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As soon you cross the bridge between Skinners Falls and Milanville, you come to a bend in the road. On your right is a historic barn and, on your left, is a stone wall with steps and a walkway that … more
The public is being asked to weigh in on the fate of the Skinners Falls Bridge, the crossing between Cochecton, NY and Milanville, PA, which has been closed since October 2019. There are three … more
New York State Sen. Todd Kaminsky and a host of colleagues have introduced legislation that shifts the responsibility and costs of recycling from municipalities to the producers of packaging and … more
The sheriff’s office police reform and reinvention survey would be a hoot—if it weren’t so seriously deficient. Out of a county of over 75,000, 362 responded to the 13-question … more
When I moved to Narrowsburg in 1978, Main Street was filled with women leaders. Gladys Maas was in charge at the Narrowsburg Feed Mill. Stella Ropke was manager at the River Bank, in the original … more
  My precocious three-year-old grandson arrived this week with a new word: “Hullabaloo.” “What does it mean?” I asked him. He didn’t say, so I looked it … more
You’ve got to admit, 2020 was a doozy of the year. In fact, it has upended everything we thought was relatively stable. Basic health, for one: You cannot simply go about your day and assume … more
In the last three weeks, we have asked you to support community newspapers, to vote with your heart and values, and to support the local business community by recognizing and expressing your … more
In the last two weeks, we’ve used this space to ask you to vote for local papers: to become a subscriber and to support the businesses that advertise in our pages. We asked you to vote … more
It’s ironic to me, as I reel from the plethora of political messages, that it is the foundational law that makes our democracy that has the capacity to destroy it. What law? The First … more
Newspapers face another big election. It’s about them. While the United States is riveted by a most unusual presidential election, the newspaper industry is running to win the hearts, … more
There are many people who watch over the town. It starts on the town level with the town board: the elected officials who do the business of the town. These folks receive a stipend. They are our … more
The importance of the Census cannot be overstated. The demographic information that it collects determines who gets how much political power in Congress and in the states. The numbers steer more than … more
The smell of money was in the air. In December 2015, with great fanfare, Millennium Pipeline announced its Eastern System Upgrade. They boasted that they would be spending $275,000,000 on the … more
{Editor’s note: This article was originally published by The Poynter Institute and The International Fact-Checking Network and is republished here with permission. We offer this to readers as … more
Last week, we asked our Facebook followers what they thought about mail-in voting. The answer was: a lot. Mirroring a conversation happening on a national scale, many responded that mail-in voting is … more
COVID-19 brought with it considerable stress and, as the months have unfolded, more than a few points of contention. Coping with contention is difficult even when not in the midst of a public health … more
The Wild Wild Web is giving up one of its core values. The tech industry is abandoning the concept that it exists to provide a forum for all ideas, no matter how toxic. It is giving up its … more
To wear or not to wear a mask is the question. With it, we weigh whether we approve or disapprove of some outside authority telling us what to do. With it, we weigh our sense of whether we are … more
Within the journalism community, there’s outrage over the assaults our fellow journalists have endured covering the unrest in America sparked by the death of a black man, George Floyd, in … more
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