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Posted Nov 16, 2014 at 9:00 AM

The work week had similar bookends, and both were theatrical.The most significant difference between Tuesday's Hornellsville Town Board meeting and the Hornell Community Theatre's Friday night performance of "The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical" is that no one broke out in song Tuesday night in Arkport.Life in Armadillo (Fla.) Acres Trailer Park, as presented by the delightful, talented ensemble at The Main Place this weekend, is messy, complicated and...

Updated Nov 6, 2014 at 10:12 AM

Wednesday morning, the day after Election Day, I had an interesting conversation with the manager of a business.As I paid for my things, we engaged in our usual small talk, and of course, she wanted to hear the results of our election in...

Updated Oct 16, 2014 at 9:54 AM

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Tuesday that he and his wife Dr. Priscilla Chan have donated $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the fight against Ebola.

Updated Oct 10, 2014 at 2:08 PM

The search for justice in America’s criminal courtrooms can be a tortured journey. Everyone accused of a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty — guilty “beyond a reasonable doubt.” Those fundamental rights are well known, but are they well...

Updated Oct 9, 2014 at 1:54 PM

Not all of us have lost faith in law enforcement.But it should be noted that this is a convoluted issue that will most likely be argued for as long as America remains a nation that protects the right to free speech.

Updated Oct 7, 2014 at 9:39 AM

All hope is lost.An Iranian exile who received asylum in the United States was trying his best to restore that hope and raise money for children in need, but he failed.

Updated Oct 2, 2014 at 3:20 PM

Have you ever considered what life would be like if attack drones were visible over New York, Omaha, Nashville, Chicago, New Orleans, Denver and San Francisco?

Updated Oct 1, 2014 at 9:38 AM

In releasing her organization’s 2013-2014, two-year review of the state Legislature early earlier this month, Heather Briccetti, the president of the Business Council of New York State, the state’s largest business advocacy...

Updated Sep 26, 2014 at 2:18 PM

Voters on Nov. 4 will decide whether an incremental state minimum wage increase from $7.25 per hour to $8 next year and to $9 on Jan. 1, 2016, is the right move in Nebraska.

Updated Sep 26, 2014 at 11:05 AM

By Philip MaddocksMore Content NowIn a rare show of bipartisan decisiveness, the Senate gave overwhelming approval to a plan to fund the U.S. fight against the Islamic State by winning the Powerball jackpot.

Updated Sep 17, 2014 at 4:55 PM

Someone at Urban Outfitters thought it would be — cool? Really? — to offer a faux-vintage Kent State University sweatshirt, replete with fake blood stains, an obvious reference to the fatal shootings that occurred there in 1970.

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