The best part of vacation is coming home

The best part of vacation is coming home

My wife and I are thinking about the possibility of maybe going on vacation this summer (something we think about often, but rarely ever happens), whi...

April 26th, 2017 |  


Is there a poem in your pocket?

Is there a poem in your pocket?

As a nation we grapple with a host of issues from fear of nuclear missiles to violent demonstrations, and economic inequalities. Each issue is complex...

April 25th, 2017 |  


Tripping through the halls of law

Tripping through the halls of law

This is going to come out sounding very cranky but if you are a third-grader selling something to fund a class trip, please do not knock on my door. I...

April 23rd, 2017 |  


Helping homeless kids find shelter

Helping homeless kids find shelter

Homelessness is dangerous, especially for kids. They are more vulnerable to become victims of crime; they’re more vulnerable to disease, and the...

April 23rd, 2017 |  


Passage of rec levy will attract workers, bring revenue

Passage of rec levy will attract workers, bring revenue

By Bobby PhillipsGuest ColumnistRecently, the Visitors and Convention Bureau commissioned a study of the economic impact of recreation and park opport...

April 23rd, 2017 |  


An attitude of gratitude

An attitude of gratitude

“In ordinary life, we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.&...

April 21st, 2017 |  


Levies tax increase will be burden on all citizens

To the Editor:I no longer live within the city limits of Troy.As a business person, I do have earned income in Troy and pay, along with my staff, Troy...

April 21st, 2017 |  


The games children play still matter

The games children play still matter

Way back when I was at the beginning of my journalism career — more than 20 years ago when I was writing for my college newspaper — I had ...

April 19th, 2017 |  


Another Korean War?

Another Korean War?

From 1950 to 1953, they were shipped to a part of the world where most had never been. And they were expected to engage North Koreans in combat, send ...

April 18th, 2017 |  


Going out on a limb for trees

I think that I shall never see …Most of you reading this probably can recite the next line of Joyce Kilmer’s famous poem. If you’re ...

April 16th, 2017 |