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There Is No Place Like Home ... Again

When I was the managing editor for the Pawling News-Chronicle back in the ’80s I was sort of a big fish in a small pond. Pawling had (and still does) a population of a little over 6,000 folks.

It was the town I grew up in and the school district from which I graduated. I was a star baseball player in high school; my brother was a star football player and my dad was active in local ...

Sportsunlike Conduct

“Youth league umpire walks off the field after parents continuously berate him”

That was the headline of a recent story in USA Today.

In an accompanying video of the incident, the umpire says to the temper-tantrum parents, “If you want to have a game here, quiet down.”

One parent admonishes the umpire to “stay professional for the kids and just do your ...