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Chuck Pinkey: It's not right to judge history by today's standards

To many, the Civil War was simply the North bringing freedom to the oppressed, and the evil South fighting to preserve the institution of slavery. Only a fool could profess such a simplistic view of such a complex subject. In the mid 1800s, there was plenty of racism in both the North and South. Let

DAILY STAR - 2017-09-18 23:43:56

'Hobart Stories' to bring back village's past

Hobart is a small village, with a population of only 400, but it's got a rambunctious and sprawling history of tales to tell. Hobart Stories, an annual story-telling community event created by Kristina Zill and Judy Stewart Vidal, will be held at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in the Hobart Community Center. T

DAILY STAR - 2017-09-19 01:20:35

The Latest: Reports of 'widespread devastation' in Dominica

Click on the button below to set up your account or log in if you already have one. MIAMI (AP) - The Latest on tropical weather (all times local): 6:15 a.m. Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skeritt says there are initial reports of "widespread devastation" in the small island from Hurricane Marie.

POST-STAR - 2017-09-19 10:14:38

Pharmacist in deadly meningitis outbreak heading to trial

BOSTON (AP) - After watching his mother die from meningitis in a nationwide outbreak caused by contaminated steroids, Scott Shaw is determined to make sure something like that never happens again. A stiff punishment for the Massachusetts pharmacist Shaw believes is partially responsible may help, he

WAVE 3 - 2017-09-17 13:40:57

Kushner company buying apartment complex near Princeton, NJ

FILE - In this March 29, 2017, file photo, a man walks out of the 666 Fifth Avenue office tower owned by the Kushner Cos. in New York. Kushner Cos., the real estate company owned by the family of Jared Kushner, is expanding its garden apartments holdings with the purchase of the 1,032-unit Quail Rid

POST-STAR - 2017-09-18 15:43:52

Friends, family gather to celebrate the life of Dick Gregory

FILE - In this July 21, 2012 file photo, comedian and activist Dick Gregory poses for a portrait during the PBS TCA Press Tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. Friends and family of Gregory have gathered at a Maryland church in the suburbs of the nation's capital to celebrate the life of the comedian and ac

POST-STAR - 2017-09-17 00:09:46

Today in History for Sept. 17th

Today is Sunday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2017. There are 105 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: On September 17, 1967, The Doors appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show" on CBS-TV for the first - and last - time. The group was banned from the program after Jim Morrison ignored a produc

DAILY FREEMAN - 2017-09-17 04:00:00

George Warner, the vengeful historian

On Oct. 24 1971, Cobleskill antique dealer and Schoharie County historian Dave Kniskern addressed the Fulton County Historical Society. The Leader Herald reported, "He also displayed a book titled "Military Records of Schoharie County Veterans," found buried on a farm and reclaimed by bookbinding."

LEADER-HERALD - 2017-09-18 07:00:00

Betty J. Wellman, 92; 50-Year Boy Scout Council Employee

Betty Jane Wellman LAURENS - Betty J. Wellman, 92, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at Chestnut Park Nursing Home, Oneonta, after a long battle with dementia and Alzheimer's disease. During the last days she had the comfort and support of her family by her side. She was born Oct. 18, 1924, i

ALLOTSEGO.COM - 2017-09-19 01:32:33

Jury convicts man of killing wife in 2000

COOPERSTOWN - Casey James Callahan, 52, was found guilty Friday morning in Otsego County Court of second-degree murder in the death of his wife, Elizabeth Welsh Callahan 17 years ago. The jury began deliberating Thursday afternoon and announced its decision at about 11:30 a.m. Judge John F. Lambert

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-19 12:11:13

Environmental, outdoor groups vow to fight national monument reductions

Environmental and outdoor recreation groups threatened Monday to sue if President Donald Trump adopts Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's leaked proposal to alter nearly a dozen national monuments, while grazing, fishing and other groups welcomed the recommendations. Zinke's plan to reduce the size of a

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-19 12:01:00

'Alt-right,' 'troll' and 'dog whistle' among new entries added to Merriam-Webster dictionary

More than 250 new words have been added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, from old terms now imbued with political meaning - like "dog whistle" - to newer portmanteaus like "froyo." It's the second batch of words to be added this year to the online dictionary, which frequently expands as the Englis

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-19 11:53:00

'Extremely dangerous' Hurricane Maria churns toward Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico; Jose to scrape Northeast coast

The wicked 2017 hurricane season began delivering more punishing blows Tuesday as Hurricane Maria racked across the Caribbean with "potentially catastrophic" winds of 160 mph. To the north, Hurricane Jose churned on a path to brush the Northeast coast with raging surf and potentially damaging gusts.

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-19 17:45:00

From Schoharie farm to Bronx school

Elementary school students from the Bronx traveled to the farm of commissioner of the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, Richard Ball, to harvest butternut squash that the students planted back in the spring at their school. The event supports the department's Farm to School progr

TIMES UNION - 2017-09-18 23:34:23

In UN speech, Trump calls Kim Jong Un 'Rocket Man' and threatens to 'totally destroy North Korea'

NEW YORK - President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned the United Nations that the world faces "great peril" from gathering threats posed by rogue regimes with powerful weapons and terrorists with expanding reach across the globe, issuing a call to fellow leaders to join the United States in the fight

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-19 15:04:00

TEDx brings thought, activity to Oneonta

ONEONTA - Can you be part of a team that builds a tower of spaghetti legs with a marshmallow on top? That challenge and scores of other questions about personal and community growth were presented during a TEDx Oneonta program in downtown Oneonta on Saturday afternoon. Under the theme, "Tipping Poin

DAILY STAR - 2017-09-18 00:48:46

Scientists are unraveling the mystery of your body's clock - and soon may be able to reset it

For people who don't get sleepy until 2 a.m., the buzz of an alarm clock can feel mighty oppressive. Relief may be on the horizon, thanks to the discovery this spring of a genetic mutation that causes night-owl behavior. Whether you're a night owl or a morning lark rising effortlessly each day with

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-18 18:30:00

UPDATED: 2 Oklahoma officers shot while serving warrant, suspect in custody

CHICKASHA, Okla. - Two Oklahoma police officers were shot while serving a search warrant Sunday afternoon. Alex Warren Klinger, 61, was taken into custody following the incident Sunday. "The police went to serve a warrant and quickly gunfire erupted," said Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation Pub

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-18 16:45:00

After single payer failed, Vermont embarks on a big health care experiment

John Graves lives in a South Burlington, Vermont, apartment building that is part of a program that provides housing for formerly homeless people. It also helps them obtain medical care. Doug Greenwood talks with nurse care coordinator Anne-Marie Lajoie at Cold Hollow Family Practice in Enosburg Fa

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-18 15:45:00

Obesity persists in Kentucky, Southeast and Appalachia, report says

For a state whose name is synonymous with fried chicken, it's no wonder a recent study found that more than 1 out of 3 Kentucky's adults are obese. "In Appalachia, we like to see everyone eating," Carolyn Hacker, chief dietician and diabetes educator at Baptist Health in Richmond, Kentucky, said. "W

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-18 18:47:00