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After being away for eight years, it’s beyond wonderful to be back in our beautiful river valley, with all the pleasures and challenges of rural life. It is also wonderful to be rejoining the Upper Delaware Community Network. In saying that, I urge any reader who has not joined to consider doing so. more
Gov. Hochul’s historic commitment to invest in our public schools is a huge step forward, and is exactly what our state needs. Fully funded foundation aid will dramatically improve the lives of students, educators and families across New York.   more
I remember hunting whitetails when I was 12, in Wayne County PA, on the New York border. No point restrictions existed at that time, and PA had a massive deer herd numbering over one million.  more
The winter holiday season is a special time for so many, as people gather to exchange gifts and bask in the warm joy of being with friends and family. more
Bees need us. They are being killed by neurotoxins called neonicotinoids (neonics for short). Just one neonic-treated corn seed has enough active ingredients to kill 250,000 bees. When neonics in treated corn and soybean seeds became more toxic, bee die-off increased. As with mercury and lead, there are no known safe levels for these chemicals, and they are in our soil, water and, increasingly, in us. They sterilize the soil and cannot be removed from water. more
I doubt that many are aware that there has been a purge of sorts going on lately at Sullivan County Public Health Services. The “code of conduct” makes it a lot easier to investigate and fire people, and yes, it does sound a bit medieval.   more
This year, beautification on Main Street in Callicoon was sponsored by the Callicoon Kiwanis, which contributes thousands of dollars for the youth in our area.  more
We, the Couponeers, are disappointed, as will be the U.S. Navy and Marine families to whom we send coupons this holiday season. more
Herschel Walker is still in it. Surprising? Not at all! Look at some of the other races. We no longer need a candidate who understands issues, can poll the constituency, debate others and present a … more
There was a meeting of the [Sullivan County] Legislature this morning to discuss the impending “garbage calamity,” which will occur in two to three years, when the landfill that we are currently trucking our garbage to closes. more
As an ordinary voter, I sometimes wonder how important it is to vote; how much effect can one person’s vote have? Nevertheless, I have never missed voting in any general or primary election more
I am tired of all the negativity and mean-spiritedness surrounding the elections. These are the candidates that I am supporting, because they have actually come to Wayne County, where I live, many times, and have listened to what the locals are concerned about. more
At the end of 2021, the Tusten Town Board opted OUT of allowing cannabis dispensaries, as well as on-site consumption establishments in Tusten. more
For Wayne and Susquehanna county, PA, my state house representative, Jonathan Fritz, is hosting a concealed-gun seminar on October 14. more
Regarding Councilor David Nilsen’s remark at a June Honesdale Borough Council meeting that he shouldn’t be referred to as a man because he identifies “as an eggplant,” perhaps I have the solution. more
Residents of Pennsylvania should be proud of their history in the building of the American labor movement.Our ancestors fought for better wages, reasonable hours, safer working conditions, an end to child labor. The movement gave health benefits and provided aid to workers who were injured or retired. more
There is a response deadline of 9/12/22 to the Dept. of Ed.'s proposed changes for the Title IX section of the 1972 civil rights legislation. No congressional oversight is planned.  Their … more
Half of all veterans identify as political independents, and voters increasingly register as unaffiliated with any party.  more
When others I know have moved out of New York, they asked, “When are you going to leave?” I have always replied that I don’t want to move. My entire family lives here. The farm … more
I was excited to see the headline “Saving our world from becoming Planet Plastic” (Sustainability, July 21-27). more
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