Here's the Scoop by Brian Sweeney

Brian Sweeney has been the author of “Here’s the Scoop” for more than 20 years. The column usually deals with the lighter side of life and the writer has been known to mix a bit of fiction in with the facts. Brian has received six awards for his column in the annual New York Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest.

Here's the Scoop: March 12, 2008

A tangled web
Soon, probably in a few months, the Catskill Mountain News will be entering a new era. We’re going to have a thing called a website or is it web site? Doesn’t matter, we’re getting one.

Here's the Scoop: March 5, 2008

Hogging another meal
Pork, The Other White Meat. Or, so they say in the advertisements.
This week at our house, it’s Pork: The Only Meat. At Every Meal.
For some reason, we had an absurdly large hunk of pork for dinner the other night. It was quite tasty. If I didn’t know that then, I had a much better idea after an assortment of pork delights.

Here's the Scoop: Feb. 13, 2008

Toner. Cheap
“Yo, listen up!”
If you want to grab my attention, those are not the words that make my ears swivel around and have me eagerly awaiting the wisdom that’s sure to follow.
On the on hand, a perky girl announcing, “Hi, I’m Amber Reilly,” will have me listening intently to her reason for calling. But only once. And briefly.

Here's the Scoop: Jan. 23, 2008

Undefeated champ
I haven’t written about our “new” cat in nearly a month, so I think it’s time. I’m not sure, but I can eventually see this whole column turning into a retelling of the adventures of “Holly The Christmas Cat.” We’d probably have to change the name of the column a bit to “Where’s The Scoop,” in honor of the apparatus used to empty the litter box.