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Letters To The Editor
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High property taxes An attachment to our recent tax bills explains that our legislators have no control over nearly 80% of the county’s expenditures. It’s clear that this message is … more
The money doesn’t add up Since Mexico is not paying for Trump’s wall and the GOP wants us to pay for it, what exactly can we expect to receive for this $5 billion in American taxpayer … more
Breaking a promise For as long as Donald Trump had been running for the office of the President of the United States, he promised that Mexico would pay for a wall at the border. To those who believed … more
At press time, the partial shutdown of the federal government is in full swing and President Donald Trump still insists he won’t sign any budget agreement that does not include $5 billion for … more
Who will really pay for the wall? When he wanted our vote, President Trump told us, over and over, that he’d make Mexico pay for a wall. Why is he now asking us to pay for it? He told us, again … more
Save the sage-grouse Sage-grouse are beautiful birds. The adults are known for their long pointed tails and feathers that reach their “toes.” The male has a white breast and black belly, … more
Remembering 41 I was very privileged to be a witness of history in 1988, with a front row to the New Hampshire Primary, especially as a young first-time voter and student volunteer with a major … more
Eldred Pres: Do your job! Apparently after one year in the Eldred Central School District, Dr. John Morgano still does not get it. He does not need to educate the public, he needs to educate the … more
A call for the crossbow Last year I was afflicted with Lyme. I became stiff, fatigued, my mind felt a little slow and foggy, and I lost 1/3 of my strength. Although it did not stop me from … more
Faces of asylum Recently, my daughter worked for five days as a legal volunteer at an ICE detention center. Here are some of her observations. The asylum seekers are almost all women and their … more
Why I vote As November Election Day and soon after, Veterans Day, approaches, my thoughts turn to why I vote. I have always thought my vote counted for something or someone. Whether it’s to … more
A life-and-death decision The most recent report from the International Panel on Climate Change is devastating. Who you vote for on November 6 could mean the difference between survival of life on … more
Light it up! As a former member of the Honesdale Borough Council, I am greatly disturbed by the attempt to remove the star and cross from historic Irving Cliff, which is part of Gibbon’s Park. … more
Annie Rabbitt’s extremist views State senate candidate Annie Rabbitt didn’t accomplish much during her 10 years in the legislature. She never wrote a bill that became law, but she did … more
Originalist judges and our rights Many thanks to Roy Tedoff in his letter to the editor in the September 20 issue for raising the issue of Republican judges subscribing to “originalist” … 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
Just how “strict” are some of these interpretations? Many Republican jurists claim a “strict” or “originalist” interpretation of the Constitution. The implication … 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
Many think elections don’t matter. Even more are less concerned with local elections. But for Orange/Sullivan County residents, one of the most important elections in our lives will take … 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
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