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The Ache Of Memory

June 12, 2016 DERRY, N.H. — As a literature professor and English teacher for most of my working life, and a lover of books since I could read, I have always been interested in writers and where they lived. more »»

Another Pet Peeve (Or Two, Or Three)

June 12, 2016 A while back, I expressed some irritability with a pet peeve regarding some people’s failure of flushing toilets in various places. more »»

Testing And Graduating Memories

June 12, 2016 Today I joined the coffee crowd at a nearby fast food place. I was killing time until I could meet family for a visit. I was the driver for my grandson who was taking his SATs. more »»

Westfield Is Hot

June 11, 2016 When I was growing up, a distant relative of mine from Jamestown would pack a sack lunch several times in the fall and head to Westfield to help harvest grapes. more »»

Easy Livin’

June 11, 2016 GERRY — After talking to Sondra Johnson for a few minutes it is evident she is happy and content with her life, a claim few people can make in these times of “hurry-up, give me bigger, better and... more »»

Editor's Note

June 11, 2016 On Tuesdays and Thursdays, it is my job to enter and format obituaries in the system. I spend a lot of time on the phone with funeral directors and family members of the deceased. more »»

Declawing Is Amputation

June 11, 2016 There’s been quite a bit of publicity over the proposed legislation to ban the declawing of cats. Growing up, many people I knew declawed their house cats. It seemed to be the norm. more »»

Digging Into The Past

June 10, 2016 What will be discovered this year? That was one question on the minds of those participating in the start of the fifth year of the Walnut Grove Archaeology project at the Fenton History Center,... more »»

Exploring The History Of Jamestown’s First Newspaper

June 10, 2016 One hundred and ninety years ago, a family was getting settled in a newly constructed home at the northeast corner of Main and Fourth streets in Jamestown. more »»

What’s In A Name Discussed At The Fenton

June 10, 2016 What’s in a name? When it comes to the names of towns, hamlets, creeks and lakes, Norman Carlson, Fenton History Center collections manager, has spent a great deal of time researching their origins... more »»

Students Host Wax Museum

June 10, 2016 Students in grades 7-12 at Bethel Baptist Christian Academy presented a historical wax museum on Tuesday, May 24. Students were dressed in costume and had props to depict a character from history. more »»

Songs From The South(ern Tier)

June 9, 2016 Few things in life have given me the kind of satisfaction I feel after a giving a solid, well-attended performanc. more »»

On Point

June 9, 2016 “Dance is like language to me. The steps are like words. more »»

Jamestown Native To Compete In International Organ Competition

June 9, 2016 KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. — An international organ competition will have local representation when Joshua Stafford takes on nine other competitors next week. more »»

How Do You Say ‘Woman’?

June 8, 2016 I love the way my pastor says the word, “Woman.” Instead of the typical pronunciation, he says, “Whoa-man.” As in, “Whoa, man ... she is amazing. She is loved. She is special. more »»

All Starr Performance

June 8, 2016 SALAMANCA — Well, what can really be said that hasn’t already been said about one of the most well-known, if not the most well-known, percussionist on the planet today? Not much, other than, “Man,... more »»

Persell Fifth-Graders Learn About Rainforest Through Non-Fiction

June 5, 2016 The Gapon Viper, Howler Monkey, Leaf Cutter Ant and the Happy Face Spider are just a few of the animals profiled by Persell Middle School fifth graders as part of their English Language Arts unit... more »»

Fill The Backpack

June 5, 2016 For those looking to assist the community, a campaign to collect food items for children in need starts today at Wegmans in Jamestown. more »»

The Scent Of Memory

June 5, 2016 I’m on my way to school to substitute teach at Washington Middle School. It’s 7:35 in the morning on a warm day in spring, just a few days from Memorial Day weekend. more »»

Give It Your Best Shot

June 5, 2016 Tonja Dodd took this photo of her daughter, Emerson, with their puppy, Sandy, on Memorial Day in Sinclairville. Send us your ‘‘Best Shot’’ of unique moments in your family’s life. more »»



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