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Last week’s ultimate collapse and cancellation of Woodstock 50 is reminiscent of a long forgotten festival that was to take place in Sullivan County: the doomed Bach to Rock Festival. Months … more
Calling it a “life-changing moment” akin to the adoption of his children, Congressman Tom Marino announced his endorsement of Donald Trump on Monday—one day after the presidential candidate … more
Earth Day often brings warnings of a dark and uncertain future. Looming most darkly is global warming, as temperatures increase and extreme weather abounds. In our area, climate change … more
Reclaim New York sounds innocuous; it might be a movement you’d want to support. To some, the name may suggest something that can help improve our lives in upstate NY. Certainly we all want to … more
Last year, a local veteran reached out to my office seeking help for a disability claim he had with the Veterans Affairs (VA) Board of Veterans Appeals for over 30 years. For three decades, his … more
New York City Police Officer Randolph Holder was shot and killed in the line of duty on Tuesday, October 20. Officer Holder dedicated, and ultimately sacrificed, his life to protect and serve New … more
Buckingham Township citizens need to get more information about the proposed pipeline and compressor station in their backyard. At the August 14 public meeting, about 45 people, mostly local … more
Of course no one wants a slaughterhouse in their backyard. It is, however, a necessary place, and the people and animals of Sullivan County will benefit. Here is why. People are not going to … more
The Sullivan County legislature thinks that you are stupid. That’s right, stupid. There is no other possible explanation to justify their actions, since Millennium Pipeline announced its … more
There is much that needs to be done And even more that we can do. We may fail; we have no guarantee of success But a destiny awaits that only We the People can fulfill. For … more
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. Switchgrass … more
It was with regret that I recently announced that Grace Christian Daycare in North Branch, NY had to close its doors and terminate operations on Friday, December 1. My home congregation of Christ … more
Veterans have been the most crucial, substantial and significant resources to our nation’s history and future thus far. Not only are they the creators of the history that has so greatly affected … more
Ever since my husband and I moved into our farmhouse in Beach Lake, PA in 2006, I have dreamed of connecting to the community through my life experience in the arts as dancer, actor, writer. For The … more
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 … more
The future of Sullivan County has suddenly come into sharp focus. We now know we won’t be fracked any time in the foreseeable future, and we’ll soon be getting a super-sized casino resort. For … more
On June 20, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on the House version of the 2013 Farm Bill. It received a solid trouncing, going down in defeat, 195 to 234. Obviously, the House leadership is … more
Labor Day has come and gone. I haven’t accomplished as much as I planned to this summer, but it gives me hope and ambition for next summer’s agenda. Days of grilling outside, listening to … more
The editorial in the November 12-18 River Reporter, highlighting the multiple benefits of the New York Health Act, was especially timely given the serious shortcomings of current healthcare programs, … more
On January 8, the Town of Highland Zoning Board of Appeals will hear from the community whether or not to grant a variance for a proposed Dollar General (DG) store in Eldred. Allowing the building to … more
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