There’s a crisis in America, but it’s not along our southern border.
Newspapers have inherited an interesting place in the modern age. Many scramble to find innovative ways to stay alive. Fundamentally, however, our mission remains the same as always: to offer straightforward, important local news.
Twenty-one-year-old Emma Long’s step brother Anthony Resti passed away of an overdose December 16, 2014—one of roughly 47,000 people who died from drug overdoses in the U.S. that year, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Since then, Pennsylvania has consistently been one of the most at-risk states for opioid addiction and overdose.
I moved to Honesdale from California one year ago. From the beginning, I’ve felt welcome here—everyone I’ve met has been friendly and has done what they could to make me feel like part of the community.
When President George W. Bush mentioned switchgrass in his 2006 State of the Union Address as a viable alternate energy source, a lot of folks and organizations jumped on the bandwagon.
By the time you read this, the Sullivan County legislature will be poring over the tentative 2019 county budget as proposed to us by county manager Josh Potosek. It’s a huge document that the county manager and every division, department and unit in county government have been working on for months.
I have given much thought recently about the meaning of our national anthem and the American flag (as I am sure many of you have) and what they stand for. They both stand for freedom. They both stand for valor (great courage), honor, respect, tradition, perseverance and justice.
I am a 75-year-old man and a former Republican. Now I am humiliated by confessing to being both. Why? Perhaps nothing is more disgusting than the Republicans’ performance at the recently concluded Supreme Court hearings.
Last month the Town of Bethel, in collaboration with our planning partners including Sullivan County Planning, Sullivan Renaissance and Cornell Cooperative extension held two public forums.
I recently went to a candidate forum on environmental issues featuring Democratic nominee Antonio Delgado and Congressman John Faso. They both briefly touched on the August 9 train derailment, dismissing it as a symptom of the shortfall of funding of the infrastructure and an unfortunate weather event.