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Why we must fight bullying

By   /  December 18, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet “Dude, don’t you think you’re riding this bullying pony a little hard?  It’s a shame what happened, but it’s not worth all this energy you’re putting into it,” a friend told me recently.  I can see what he’s talking about to an extent.  My last two columns have been about bullying, and with this [...]

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Our Stand

By   /  December 17, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet The Albany Journal has done a lot of things since it was founded in 1939.  It’s best known as the town “scandal rag”, where anything and everything was fair game.  It’s been the community watchdog, its most recent incarnation. Due to various circumstances, we’ve gotten a bit away from that last one. Well, we’re [...]

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It’s time for schools to stop turning a blind eye to bullying.

By   /  December 16, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Dustin Hammonds didn’t deserve the two years of torment that his parents allege he went through.  For two years, a young man was tormented in the one place we all like to pretend our children are safe at: school.  Now, the entire area is hurting over a child most of us never got to [...]

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