The news on Friday, Nov. 22, 1963 that John F. Kennedy had been assassinated in Dallas, Texas, was horrifying. The President’s body, accompanied by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in her blood-stained suit, was being flown back to Washington, D.C.

On May 9, the Humane Society of the United States released “The Horrible Hundred 2022” report on what the HSUS regards as the 100 most inhumane dog-breeding facilities — aka puppy mills — that are licensed and inspected in the United States. This report can be accessed online by typing HSUS:…

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Days before the U.S. Supreme Court revoked the nearly 50-year-old national right to abortion, I viewed “The Janes,” a 2022 HBO documentary about a clandestine group of women activists who helped arrange for women to get medically safe abortions in the years before Roe v. Wade.

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A few days ago, I saw a meme that said something to the effect of, “I might not know how to do TikTok, but I do know how to write in cursive and tell time on an analog clock.”

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Here is the problem: It is Monday morning and a sunny 69 degrees. A fresh, westerly breeze is sweeping my plant-and-flower-surround porch where I am writing. Dog Rabia is asleep within the bright circle of sunlight streaming in from over my shoulder. A happy and excited clutch of birds hops …

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I’ve been photographing a number of the concerts at Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center — better known as CMAC — for the Finger Lakes Times this summer season. It really doesn’t matter to me whether it’s a solo performer or a group, and in general, there is not much I to…

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“Lying on the floor, the boy reached up and motioned for Train to come closer. Train complied, thinking the boy wanted to whisper something to him. Instead, the boy raised himself on his elbows, and gently ran a hand across Train’s face, then through the rough texture of Train’s wooly hair.

The Jan. 6, 2021, riot was practice. The undisciplined rabble, goaded by an outgoing president, rampaged through the Capitol Building during the confirmation process of President Joseph Biden. With no proof and all legal challenges dismissed, the right-wing insurrectionists, aided and abette…

We need solutions, ideas, suggestions about young people killing people, not rhetoric, empty catch phrases, or statistics found on a website by columnists Pete Mitchell and minister Cameron Miller recently printed in this paper. They chose to blame the evil gun, though Miller is at least som…

Earlier this year, I was solicited to take part in a Pew Research Center “2022 Survey of Journalists.” It didn’t take long — about 15 minutes — and I was happy to do so. But little did I realize it was as “monumental” as it apparently was.

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I can only recall one conversation with my maternal grandmother. I lived with her, my mother and my younger sister in Lakewood, N.Y., for more than a decade before I left home at 21 to move west.

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A lot of things are going on in the world right now that are, quite honestly, less than positive. Sometimes, it seems as if there is no good news. This is because the media has an “if it bleeds, it leads” attitude where they ignore positive stories and stress the bad. The bad stories tend to…

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I went on a brief fishing trip last week. Even just two days on the water was restorative.

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It’s graduation week at local high schools! Families that have children celebrating the completion of high school and the beginning of the next chapter will have a range of emotions that might include: shock over how quickly the time went, inability to stop seeing the kids as younger version…