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On Monday, the nation celebrated the life of the great Martin Luther King, Jr., the most visible and impactful leader of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. The MLK holiday was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan in 1983, 15 years after King’s assassination.

Once upon a time, before the Net was draped over all mankind, there were things called “Books.” This class, known as Books, often contained many, MANY words. Although the Order, “Childrens’ Books” contained pictures, many Orders contained ONLY words!

Henry H. Lord of Upper North Street studied a crystal ball with a vision indicating the demand for fresh fruit in New York City during the late 19th Century. Buying and shipping Livingston County fruit was more profitable than blacksmithing in Cuylerville. Local fruit could be obtained at St…

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There was a terroristic riot through the halls of our Capitol. Two members of law enforcement, and four others, are dead. For some reason our congressman left his “shelter in place” to continue the farcical charade of the “stolen” election. He doubled down on the false notion that, hours bef…

It is with great sadness that we note the death of Reason. Coming into its own after the Dark Ages, it flourished throughout the centuries, reflected in liberty of thought, a free press, independent judiciary, and ethical conduct. For many years it was a stalwart champion of intellectual fre…

The five deaths thus far and the violence that happened on Jan. 6, 2021, in the attack on our Capitol lay at the feet of Chris Jacobs and his other Republican colleagues who have continued to pander to the person sitting in the White House, and who have refused to call out his obvious lies a…

I believe that the violence at the Capitol would not have happened if the courts would have taken more time to investigate the many claims of fraud from November’s election. The followers of Trump are frustrated as to whether he won or not. It should have been proven. Therefore, there would …

Standing like a sentinel on our north shore watching over Lake Ontario is what used to be the Somerset power project. It once provided well-paying jobs to 100 families and it produced megawatts of electricity like they were going out of style. It came to be that the plant’s means of power ge…

The state plans to use thousands of public distribution sites across New York to expedite the COVID-19 vaccine to essential workers, the elderly and eventually the general public as officials expect immunization supply to increase in the coming months.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following message was sent to members of the Genesee Valley Conservancy on Dec. 18, 2020, following the death of founding member Martha D. Wadsworth on Dec. 17, 2020, at age 89. It is reprinted with permission

As we prepare to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day this month, we think not only of those escaped slaves who came north to freedom on the Underground Railroad and went to Canada, but some who stayed in the Genesee Valley.

Livonia poet Beth Sleboda, who has turned a phrase or two to help cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, sees the end of 2020 as bringing a new sense of hope in 2021. She writes:

Following Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement on Wednesday that a limited number of spectators would be allowed to attend the Buffalo Bills home playoff game in January, state Sen. Patrick M. Gallivan, R-Elma, issued a statement calling for the state to reopen restaurants.

The group redrawing the state’s Senate, Assembly and congressional districts will at last receive $1 million lawmakers allocated for the work in previous state budgets, officials said, after potentially unconstitutional funding delays set the commission back several months in completing the …

In June, the hashtag -DCblackout erupted on Twitter. A series of tweets claimed authorities had blocked protesters from communicating on their smartphones in order to tamp down on unrest around police brutality and the killing of George Floyd.

For the first time in New York history, if not American history, doctors, nurses and health care providers could be stripped of their medical licenses and face fines of up to $1 million, Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared in an executive order Monday, after a downstate provider faces criminal charge…