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Cheering for the underdog

There are few things in life as gratifying as picking an impossibly long shot and then rooting him home. Oh, the sweetness of looking around to all your scoffing friends and loudly asserting, “I told you so” and have the betting ticket to prove it.

Having taken up ice fishing during his childhood days, Millerton resident Donald Tuncy took great pleasure in passing on the joys of ice fishing to his grandson, Hunter Horton. Photo submitted

Local anglers encouraged to take up ice fishing this winter

MILLERTON — Millerton resident and ice fisherman Don Tuncy typically uses a cordless drill to drill a hole in the thick, solid and relentless ice of his hometown’s Indian Lake, starting off close to shore and working his way out.

New York State officials are urging snowmobilers to ride responsibly and keep safety and COVID-19 guidelines in mind when they hit the trails this winter. Photo courtesy of the New York State Snowmobile Association ​

Plan to snowmobile this winter? Here’s how to stay safe

NEW YORK STATE — Even with COVID-19 restrictions making outings difficult, New Yorkers are still managing to enjoy some socially distant wintertime sports, from skating and skiing to snowmobiling.

Off season questions

When there is no baseball, those of us who are fanatic about being fans have to make our annual pilgrimage to YouTube, so we might do a refresher course on the Abbott and Costello classic, “Who’s on First?” I did notice this time around that classic though it is, they did forget to ask a few questions.

Coronavirus cancels 2021 Winter State Championships, postpones high risk sports

NEW YORK STATE — Looking into the latest news regarding the status of the 2021 winter sports season, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) announced in December that all 2021 Winter State Championships — including basketball, competitive cheerleading, indoor track and field and wrestling — have been canceled to en

Photo by Kailtin Lyle

Getting into the act

Even with his busy schedule of chasing squirrels, stealing tennis balls and playing with the farm dog next door, constant canine companion JT Lyle kept himself protected against COVID-19 through 2020 with help from some personal protective equipment (PPE), a good reminder to all Tri-state region residents that wearing PPE is essential to


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