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Forecasters say this weekend will be a hot one, and high temperatures are dangerous not only for people who are at risk of sunstroke, heat cramps or heat exhaustion and heatstroke more
The majority opinion of the Supreme Court, in its ruling on New York’s gun law, favors the right of people to carry guns around over the right of public safety. One concludes from this ruling that … more
Getting to the bottom of fraud that occurred when local, state and federal governments leapt into action in 2020 and 2021 to provide pandemic relief is important — not only to identify those who … more
One of the gems among attractions in our area is the Western Town Library, which was founded in 1923 and to this day continues to enhance the local community with its collection of books and other … more
The American Radio Relay League, the largest membership association of amateur radio enthusiasts in the United States, will conduct the annual ARRL Field Day on Saturday and Sunday, June 25-26, … more
We wish the best of luck to All-American infielder Ryan Enos, who is heading to East Tennessee State University (ETSU) to play Division I baseball for the Bucs. This move comes after the former … more
This Father’s Day marks the end of National Men’s Health week. The goal of this week — along with the whole month of June, which is designated as Men’s Health Month — is to call attention … more
And so it begins, even before the season officially turns to summer. The temperature will rise to the 80s today, and though we may have some cool spells, we can always count on hot summer weather in … more
The Daily Sentinel’s headline on June 11th (Tenney, Stefanik blast House panel hearing) should come as no surprise. Reps. Claudia L. Tenney, R-22, New Hartford, and Elise Stefanik, R-21, … more
A well-worn trope points out a dog’s natural “enemies” for comedic effect, and has for generations. Dog vs cat; dog vs. squirrel; dog vs. mailman – the situational gags always get a laugh. … more
Two immutable facts are upon us: Summer is here and Americans will be hitting the road. more
It is estimated that there are over 400 million guns in America. Let that sink in: 400,000,000 plus!!! That is a lot of guns, by any measure! So if it were a gun problem we would have mass shootings, … more
In his letter last week, Mike Corbett is thoughtful in advocating gun safety measures that don’t take guns away from people. He observes that there are numerous things we can do as a nation to … more
They say STUPID is doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result. They tried this “commission nonsense” how long ago? It did not work then. What makes them “think” it will … more
Holding public board meetings online only causes those that can’t afford it to be excluded from public meetings. The loss of an internet connection and a device enabling people to join in may also … more
I am a retired English Language Arts teacher who often helped students improve their writing skills. I sometimes used a technique called “I like and I wonder” to identify things I liked and those … more
My letter concerns gun control in America. I am a retired English Language Arts teacher who often helped students improve their writing skills. more
A recent editorial in the Sentinel basically implied there is nothing regulatory that can be done to reduce gun violence. That is hogwash, but exactly what the gun lobby wants you to believe. … more
As we prepare to enjoy a much-deserved long weekend — with sunny skies and warm temperatures likely to cooperate with plans for barbecues and summery fun — virtually every community in the region … more
We mourn the lost lives of 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas – all victims of yet another unthinkable school shooting. The lives, hopes, and dreams of these … more
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