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Marshall McLuhan — the great assessor of the impact of mass media on our lives — wrote an essay in 1963 called “The Agenbite of Outwit.”

Susan Leath, Bethlehem's town historian, has a new book, “Historic Tales of Bethlehem, New York,” that includes church histories, tales of local farms, and segments on the defunct ice industry and blacksmithing.

 

 

Well under half the students in our schools who are eligible for free breakfasts eat this important meal. We need to change that.

Most junior and senior boys are studying for the new SATs, waiting to hear from colleges, trying to find jobs, and maybe figuring out who they want  to take to the junior prom and the senior ball.

Grant will allow cultural organization to cover airfare and room and board for the three teachers or principals selected. 

Enforcement is needed to make laws and regulations work, and those who keep tabs on schools or nursing homes should not be the facilities themselves.

On Wednesday, Scott Sheak of Berne was sentenced before Judge Peter Lynch in Albany County Court, to one to three years in state prison.

As we write this, human beings are dying prematurely — from respiratory disease, heart attacks, and lung cancer — due to carbon emissions. Local zoning can help.

Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy, in his state of the county address Tuesday, highlighted new initiatives like a mental health court and non-prescription access to the anti-opioid drug naloxone.

The New York State Museum held it's annual NY in Bloom event with over 100 bouquets throughout the museum last weekend.

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