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Walt Pickut’s writing career began with publishing medical research in1971 while working at the Jersey City Medical Center and the NYU Hospital and School of Medicine. Walt holds board registries in respiratory care and sleep technology as well as bachelor's degrees in biology and communication, and a master's degrees in physiology from Fairleigh-Dickinson University in New Jersey, with additional graduate work in mass communication completed at SUNY Amherst. He currently teaches Presentational Speaking in the Houghton College PACE program at JCC and holds memberships in the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Society of Business Publication Editors. He lives in Jamestown with his wife Nancy, an MSW social worker, and has three children: Dr. Cait Lamberton in Pittsburgh, Bill Pickut, a marketing executive in Chicago, and Rev. Matt Pickut in Plymouth, IN.

Government Shutdown?

It’s Business as Usual – Mostly Contributing Writer Walt Pickut The U.S. Congress will not let the President spend money the country cannot pay. Blame the President...

The Great Attractor

Somewhere out in space, far across the universe, astronomers have discovered something mysterious that wants to eat us. It is sucking us, and several hundred...

Jamestown Attracts the World – 2019

Contributing Writer Walt Pickut Jamestown’s Attractors’ Group has set out to draw the world to Jamestown, and they seem to be winning. Their job is to...

The Great Green Comet of 2018

Contributing Writer Walt Pickut Martz-Kohl Board of Directors Beginning in early December, sky watchers around the world began to report that Comet 46P/Wirtanen was brightening noticeably as...

A Gift Refused?

Gifts are meant to make the receiver happy. That’s probably a universal truth about gift-giving. But, as Forrest Gump so famously reminded us, “My mom...

Giving! Get it?

You and I do it every day. You give the barista a $10 bill and you get your Caramel Brulée Latte, or your Peppermint Mocha,...

Fish with the right worm

I remember going down to Oaks’s Pond with my buddies to go fishing. We had a coffee can stuffed with grass and a handful of...

United We Fight – United We Win

Contributing Editor Walt Pickut United Way of Southern Chautauqua County Approaches Annual Goal Cover photo: The Eastside Y guides and counsels. A dollar does more than a dollar’s worth...

Sock Stuffing

Short of stuffing a sock in somebody’s mouth, how do you stop a conversation that annoys everybody but the talkers? The other day at...

Old… Or New?

“Everything old is new again.” It’s an old saying and it sounds true. The good news and the bad news are the same about this...

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VITA Volunteers Are Prepared for Tax Season

Article Contributed by United Way of Southern Chautauqua County The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA). has officially started and utilizes volunteers, certified by the IRS,...