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It must be strange to stand in front of a room full of people and say you don’t want to be paid more—but that’s where several migrant farm workers in Sullivan County found … more
In the transition from physical newsprint to digital media, it seems that some things have been lost in translation. If you’re reading this in print, then you likely know that this is an … more
The roads in Pennsylvania are a mess this spring. Part of that probably has to do with the record-breaking weather events the state suffered last summer and winter. The summer produced the most … more
Town of Tusten Councilwoman Brandi Merolla, a Democrat, is supporting Republican Rob Doherty in this year’s election for county legislators. Doherty is running against incumbent Democrat Scott … more
Glyphosate, the active ingredient in commercial herbicide Roundup, is the most widely used pesticide in the world. The New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) has been using it to control … more
Planning board meetings often draw a few citizens who have strong opinions about what should or should not happen regarding land use in their neighborhood. The 600 or so people who turned out to a … more
If you type the name Stephanie Borowicz into the YouTube search box, you’ll see images of Pennsylvania State Representative Stephanie Borowicz reciting a prayer at the opening of the government … more
Between the Barrysville Farmers Market moving to Narrowsburg, the Lackawaxen Food Hub closing, a new food hub blooming in Sullivan County and the last winter weekend of the Honesdale Indoor … more
The Sullivan County Legislature is currently deliberating whether to adopt staggered terms of office for the nine county legislators. The legislative form of government was adopted in 1994, when the … more
Invite a city child to the Catskills for a summer While I’m thinking about spring and watching the buds grow bigger on the trees, I’m also planning ahead for summer. My husband and I will … more
Measles is making a comeback in the U.S., and that includes here, where the Sullivan County Public Health Department (PHD) has been notified of two cases of measles in county residents. An advisory … more
There is a crisis involving rural hospitals in the United States. They are closing at a pace that threatens to leave millions of residents without access to necessary care. According to a study … more
On February 12, the New York State Senate held its first ever hearing on climate change. That’s a rather astounding fact, given that climate change has been on the national agenda for at least … more
Ellen Cohen: Manhattan, NY I was from Beachwood, Ohio at the time. I was still in high school and went with my best friend Karen. Our parents thought we were at Ohio State orientation with an older … more
We’re causing earth’s sixth mass extinction If Leonardo Da Vinci were alive today, he would be the first to declare that our earth is in peril. An insatiable learner, he studied … more
The Trump Administration in Washington, D.C. wants to roll back federal clean-car standards. Their plan will allow automobile manufacturers to make cars that pump far more pollutants into the air … more
Can the Governor’s proposal to legalize recreational marijuana pay for itself without increasing THC use? I don’t see how. New personnel expenses for salaries, benefits and training will … more
Special thanks to Kathy Michell, for her February 6 TRR story about black vultures. And may her insights about these beautiful creatures, and her compassion for them, sift down to ignoramuses who … more
I have recently returned from a little winter time respite down South, and I am catching up with the news from Eldred Central School.  The NYS Comptroller’s Office reports that the … more
Legislators at the Sullivan County Government Center have had a couple of lively conversations about the pros and cons of legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in New York State. Under the … more
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