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Editor’s note: The following is an opinion piece, not a news item. Its purpose is to demonstrate that if the United States does not seriously address its mass shooting crisis, the tragedies playing out across the nation with shocking regularity can, and will, happen here.

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There is nothing like waking to the sweet smell of apple pie baking in the oven, particularly when that oven is in the kitchen of a splendid sailboat docked at Navy Point Marina in Sackets Harbor, NY.  I refer to the boat Empty Pockets, a 42-foot Island Packet sailboat, owned by Dick and Joa…

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“You know, they have a word,” said President Trump told a rally last fall. “It sort of became old-fashioned. It’s called a nationalist. Really, we’re not supposed to use that word? You know what I am? I'm a nationalist. ... Use that word.”

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Editor’s note: The following are portions of the eulogy made by Fitzhugh Park Elementary School teacher Nick Little this week in remembrance of Jack Bobbett at the 11-year-old Oswego boy’s memorial service. The remarks appear here with the permission of Mr. Little and the Bobbett family.

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Editor’s note: The following is an exchange that occured on the floor of the United States Senate Wednesday between Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, and Rand Paul, R-KY. The motion at hand was to unanimously approve a bill entitled: The Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and…

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Editor’s note: Yesterday, Sunday July 1, was set as the final celebration of Catholic Mass at St. Mary of the Assumption Church. A forthcoming news story will address that event. The following letter was received after the final Mass celebration:

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I’ve seen over 25 winters release their grip on Upstate New York, reluctantly handing the reigns over first to a fickle spring, and finally to breathtaking summer; each time, the transformation fascinates me.

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Good evening and welcome! As I celebrate my sixth year as a member of this distinguished body, I would like to begin my remarks by recognizing our six colleagues who have decided to focus on other important aspects of their lives and as a result, will not be seeking re-election as County Leg…

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Editor’s note: The following are remarks made by U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer on Thursday on the floor of the United States Senate. Schumer spoke regarding deceased A New York Native, Senior Chief Petty Officer Shannon Kent, and the amendment he will be filing in the National Defense Auth…

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If there is a lesson to be learned from this legislative session, it is that elections have consequences.  One-party rule has removed the political checks and balances that previously existed in state government.  The formerly Republican-controlled state Senate is now dominated by liberal De…

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Editor’s note: The following is a letter from Oswego native John Allen to Diocese of Syracuse Bishop Robert Cunningham. It is republished here with Mr. Clark’s permission.

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I first met The Hon. Judge James McCarthy when he was a struggling young lawyer, just out of law school. I was working for the Conway and Shanley law firm at the time and was also the County Democratic Chair at the ripe old age of 27, so it was my job to recruit candidates for public office.…