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The state of New York, led by a powerful coalition of local publishers, has just approved game-changing legislation in the fight to preserve local news outlets and community journalism. By including …

What is a mother? Merriam-Webster defines mother as a ­female parent. But for those who have accepted that role, that definition only begins to describe the duties moms accept. La Madre, …

Editor’s Note: Sunshine Week is set for March 10-16, 2024. Sunshine Week is a nonpartisan collaboration among groups in the journalism, civic, education, government and private sectors that shines …

Councils, whether they be at the helm of a county or muni­cipality, are at liberty to make their own rules of procedure within the constructs of state law. These rules guide the council and …

I believe in Christmas

NOTE: This editorial from former publisher Laura J. McKenzie was originally published in December 2012. It has been updated by current publisher Jonathan Vickery who believes its message is still …

“Newspapers are dying!” “Print is dead!” I’ve heard or read various renditions of those phrases time and time over the years. Well, don’t write our obituary just yet. Did you …

Local news is good for business

It’s no secret that recent years have been tough on small businesses and on newspapers. A bipartisan bill, the Community News & Small Business Support Act, that has been introduced in Congress …

Once again, Barnwell City Council has violated the law by failing to state a specific purpose for entering into closed session. On Monday night, July 17, the council held a special meeting to …

Some say newspapers are dying. That’s not the case at The People-Sentinel. Yes, things have certainly changed over the last 15 to 20 years. The internet and social media have impacted the …

Our mission is to add to our community, not divide it! We want to inform our community by fully and fairly covering the good and bad news. That’s how we learn and grow, which then creates a …

If you’re eating alone regularly, you are part of an increasing trend. Each evening, one in ten Americans is dining alone. Whether it’s an adult heating up a cup of soup or a child …

Mind Matters: Altruism in heartbreak

My wife and I left Vaison-la-Romaine that morning and cycled about twenty miles, climbing fourteen hundred feet through the verdant, grapevine studded hills of Provence, the smells of the early …

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