To Rep. Tom Reed, in the late 1980s, as a Democrat, I ran against state Sen. Jess Present. I was unsuccessful, but during the campaign and after, I gained a very healthy respect for Present an…

As I prepare to leave office, after four fun-filled, enjoyable years, I wanted to say thank you to all the residents who have allowed me to serve as mayor.

It occurs to me that some of your readership may be wondering how it happens that Joe Biden could be declared the 2020 presidential election winner by the major news organizations even as Dona…

“We the People. …” That phrase has endured for 244 years as the pillar of the U.S. Constitution, which has stood as America’s triumphant experiment in freedom and responsibility. These are thr…

By mid-October 1968, I had arrived in Vietnam to begin my nearly 400-day odyssey. Basic training at Fort Dix, military police school in Georgia and then a brief two-week leave at home had fill…

By mid-October 1968, I had arrived in Vietnam to begin my nearly 400-day odyssey. Basic training at Fort Dix, military police school in Georgia and then a brief two-week leave at home had fill…

The times are so strange, so confusing, so upside-down that it is easy to miss what counted most at the two national political conventions conducted under coronavirus conditions. Audiences wer…

I am the older sister of a 45 year-old man with intellectual disabilities and autism. He’s well-known and much beloved in the community because he’s just a happy, social guy. His name is Charlie.

COVID-19 is an emotional roller coaster. It brings many emotions out in all who are involved. These emotions have such control over us during this time and can include anger, disbelief, optimi…

I fear the email sent to the seniors of the class of 2020 at Allegany-Limestone was a knee-jerk reaction to a message from the Chicago police detective that was unexpected.

At the Allegany-Limestone graduation ceremony on June 26, the commencement address was given by Matthew Bouch, a Chicago police detective and A-L alum, who shared a controversial viewpoint tha…

When a brick was thrown through WT Hair salon’s window this past weekend the gratitude associated with the feeling of progress toward increased equality in our community was diminished.

As family members, we were a part of the Friday night graduation ceremony for Allegany-Limestone High School’s Class of 2020. We thought that Chicago Police Detective Matt Bouch gave one of th…

Folks, on a recent evening I rode my bike around the Henley Street/St. Bonaventure loop. I passed at least 50 people, none of whom had masks.

Stand up, get out, defy this illegal, unconstitutional lockdowns of our country, our states and our lives.

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