Editorials

The Spirit of ’76: protecting us against the Putin Playbook

As we gather to celebrate Independence Day, it’s a good time to reflect on how our most fundamental freedoms have served this nation well. It’s an even better time to think about what …

Our students don’t feel safe. Here’s what we need to do about it

I recently met a father who has taken to placing an unconventional item in his daughter’s backpack each day before school: a large dinner plate. He hopes it will provide some added protection …

Too much public comment?

The Valley Central School Board and administration have come under fire from parents and staff in recent weeks. Recent board meetings have been filled with a great deal of drama and tension. The …
Letters to the Editor

Democracy is on the ballot

Last week, three Supreme Court rulings illustrated how decades of legalized political bribery are chipping away at democracy, driving it closer to resembling fascist Hungary, Turkey, and Middle …

Anti-abortion issue

Abortion means the destruction of a life that could amount to something.  That’s what troubles me.  On the other hand these anti-abortion laws have great unexpected …

A lesson in civics

I thought it was an appropriate time to discuss education…specifically, Civics.  As has been shown over the past 3 years, we as a country, have no clue how Government actually …

Clean house at VC

Make no mistake Superintendent of Schools John Xanthis resigned because of acute pressure from the residents of VCSD. From a catastrophic decision to keep Montgomery Elementary School open during a …

The appeal of the printed word

It’s always the same challenge – what to get the woman who has everything? Doesn’t matter the occasion, birthday, Christmas. She doesn’t like flowers. Can’t stand …

Tammy Coleman

The following is a letter I wrote in support of Valley Central School District administrator Tammy Coleman, which was to be read on my behalf at the June 13, 2022 Board of Education meeting of the …

Lee Zeldin for Governor

The 2022 election season has been like a roller coaster ride. The redistricting which resulted from the census, manifested political prejudicial districts favoring one party. Successful litigation …

The leader we need - Colin Schmitt

I am happy to see people are waking up and realizing Democrats are sinking our nation. I recently read news analyzing the race for the 18th congressional district, showing a shift from favoring …

Time to pull some honey

Managing bees can be whatever you want to make it. You can have a couple hives for your garden, or a bunch of hives to give honey to your friends, or you can make a small business of it if you …
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