A public hearing is scheduled for Dec. 29 on cutting the number of representatives to the county legislature from 39 to 29; the reduction could lead to less diversity and less chance of coalitions that don't conform to strict party-line politics.

How you are treated makes a difference in who you are — that's true of dogs as well as people, including prison inmates.

In this era, municipalities shouldn’t consider dispensing information electronically as an add-on; rather it is essential. And citizens must do their part in letting their government know what information they need.

History speaks to us in many ways — from the newly-painted clapboard of a one-room rural school and from the memories shared from the long-ago pupils, now aged but still shaped by their earliest learning.