With the average national news cycle lasting 24 to 36 hours the way that Corona Virus coverage has dominated the national media landscape since mid March has been unprecedented. I had wondered over the past several weeks what story it would be that would knock virus coverage off news paper front pages: what story it would be that would take over as the first story on the nightly news casts. Sadly, it’s coverage of rioting, looting and vandalism that have erupted in many U.S. cities as an out growth of protest over the death in police Custody of George Floyd in Minneapolis on Memorial Day. In our area, where people prove time and time again that they will step forward to help those in need as more than 900 of our neighbors did in Putnam county just last week, and in an area where people are generally supportive of the property rights of their neighbors and of the work police do to protect us, the idea that anyone would resort to violence to try to convince us of any social view point is hard to fathom indeed. I guess that’s why I remain happy that I was raised here and continue to live here. That’s the way I see it.