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Deadline extended for recognition program

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“Unsung heroes” – that is a catchphrase used quite frequently lately by broadcasters and journalists to highlight the good deeds of everyday people. And rightly so. Our neighbors, our friends, our acquaintances and even total strangers quietly go about their business helping others, trying to make the world a better place. The need for heroes […] [Read More]
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Potatoes baked in a pile of leaves

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Despite the fact that I suffer greatly with allergies at this time of year, the fallen leaves, spread out across lawns, is a beautiful sight. Raking them up is a whole other story. I remember the days of my childhood when my father raked the leaves into an old blanket or sheet, carried it to […] [Read More]
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Be informed this election season

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In my 24 years as editor of the Fairfield Citizen-News, I sat through many candidates’ forums, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Fairfield. In fact, I probably sat through all of them in my tenure. I attended them for two reasons: as the editor, I needed to make informed decisions about who the […] [Read More]
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A fundamental right

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I remember the first time I voted. It was the presidential election between Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford. I voted for Carter. I was young and impressionable and was caught up in the anti-Nixon sentiment. Carter represented a needed change from the dark days of Watergate. I remember being scared and thinking to myself: “Will […] [Read More]
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