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Opinion

Catholic Church: One-step-forward, two-steps-back

Editorials

Hundreds of clergy accused of sexually abusing children, including some convicted of crimes, were left off lists released by the Roman Catholic Church in reaction to a worldwide scandal, The Associated Press found. In terms of rebuilding trust with those of the faith, the church seems to be ...

New year is time to check safety devises

Editorials

New Year’s Day 2020 is in the books and, hopefully, a fond memory for you. You may have enjoyed a day off work, perhaps a celebration the night before, and maybe some college football on the big day itself. Forget to do anything? Hint: Checked your smoke and/or carbon monoxide detectors ...

Act of kindness a welcome ray of hope for mankind

Letters to the Editor

It was a normal Sunday on Dec. 29, early afternoon in Hannaford, an impending ice storm for the next day or so, where I was astonished and overwhelmed to tears when a young lady and her husband in line ahead of me surprisingly paid for my groceries. I had gone to the 14 items or less line in ...

The new year will be what we make it

Editorials

We have entered a brand new year. It can be a fresh start for all of us ... but there is a lot on the horizon. Choices to be made in 2020 will be monumental — not just for individuals who might be hoping to lose a few pounds or save a little money, but for our nation as a whole. Resolve to ...

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month in the nation

Letters to the Editor

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and the Cancer Prevention in Action Program (CPiA) wants you to know there are two ways to prevent cervical cancer — cervical cancer screening and vaccination against the human papillomavirus (HPV). Cervical cancer screening begins at age 21 and ...

De Blasio’s new homeless plan is more of the same

Editorials

New York Post Dec. 17 Mayor Bill de Blasio says he will end long-term street homelessness … over the next five years, which means he’ll be out of office when his failure is indisputable. Which it will be, since his plan amounts to more of the same: more beds to transition street ...

Gov. must not change elections without input from lawmakers

Editorials

Adirondack Daily Enterprise Dec. 18 The state Legislature has a little more than a week to decide to hold a special session if it wants to make any changes to the Public Campaign Finance Commission’s recommendations. Legislative leadership should do so. Many will always view the ...

The senate has a duty to fulfill

Editorials

Wall Street Journal Dec. 23 Speaker Nancy Pelosi continues to withhold the House articles of impeachment from the Senate, further trivializing a serious constitutional power and process. Senate Republicans seem content to play along while ridiculing her gambit, but they should take their ...

Party paralysis imperils nation

Editorials

Plattsburgh Press-Republican Dec. 21 The House of Representatives impeachment vote last week was very bad news for the legacy of President Donald Trump. It also seems as if political party affiliation has trampled individual conscience and thought as the steering wheel of our ...

Confronting addiction and mental illness key to ending homelessness

Editorials

New York Daily News Dec. 19 Who can argue with a mayor promising to end street homelessness as we know it within five years? We can, because Bill de Blasio’s glossy plan, which commits to adding apartments and vague medical supports, papers over real reasons why thousands of people sleep ...

Decision to withdraw forces the wise thing to do

Editorials

Four thousand more U.S. troops will be pulled out of Afghanistan, reducing the force there to about 8,600, it was reported last week. That number is inadequate to do more than protect key U.S. positions and personnel. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw more forces from ...

Are you ready for Christmas?

Editorials

A common question around this time of year is, “Are you ready for Christmas?” It can be interpreted in a couple of ways. Sometimes, the query is whether we have all the gifts purchased, decorations both inside and out finished, donations to worthy causes made, and Christmas dinner food ...

Youngsters susceptible to schemes

Editorials

A great deal of the consumer protection advice we receive during the holidays amounts to common sense. How could a reasonably intelligent adult fall for some of the schemes, after all? But some consumer protection watchdogs are offering an important reminder: Adults may have nothing to do ...

Repeal the ‘Cadillac’ tax

Editorials

Little by little, the bright, appealing shell that is Obamacare is being stripped away to reveal a thoroughly rotten core. More of it was being exposed this week. Former President Barack Obama’s administration went to great pains to shield the truth about Obamacare from the American public. ...