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Updated May 27, 2015 at 3:58 PM

In a recent column we talked about some “interesting” commercials, clearly aimed at subprime auto loan borrowers. How about this one: Avoid a credit depression.It seems that every day now we hear conflicting reports about the state of the economy. More jobs and less people on food stamps, on the one hand, then on the other, that the jobs are not good-paying ones, and that manufacturers and retailers are complaining that there is low demand, because consumers are not...

Updated May 27, 2015 at 9:10 AM

Between March 18 and April 15, 60 Seneca Lake Defenders — in four different Schuyler County courts — had their civil disobedience trespass charges dismissed in the interest of justice. The historic en masse dismissals were based on...

Updated May 22, 2015 at 11:54 AM

I had an interesting experience recently. After having been at the school for a CARE presentation, I was contacted by Honeoye High School students, through their teacher, to ask me what my credit score was. They were convinced that mine must be...

Updated May 21, 2015 at 2:25 PM

Once again Donna Bennett has taken to the pages of the local newspapers to pitch her idea for a charter school in our area (“Status quo or parental choice?” May...

Updated May 21, 2015 at 10:58 AM

“Egregious” and “grotesque” is how U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has described North Korea’s reckless international provocations and brutal executions of victims who incur the wrath of leader Kim Jong...

Updated May 19, 2015 at 2:07 PM

I've been to many Victor town Planning Board meetings in the past couple of years trying to keep up on future development proposals. I always walk out of the meetings disappointed. The meetings go something like this. A developer takes 15 to 30...

Updated May 18, 2015 at 12:06 PM

It is not easy for some people to ask for help. I guess it is pride, a desire not to bother others or just an unwillingness to accept that you need help.

Posted May 18, 2015 at 2:01 AM

Why are we going to great lengths to start a charter school in our area? Above all else, we believe that parents should have choice in the crucial matter of educating their children. But why do we want choice and what do we propose...

Posted May 18, 2015 at 2:01 AM

That free trade is advantageous to both sides is the rarest of political propositions — provable, indeed mathematically. David Ricardo did so in 1817. The Law of Comparative Advantage has held up nicely for 198 years.Nor is this...

Updated May 15, 2015 at 2:12 PM

I am concerned about the new adjustments in education. There have been many changes in recent years because of the adoption of new Common Core standards and methods. My main concern is the rapid developments happening in the classroom.A...

Updated May 15, 2015 at 11:23 AM

What is the deal with Wegmans? Why do people who know it seem to love it so?

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