– As for advice to anyone who is thinking about opening a dispensary, Piersel emphasizes patience. The industry is new, she explains, and a business may have to deal with some negativity. “Remember why you’re there,” she says, “to help the community.”
In March of 2021, the progressive state of New York became the 17th in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana. It seems a little late in the game considering conservative Montana legalized it before New York, but I suppose better late than never. I currently reside in Oregon, which legalized the drug in 2015, becoming the fourth state to do […]
With the legalization of cannabis in New York State, dispensaries and other new industries will soon be opening across the region. To get a sense of what our region might expect, this newspaper will publish a series of articles highlighting communities in Oregon where the drug was first legalized in 2016 and the industries and laws that soon followed. Jonathan Penfold, an Iroquois Central School graduate, has lived in Oregon for over a decade and is reporting on the subject.
On January 4, 2020, the Buffalo Bills held a 16-0 third quarter lead against the Houston Texans in the first round of the AFC playoffs. At this point in the game, according to ESPN, they had a 96.7 percent probability of winning. I think everyone in Buffalo remembers how this one turned out. But we’re not here to bring back […]
‘Tis the season for sleigh bells and ugly sweaters, for mistletoe and stockings, for wreaths, trees and strings of colorful lights. ‘Tis also the season for “’Tis the season.” Why do we say that anyhow? Where does this silly phrase come from—‘Tis the season? Is “’Tis” even a real word? My computer doesn’t seem to think so. Every time I […]
At first glance, the term “sports writing” might seem like a niche genre, but I would disagree. Sports writing is like a tree with endless branches. It can be fiction or nonfiction. It can tell the story of a large event (the Olympics) or a particular sport, whether it’s the earliest ancient Greek foot races, or the newly invented Bossaball, […]
So, What do You do? “So, what do you do?” This short phrase is one of my least favorite in the English language. And now that the pandemic appears to be winding down, you’ll start to hear it again on a regular basis. At one social gathering or another, you’ll be introduced to someone you’ve never met before. The conversation […]