A few days ago, I was driving between our house in the Hillsdale/Copake area to Great Barrington to pick up some alcohol from Domaney’s for a birthday celebration (mine). It was to be the kind of purchase that’s become typical these days: Call ahead with an order and pay by credit card; call… Read more

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I haven’t been able to ascertain whether Antonio Delgado has cosponsored Pramila Jayapal’s bill to fund payrolls. If not, I hope he will do so.

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Over the last few months, we’ve seen tremendous displays of bravery, support and selflessness across our region from all corners of our community. However, few groups have inspired us more than our First Responders. And with May 18th kicking off National EMS Week, it’s important that we than…

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A warm, sunny, springtime weekend. Was it two weeks ago already? It disappeared as quickly as it burst on the scene. There I was out for a spin on my riding mower. The first mowing of the year. The first weekend it felt like the weather might really be turning away from the gloom, chill, and…

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, mental-health conditions can be significantly worse in individuals. People fear they, or a loved one, will contract the virus or they will not have sufficient money to pay bills or purchase food, and their levels of anxiety and depression increase.

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Sitting at my computer looking at a blank screen. Thinking about … well, about nothing really. Not that this is unusual. It’s an affliction that affects writers all the time.

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We’re confronted with competing theories about the origin of this novel coronavirus and competing strategies for dealing with it, as well as gross uncertainties in the absolute number of infections and recoveries. The things that are easiest to track are the number of hospitalizations of the…

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On March 29, 2020 Governor Andrew Cuomo postponed the planned April 28 Presidential Primary and Special Elections to June 23. The postponement was supported by both Republican and Democratic Elections Commissioners throughout New York State. This move protected poll workers and voters from e…

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You will, I am sure, admit that we’re living in a very strange time, a time unlike any we have experienced. However bad you think it is now, it’s going to get worse and then still worse again. If we’re lucky, it won’t be as bad as what our parents and/or grandparents experienced during the G…

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What with schools being closed in New York State until at least April 15, with many likely to be closed for longer, I’ve been thinking about teachers, about the teachers I’ve had and the teachers I wished I’d had.