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When uninsured people end up in the hospital, “sticker shock” can follow. Just a quick look at the current prices for medical procedures can be sobering. 

What shall we talk about today? Oh, I know, commitment issues. I have them. Lots of them.  

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When I visit Fulton’s river, I often ponder Josh Groban’s song “River.” 

Recent years have witnessed the mainstreaming of alternative investments for certain accredited investors. In fact, alternative investments are expected to grow from $12.9 trillion in 2022 to $17.2 trillion in 2025.

Newspapers and magazines are mirrors of society, but perhaps no other publication reflects the morals, pastimes, politics, and fashion of a generation as much as a high school yearbook.

Business continuity plans are complex and encompass many essential components. In addition to understanding the value of your business and the necessity of having a plan for how your business will look after you step down, it’s important to find someone you trust to take over for you. 

I went on a bus trip. That’s not where this story is actually going, it’s what happened after the bust trip I’m focusing on, but I like starting at the beginning.

Benjamin Franklin once said, “a penny saved is a penny earned.” One way to find the money to meet your spending or saving needs is to examine your current spending habits and consider eliminating money wasters.

Why would 10 childhood friends, whose lives have pulled them in a variety of directions, send $250 each to one of their old neighborhood buddy — a guy some of them hadn’t seen in decades?

A while back my cellphone rang and when I went to answer it I noticed striations on the outer screen of my flip phone Tracfone, making it challenging to see who was calling me. I asked several people if they knew what was going on with it and they all said, “You need a new phone.”

​Tomorrow is Mother’s Day. Some will send their mothers and grandmothers special cards, take them out to eat, give them flowers or gifts, or call for long conversations. Some will reminisce memories of the past, and others will tuck children into bed with special prayers of thanks for today. 

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Since I moved back home, one of the first questions people ask me is “How are your daughters?”  I then launch into a litany of their whereabouts and their accomplishments. And then I ask about my friend’s children.

Combining finances can be complicated for any couple, but the challenges become more complex the second time around, especially when children are involved. Here are some ideas to consider if you are already part of a blended family or looking forward to combining households sometime soon.

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The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees the right of all citizens to have access to firearms in pursuit of their role as members of a militia.

The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees the right of all citizens to have access to firearms in pursuit of their role as members of a militia.

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When I first arrived in Oswego from Michigan in the mid-1980s to work at Nine Mile Point, I didn’t know a lot of people. So, I joined our local YMCA. I am still a member, and for the last eight years, I have served as a YMCA board member. 

If you’re like me, you might’ve been a little worried last summer if you heard the rumors that Vona’s Restaurant was for sale. Well, the rumors were true, and Vona’s HAS been sold, but before you take to social media and lament the loss of another Oswego institution, fear not. It’s staying i…

​“I want to be reimbursed for the tickets my friend incurred while driving my car,” the person told the judge. 

​“Let go and let God” is easier said than done, especially when it comes to letting go of past hurts.

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April 18 was Yom HaShoah day, the Holocaust day of remembrance. I had no idea about the significance of this day until my friend Judy Rapaport educated me about it.

The U.S. stock market struggled in 2022, with the S&P 500 index ending the year down more 19.4%. The S&P 500, which includes stocks of large U.S. companies, is considered representative of the U.S. stock market as a whole, and it is a good benchmark for broad market performance. 

It was back on April 1, April Fools’ Day, the day designated for hijinks and tomfoolery, when I sat down over breakfast to read the following headline in this newspaper: “SUNY Oswego will consider removing Native names from campus”.

Not to brag, but my first born was perfect. I didn’t yet know how the other two would come out as I only had knowledge of her, but I recall thinking that she was made special and would accomplish great things. She was smart right from the get-go, and she was happy, friendly, talented — alway…

​Easter was a week ago. Many bunnies have hopped back into hiding. Candy has been devoured and leftovers eaten. Easter cards have been put away.

Manufacturing is on the minds of many of us these days, largely thanks to the announcement of Micron arriving in central New York, but also because word is spreading that manufacturing is back in the U.S.