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Potential U.S. Census Bureau delays may hamper New York’s redistricting process as the state’s Independent Redistricting Commission embarks on a complex procedure to redraw all state Senate and Assembly and U.S. congressional lines.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo spent Thanksgiving morning laying out the framework of a plan for the state to prepare for the anticipated COVID-19 surge during the coming winter months. They may be bleak.

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When New York’s health experts say the state should prepare for at least a 20% increase in COVID-19 infections, daily hospitalizations and deaths by New Year’s Day, it’s a sobering reminder that the coronavirus is not through with us yet.

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Among my more favorite things about aging are the flashbacks that occur with increasing regularity. Almost anything can set one off, a texture, a smell, a familiar phrase, an old song, a family photo or a visit by an old friend. I hop into my mental time machine, relax, shift what’s left of …

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It is time for my annual gift shopping column. Our world is a very different place this winter due to COVID. On-line shopping has replaced in store shopping for many people. This is fine for many purchases since the mobs of people at shopping malls throughout America will be greatly reduced …

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Amos Eaton was fairly famous in the early part of the 19th century; however, his reputation in Greene County could be termed infamous for a period of his life. More about that later.

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Another week gone by wondering “How do I dress today?” Rain, snow, sleet, cold, windy means rain gear or winter coats. Sun, warm, balmy — sweater, no jacket? I just can’t figure it out. Should I go out, or plan to work in the house? It’s the end of November. We have to expect it.

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“Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time,” observed Winston Churchill. In a democracy selecting the head of government is a critical issue. Our Founding Fathers sought a middle ground between the “Absolute Tyranny” of Geor…

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The Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA sent out a recent press release stating that, effective immediately, all fees for people needing to surrender their pets have been suspended.

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Apparently I left New York just in time before another cold wave moved in. My friends in the north country tell me it was in the teens with wind chill down to 10 degrees last week. It was 90 degrees in Florida last Sunday when I arrived, which was quite a shock to my system. The past few day…

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Contributed photoIf you’re looking for the sweetest dogs, you can stop here. Despite his big, tough guy name, Rambo is the most gentle soul. He’s a 5-year-old Shepherd/Staffordshire Terrier mix that wants only to be loved. He’s pictured with CGHS/SPCA Shelter Manager Jessica Farkas. Next to …

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“Every man,” wrote Henry David Thoreau in Walden, “looks at his wood-pile with a kind of affection.” I know from working on our pile with my wife Suzanne that the emotion isn’t gender specific. Anyone who relies even partially on wood fires for winter heat is filled with satisfaction at the …

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The days between Veterans Day and Thanksgiving present to all us Americans an opportunity to reflect on those who served (and are serving) our country as we prepare to give thanks for our blessings in this part of the world. Frankly, in my mind, the two go hand-in-hand. Veterans Day and Than…

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Samantha Simpfenderfer, daughter of Carl and Susan Simpfenderfer married Matthew Clark, son of Andre and BettyAnn Clark, on Nov. 13. The beautiful ceremony was held on their farm surrounded by their close friends and family. Russell Pelham officiated. A wonderful dinner followed at Brandywin…