History & Heritage

Among the many contributions of African-Americans to our national life, one seems almost incidental: the intense interest in genealogy.  The appearance in 1976 of the book “Roots” by...
There are few characters whose reputations have entered the realm of myth and continue to attract insatiable interest.  Was there ever really a Ulysses or a Robin Hood?  People still show...
Troops involved in a conflict are admonished to pursue the enemy and carry out their mission as if victory in the war depended entirely on them.  That may not always be the case -- there's a...
Reading a biography, autobiography or personal memoir allows us to add someone else's life to our own.  We can follow them through the pages and share their struggles and pleasures,...
For three days in mid-August, 1969, the center of the Universe was a dairy farmer's field in New York's Southern Tier that is now a cultural landmark.  It was the scene of an event...
When Timothy Wahl was growing up on a dairy farm in Allegany County , NY, Town of Andover , going to Andover Central School, doing the chores and playing games in Elm Valley, few would have thought...
The WSKG program OFF THE PAGE is designed specifically as "a forum for writers from our region".  Since its inception in January, 2000 it has presented hundreds of novelists, poets,...
The broadcasting industry has always been aware of its educational potential and is often idealistic about its service to children.  In the 1946 book "Here Is Television" author Thomas...
It's easy to find simple facts about Middlefield, New York.  The Census Bureau estimates the town's population in 2009 is 2,451, an increase of 2.31% since 2000.  The estimated...
When I finished the passage, I let the Bible fall to my side with my finger firmly planted in Luke, chapter 6, and said quietly, "Blessed are the poor." All of a sudden, a small man...