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I started this series of articles saying that I was thinking about things that I might have gotten wrong about our political world over time. This time, I will propose something that I might be right and wrong about.

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What a beautiful January day! The weather has been cold enough to keep the snow on the trees and it looks gorgeous! It has been cold at night, but we haven’t hit zero yet, so it’s not bad for January. The roads are packed with cars, it makes it difficult to pull into my driveway. Restaurants…

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As things developed in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, I think it’s fair to say that no one really knew what was going on with this thing that had suddenly invaded all of our lives.

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While farmers throughout the state recently got a breather when it comes to having to pay more overtime to their workers, this issue will hang over them unless authorities come to their senses.

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On January 6th, 2021, a mob stormed the capital of the United States. Call it a riot, an insurrection, an attempted coup d’etat, whatever, their actions were knowingly instigated by President of the United States, Donald J. Trump and his henchmen, his co-conspirators.

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2021 marks the 160th anniversary of the outbreak of the American Civil War. During the Sesquicentennial, (150th) we spent much space in this column remembering Greene County’s support of the war. Today, I would like to remember again some of the soldiers from the war.

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The coronavirus pandemic has completely changed the corporate landscape. Many companies have transitioned to having a majority of their employees work from home. As a result, long commutes, office lunches, and face-to-face meetings could be a thing of the past.

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A new year brings new beginnings and endless possibilities for the year ahead. After all schools have been through since last spring, it finally feels like we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Almost.

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It goes without fail that almost on a weekly basis, someone is referred to me for their dog’s submissive urination problem. It’s important to understand that this behavior is quite common, can begin as early as 10 to 12 weeks of age (though more commonly around five or six months), affects b…

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Now that we have entered the year of 2021, it is time to start looking forward to better days and hopefully, better gardens! It is a good time to reflect on what worked for us in 2020 and what problems we encountered. I enjoy getting email from readers with specific gardening questions. Here…

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A researcher at Cornell University in Ithaca believes New York’s drop in population won’t be quite as bad as is being projected by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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The scenes Wednesday from Washington of right wing belligerents vandalizing our democracy are repulsive but, unfortunately, not at all surprising.

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As the year turns from 2020 to 2021, I’ve been thinking about some of the things that I’ve gotten wrong over time. Some of these things lots of other people whom I respect have gotten wrong, too, but that doesn’t make me happy. In this case, my misery doesn’t love company; I’d rather have go…

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PRATTSVILLE — HAPPY NEW YEAR to one and all. Stay safe and healthy. Continued appreciation for our healthcare workers and essential workers. Thank you. When you wear your masks and follow health guidelines, you are protecting those who do so much for us.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! It seems like forever since I last wrote, So many things have happened, and so much is still the same. I hope you all threw open your doors and windows on New Year’s Eve, or the first to let the bad vibes out of your house. I hope all is going well for you and that the comi…

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The initial supply is reserved for high-risk and all health care workers, especially those who directly work with the public according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance, but eligibility will expand to vaccinate essential workers and New Yorkers over age 75 in the next ph…

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I always enjoyed the late Paul Harvey’s radio spots called “The Rest of the Story.” “The Rest of the Story” consisted of stories presented as factual on a variety of subjects with a surprise or “twist” saved until the end. The broadcasts always concluded with the tag line “And now you know… …

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As we enter a New Year, we hope you are as optimistic as we are that with the emergence of vaccines and treatments aimed at COVID-19, we will be able to gather again. Advances in media research give us all reason to hope, not just as we deal with the worldwide pandemic, but as we work to ide…

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Paying your doctor for the COVID vaccination? You might as well. State hospitals could be fined up to $100,000 for not administering the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to eligible New Yorkers quickly enough, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.

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I wrote this column two years ago back in January of 2019. Here is the first paragraph. “Happy New Year Dear Readers! I sincerely hope that 2019 is a great year for you and for the entire world. 2018 was a wonderful year for me. I got to officiate two weddings for four young people that I de…

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It’s that time of the year again, resolution time. A whole brand new year ahead of us and we get stuck with homework! I suppose I could cheat and just copy over last year’s since I didn’t use them much but I refuse to be a shirker. Last year’s were pretty much the same as the year before whi…

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It was the spring of 1933 when a group of Haines Falls residents began talking about the possibility of forming a much-needed organization to help the Haines Falls businesses. Local shops were affected by the financial impact that many part-time residents felt due to the Great Depression (19…