Dear Porky and Buddy,
I can’t go through my woods without gallons of Roundup because they are so infested with poison ivy and I am highly allergic.
If I even look at it I seem to get it, but my dogs run around in the woods all the time. It doesn’t seem to bother them at all.
Should I be worried?
P.S. I’m just kidding about the gallons of Roundup. It’s only a few quarts.
By state Sen. Patricia Ritchie
Did you know that Lyme disease can be caused by an insect as small as a poppy seed?
Lyme disease, an infection caused by a bacteria spread by the bite on an infected tick, is particularly prevalent in our area of the state — and that’s why we need to take extra caution to protect ourselves from this serious risk. Continue reading
By state Assemblyman Will Barclay
The implementation of the Common Core Learning Standards was easily the most talked about issue in K-12 education this year.
The Common Core is an initiative adopted by most states, including New York, that, in theory, is supposed to set new educational standards that will ensure all students are on track for college and career readiness. Continue reading
When it’s hot, it’s hot!
That’s for sure. Just ask anyone who was hanging around on those couple of days recently when temperatures hit the 90s.
I’m thankful for the comfort of air conditioning. I also enjoy being outside on warm summer days.
I got mail, lots and lots of mail — email that is!
The first one I’m going to tell you about came from Tom Frawley who once helped me with a Respect Week project during my time with the Community Task Force back in the early 2000s.
A continuation on Matilda Joslyn Gage
Matilda Joslyn Gage was born March 24, 1826, just down the road from Fulton in Cicero.
She was an only child, raised in a household dedicated to antislavery. Her father, Dr. Hezekiah Joslyn, was a nationally known abolitionist, and the Joslyn home was a station on the Underground Railroad.
By Leon Archer
Sometimes there are marvelously interesting attractions right in one’s back yard that have simply escaped being noticed by those who would find them interesting and educational. Continue reading