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I cannot help but recognize the brutality Russian leader Vladimir Putin has displayed against the innocent people of Ukraine for no other reason than his bloodthirsty need to acquire more power and try to restore the old USSR, the one he remembers and worked for as a KGB agent back in his yo…

Over the last few weeks, I have been watching — as you all have too, I am sure — the Canadian “Freedom Convoy” truckers’ blockade of as many as three bridges connecting the United States to Canada and in many Canadian cities including Ottawa, the capital. It’s making life difficult for all l…

So here we are in 2022, and I have to be honest with you all, I am hoping it is much better than 2021 in terms of the survival of our democracy in this great country, and to finally be rid of Covid-19. We must start moving on as a whole, not be afraid to carry on our everyday lives with a de…

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The Kyle Rittenhouse trial was one that captivated people across the country, mostly due to the hype mass media outlets created, in particular TV outlets, since the trial was televised from beginning to end. Race, of course, was injected into this trial, although it was four White men who we…

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In spite of all the political stuff swirling around us locally and nationally, I have decided to be a little selfish and write this column about the recent death of our family dog, Bomber.

So, when I sat down to write this week’s column, I was not sure in which direction I wanted to go because there were so many topics of importance happening before our eyes daily. Afghanistan, obviously, is the big one, but I chose to stay local, and here is why: The latest Geneva City Counci…

Accountability. Equal treatment under the law, or in this case “compliance with the law.” Those two pillars of thought and action in our society for decades seem to be missing from our Geneva City Council’s thought process.

I am concerned about an issue that is starting to find its way into conversations within the education community (teachers, professors, etc.) across this great country. The issue — or theory — is named the “Critical Race Theory,” and I believe it is very harmful to students from pre-K to hig…

Recently, I was fortunate to visit a military camp in Virginia Beach where seven highly competitive, expert amateur golfers (please humor me) used two housing units to bunk up for five days at a place named Camp Pendleton. It is a military base used mainly for training in many disciplines in…

So here we are in 2021 trying to move beyond this COVID-19 pandemic, and yet another weird cultural phenomenon is trying to cement itself in our society called “cancel culture.”

Well folks, it has been about a year since all of us were introduced on a massive scale to the coronavirus, a pandemic the likes of which this country has not experienced since the early 1900s. A transformative situation of a lifetime.

As a New Yorker I have to say the nursing home scandal Gov. Cuomo is involved in is so unfortunate. And not just for the state but for all the families who had loved ones lose their lives, in major part due to the executive order the governor issued forcing senior living nursing homes to re-…

It’s frightening to think that just two days from now our Geneva City Council, including the mayor, will vote on implementing a new law that, in my opinion, will essentially affect the way Geneva police officers will handle criminal activity in real time or even how they protect themselves w…

So, here we are over two months past Election Day, and it is amazing to see where we are and what has occurred since then. I am having a difficult time putting this particular election behind me as to the reality of Joe Biden being our next president.

Wow, 2020, what a year! Americans started with the COVID-19 China Virus exposure, dealt with lockdowns across the board, and then endured a year-long process to choose our next president. Being Americans, however, we have been able to grind through it all.

I am compelled to write this week’s column to shed some light on recent discussions by the Geneva City Council with respect to cutting two officer positions in the Geneva Police Department.

So here we are, Oct. 26, a little more than a week out from our national and local Nov. 3 Election Day, and Americans across the country are deciding what direction they want this country to go.

I have been fortunate over the past few weeks to participate in three Sunday “Back the Blue” rallies (in Ontario County, the City of Geneva, and Seneca County) supporting police officers.

(Editor’s Note: Today we are introducing a new regular column by Geneva city resident David D’Amico. He has been involved with D’Amico Plumbing and Heating in Geneva since 1972 and has been a member of Local 13 Plumbers & Pipefitters in Rochester for 30 years. His column, “Voice of D’Amo…