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There aren’t many people I know personally who get as excited over deer as I do—they come across my mind many times throughout the week. I take evening drives in my beat-up Ford Escort, … more
We aren’t anything if we aren’t our people. more
The antecedents to today’s U.S. LGBT movement go back even further than the Stonewall Riots. In 1893, James Mills Peirce, brother of philosopher and pragmatist Charles Sanders Peirce, proposed … more
No match for the Missouri, the Columbia, or Snake —the Delaware never stops for a single dam from sourceto sea, but on the way itwelcomes many creeks and brooks, the notorious Ten-Mile … more
Memorial Day came to me three times in rapid succession this year: twice in Israel and once in the U.S. Rather than feeling sad and reflective, I felt restive, frustrated and angry. I wanted to … more
The new bail reform package proposed by New York’s governor and recently passed by our state legislature is a threat to public safety and will make all of us less safe. Those who proposed these … more
The psychedelic painted VW “Light” Bus is tripping back to Bethel for the Woodstock 50th Anniversary celebration. As a symbol of the Woodstock generation, the bus is best described in … more
When you’re an intelligent, ambitious and creative kid in a small town, everyone tells you to get out. Well-meaning adults in my life included, the common narrative pushed on me—growing … more
Bee Pasture Here there is pasture for the sun struck bees; Blue bee balm rooted deep among old stones, Sweet white clover, wild hillside thyme, Basswood blossoms, so much perfume to spare It wastes … more
The foothills of the Poconos and Catskills are a gorgeous cuisine of outdoor life. There is magnificence, adventure and serenity. There are sacrifices, too, in order to live here and appreciate all … more
Despite the Woodstock festival occurring years before concert merchandising became a big business, there is still a surprising amount of memorabilia from Woodstock that has survived. Posters with the … more
I sat on a bench on my river bank remembering a childhood dream that one day I might live in a house on the Delaware River. I never forgot that moment—that dream, that place—where I rowed … more
Just months ago, this summer’s 50th anniversary of the Woodstock music and art festival held much promise for music fans wanting to celebrate the historical three days of peace and music. … more
Compared to some doctors, I am an old one. I know that because I applied for Medicare a few months ago. I also know that because I have seen children die with meningitis caused by pneumococcus, H. … more
Our corner of Sullivan County is beautiful. Practically everywhere you turn there is a stream or a lake, stone walls abound with abundant trees and wildlife. This is the reason we bought our second … more
The United States has produced the greatest economic engine the world has ever known. As you probably already know, our system of production and market distribution is called Capitalism. It has … more
As Teamster Union representative for county employees, I can say that there is an even bigger problem our county faces besides the bottom-of-the barrel wages paid to county employees. That problem is … more
Stewart Epstein is a retired sociology and social work professor who taught at West Virginia University, Slippery Rock University and SUNY-Brockport. He recently announced his 2020 candidacy for the … more
Simone Kraus is a New Jersey resident, who receives medical care in Orange County, NY and serves on the board of the LGBTQ+ advocacy organization TriVersity, which operates out of Milford, PA. New … more
I’m often heard telling folks that it’s important we “take care of our own”—that we pay county employees a living wage that doesn’t require them to be lining up at … more
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