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The House of Representatives on June 21 passed the 2018 Farm Bill formally known as the HR2-Agriculture and Nutrition Act. It passed on a vote of 213 to 211, without a single Democratic vote. … more
With two high-profile celebrities completing the act of suicide within a short span in recent weeks, the public consciousness has been raised to the epidemic of suicide and how even the most … more
Gov. Andrew Cuomo likes to say that New York is the most progressive state in the country. But when it comes to rules and regulations regarding voting, the state’s status can best be called … more
Years ago, when Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was still relatively new to her Senate seat and her seat on the Agricultural Committee, she came to Sullivan County to address dairy issues. She asked at the … more
The Sullivan County government, with some 1,200 employees, is one of the largest employees in the county, and a number of them have recently been named as being among the best in the state. First the … more
For the second time in 90 days, Mother Nature battered the electricity infrastructure of the region, and people were left without electricity for days. Whether the thunderstorms that ripped through … more
An educator with an impressive resume appeared before the Sullivan County legislators on May 10 and asked for their support for her proposal to open a charter school in or near Monticello, which … more
The United States has a school shooting problem, and it’s a bigger problem by far than in any other country in the world. In 2014 the Academy for Critical Incident Analysis undertook a survey … more
The review of electric companies’ responses to winter storms Riley and Quinn by the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) is now underway, and three power companies in our region are … more
The Farm Bill is up for renewal once again, as it is every five years, and once again that means it’s time for another fight over food stamps, or more formally the Supplemental Nutrition … more
Plug the words “Trump” and “immigration” into the Google News search engine these days, and you can find hundreds of news stories about President Donald Trump’s latest … more
Every day at the News Media Alliance headquarters, a stack of newspapers arrives for me and the staff. But with the United States Department of Commerce (DOC) and the International Trade Commission … more
It’s pretty clear that the new Pennsylvania Congressional districts drawn up by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court (PSC) will be used in the 2018 elections. Some Republicans, however, are not at … more
Democratic New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Republican U.S. Congressman for the 19th district, John Faso, have been engaged in a public spat over the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) that Congress … more
Nearly 2 million people in the Northeast lost power in the snowstorms on March 2 and March 7. In the town of Lumberland 1,321 customers were still without power on March 8, a full week after the … more
Hundreds of the faithful turned out to the World Peace and Unification Sanctuary Church in Newfoundland, PA on February 28 carrying assault rifles that were a central part of a blessing ceremony. The … more
The mayor of Middletown, Joe DeStefano, is arranging to have the air quality monitored near the Competitive Power Ventures’ (CPV) huge 650 megawatt power plant in Wawayanda because of … more
The question of handling solid waste in Sullivan County has come with some challenges over the years, and also with various suggestions about how to manage those challenges. In 2004, members of the … more
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on February 8, issued a 138-page document explaining its earlier decision that the Congressional maps drawn by the Republican-dominated state legislature in 2011 must … more
Most of the street lights in municipalities in New York States are owned by utilities. In most of Sullivan County that utility is NYSEG, which charges the municipalities for the power they use, along … more
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