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I would consider my workplace to have its “A” game going on with COVID-19. We’ve been used as a model for other employers because we have a trove of innovative protocols in place and we even have someone whose sole job is the management, auditing and improvement of those procedures.

As school districts debate if, when and how to go back to classroom education a recurring sentiment from a fair percentage of parents across the country is that their kids won’t be wearing a mask all day (if at all).

EDITOR’S NOTE: Gina Tette’s essay about how the bravery of her Uncle John in the Vietnam War showed her the importance of Memorial Day was chosen as this year’s first-place essay in the Livonia American Legion’s annual essay contest. Gina is a Livonia resident and member of the Livonia High …

This note is addressed to the driver of the small blue SUV who nearly killed me while I was biking on the Fowlerville Road in Avon at 10 a.m. on May 26. You were eastbound behind an extra wide farm combine that spilled into the oncoming lane, where I was riding safely on the shoulder heading west.

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is charged with intentionally and fatally obstructing the breathing of George Floyd.

Residents and visitors to Geneseo have once again demonstrated that they care about our community and our neighbors during this challenging time. People have been diligent in the region about following the guidelines to keep those around us; family, friends and strangers, safe from contracti…

The Geneseo College Republicans are pleased to announce that its organization has endorsed Chris Jacobs, R-Buffalo, for the New York 27th Congressional district special election, as well as, the Republican Primary and General election for this 2020 cycle. The vote to endorse Mr. Jacobs was u…

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency on Jan. 31. The June issue of The American Journal of Nursing asks “Where are the Masks?” Reporting that: “As we went to press, nurses, nursing assistants, physicians, respiratory therapists, housekeepers, an…

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I am writing to tell. You will get it wrong with Nate McMurray, I meet him once when the five Democrats declared they were running at MacVittie Union at SUNY Geneseo and walked away the second time, when he said of the people at the Hemlock Fair in 2018 “these are not the voters we want.” Th…

I’m writing to voice my support for Nate McMurray, who is running for US Congress in the June 23 Special Election for our district. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Nate and having several conversations with him. When I was speaking with him I really felt as though he was listening and conce…

CANAWAUGUS – Livingston County has a deep history, going back many centuries before the first white soldiers, speculators and settlers cast covetous eyes on the Genesee Valley. It is the homeland of the Seneca Indians. If Horseshoe Solar has its way, some of that important local history will…

The federal government has placed the burden of fighting the coronavirus infection on to the states. Business Insider reporter Sonam Sheth wrote (3/16/20) that “President Donald Trump on Monday told a group of governors that they should get vital equipment to treat coronavirus patients on th…

Last week, our team at the local Boy Scout council made the difficult decision to suspend summer camp operations at Camp Dittmer and Sam Wood while also canceling the regional day camps we had scheduled for local Cub Scouts. It was a path of safety and concern also recently taken by other sc…

How low can someone go by stealing a bronze veteran flag holder at Saint Mary Cemetery, Geneseo, N.Y.? The holder was taken from my father Vincent Farruggia’s grave who was a World War II veteran.

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How low can someone go by stealing a bronze veteran flag holder at Saint Mary Cemetery, Geneseo, N.Y.? The holder was taken from my father Vincent Farruggia's grave who was a World War II veteran.

Our nation is consumed with concerns over the coronavirus, as we should be. In relentless pursuit of its victims, it has crippled the nation’s economy, and now taken more lives than all those who died during the Vietnam War. Soon it will be 100,000. However, despite the horrific events of th…

Masks protect others, not the one wearing the mask. I have heard it argued that wearing a mask infringes on one’s rights. You do not have a right to infect others. People can be asymptotic and spread the virus unknowingly. Masks help prevent the spread of the disease.

We all know that eventually the COVID-19 pandemic will end. The time has come to start showing appreciation and give thanks to those who have done so much to brighten the days and long nights for the 232 residents at the Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. We are all so …

Back in 2016, I had the honor of being commencement speaker for my alma mater, Royalton-Hartland. My speech was mostly on point, celebrating our school and community and the great students that came from them.

Re-opening our state for business isn’t about numbers like stock prices and GDP figures, it’s about preserving communities and a way of life that people have worked to build for centuries.

Livonia poet Beth Sleboda has found a lot of inspiration living in this age of COVID-19. She’s produced a prolific number of pieces in recent weeks, and shares these short pieces about yearnings.