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Democrats: a venerable history Democrats have created a large number of important programs that have immensely improved life in America. Thank you, Dems, for creating Social Security—a program … more
I don’t understand Facebook’s algorithms—you know, those little subroutines that determine which posts (and which ads) are displayed for you and me at any given moment. But every … more
What is there to do in Sullivan County, NY? Well, for myself and my husband, John, there is a lot. As locals, living just over the Sullivan County line, above Long Eddy, we had never visited a number … more
The Wayne Land and Mineral Group (WLMG) has been involved in a lawsuit against the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) and the Delaware Riverkeeper Network (DRN) over the current default ban on … more
No thought for the common man Thank you for your concise and informative editorial on the farm bill currently before the House. I think our area has a pretty good jobs training network, though I may … more
Some time ago I took to heart some words of Buckminster Fuller: “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model … more
Dozens of residents of Sullivan County and the wider region turned out to a rally on June 30 to protest President Donald Trump’s policies regarding immigrants, and specifically his decision to … more
The managing director of the Upper Delaware River Basin Citizens (UDRBC) would like the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) to be abolished or neutered in the hope that shale gas extraction would … more
Delgado’s regional ties When Antonio Delgado won the Democratic primary on June 26, John Faso gleefully said, “Our neighbors don’t look kindly upon candidates who have just moved to … more
The first sign was the feeling of tiny blisters through my silk nightgown on awakening. Now, the rash is hot. It itches constantly. Blisters cover my back from neck to hip. It has come early this … more
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
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