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Guest Column

June 17, 2022

The grim reality of the worst inflation in 40 years and a broken supply chain that is causing the rising cost of living is on the minds of every American. We are breaking records for the cost of gasoline at the pumps and the price of everyday staples, like meat, milk, and diapers continue to ...

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At 7:30 PM I’m at my local Town Hall as the Poet Laureate of the Town of Yorktown, NY I read a poem at every public meeting of the Town Board generally every two weeks   At about 8:30PM I read a poem standing at a podium also about  the Buffalo massacre and as ...

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A few years ago, I traveled to Cuba, a country with incredible oppression. Our guide was in awe of the freedoms that she heard about in our country. And yet, she said to us that she was glad that her country did not have to worry about school shootings. People in Israel tell me that they feel safer ...

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Whose woods these are I thought I knew.    But the Town Board will now cut a slew;    They’d rather put solar farms in their place    And watch our woods disappear without a trace.      My neighbors are getting mad    To see such destruction makes us so sad    Acres here and acres there our ...

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A few weeks ago, I was invited to attend Thomas Jefferson Elementary School’s Career Readers Day and speak to some fourth and fifth graders about my job. I can’t compete with the cops, firefighters, or other uniformed professionals, but they’re a pretty easy group to impress — I just had to tell ...

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After another marathon budget week in Albany, the Assembly, Senate, and Gov. Hochul finally came to an agreement and finished the state’s 2022-23 budget. Due at midnight on April 1, the complete budget was not passed until approximately 9:30 a.m. on April 9. Any private-sector job or business loses ...

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Let’s be honest, folks, those who have participated in Board of Education comings and goings have their mind set on who to vote for in the upcoming election. They most likely know if they are going to vote “yes” or “no” for the 2022-23 school budget. Perhaps, some may be open to listening to ...

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How and when did the plan to install solar panels over the parking lot at the Granite Knolls Sports Complex morph into a much larger project that includes a ground-mounted solar array and a battery storage facility? Town Board members pride themselves on being transparent. But what exactly does ...

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I am watching TV and I am horrified. I would have never believed that images like that will again show up reflecting present events. For those of us who were given long lives and good memory, it makes us remember things from a long time ago from our childhood and teenage years. I was 7 years ...

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Mark Lieberman is the co-chair of the Yorktown Democratic Committee. Our energy bills are too high, as everyone knows, and we need clean new sources of power to lower those costs and to fight climate change. Solar farms can help by producing reliable, renewable energy that reduces our reliance ...

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