Legal Briefs: Legal Myths vs. 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 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency is undergoing no challenges...

Lessons in Gratitude

By Dave Roberts This past Columbus Day weekend, my wife Cheri and I traveled to Plymouth, Massachusetts. For me, the trip was a nice way to recharge in the midst of a busy, but always fulfilling...

Columnist Joe Jacob Reviews his Legacy

By Jessica Szabo Joe Jacob has a lot to say. Over the past several years, his forum has been the Utica Phoenix and other area publications, where he has been a longtime contributing writer.  Jacob began...

Dave Roberts, Licensed Master Social Worker speaks on the inner-workings of decision making and...

By Jessica Szabo Think about the last time you made a decision. You probably thought of your last major purchase, such as your car or furniture, or about a major life event, such as moving...

Mohawk Valley January Almanac

By Roger Chambers There are two major holidays in January. New Year’s Day ends the holidays season with  a day feasting on holiday turkey, ham, lasagna, goose, or some other ethnic specialty foods. Many watch...

Books: How Voter Supression is Destroying Our Democracy – a review

By Roger Chambers This thoroughly researched and well annotated book explores voter suppression, from the Jim Crow laws of the South for over a century to the current increase in suppression since 2013. For over a...

At the movies: ‘Free Solo’

By Mark Ziobro 4/4 stars Alex Honnold is a free soloist. To those who don’t know what that means, it’s mountain climbing without a rope. For the documentary “Free Solo,” the subject of Alex’s climb is...

Voices of Polonia: John Gronouski Jr.

By Ted Rajchel As postmaster general, Gronouski added the use of the zip code, instituted a vertically improved mail system of delivery, proposed to do away with airmail postage, and reclassified first class mail as...

Movie Review: Bohemian Rhapsody

By Matt DeCristo “Bohemian Rhapsody” takes us back to the genesis of British rock music, exploring the formation of the band ‘Queen’ and its legendary lead singer, Freddie Mercury. I went in knowing a handful of...

The Code Words of Depression

By Jess Szabo and Susan Townley We tend to be fairly straightforward about our physical illnesses. We may not wish to share our health information with certain people, and we may believe we only have...
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