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Posted May 30, 2015 at 2:01 AM

I have lived in the village of Macedon most of my life. My father was born here and the historian for many years. I am having a hard time with the prospect of dissolution. The village has not fallen upon hard times and it has competent full-time employees that are actually on call 24/7, whose jobs will most definitely be gone.I have seen so much growth and revitalization here in the last four years.You can call the Village Hall or the Public Works Department and you speak...

Updated May 29, 2015 at 10:03 AM

Earlier this month, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, convened a hearing on “Protecting the Constitutional Right to Counsel for Indigents Charged with Misdemeanors.” The hearing revealed that courts nationwide routinely violate the...

Posted May 29, 2015 at 2:01 AM

Highly respected Transparency International’s 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index finds the U.S. to be only the 17th-least-corrupt country in the world, tied with such paragons of honesty as the notorious offshore tax haven, Barbados, and...

Updated May 28, 2015 at 3:59 PM

Dave Granlund cartoon on FIFA.

Updated May 28, 2015 at 10:57 AM

“Individual ambition serves the common good,” wrote Adam Smith, masterful 18th century analyst of emerging industrial capitalism. Freer trade reflects collective coordination of national ambition.

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...

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 26, 2015 at 12:33 PM

Dave Granlund cartoon on Ireland approving gay marriage.

Updated May 26, 2015 at 11:14 AM

The headline said, “Antarctic ice shelf ‘will be gone’ by 2020.” In the text of the article it tells us that an ice shelf roughly 15 times the size of Manhattan Island that has existed for 10,000 years is quickly...

Updated May 22, 2015 at 2:41 PM

Editor’s note: in honor of Memorial Day, we offer this editorial from our archives:It’s easy to look at Memorial Day weekend in its most simple terms. It’s the first three-day weekend of the year for many...

Updated May 22, 2015 at 12:28 PM

While a majority of our nation’s 50 states still have the death penalty on their books, that number has begun to shift in recent years. Prior to 2007, 12 states had outlawed executions; between 2007 and 2013, six states banned the procedure.

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