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On Tuesday evening the full board of Seneca County supervisors will debate and vote on a resolution requesting that the county’s Industrial Development Agency transfer 7,500 acres of the forme…

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The meeting at the Seneca County office building on DiPronio Drive wasn’t yet over, but I walked out. I had endured almost three hours and was too agitated to stay. I had smelled gas. It was t…

From the time my nephew Hollis was a little boy, he was crazy about trains. He played with toy trains. He drew pictures of trains. He and his mom walked along railroad beds and visited railroa…

Former state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and former state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos have been convicted of corruption by the office of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara. It doesn’t matt…

Pope Francis is an unconventional pontiff. This was apparent when he appeared for the first time on the balcony overlooking St. Peter’s Square on the day of his election as Bishop of Rome in M…

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At a noon meeting tomorrow the Seneca County Industrial Development Agency will vote on Tom Wilmot’s second application for financial assistance to build a casino in rural Tyre. Along with cou…

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Earth scientists and global activists have been sounding the alarm for many years. Life on our planet is threatened by global warming.

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Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day. If all goes as planned, I will be in Charlottesville, Virginia with my son, daughter-in-law, and grandkids (ages 23 and 20). I am thinking ahead to the annual rit…

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The horrific carnage by ISIS terrorists in Paris on Friday has generated a global response. Leaders and citizens everywhere have stood in human solidarity with the French, expressing their sym…

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