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Our country is adrift with no rudder. You would hope that our leader would be the one guiding us through these rough waters, but as you can readily see, that is not happening. It is being left up to … more
Whether you’ve been meaning to attend your town or township’s monthly meetings but never get around to it, or have intentionally avoided them like the plague (or pandemic), now is the … more
 It was seemingly overnight that the coronavirus outbreak turned our lives upside down. Our main streets were shuttered, schools closed and everything around us came to a screeching halt. To … more
No one can deny that this coronavirus has dramatically changed our world. Within three short weeks, schools, parks and public spaces along with many companies and stores all closed. Common outdoor … more
Lack of access to high-speed internet is a common complaint in rural areas like ours. Long before COVID-19 was a threat to public health, New York families and businesses without high-speed internet … more
There is a conversation well underway about what the Catskills will look post-pandemic. Boom or bust? Some people believe that, as soon as the stay-at-home restrictions are eased or lifted, … more
One of the many blessings of living in a rural area is the ability to purchase locally sourced meat and food products. For those looking to secure their meat supply locally, the best places to start … more
I do not recall ever penning an article by first citing my credentials. Rather, I leave it to the words on the page to make that determination. But here, I make an exception given the gravity of the … more
It’s hard to describe the collective American psyche right now. The initial fear and chaos that came with the advent of COVID-19 has dissipated, leaving a vague sense of uncertainty in its … more
I am a musician and have been on tour this winter. As I was driving back to my home from New Orleans two weeks ago, I started thinking about what I could do to be helpful during this COVID-19 … more
The Passover Seder ritual is known for its myriad questions. It is an interactive experience modeled, according to some, after the Greek Symposium, highly Socratic. It is perhaps the ultimate … more
An artful break: April 9 to 15, poetry from our readers more
Mathematics may be our window to the universe: Undoubtedly, it is the foundation of computer science and thus enables much of our modern technological society. Nonetheless, it has real limits on its … more
As we consider the disruption and dislocation to our lives, livelihoods, emotional stability and, last but not least, our individual well-being, it might help as a diversion from the angst to look … more
The new discovery law in criminal cases mandating that the prosecution must reveal all of its evidence within 15 days of arraignment is yet another example of Albany being out of touch with reality, … more
A central prayer of the Jewish High Holy Day period invokes a plea to God that we not be cast off in old age or abandoned when our strength has abated. And the Bible in Leviticus 19 mandates that … more
This Monday, January 27, is Holocaust Remembrance Day. The recent gathering in Jerusalem of some 50 heads of state to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz Nazi Death … more
The issue of bail is nothing new and has been a legal issue since the beginning of our great country. After 40 years of experience in Sullivan County Court, I witnessed what the new law means to … more
As we prepare to celebrate another holiday, minds wander toward the ghosts of Christmas past. I can’t help but remember a time before Sullivan County became home. My sister Valerie is home … more
Now that the holidays are over and another year draws to a close, it’s time to start thinking about changes we want to make in the next year. Whether we view the beginning of a new year as a … more
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