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A tribute to two pillars of Belmont community

One hundred and three years — it’s hard to even imagine leading a life that long. The village of Belmont lost its oldest resident last week, when Anne Davis died on Thursday. Mrs. Davis was my neighbor for several years. Her home, which was always well maintained with a neatly ...

The power of influence and its impact on people

This week’s leadership lesson with my high school soccer players is influence. We have taught leadership to our boys for over 20 years. The captains get additional training. Since we began teaching leadership our teams have won 16 regional and five state championships. Most important is ...

‘Liberal wish list’ will add fuel to the inflation fire

The increased inflation rates the Federal Reserve calls “transitory” show no signs of slowing, and middle-class families are feeling the squeeze. Consumer prices rose 5.4% in July, the highest in 13 years. Food prices are up 3.4%, and Americans are paying 42% more for gasoline and ...

Revitalizing southern NY with ARC

New York’s Southern Tier region is part of the rich, geographically diverse fabric that makes up New York State. It is home to highly sought-after educational institutions, a mix of innovative industries, more than 5,300 farms and nearly 5 million acres of forestland that contribute to ...

Say hello to the new “oligarchy of speech’

As the price of something precious, the dissemination of speech, declines steeply, society is facing some disquieting consequences of the cheap speech that the Internet enables. Among the responses are conservatives demanding new government regulations of privately owned but liberal-leaning ...

The future is female ­— but is that entirely a good thing?

“Men are abandoning higher education in such numbers that they now trail female college students by record levels.” So declares the opening sentence of a Wall Street Journal piece that is creating a buzz. Consider: Women now account for 59.5% of college students in the United States. They ...