Opinion

Letters to the editor July 27

Noise nuisances

We read in your July 20-26, 2017 edition about the recent discussion at the Tusten Town Board meeting regarding noise complaints from the “Mysterylanders” event held at the Landers’ campground. We certainly empathize with the citizens of Narrowsburg.

The dog days of summer

Well here we are smack in the middle of the dog days of summer. Normally we think of this time as the hottest part of the year and this year. As rainy as it’s been, we may have been spared some of the heat, but the summer is not over yet. Strangely enough, the expression does not actually refer to the heat but rather an astronomical event.


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Defining Silver’s corruption

Sheldon Silver, who, as speaker of the New York State House of Representatives, was one of the three most powerful men in Albany for more than two decades, was convicted in 2015 of honest services fraud, meaning that in carrying out the functions of his office, he put personal profit ahead of honestly serving the public.

How are we doing?

[“Peace and Justice Files” columnist Skip Mendler left the United States on January 19, and is headed toward the Eastern Mediterranean to help with refugee assistance. He’s making a few stops along the way.]


TRR photo by Kristin Barron

“That giraffe” is Tajari, a calf born last April at the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, NY.

‘That giraffe’

Did you know that a giraffe’s tongue is purple to protect it from sunburn in hot climates? Or that a giraffe has seven vertebrae in its long neck—the same as other mammals including people?

I didn’t. That is, until the giraffe April brought all things giraffe to my attention.

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