• About Town

    Do you ever get a craving for really good cheese dip? Not the yellow canned stuff from the supermarket, but the homemade, melt-in-your-mouth creamy cheese dip that can only be found in Mexican restaurants.  Now don’t get me wrong, a block of Velveeta, a can …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Wet/dry ‘passion’ not equal to energy expended upon taxes Dear editor: I sure wish everyone with all the passion about the wet/dry issue would have paid more attention and energy to the taxes they have voted for. All of a sudden people are finally waking …

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  • Mowat combined many interests in his writings

    Farley Mowat, who combined his interests of the outdoors, environmental issues, indigenous peoples and many more into a very successful writing career, died on May 6, less than a week from his 93rd birthday. His best-known work may have been “Never Cry Wolf,” written in …

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  • The most important wagon

    After the Teton Dam broke and flooded the valley, everyone busily worked to help those who had been affected. My dad owned both a large farm and a business selling farm equipment, and the tractors were quickly put to use moving mountains of mud and …

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  • Do you want some guns with your fries?

    If you were out to dinner, particularly with kids, and some manly guys jonesing for food showed up toting AK-47s or AR-15s, would you feel comfortable? Or would you get up and leave the restaurant? I ask this, because the latest manifestation of gun rights …

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  • My Todd

    It is the late ’50s and he is singing. He may not know all the words but “Silver Threads and Golden Needles” is probably one of the first songs imprinted on my young brain. There would be others and every time I hear those oldies …

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  • Unique businesswoman/adventurer, Theodosia Nolan

    Theodosia Nolan was the embodiment of southern style and grace in an age when that all too often seemed to be fading. But it was her sharp business sense that prompted her to work with her brother and sisters to create a Fortune 500 company, …

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  • BMI testing and form letters: Place blame where it belongs

    The latest story making the news this week that’s causing a whole bunch of outrage is the Staten Island mother who is going after the New York State Board of Education for telling her 9-year-old daughter that she is obese. The kid is 4’1 and …

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  • Chance at freedom prevailed over death

    The vast majority of us will never really know the terror, humiliation and pain that people living in Nazi concentration camps experienced. During Memorial Day weekend, I caught a special on AETN entitled “Escape from a Nazi Death Camp” about the Sobibor concentration camp, where …

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  • Casual racism vs. institutionalized racism

    We as a nation have become really good at punishing casual racism. You know, using the N-word or saying overtly cruel things about black people in the presence of a recording device. Robert Copeland, an 82-year-old town police commissioner in New Hampshire, resigned this week …

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  • Congratulations, graduate! Welcome to the Real World

    And now, an open letter to all you new grads. Congratulations. Good job. Way to go. Bet you thought this day would never come. And if memory serves, it probably almost didn’t. Anyhow, welcome to the real world. And please be aware that we use …

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  • 9/11 ‘graffiti’ evokes mixed emotions

    For many it’s a way to show their condolences and honor a loved one’s memory. But to some at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum in New York it’s nothing short of graffiti. According to reports, bereaved friends and family members are scratching personalized messages into …

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