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I should clean my desk more often, because it's full of surprises. There's a system to my desk even though most observers would simply label it a "e;disaster."e; Reports including city budgets, initiatives and studies that are often used for references are more
His eyes were wide, unblinking, staring. I tried reading them. What was Ollie trying to say? They weren't the eyes that intently watch from beside me at the dinner table as long as I haven't finished eating, in which case he moves to Carol's side of the more
The pre-holiday slow down is upon us, with prime opportunity for news dumps. Thanks for stopping by. As always, I welcome your tips and comments, and I wish my readers happy holidays and better times in 2021. You can follow me through the week on Twitter more
It was time to close up, although we both knew we'd want to get back soon. But winters in upstate New York can be cruel. There can be a lot of snow and temperatures below zero are commonplace. With its oil-fired burner that can suck up oil like a like a more
Some memories just have to be shared. Henry Brown knows the feeling. So does Roger Hudson. Henry has been recording stories for years. He grew up in Warwick, lived here pretty much all of his life and holds the title of the city historian. The more
While the Trump presidency is running out of time, support for President Trump isn't about to evaporate. The precise fallout of that remains unclear as he refuses to concede the election. At minimum, the president's posture highlights our divided nation. more
While the Trump presidency is running out of time, support for President Trump isn't about to evaporate. The precise fallout of that remains unclear as he refuses to concede the election. At minimum, the president's posture highlights our divided nation. more
Some people love to share life. Pete Buckley was one of them. Pete was a member of the community. He was a member of the Rotary Club, involved in non-profits, ran his own insurance business, had his ring of friends and with his wife, Muriel, raised a more
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Now that I wear a mask with Beacon Communications printed on a blue background, I don't think twice when people seem to know me and I'm left to guess who they are by their eyes. "e;You must be John,"e; said the woman from behind the counter. "e;I have more
I spotted, or rather heard, the first harbingers of winter from above the Arctic Circle two weeks ago. They were chatting up a storm, gaggling to one another as they swam close to shore, periodically dunking their black heads to nibble seaweed. Well, more
It's not a nightmare I would wish on anyone. Carol called with the news that the clothes washer had stopped after completing the wash cycle. It just died. She had moved the dial to the rinse and spin. Nothing. She rotated the dial between the different more
A Cox technician in Kansas finally provided me with the answer why I'm clueless when it comes to my cell phone, or to most technological things for that matter. I have last Wednesday's brief but severe storm to thank for that. There had been sporadic more
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