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By HERB WEISS After seven years of vowing to repeal and replace President Obama's Affordable Care Act, nicknamed Obamacare, Congressional GOP efforts went down in flames on Friday when Sens. John McCain of Arizona, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa more
This is the tale of Ollie’s great escape; the very thing we feared could happen on one of our visits to upstate New York. Carol had taken measures to ensure the day would never come. Last … more
By HERB WEISS With America's baby boomers beginning to turn age 80 in 2026, days ago the Washington, D.C.-based AARP released Scorecards detailing how each state spends its dollars on long-term services and supports (LTSS) to assist older adults and more
From Frying Pan to Fire:Many Warwick voters in house district 21 tired of former State Representative Eileen Naughton for her many years of disregarding constituents. Her failure to ever attend … more
I can still hear my father when I asked him about Father’s Day. “What do you think of Father’s Day?” I inquired. His answer was instantaneous. “It’s gimmick to make money,” he … more
By LONNIE BARHAM -- In mid-August nine Gold Star Teens, who have all lost a loved one in the wars in the Middle East, boarded U.S. Coast Guard Ship Cutter Eagle in New York City. What they learned was invaluable. more
Surely my neighbors, even though they probably won't say it, thought I had confused my seasons Sunday. While they were getting out the Christmas decorations, doing their shopping and maybe even finishing decorating a tree, I got out the lawnmower. No, more
I got to sit at the kids' table. Now that may not sound like the desired location when you're eating out for breakfast. There wasn't all that much of a choice. There were four seats at the adult table, just enough for my daughter, Diana, son Ted, my more
“I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.” – Thomas JeffersonWith the dust settling after the … more
The advances of today can soon become the antiques of tomorrow. I wasn't thinking of that this weekend when one of Ted's friends from college and his family visited. Their kids are a couple of years younger than Ted and Erica's twins, but that didn't more
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