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On Sunday August 22, The New York Times published an article detailing the discrepant costs of medical procedures at various hospitals throughout the country. Imagine your insurance out-of-pocket … more
You may have noticed the Sullivan County Legislature doing something past legislatures too often avoided or ignored. We’re having meaningful discussions—in public—about important … more
According to recent research sponsored by the Center for Rural Pennsylvania on suicide rates across Pennsylvania counties, Wayne and Pike are both above the statewide average of 15.7 suicides per … more
This year Sullivan County received over $7 million in state and local Coronavirus Fiscal Recovery Funds (FRF), a part of the federally funded American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) response to the … more
This time last year, my husband, Mark, and I were finalizing our move here, hoping we would not be taken for COVID-19 refugees, since we had decided to retire here before the epidemic … more
We’ve reached a point in the COVID-19 pandemic where things have begun to relax and return to normal. Despite the surge in new cases, attributed to the Delta variant, the country seems to be … more
It has been a rough summer season at the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River. On Saturday, June 26, I received a call that every superintendent of a water-based National Park Service site … more
I recently had a conversation with one of our member dairy farmers, who has been a patient in at least two different hospitals. At one, he asked for whole milk with his lunch. He was told the milk … more
This past year’s Covid-induced hiatus of live concerts in Sullivan County is only one of a long series of time spans when rock music struggled to be heard. After the last chords of … more
To reach the Delaware River from our house in Equinunk, PA we can take either of two routes. One has infinite potholes and 28 twists before we reach the river. The other is a slightly less crumbling … more
The Milford Aquifer concern is a 55-year-old generational problem.  We know where the aquifer is. We know the geological and hydrological function of an “unconfined” aquifer. We … more
A sea change is taking firm root in the Hudson Valley-Catskills region of New York State, fueled by ex-New York City residents who fled the COVID-19 pandemic-stricken Big Apple and are now infusing … more
On Memorial Day Sunday, I bought an exquisite pottery dish at the Callicoon Farmers’ Market for a college roommate’s upcoming wedding. I purchased mushrooms and rainbow chard from one of … more
Recently, members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted on a slew of anti-abortion bills that would harm women all over the state. One bill, H.B. 118, prime sponsored by Rep. Francis … more
I am writing in response to the June 3 opinion piece put forth by Michael Oates of the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation (HVEDC) with regards to the temporary waiving of the COVID-19 … more
The American Jobs Plan has the potential to safeguard the reaches of our pristine Upper Delaware region by investing in workforce development and natural infrastructure. This historic proposal will … more
A few years ago, my oldest kid, Dan, and I—he 20-something, me in my 50s—were at the base of one of the Verrazzano Narrows Bridge’s cloverleaf exit ramps, waiting with thousands of … more
In Harrisburg, policymakers tend to get easily sidetracked to focus on issues demanding immediate attention. This often means the overshadowing of existing priorities. Consider this spring’s … more
While the Biden administration’s support of a patent waiver on COVID-19 vaccines is a noble sentiment, the situation is far more complex and could result in long-term problems with innovation, … more
New York lawmakers are proposing a new way to tax you. Take a close look at the proposed carbon tax, now pending in the New York State Legislature as Senate Bill SS3336, and the harsh truth will be … more
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