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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.

We want to take a moment in this unprecedented time to thank everyone. When I was elected as mayor, one of the first things I was thankful for was the commitment, professionalism and quality of the people that work for the village of Geneseo. That sense has been magnified a hundred fold duri…

Hey, have you seen the campaign ads on TV being run by Chris Jacobs? He’s running for the 27th Congressional District seat, unceremoniously vacated by our own publicly disgraced and now-convicted felon, Chris Collins.

I just wanted to share with others the beauty of Spring signs now. Daffodils are blooming, buds are budding, getting ready to spring forth their beautiful flowers and leaves that were dormant and in sleeping isolation for the winter.

I’m sure you saw the rather sad news reports of families peeking into windows and waving at their loved ones who were, for lack of a better word, imprisoned in their Washington nursing home in order to prevent the spread, to the outside world, of coronavirus which had sickened so many reside…

Back in 2016, the Bank of Japan shook up the markets when it announced that, for the first time, it would impose a negative interest rate on financial institutions. The move smacked of desperation as the once-proud archipelago continued to struggle against deflation, an economic battle it ha…

The political belief system that has, for a few years now, exclaimed that “fake news” is everywhere has been heartily engaged in creating and believing its own in recent weeks.

We are most fortunate to have a beautiful library, here, in Livonia. It is a gathering place that provides many resources and activities. Libraries are not “all about the books,” these days. However, storing and providing reading material is a key function. Reading is an important activity. …

Several years ago, as thousands watched in Saint Peter’s Square, a seagull and a large black crow attacked two white doves that had just been released by children standing alongside Pope Francis. The violent outcome of this dove release, intended as a peace symbol, saddened those who witnessed it.