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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
I am concerned about “mindfulness” being taught at Liberty Elementary and Middle Schools. The school board’s policy regarding “Teaching About Religion,” #4313, Section … more
Two current Honesdale Borough Council members and a former one have filed suit against the borough’s recent decision to appoint a new council member. I’m offended by this action and … more
The defunding and potential demise of the Upper Delaware Council should not be cause for celebration, as some seem to think, but consternation. Towns and townships will still be subject to all Land … more
January 20th. The Women’s March. Again. The outrage and celebration continue with marches and rallies all over our country and world. Here, in our community, we came together from both sides of … more
Why are so many churches closed or closing? I certainly have not visited every church in the county but I have eyes, and I can see few cars parked in a church parking lot on Sunday. Why? The message … more
Now that the Senate rammed through its tax bill, everyone is wondering how it will affect our own pockets. Out the window went the GOP’s concern about our country’s deficit. (The Joint … 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
Having read the recent letter to the editor expressing reader John Pasquale’s concern over the national anthem protests, I feel qualified to discuss his term “lack of patriotism” to … more
Towns and villages can now take advantage of a new program guaranteed to reduce municipal costs for years to come—it’s called “LED streetlight conversion.” It will enable even … more
Why do we need a forensic audit at Eldred Central School District (ECS)? The answer is simple: so the school district can move forward. Dr. Morgano and the board have proposed an all-inclusive … more
On October 31, Jonathan Fritz, PA 111th district’s state representative, organized a panel presentation with an agenda titled “DRBC [Delaware River Basin Commission] Drilling Ban.” … more
Politics, especially local politics, is hard work. Easier to share headlines from the national press. Following local political trends in Sullivan and Delaware counties is another matter; that needs … more
We all have a story to tell. Some, like my brother, a playwright, knew how to tell it so we would listen. Funny helps. In “Other People’s Money,” a Broadway play written by my … more
In its August 23 press release, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) announced suspension of its voluntary releases of additional water from the New York City dams on the … more
I am greatly encouraged by the way New York State Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther is trying to get funding and medical support for volunteer fire fighters with cancer. I can think of all the times I … more
While there are many issues facing Congress that we have a hard time agreeing on, Republicans and Democrats can come together on important efforts that benefit our region. Just recently, funding for … more
Saving land saves money. Local farms, forests, rivers, streams and scenic vistas, which provide restorative outdoor experiences, are also productive assets that generate significant economic value. … more
One thing I enjoy is talking about the unforgettable moments, people and things in life that were a positive influence. August is National Breastfeeding Month, which brings up special … more
Thirty-two of 33 developed nations have universal healthcare, with the United States the lone exception. The cost to us is 50% to 100% higher per capita than these other countries, yet the World … more
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