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Periodically, YWCA members, staff and volunteers are featured highlighting the many facets of our community in which they’re a part of. This month, long-time YWCA aquatic instructor Martha Truax discusses how the YWCA pool has benefitted her and why it is a necessary community resource.

A kinder, gentler snow is falling over Main Street in Litchfield, Connecticut, as we step out of the restaurant. The flakes are tiny dancers swirling in the air, a thousand points of light.

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My favorites have done well over the last few weeks with a speed bump in week 14. After an abysmal start to my NFL favorites, they've been good enough to get me over .500 for the year. Let's just hope last week's woes won't continue.

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The hot streak continued in the Survivor Pool, with another victory in week 14. It wasn't easy, like it had been in recent weeks, but New Orleans battled back from an 11-point halftime deficit to keep the Survivor Pool streak alive.

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You have to wonder what's happening in Oakland. Khalil Mack has been a dominating force this year after being traded to the Bears, and now Amari Cooper, who looked like a shell of his former self in Oakland, has resurrected his career in Dallas.

Shakespeare famously wrote of the “sceptered isle” of Britain acting as a moat “against the envy of less happier lands.”

My name is Wendy Ottens owner of the downtown business ”Sweet Woodruff “ and soon another business called “Living by the River." This letter is not about me but my thoughts regarding the historical building donated to the city of Fulton over 10 years ago, known as the Drives Building. The co…

‘Twas the month after the election, when all through the house

It’s with great disappointment that I announce the closure of Wagner Clinic Pharmacy, effective Dec. 28, 2018. While my emotions in this decision run deep, as it’s where I started my career in pharmacy and even had the privilege of working with George Wagner himself, those don’t matter amids…

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Finding a consistent wide receiver who can be a WR1 is becoming more difficult by the week. Antonio Brown and Keenan Allen showcased some flashes of potential in week 13, but it still couldn't pass Dante Pettis as the top wide receiver from week 13.

I was first introduced to the United Way of Clinton County at an all-college meeting at Clinton Community College. Enthusiastic recipients of United Way funds shared with us individual stories of how United Way dollars positively impacted the people they serve. I left that meeting eager to g…


Editor's Note: Periodically, YWCA members, staff and volunteers are featured highlighting the many facets of our community in which they’re a part of. This month, YWCA member and former YWCA Board of Directors member Tami Leavens discusses why the YWCA pool is a necessary community resource.

It’s roughly the three-week anniversary of CNN reporter Jim Acosta repeatedly telling President Donald Trump at a press conference that the migrant caravan is “hundreds and hundreds of miles away” and “not an invasion,” and objecting to a campaign ad that showed migrants climbing border wall…

I am so excited and hopeful for the future of our country. We are just weeks away from unleashing a new majority Democratic party in the U.S. House of Representatives. The opportunity for us to see what their platforms and promises hold for moving our country forward now rests squarely in De…

Happy Thanksgiving – the day to be grateful for all that we have while celebrating with family and friends.

Joe Biden is a gaffe-prone 75-year-old Washington veteran – who is exactly what Democrats need.

Here in the heart of the Midwest, we are fortunate enough to be surrounded by agriculture. Most people understand that their food is raised by Iowa farmers before it is processed and then placed on grocery store shelves to be purchased. What people may not be familiar with are the steps that…

The midterms suggest that President Donald Trump needs to double down on populism, just not the sort that’s been his signature to this point.

This month, following an election season that intensified discord even among family and friends, my colleagues and I in the Clinton Ministerial Association watch and work for signs of hope, reconciliation, and gratitude – in the community we cherish and in the wider world.

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