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The solar revolution has arrived in Sullivan County in a blizzard of paper. In recent weeks thousands of Sullivan County landowners have received solicitations from a company called Cypress Creek, … more
Local school districts and sponsors should be commended for taking part in “Rachel’s Challenge” [see the story on page 16]. It is good that our children learn the values of kindness and … more
Those of us who live along the Delaware River near the Lander’s Skinners Falls Campground can certainly empathize with the residents of Bethel and the “Backlash over Mysteryland ‘Noise’” … more
As I reflect on my 20th summer in Sullivan County, the beauty and talent that surrounds me and is activated within me continues to flourish, astound and inspire. Encounters from beginning to end have … more
To be… It was called the “Upstate Gaming Economic Development act of 2013”. That is the law that was passed by the New York State legislature and was approved in a public referendum by … more
I attended Frank Robisch’s funeral yesterday. A man who played a significant role in my childhood. As a child he defined all goodness from the apples to the pigs, from the hills … more
Recently parents and teachers across New York State kicked off another year of protest against high-stakes testing. I support them. The idea of a high, “Common Core” standard of … more
For the last couple of years, the Eldred Central School District (ECSD) has undergone some serious changes relative to the prosperous 2000s. Many decisions have been made recently by the ECSD Board … more
If you haven’t noticed, Narrowsburg gets prettier and prettier every year. That’s not by chance. There’s a lot of hard work and coordination behind this beauty secret. Last week, … more
I was extremely disappointed to read your account of the January 20 meeting of the Berlin Township Board of Supervisors. It’s unfortunate that any public meeting degenerates into a “shouting … more
Will the governor’s missteps create an opening for a progressive reformer? Andrew Cuomo must feel like he’s been run over by a truck. A few months ago he seemed invincible. Heading into … more
Precious river, many people depend on you for their laughter, joy, comfort and peace of mind. Your majesty is vast. Your true beauty and strength are obvious and yet, hidden. One can only get the … more
Our major parties are supposed to represent a broad cross section of the general public, but in Sullivan County at least one major party doesn’t work that way. The Sullivan County Democratic … more
Almost a decade has passed since PennDOT announced its intention to replace the historic Pond Eddy Bridge rather than to restore it—not that they ever said restoration was impossible. Rather, the … more
The natural gas regulations proposed by the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) have impacts and implications that go far beyond putting a short leash on drilling companies. A group of more than a … more
Many changes have taken place to move Sullivan County into a better place fiscally. The current legislature has reduced spending by monitoring contracts, reviewing vacancy requests and analyzing all … more
B.S. is a successful businessman who works in the metropolitan area and lives in Queens in a home with an assessed value of $474,000. He doesn’t own or rent a home in Sullivan County, but the Board … more
New York State’s property taxes are among the highest of any state, and Sullivan County’s property taxes are among the highest of any county in New York State. Measured simply in dollars and … more
Dear Supervisor Wingert and Tusten Town Board Members: I recognize that the town board has no responsibility for the annual fireworks display other than authorizing appropriate road closings … more
I am sure we are all equally saddened by the cancellation of the fireworks. I have lived in Tusten all of my life and grew up attending the Narrowsburg Fire Departments festivities that included a … more
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