by Art Gunther
A third grader’s perspective on the 1952 presidential election was very different from what today’s eight year olds took away from the 2016 election.
by Jocelyn Jane Cox
You know that Thanksgiving is right around the corner because 2016 holiday season advertising is beginning to fill the stores and the airwaves. With only ATE days until “I 8 Too Much Today” Day, here are a few reasons why toddlers and turkeys have so much in common.
by Max Cea
During this despair and anxiety-laden past week, I’ve returned to a Benjamin Franklin quote that my dad often referenced as I was growing up. “Experience is a dear teacher but fools will learn at no other.” Franklin’s point, and my dad’s, was that you should learn from the mistakes of others.
by Tom Burns
Last week was certainly one of the more difficult and bizarre in my 27 year teaching career. I capped it off by coming across Sarah Larimer’s article in The Washington Post entitled “Middle Schoolers Chant ‘Build That Wall’ During Lunch in Aftermath of Trump Win,” in which she describes an incident that took place at a school in Michigan. When the students were heard chanting, school officials “responded” and the Superintendent issued a statement reminding the community that, “We are committed to providing a safe, secure and supportive learning environment for all students…”
by Jocelyn Jane Cox
Of course we all want our children to express themselves creatively through crafting, but there are downsides. In case you also have misgivings in this area, here is a Crafting Manifesto. Please feel free to revise this template to best fit your needs.
by John Delorenzo
When I returned to MacCalman Field on October 14th for the last Nyack High School home football game of the season, I was surrounded by the family that cherished it before me and a host of former teammates whose faces flooded me with the memories of a legacy soon to become history. I was reminded, then, of what makes Nyack so special. It’s not the trendy bars on Main Street or the rich arts and music scene. It’s not the beautiful Hudson River backdrop or the elegant Victorian homes along Broadway. Nyack is defined by one thing that all Nyackers, past and present, will understand: tradition.
by Ken Sharp
This is not about party.
When Nyack’s Democrats voted in the September primary, two candidates were chosen – one a challenger and one an incumbent.
Less than half of Nyack’s registered voters (1,838 votes cast out of 4,208 active voters) chose the two Democratic nominees — Republicans and Independents were left out of the process in this heavily Democratic village. Don Hammond finished less than two percentage points out of the running last September.
Nyack is comprised of Republicans, Democrats, Independents and unaffiliated voters, and they all deserve a choice, they all deserve a vote – not just the people with a “D” on their card.
On November 8th, you can write-in Don Hammond and fill in a circle next to Louise Parker’s name on the Democratic ticket.
by JC Brotherhood
Don Hammond knows how to get things done. His executive experience and leadership skills are unparalleled by anyone on our Village Board in a long time.
I will here encourage all my friends and neighbors, Independents and Republicans who felt disenfranchised by the earlier Democratic primary to recognize the opportunity we have to keep Don Hammond on the board by writing in his name at the bottom of the ballot.
Think before you Vote.
by Jocelyn Jane Cox
Halloween can bring up a lot of questions from little kids, questions you may not be ready to answer quite yet. Of course you’re going to come clean on all this stuff, eventually, but in the meantime, while your kid is still a toddler or pre-schooler? LIE!
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