It might be because I am a news junkie and a member of the media that I find myself hyper-aware of my very favorable circumstances. What I mean by that is that sometimes, when I go into a Byrne Dairy store, I’ll take five minutes (way too long) to peruse the candy section, after which I ulti…

New York state has a large population that is growing old. Along with that, the trend has been for people to opt for “aging in place” — in other words, not in a nursing home, but rather in the comfort of their own residence. To do that, however, requires people willing and able to be home he…

A recent Gallup poll showed the decline in Americans’ membership in houses of worship reaching an all-time low since polling on the matter began in 1937. It also marked the first time membership was not the majority, with only about 47% attending regularly.

Having grown up and lived my whole life in the Northeast, one would think I would have some fondness for winter weather. Nope. Sure, I have done some ice fishing and learned to ski, and I appreciate the beauty of a fresh snowfall, but, in general, after 65 winters, it was time to escape.