completely far left bullshit. He and the Democrat-controlled senate and assembly passed stupid laws without really consulting with police and municipal courts, State Republicans, or without any forethought […]

January 30, 2021
Dismantling Trump-era Regulations

From the very beginning, I was against many of the Trump-era regulations, signed with ease by the former president. Trump and his colleagues claimed the rise in jobs more than justified nullifying strict government policies, created over many years. Yes, folks, the former president claimed he created tens of thousands of jobs within months of […]

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 […]

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Recent Obituaries

VanHout, Tracey Lynn

MARION: Tracey passed away on February 20, 2021 at age 44.  She was predeceased by her daughter, Shaylynn Aubrey VanHout Caster; fiancé, Samuel Pergolizzi. Tracey is survived by her daughter, Abi (Louis Grayson) VanHout; parents, Gerald and Charlotte VanHout; siblings, Trevor VanHout; niece, Leah VanHout; aunt, Sharon (Steve) Smith; extended family and friends; beloved dog, […]

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Gallaher, James W. “Jim”

WALWORTH/ONTARIO: November 13, 1948 – February 27, 2021. Jim passed away due to complications from being struck, by a hit and run driver, on the night of February 28, 2006 while serving with the Lincoln Fire Department. Jim is predeceased by his parents Burrell and Alice, and his sister Barbara. Jim is survived by his wife […]

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