Lisa Ramirez, Times Herald-Record

Lisa Ramirez

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Past articles by Lisa:

Tobacco law will tick off teens and maybe save them

When I drive by my daughter’s high school I pass a corner which, as evidenced by the small cluster of shivering teenagers often gathered there, must be just over the invisible line delineating No Smoking and Smoking areas.I’m happy to report that typically there are very few young people there, smoking during their lunch break or after dismissal as soon as they reach that little patch of… → Read More

Mid-Hudson has its own signs of spring

The first official sign that spring has sprung, or, at least, is thinking about springing soon, is the springing ahead of our clocks, which, presumably, → Read More

There's more to focus on than Trump

So I know I’ve been on a bit of a streak for the past few weeks, kind of stuck on this whole Trump thing and his apparent resolve to turn this country into some kind of Margaret Atwood-esque dystopia, but with more golf courses and where divorce will still be okay. I admit it. I’ve been finding it hard to talk about anything else, and any time I try to focus on something new – that weird… → Read More

Lisa's Laws: A sheet cake, a bet, a game

I first wrote this column a few years back, not long after my dad passed away. I grew up as an only daughter, and my dad, a passionate sports fan, shared → Read More

At Women' March, swarm of signs was a good sign

Today there is talk of a Muslim registry and deportations and walls and bringing back torture. Bad signs, all of them.And I’m not even out of bed → Read More

Lisa's Laws: A new baby brightens a murky world

As I write this my niece is making her way into the world. My brother and his wife are at Mount Sinai West, and they’re still in the waiting room. → Read More

Here's why Trump foes can't just get over it

At a family dinner recently someone at the table really, really, really wanted to talk about the president-elect.I mean, he couldn’t keep himself → Read More

D.C. photo op might finally doom dabbing

I live with teenagers. They are a part of my day-to-day life. I am, to paraphrase Miss Hannigan of the Hudson Street Orphanage, dripping in teenagers.At → Read More

Lisa's Laws: Our princess, Carrie Fisher, was all too real

I saw “Star Wars” the way nobody hardly ever gets to see movies anymore. It was 1977 and my favorite uncle, my mom’s motorcycle- → Read More

People for People helps elderly keep warm

It was about this time last year that the heating bills really started to climb for one elderly Orange County woman and her senior-citizen son.It’s → Read More

Lisa's Laws: Hand-blown ornament lover sees the light

I first wrote this column a few years back, when Bella, who is now 15, was still in elementary school. It was about our Christmas tree, and very little → Read More

Neighbors in need thankful for assistance

MIDDLETOWN – Today is a day many of us got just what we wanted. Maybe it’s a new smartphone or a game console. Maybe it's a designer handbag. → Read More

Help allows single mom to care for her father

MIDDLETOWN – It was earlier this spring when this single mom realized that her father needed her, needed her almost as much as her two children did. → Read More

People for People volunteers love to help

MIDDLETOWN - It’s often said that the holidays are about giving, and that’s certainly true for the volunteers who staff the Record’s → Read More

People for People helps grieving senior get new eyeglasses

It had been a terrible year for this Orange County senior citizen. His wife had passed away in the spring, and it was so tough, figuring out how to get → Read More

People For People: Woman finds help when she loses everything

BETHEL - The fire took everything, but none of that really mattered. Her partner had been trapped inside their burning apartment, and despite the heroic → Read More

People for People helps mom make fresh start

PORT JERVIS - Her abusive husband had just recently been removed from the house, and though she and her two girls were now safer, they were vulnerable in → Read More

Fund helped employee of burned Gap warehouse

NEWBURGH - The Aug. 30 headline read, “Firefighters battle inferno at Gap Distribution Center.” The massive blaze severely damaged the → Read More

People for People volunteers love helping neighbors

MIDDLETOWN - The Times Herald-Record’s People for People Fund is powered by volunteers, and it’s only because of their dedication that → Read More

People for People Fund: Victim of identity theft gets helping hand

MIDDLETOWN - This self-employed Washingtonville handyman was used to fixing things for other people, and he was good at it. He worked hard, and always → Read More