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Chivalry in today’s terms

Life in The Villages columnist Barry Evans takes on the topic of chivalry.

Eleanor Roosevelt’s doctors vindicated 40 years after her death

Eleanor Roosevelt's doctors have been vindicated 40 years after her death. Dr. Gabe Mirkin has details.

It’s time for Congress to pass trade agreement

Congressman Daniel Webster contends it’s time for Congress to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

Riding free on our dime

Villager Dennis Petrucelli weighs in on the red-hot topic of charging fees of guests who come to The Villages and use amenities.

I did not lie

Villages-News.com contributor John Shewchuk responds to critics of a recent Opinion piece about "Sharpiegate."

Freedom came at cost of blood and treasure by patriots

Do some Americans take our freedom for granted? Villager Dennis Petrucelli, writing in an Opinion piece, reminds us that our freedom came at the cost of considerable blood and treasure by patriots.

One more shot to tell Sumter County commissioners your thoughts on 25 percent tax...

Villagers and area residents have one more chance on Tuesday, Sept. 24 to tell Sumter County commissioners their views on a tax increase that’s being perceived as ludicrous at best.

Plenty of authors in The Villages

Columnist Barry Evans, in an Opinion piece, contends authors abound, especially in The Villages where there are probably more writers per square inch than anyplace else.

The hysteria over ‘Sharpiegate’

Villager John Shewchuk, writing in an Opinion piece, offers his thoughts on the hysteria surrounding "Sharpiegate."

We will never forget

Congressman Daniel Webster offers an update on legislation that extends the authorization and funding for the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund (VCF) through 2090.