BRADBERRY: Zora Neale Hurston and R. Nathaniel Dett, folklorists
Life can be so short, yet so full, I thought as I stood reading the headstone, "Genius of the South, 1901 - 1960, Novelist, Folklorist, Anthropologist" atop Zora Neal Hurston's grave in Fort Pierce, Florida where she died poor and penniless in the County Home on Thursday January 28, 1960.
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COPS NOTEBOOK: Ranting about the silence
It’s one of those weeks when it’s time to rant.
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman seems like a nice enough guy. Affable, funny, smart, a good lawyer and a pretty savvy politician.
- CONFER: Move New York's primaries to June In 2009, the federal government passed the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act, which mandated that the states have federal absentee ballots in the hands of overseas military personnel at least 45 days before an election, to ensure that their completed ballots could be received by local boards of elections in a timely fashion.
- HIGGS: Historical treasures inside St. Mary of the Cataract This week we take a look at the interior of St. Mary of the Cataract and some of its treasurers referred to in the document prepared by the Rev. Michael H. Burzynski, PhD a recent pastor.
- GUEST VIEW: Town officials working to stop gas thefts in Lewiston I am writing in response to your recent editorial regarding the alleged theft of fuel by two town employees and the former town supervisor. I want your readers and the taxpayers of Lewiston to know that we have already taken steps to prevent this type of problem from occurring in the future.
- GLYNN: Texting and cell phone abuse take heavy toll The woman in the supermarket checkout lane was on a cell phone, apparently calling someone about the groceries she was about to buy. No one in the line had a clue what could be so important to make a personal phone call while other customers waited. One irate man reminded the woman that it was inconsiderate to all the others in line.
- SINGER: Remembering their sacrifice On a lush Western New York day last summer, with temperature about 85 out (hard to feel in an air-conditioned car), I got back to the Thruway. And I noticed a flag at half mast as I approached this particular booth. I asked if it was some notable who had died, but learned it was "a New York state soldier."
- EDITORIAL: Time to get a handle on robocalls Calling himself "Robo Cop," U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer last week called for harsher fines and even jail time for repeat offenders who violate the federal "Do Not Call" rules with pre-recorded telemarketing calls.
- LETTERS FROM THE ISLAND: Postal service just mailing it in No wonder the post office is losing money. Nearly a month after rates rose, our branch still doesn't have the stamps the new prices require. How long would a private business last with so little foresight?
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