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(March 9), Auburn Citizen: New York needs to lessen pain at the gas pump With the price of a gallon of gas well above $4 in Auburn and central New York this week, it’s time for the state to give … more
“Absence makes the heart grow fonder.” The pandemic has reiterated the truth of this proverb in many ways over the last two-plus years.  People, places, things, you name it, and we’ve … more
We want to applaud the efforts of the Oneida Indian Nation and its Turning Stone employee Viktoriya Runkevich for kicking off a donation drive among the Nation’s employees to aid the Ukrainian War … more
We were impressed by newly appointed Police Chief David Collins’ comments as he outlined future departmental goals with a renewed focus on community police work. Along with Deputy Chief Cheyenne … more
I read recently in the Daily Sentinel that my congressperson, Elise Stefanik, proclaims herself to “stand firmly with” the people of Ukraine against Vladimir Putin’s attack on their nation. … more
If Mardi Gras is so great, one might ask as another Fat Tuesday was celebrated this week, why hasn’t it been copied across the land? Maybe it’s because any effort to duplicate Mardi Gras beyond … more
It is with great sadness that I write this post to inform you of the passing of the Fort Bull Research Group’s founder, Ray Barber. Ray died in Norwich on Sunday, February 20, 2022. Ray had a … more
Ponder with me as I share my thoughts with you. How would our country be shaped if not for the French helping us win our fight for freedom and independence? How would our world be shaped if not for … more
The National Organization of DAR and our local Fort Stanwix Chapter are proud to announce the annual Flag Essay contest now in progress. Students from several local school districts in grades five … more
I don’t know about you, but I remember an era, not that long ago, when books were banned. We were forced to find secretive ways to read books like “Catcher in the Rye” and “Soul on Ice.” … more
This week we celebrated National FFA Week during which students who participated in local FFA chapters learned vital lessons not just in the nuts and bolts in the agricultural part of farming but … more
Discussing cancer is a heavier conversation than most of us care to have. Yet, it’s a conversation that’s important. According to the National Institutes of Health, nearly 1.9 million are … more
We know that banning books is not new. The current attempts by some politicians and groups using the justification of parents’ rights are, however, even more dangerous to our freedoms. Actual laws … more
On Jan. 5, Gov. Hochul announced a plan to revitalize SUNY which includes a flawed proposal to bury SUNY Poly’s College of Nanoscale back under SUNY Albany. This is the wrong step at a time when … more
About 25% of the population in our congressional district, New York’s 21st, is over 60 years old. Are you in this group? Is someone you care about in this group? With this in mind, let’s take a … more
America made many mistakes in the 2018 and 2020 federal elections and we are now paying for it dearly. President Trump came to us as America’s first citizen President, not a career politician. He … more
Challenging young minds is one of the most rewarding things we can do as adults. One way that can be done is by requiring stude nts to read wonderful and impactful books that pose difficult or, at … more
Late in January, a letter was submitted to the Daily Sentinel by Isaac Paz, from Sherrill, NY. It was part of a class assignment. The teacher was Ken Regner. I totally agree with Isaac’s … more
Just how effective are cloth masks against Covid-19? The answer varies from mask to mask. They found that the effectiveness of the masks varied widely: a three-layer knitted cotton mask blocked an … more
(Feb. 13), Des Moines Register on the future of ethanol:   What one word do other Americans associate the most with 21st-century Iowa? The possible answers certainly include … more
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