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The Crisis in America

America has reached a crisis involving the leadership of our nation, which I believe can only be solved by the resignation of Donald J.  Trump as president of the United States. This would avert the possible impeachment of Donald Trump for alleged high crimes and misdemeanors against the United States.

Why am I asking President Trump to resign the office to which he has been legally ...

The Waning of Free Speech

Until the last few years, there was what seemed to be an untouchable status quo in the United States that everyone was entitled to free speech, even if the person was a bigot and their speech was hateful. We had the First Amendment standing behind this protection. When word came, decades ago, that Nazis were planning a march on Skokie, Ill., home of many Jewish Holocaust survivors, this ...

Beer Here!

Anybody who’s ever stepped foot inside a sports stadium knows this clarion call: “Beer here!”

When it comes to suds, I was the teetotaler of my frat house (AEPi Syracuse, for those into Greek culture). Notwithstanding, my given name being a homophone for the modestly alcoholic beverage (you know, Bruce…brews), in my early adulthood, beer and I were not exactly ...

Something Smells Fishy Here

We’ve had our fair share of goldfish. Most of them were won at a local fairs and carnivals so I could understand if they may not have been the healthiest fish in the world. However, I’ve had friends who’ve had pet goldfish like mine that lasted for a dozen years (the fish, not the friends), so maybe it’s not the fish… maybe it’s us.

Either way, we ...

Re-casting Politics 'Madmen' and 'Blind'

August 23, 2017

Alvin Lobell, in his letter to the editor of Aug.10, attempts to give us food for thought, but unfortunately it provided little to no nourishment.

In the lofty words of Shakespeare’s “King Lear,” Mr. Lobell fashions himself to be the arbiter of who are the “madmen” and who are the “blind.” The only problem is that the facts fail to support his ...

North Salem Man Allegedly Stabs Woman With Kitchen Knife

August 10, 2017

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--Miguel A. Morales, 58, of North Salem, was arrested Aug. 6 for second-degree assault following a domestic dispute during which he allegedly stabbed a woman.

State Police were dispatched to a domestic incident on Sugar Hill Road after receiving a 911 call at approximately 5:27 p.m.

Neighbors said they saw a woman being removed from the house on a stretcher, and a shirtless ...