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Updated Apr 24, 2015 at 12:46 PM

In December, President Obama said that he wished to see Iran ultimately become a "very successful regional power." His wish — a nightmare for the Western-oriented Arab states — is becoming a reality. Consider:• Gulf of Aden: Iran sends a flotilla of warships and weapons-carrying freighters to reinforce the rebels in Yemen — a noncontiguous, non-Persian, nonthreatening (to Iran) Arabian state — asserting its new status as regional bully and arbiter.

Posted Apr 24, 2015 at 2:01 AM

When postal worker Doug Hughes — otherwise known as the gyrocopter dude — landed his gizmo on the West Lawn of the Capitol, he wasn't worried about being shot down, he says.He must be a believer in miracles because he might...

Posted Apr 24, 2015 at 2:01 AM

Thank you to my Naples school community. I have decided not to run for another term on our Naples Central School District Board of Education this spring.Forty-two years ago I made a career choice to quit my construction job and...

Posted Apr 22, 2015 at 8:57 PM

A van full of friends, a cooler full of oranges, uncrustables and water, a pre-dawn drive down to Geneva and a twelve hour jaunt around Seneca Lake. Not an average Sunday, but the Seneca 7 is not an average race.As part of my quest to...

Updated Apr 22, 2015 at 4:57 PM

A short while ago, the Inquiring Taxpayer’s eye was caught by a newspaper article whose subject was the salaries of state employees. According to the article, the highest paid state employee is Alain Kaloyeros, who receives a mere $987,075...

Updated Apr 22, 2015 at 4:49 PM

E-cigarettes, sometimes flavored to tempt the immature ("Unicorn Puke," "Stoned Smurf," "German Chocolate Beefcake") might be "gateway drugs," leading to tobacco cigarettes. Currently, however, e-cigarettes often are substitutes for them. So,...

Updated Apr 21, 2015 at 1:37 PM

Traditional view of addiction clashes with medical understanding.

Updated Apr 21, 2015 at 12:05 PM

A commentary by Richard Hermann on March 20 (“A week worth forgetting”) deserves response. I would like to respond to two items in the...

Posted Apr 20, 2015 at 2:01 AM

Each April, we commemorate Autism Awareness Month. At this time we make a special effort to shed light on the issues facing those who live with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families. The community is at its best when everyone works...

Posted Apr 19, 2015 at 2:01 AM

Rick Holmes’ essay review of Dr. Atul Gawande’s compelling new book, “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” (Daily Messenger, March 23), concluded: “Gawande’s message will hit home for...

Posted Apr 19, 2015 at 2:01 AM

In our last column we began our discussions about saving with these favorite tips: Saving requires a commitment, and the goals you set as part of your financial plan will create that commitment; get into the habit of saving as early as possible;...

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