Wednesday, Sept. 30, should be marked on every American’s calendar. That’s because Wednesday, Sept. 30, is the last day Americans have to complete the 2020 U.S. Census — a document crucial to determining how billions of dollars in federal funding will make their way into our communities each year for the next decade.
There is absolutely no chance of the Electoral College being abolished in my lifetime. Sadly, I have to accept this. The threat to the White majority in most states prevents any local interest in allowing such a Constitutional Amendment being proposed. It doesn’t stand a chance. Why, you ask?
All Americans must wake up
John Walters and I have had a few back and forth letters by now. I am hoping the next step will not be a duel.
The fate of America’s oldest, continuously published newspaper, the 256-year-old Hartford Courant, is in the hands of a man accused by 21 United States senators of “the reckless acquisition and destruction of newspapers,” including some of the nation’s best.
Thus far, 2020 has been quite a year — and believe us, there’s still more to come (does Tuesday, Nov. 3, better known as Election Day, ring a bell?).
It’s time to wake up
“You can run but you can’t hide.” A line from an old West movie or a description of those fleeing cities devastated by anarchists. I know I’m not alone when some mornings I’m hesitant to turn on the news.
The “Golden Gathering” will be returning to Dutchess County on Saturday, Oct. 3. State Senator Sue Serino (R-41) and the Office for the Aging (OFA) are hosting the free event for the benefit of seniors and caregivers throughout the 41st Senate District and Dutchess County — and, like so many 2020 events, it’s been adapted to the COVID era.