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To borrow a couple of phrases from Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini circa 1961, translated best as “the sweet life” and Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin from 20 years ago, who crooned about “the crazy life” …

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The prison officer’s wife has a husband who is considered essential personnel. This is the case when there is a COVID-19 outbreak, but this has also been true whether there are snowstorms, riot situations or flooding.

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“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.”

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I have been wondering, in this time of challenge and change, what to write about. The original plan was to write about the 50th anniversary of Earth Day which falls on April 22.

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I recently watched an old episode of “Everybody Loves Raymond.” In this particular episode, Raymond minimizes the contribution his wife makes and she, in turn, throws the checkbook at him and challenges him to manage the financial affairs of the household.

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It’s 2020, and while most minds might be on the upcoming elections, there’s another way you can have your voice heard and make a difference in government: take the census.

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A few weeks ago we received a 98-word comment about the bond issue the schools are proposing.

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Over in Sports this week we polished up an epic article I wrote 10 years ago, celebrating the 50th (now 60th) anniversary of Romney High School’s unbeaten state basketball champions.

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Joe Biden had a very good day on Super Tuesday, but unfortunately the American people did not.

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I promised Joanne Snead I’d dig this one up because the production of “Rumpelstiltskin” that the Hampshire County Arts Council brought this tale back to mind and Joanne had the good grace to laugh knowingly when I told her.

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There are 3 basic necessities for life; shelter, water and food. Each is vital to survival, but food is at the forefront of our daily lives.

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Ed’s just home from a mission trip to Saipan and catching up on his rest, so here’s a favorite he wrote 4 years ago.

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Did anyone else enjoy running around in shorts and a long-sleeved shirt over the weekend? I know I was having a great time with the sunny Spring weather that embraced Hampshire County, especially on Sunday.

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The West Virginia Senate, in an attempt to spur economic growth and attract manufacturing jobs to West Virginia, has introduced 2 misguided pieces of legislation that only harm our state; they don't help it.

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“Why is my Frontier phone service so bad?” We hear it every day. Service problems are not new for Frontier telephone customers, but they have gotten worse lately. 

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He’s the governor of West Virginia, whose Legislature is in the midst of its annual session, deciding issues of great import. He’s also the richest man in West Virginia, operator of 102 businesses.

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I have a friend back in the Chicago suburbs, a fellow I used to work with, who is an unabashed TV snob.

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The Executive Committee of the West Virginia Secondary Athletic Coaches Association opposes SB 131, “The Tim Tebow Act.” The WVSACA joins the West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission in opposition of HB 3127.

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I have to admit that as a news and political junkie I was glued to the TV coverage of the impeachment as much as my body and mind would allow for those few weeks.

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Add one more couple to the 80 or so we have in this week’s feature, Enduring Love.

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Now more than ever before, we have the world at our fingertips. But for thousands of West Virginians reliable broadband is still an aspiration instead of a reality.

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Well the hubbub is over. President Trump is acquitted and you would think that after millions of wasted taxpayer dollars things would return to normal.

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Have you ever watched somebody working too hard at something that ought to appear effortless?

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On a cold, windy, almost-winter afternoon, I sit at my desk with sunlight streaming in the window between the bits and puffs of white clouds that are scudding across the blue sky.

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In December I had the opportunity to speak to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works on an important issue facing our country, Chronic Wasting Disease.

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This column first appeared 10 years ago this week when I was writing sports for the Review. The cornea in question will turn 35 Saturday and the rest of me turns 64 on Super Bowl Sunday.

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The West Virginia House of Delegates is considering House Bill 4025, sponsored by Delegates Brandon Steele, R-Raleigh County, and Tony Paynter, R- Wyoming County, which would reduce the publication of legal ads for public notice in communities and counties across West Virginia in favor of pl…

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In light of what is going on in Virginia and the governor signing of an executive order to ban guns at the rally this past Monday (at the time of this writing it has not happened yet), I actually think a friend of mine is correct.

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Hey, Refresh Restart Romney and Capon Bridge Revitalization Group — quick, call an emergency meeting.