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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
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
I have given much thought recently about the meaning of our national anthem and the American flag (as I am sure many of you have) and what they stand for. They both stand for freedom. They both stand … more
I am a 75-year-old man and a former Republican. Now I am humiliated by confessing to being both. Why? Perhaps nothing is more disgusting than the Republicans’ performance at the recently … more
Last month the Town of Bethel, in collaboration with our planning partners including Sullivan County Planning, Sullivan Renaissance and Cornell Cooperative extension held two public forums. They were … more
I recently went to a candidate forum on environmental issues featuring Democratic nominee Antonio Delgado and Congressman John Faso. They both briefly touched on the August 9 train derailment, … more
There are many in this Upper Delaware Valley that clearly remember or were part of the intense, heated battle to "Keep the NPS Out of Town." A myriad of concerns prevailed: a distinct lack … more
The managing director of the Upper Delaware River Basin Citizens (UDRBC) would like the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) to be abolished or neutered in the hope that shale gas extraction would … more
It’s not all about the boobs Not to put too crude a point on it, burlesque has a long history, and while there is certainly an erotic component to it, the art form’s resurgence over the … more
The House State Government Committee (HSGC) of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives held hearings on June 11 on the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC). If there was any doubt at the … more
Next Tuesday, June 26 is primary day for Democratic Congressional Candidates in New York. Registered Democrats in this congressional district have seven accomplished and dynamic candidates. In the … more
Recently as I travelled through Pike County, I picked up a copy of your recent paper [June 7]. Yes, there is a dairy farmer crisis. I have conferred with a few dairy farmers from Sullivan County. In … more
While the Delaware River is America’s founding water, unfortunately it’s been neglected for years. Pennsylvania is among four states that include portions of the Delaware River Watershed, … more
What can I do about the coming election? Will it be worthwhile for me to vote? During the last nationwide campaign, one before that and the preceding one as well, I felt my vote doesn’t really … more
U.S. Congressional Representative John Faso, NY 19 was concerned that sheriffs in his district tell him that “every drug dealer they arrest has a SNAP [food stamp] card in his pocket.” … more
North Korea, as everyone knows, is secretive. So, we have to depend on the U.S. corporate press for our truth and perception of the young and crazy leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Un. But there are … more
Many in the Eldred Central School District (ECS) want to know why I would vote against the budget at the election on Tuesday, May 15. It is as follows: Why would I pay $300K more in property taxes to … more
You’d think Cynthia Nixon’s announcement that she intends to challenge Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic primary would have been greeted in Albany with a shrug. After all, the two-term … more
Lots of facts and opinion are floating around the cyberwaves re guns, gun-control and the Second Amendment, following the recent mass shooting in Florida. Notice that the guns are called assault … more
It has recently been brought to my attention via a letter sent to my home that my daughter and her peers who participated in the Walkout of March 14 will be assigned detention, which we both knew … more
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