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Hands Speak Volumes!

The touch of a hand can bring warmth and love; it can bring comfort and understanding to those who might be overwhelmed by life and its trials and tribulations. I choose not to write about the pain and unhappiness hands can inflict; it’s enough that we read about it every day.

I recall once writing a few years back that our mom had beautiful hands, with long, tapered fingers. My sister ...

The Year in Review, Part Two

If you’re looking for “fake news,” you will not find it here. The following stories are so ridiculous that they could not conceivably be fake. It’s my job as a journalist to uncover them, bring them to you and then cover them up again as soon as possible, after first burning them in a fire pit to destroy any DNA evidence.

HOT AIR BALLOON LANDS IN ALLIGATOR-RIDDEN ...

Rats!

I’ve just read an article stating that some of our ancestors were rats. Well, that’s not surprising...many of them are still with us, except they now have two arms, two legs and no tail! We meet them in business, politics, and even romantically. They burrow, insidiously, into our lives, causing us to question our best interests and make us wonder if right is right and wrong is ...

Time Management for Reaching New Year's Goals

As the year winds down just before New Year’s Eve, time seems to slow. Activities may be centered on the home and family and if you can plan it, you may have an hour or two to do some goal-setting for the year ahead. Judith, a colleague of mine, annually schedules a retreat on New Year’s weekend. It's great because it accomplishes two things: It allows her to measure where she has ...

Meeting Basic Needs to Improve Teen Learning

Dear Dr. Linda,

I teach third grade and I want to tell parents to make sure their children have had breakfast before coming to school. They can’t learn if they’re hungry!

I actually have a drawer of snacks in case a child is hungry. I shouldn’t have to do that. These children are not poor. In addition, it’s probably illegal because of allergies, but a child who is ...

Farewell, Sad Old Year… Hello, Happy New Year

I’ve started reading a page-turner of a book. It’s not by J.K. Rowling or Dan Brown or even E. L. James.

The book’s sexy title is “Modern Ethics in 77 Arguments,” by Peter Catapano and Simon Critchley (Liveright, 2017). As I thumbed through its pages at the library, I was intrigued by the chapter titles alone, some of which are listed at the end of this ...

Speak Softly and Carry a Big Grudge

Contrary to what I generally tell people, the happiest moment of my life was not the day I got married, nor the final push when I gave birth to either of my two kids. It was the day a driver tailgated me relentlessly for five miles and then sped away… until he got pulled over by a state trooper.

Although I know it is better to forgive and forget, I am just not one of those people who is ...

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Taxation Without Representation, or What Were You Thinking?

January 12, 2018

To the editor,

It looks like the Republican Party, the majority in the Congress but the minority in opinion polls after numerous losses, will legislate the tax reform (?) plan. Prior to the last local election, we warned you that a vote for the Republican Party was a vote for its values and agenda. How is that vote working for you now?

Now all New Yorkers, particularly those in towns like ...

TAPinto Franchised Local News Network Breaks 7M Readers, 23.7M Pageviews

January 10, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - TAPinto.net, a network of more than 70 online hyperlocal news sites in New Jersey and New York, broke 7 million readers and 23.7 million pageviews during the last year. 

From Jan. 8, 2017 to Jan. 7, 2018, TAPinto registered 7,025,372 readers and 23,792,903 pageviews, up from 5,352,395 readers and 18,496,885 pageviews during the same period a year ago.  During the ...

Somers Lions: Who Are They, Exactly?

January 15, 2018

SOMERS, N.Y.-There are many myths surrounding the Somers Lions Club: “It’s an all-male club,” “a business networking group,” “an old men’s club,” “an event coordination group.” Let’s start by saying all of these suppositions could not be further from the truth.

The Somers Lions Club is a 52-year-old, all-volunteer organization ...