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Columns
July 25, 2020
The stock market is good, therefore the economy is good, right?

The very simple answer is NO! Have you ever noticed how, when a news story breaks, the stock market will quiver? A president, politician, federal employer makes a statement, an oil ship is commandeered, or a skirmish breaks out around the world, all have a say on the floor of the stockexchange. Employment numbers are […]

July 17, 2020
The Truth about Social Security

After an exchange on social media concerning Social Security, I thought it was time to break some long misconceptions on the federal program.  The first “rumor” is that the government has taken funds out of the program to bolster spending and that is the reason there is talk about it going bust. NOT TRUE The […]

July 12, 2020
A Journalist? Me?

I don’t know why, but I always wanted to be a journalist. Oh, sure, there were scores of jobs with less pressure, more money and fewer chances of alienating people, but I guess it was just a calling. Newspaper was always the biggest draw for me, but for a short time I was swayed by […]

July 6, 2020
The Lost Keys + My Favorite Son (for the day)

The lost keys For three excruciating days, Wife Patti was bemoaning the loss of her keys. “I have searched the whole house. They are nowhere to be found. I am going to order a new set and get another key from the post office for our mail box,” she went on and on. To make […]

June 27, 2020
We have a tendency to overreact

• Last week a Sodus man was shot and killed by State Police after lowering a shotgun and firing at the responding police. Unfortunately and very truthful, the concern over many in the police world was that they were grateful the man was NOT Black! No doubt immediate questions would have popped up on the […]

June 20, 2020
Column: Fathers Day Thanks

Dear Dad, Every year it seems I write about you in some form at this time. On the 25th, you will have been gone for 13 years. And I miss ya. But this past week, there is one thing I realized that I never thanked you for, for which I could never thank you enough: […]

June 19, 2020
I should have called police

It was a bit amateurish at best, but considering the COVID19 thing and unable to get a haircut, I decided to let Wife Patti cut my golden locks. How difficult can it be to trim your beloved’s hair? Besides, I could save $20 bucks and a trip to the hair stylist, even after the reopening […]

June 12, 2020
Haste means waste, and a whole lot of stupidity

Here we go again. Yes, the demonstrations following the death of George Floyd, showed millions of people hitting the streets around the world. Unfortunately, it only takes a few elements of a peaceful walk, engaging in violence, to turn a demonstration into a riot. Looting, burning neighborhoods, overturning police vehicles in their paths, then leads […]

June 9, 2020
Turmoil

Yes, it was a week of turmoil and troubles for America and no amount of denial will prevail. We are a racist society. There are those who deny any form of personal racism, but one must really dig deep for the truth. We transcend bigotry by substituting the word ‘nigger’ with “N-word”  and suddenly feel […]

June 6, 2020
Column: You May Hate It, But...

Anybody got a match? Oh, too late. Yes, even the best country in the world, one that people still risk their lives to reach, has its bad days, bad weeks, bad months, and perhaps, bad years. Two weeks ago, it couldn’t get any worse, right? Ha! There’s a lot of information out there, but it’s […]

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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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