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When a new restaurant opened recently in Charleston, S.C., the owner, having read a tough review of another eatery from the local paper’s restaurant critic, pre-emptively banned her from setting … more
Law enforcers deserve credit for exercising restraint under extreme duress as they responded, guns drawn, to a report of an unauthorized entry to a house in Washington County, Ore. They knew that … more
The call goes something like this: “Hello, grandma, it’s me, Joey. Yes, it’s really Joey. I have to talk low, and I’m sick, so I sound funny. “Please don’t tell Mom or Dad, but I’ve … more
April is recognized nationally as Volunteer Month, but every day could be called volunteer day here in our area. Volunteerism can define a community. The people of our region are known for their … more
April is “Safe Digging Month.” What this means is that New York State is participating in the nationwide effort to recognize remind excavators and contractors that state law requires them to call … more
The Ebola scare of 2014-2016 served as America’s wake-up call about the consequences of ignoring serious and deadly epidemics in faraway places. Given the highly mobile nature of the global … more
Editor’s note: The following guest editorial was published in the Albany Times Union. We thought its topic, which is banning the release of police mug shots, if approved, could leave the public in … more
Some college basketball players are calling out the NCAA for an ad that paints a misleading portrayal of a day in the life of a “student-athlete.” The 30-second ad has been in heavy rotation … more
Debbie Campiti knows the heartbreak of losing a child. Now, she wants to help families so they don’t have to go through what she did. The Nick Willard Live Again Foundation is named after … more
This may surprise anyone who’s been caught outside on an early summer night in upstate New York, but the number of insects is declining rapidly — and that’s not good for anyone. The first … more
We never grow tired of seeing people pull together to help neighbors in a tough spot. In this case it was a hot spot. We read an item in the Augusta, Ga., newspaper that The University of South … more
The mysteries of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative afflictions have been notoriously difficult to solve. Despite hundreds of millions of dollars worth of research, little progress has … more
Talk about betrayal of public trust. A Florida officer used police database information to stalk and seek dates with as many as 150 women. Bradenton Sgt. Leonel Marines has apparently been doing it … more
Thirty years ago this month, a young English computer scientist wrote a plan for a new approach to information storage and display based on linking different computers together. Happy birthday, World … more
It’s almost as if the age of instant internet gratification has yielded a new generation of people who no longer think before acting. They have walked off cliffs or danced on the top of speeding … more
What’s in a name? Few, if any, remember why Harvey E. Alter had an elementary school named after him. Now it’s just a building on Thomas St. where oldsters recall once was a building that served … more
Grammy-winning artist R. Kelly came unglued in an interview that was slated to air on “CBS This Morning.” The interview was his first since being charged with sexual abuse last month. Kelly also … more
The thief who made off with a 3-year-old’s prosthetic leg in Illinois deserves all the scorn society can heap on him or her. Chances are the person had no idea what was inside the backpack that the … more
Mardi Gras season is over, and we are now in the more solemn religious season of Lent. Mardi Gras, which means Fat Tuesday, with its parades and colorful costumes, always generates a fair amount of … more
Experts tell us victims don’t lie, and that might be true. Here’s the problem: Fake victims always lie. They commit the crime of stolen grievance, at an expense of people who suffer and those who … more
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