Richard Esposito

Publisher’s Ink: The real question is “What went ‘right?'”

The peaceful transition of power has begun. President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump met in the Oval Office with both sharing complimentary remarks afterward. Mr. Obama retains the key to the executive washroom until Inauguration Day and Mr. Trump just saved taxpayers $1.6 million by deciding not to take a salary during his term in […]

November 23, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Publisher’s Ink: The return of the outhouse — the ultimate restroom solution

Guseppi DePasqule, my great-grandfather, sold fish from the back of a horse-drawn wagon in upstate New York. Life along the Erie Canal in the 1900s was a bit harsher than we’re accustomed to today. Of course, I wasn’t around to experience it but as a youngster I do recall seeing a dilapidated outhouse behind his […]

October 05, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Publisher’s Ink: The heart and soul of Gary Washburn

At the start of the Indianapolis 500 Jim Nabors, a native son of Indiana, traditionally sang “Back Home in Indiana.” Anyone familiar with Indiana understands the meaning behind the lyrics. The song pays tribute to the Hoosier State and portrays a sense of a carefree, simple life on the banks of the Wabash River, the […]

August 31, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Publisher’s Ink: Decisions determine your destiny … and your happiness

Decisions, decisions. We all make decisions in life. These decisions mold who and what we become, where we live and who we spend our lives with. Accept that promotion resulting in transferring out of the area and you meet your future husband. Attend USC instead of Berkeley and your career suddenly moves in a different […]

July 27, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

March Madness … and there’s plenty of it out there

March Madness began March 15 and now 16 of the 64 college basketball teams are left and will fight for the national championship title. On the political court the madness between the remaining six presidential contenders started long before the Ides of March. For years people have demanded change in Washington. “We need a businessman to run […]

March 23, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Publisher’s Ink: Debates expose the talking and walking dead

Fans of “The Walking Dead,” a popular AMC series, are being treated to an exciting sixth season. The non-stop action in this zombie apocalypse mini-series keeps viewers riveted to their seats. On the opposite side of the television spectrum we have the presidential debates where viewers last Saturday night were treated to a scene of the […]

December 02, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Publisher’s Ink: Newspaper editors of special note

Time marches on and after 164 years the Mountain Democrat named Noel Stack its newest editor; she’s also the editor of Village Life. She becomes the 20th person in Mountain Democrat history to hold the title. Having worked with Noel these past six years, I’ve come to appreciate her talents and newsroom savvy. I selected her knowing […]

October 07, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

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