Know The Terms, Pt 2 Birth and Breastfeeding: What’s the Connection?

By Naomi Starsiak Breastfeeding, what could be more natural? But there is so much more that goes into the process than, “open mouth, insert nipple”. The way we labor and give birth can have a...

Local Politics

By Kristina Andreotta I can't think of any workers in our region who are undeserving of at least a $15 hourly wage, but Congressman Anthony Brindisi clearly feels otherwise. He voted against a federal minimum...

Guest View: America needs Militia

By Joseph J. Jacob Dear Editor: The Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States was adopted in 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights. The Amendment reads, “A well regulated militia, being necessary...

Strawberry-the food of the Skyworld

  By Doug George-Kanentiio Akwasasne Mohawk Among the traditional Mohawks there is a special appreciation for the strawberry plant-called Niihontesha. It is a unique plant as its seeds are outside of the skin of the berry...

Legal Myths and Reality

By Judge Joan Shkane This is a continuing discussion of Legal Myths and Reality, because an informed citizen is always the most successful citizen: MYTH: The New York State court system only reacts to issues that...

July Almanac for the Mohawk Valley

July has one of our most important and popular holidays, Independence Day, most commonly called the Fourth of July. It is widely celebrated with parades and fireworks in many cities and towns. Barbecues, boating...

Doula Digest

By Naomi Starsiak Know the Terms, Pt 1 The question that seems to be foremost on the minds of moms-to-be that I speak with, is, “How do I avoid a C-Section?” It’s a good question to...

Leopold Stokowski —A Leading Orchestra Conductor of the 20th Century

By Ted Rajchel Background Stokowski is best known for his long association with the Philadelphia Orchestra and his appearance in the Disney film, Fantasia.  He was especially noted for his free-hand conducting style that spurned the...

Jerome McKinsey Announces Candidacy

By David Dancy Photo by Sylvester Peterson It was a cold day on James St. on Thursday March 7th but at The Power For The People Barber shop it was warm and cozy, some might say...

Doula Digest: Licensed Professional Midwifes

By Namoi Starsiak On Jan. 18th, 2019 the state of Alabama issued licenses for five Certified Professional Midwifes to practice. The last time that state issued a license to a CPM was in 1976. New York...
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