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I am a 75-year-old man and a former Republican. Now I am humiliated by confessing to being both. Why? Perhaps nothing is more disgusting than the Republicans’ performance at the recently … more
The New York State Department of Conservation held a pair of hearings on September 26 to receive public comment about whether the DEC should renew an air-quality permit for the 650 megawatt … more
“Indelible in the hippocampus is the laughter.” “100% certain.” “As sure as I am talking to you now.” These statements, from a victim of sexual assault, will be … more
Democrat Matt Cartwright has been representing Pennsylvania’s 17th Congressional District since 2013. That district includes the cities of Scranton and Wilkes-Barre. But the Pennsylvania … more
Could Indian Head access be used? In reference to the issue in the September 13 issue by Fritz Mayer, “Local firefighters want Pond Eddy access point to remain”: Since the closest access … more
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Every year, the Sullivan County Historical Society presents deserving individuals with the honor of “History Maker” and “History Preserver” awards. … more
MILFORD, PA — The Pike County Public Library has been nominated by Sen. Pat Toomey for the 2019 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. According to the Institute of Museum and Library … more
Voter turnout for the New York State primary was impressive by recent historical standards. Some 1.5 million New Yorkers went to the polls, more than twice as many as voted in the midterm primary in … more
Just how “strict” are some of these interpretations? Many Republican jurists claim a “strict” or “originalist” interpretation of the Constitution. The implication … more
Merakey, formerly known as NHS human services, announced last week that at the end of October it will close most of its facilities in Northeast Pennsylvania, and that will have an impact on clients … more
Not a good use of taxpayer money Regarding your article, “Byway committee votes for Callicoon visitors’ center”: The building and real property in question is located in Callicoon, … more
I recently went to a candidate forum on environmental issues featuring Democratic nominee Antonio Delgado and Congressman John Faso. They both briefly touched on the August 9 train derailment, … more
There is a lot of activity involving food programs these days. At the state level, Gov. Andrew Cuomo proudly proclaimed that New York would become the first state with a food pantry or … more
Bravo to Jeff Bank’s community culture As a fan and client of Jeff Bank since my first borrowed dollar in 2001, it’s a delight to see first-hand and up close its continued investment in … more
It’s been a rough four decades for labor. President Ronald Reagan ushered in the modern era of taking away the rights of workers and handing them to employers in 1981. That’s the year he … more
There are many in this Upper Delaware Valley that clearly remember or were part of the intense, heated battle to "Keep the NPS Out of Town." A myriad of concerns prevailed: a distinct lack … more
Time to stop supporting the railroad It’s high time for the communities in the Upper Delaware River Valley to seriously consider whether to continue supporting a moribund railroad that … more
When someone orders a large, cold drink from most fast-food places, it typically comes in a plastic cup with a plastic lid and a plastic straw. It seems the plastic straw may soon become a thing of … more
Around the turn of the 20th century, realism in theatre was all the rage. The idea was that theatre should be as much like real life as possible. Putting life onstage would allow the audience to … more
A vote for Pramilla Malick Why am I voting for Pramilla Malick in the September 13 Democratic Primary for the NY State Senate seat, 42nd District? Because I want someone representing me and my … more
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