Editorial

Labor Day blues

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.


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National Park Service: ally or adversary? – the jury is still out

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 of trust of the Feds; draft agreements with generalized phrases and weasel-out clauses; suspicion over initial ‘bait’ funding to towns to cover additional cos


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Shine on

As I was walking up from the train in Penn Station, I was greeted by conductor Mike from one of my evening trains.


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The last straw

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 the past in many locations.


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Theatre gets real

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 observe how it all worked. Makes sense, right?


TRR photos by Kristin Barron

Inroads on the farm

Most of the former fields and pastures of our old farm here in French Woods, NY, haven’t been cut for about 20 years. The fields are overgrown and wild. Willow, and aspen and pine trees have sprung up. Hedges of hard hack and berry and rose bushes prevail.


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Don’t shoot the messenger

When we think about the old adage “Don’t shoot the messenger,” we understand it to mean that the messenger is the bringer of the message, not the creator of that news or situation.

The messenger brings to light the situation, neither creating nor even supporting it.

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