Should schools reopen come fall? That is the big question for politicians, school officials, teachers, parents, even students — as the world tries to predict how the coronavirus pandemic will look by the start of the next academic year.
Life in the Trump era
I’m what most folks consider a traditionalist, often referred to as a conservative. Today that connotation carries with it a hatred unseen in our past. If you don’t follow the liberal agenda, you’re labeled a racist. That could be kind in view of other names often bandied about.
It only took 28 years to learn why the guy around the corner had my number.
“Hey, Mister Ripp — how are things over on Simmons Street?”
First and foremost, this is all about gratitude. We can only humbly thank our readers for giving us such incredible support when we direly needed it. Here is a synopsis of the past year in the life of The Lakeville Journal Company.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) afflictions have been with us for eternity. This is recently being exponentially recognized due to today’s war on terrorism involving troops returning from multiple extended dangerous tours of duty.
‘If I’m racist in your eyes so you are in mine’
A response to Andrew Stayman of Pine Plains, who wrote a recent letter to the editor…
No matter what happens in the coming months—to the pandemic, the economy or race relations — this country cannot take four more years of the division that Donald Trump’s presidency has foisted upon us.
Just as New York’s Mid-Hudson Valley Region enters Phase 4 of reopening, much of the rest of the country seems to be shutting down again, as many states in the U.S. unwisely reopened way too quickly while still in the thick of the COVID-19 pandemic.