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When William Bradford and his companions disembarked the Mayflower, they did so from a culture in full swing for centuries. Nevertheless, besieged by scurvy after many weeks at sea, they incurred … more
The following is my experience as a resident of the rehabilitation unit of the Sullivan County Adult Care Center, 256 Sunset Lake Rd.  in Liberty, NY. On February 23, I was to undergo a … more
Is the Flexible Flow Management Program (FFMP) in limbo? It’s Sunday, July 25, 1972; the Yankee game had just stared. The phone rang, and colleague Ed was on the line: “Tony, you have to … more
With only a few weeks to go before the May 31 expiration of the Flexible Flow Management Plan (FFMP) that governs water releases from New York City’s three Delaware reservoirs, and with the … more
It’s getting harder to breathe in the air of condescension. You need to understand that affordable accessible healthcare can’t exist without profitable insurance companies—on the … 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
[With the below column, The River Reporter inaugurates a series covering a very serious problem happening all over America, including in our own backyard: human trafficking, especially sex … more
At the very close of an otherwise routine February 16 meeting of the Regulated Flow Advisory Committee of the Delaware River Basin Commission, New Jersey’s representative, Steven Domber, read a … more
In the context of the debate over our new education secretary, Betsy DeVos, I offer the following commentary regarding the precision of words. There are certain words that universally evoke feelings … more
History will recall of the American project only two distinguishing ideas, in practice, the experiences that made us unique among countries: it is the first place democracy and the idea of a … more
If “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” aren’t eyesores, too? But there’s a certain strain of trendy conceit that deplores the differing tastes of others, and holds itself … more
Two weeks ago I received an email from Bruce Ferguson asking about solar inverters and human health. I invited him to my home to see the books and research that I have accumulated in the last several … more
There’s no doubt about it. If we want to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, we must quickly reduce our carbon footprint by bringing online all available renewable energy … more
[The following letter was sent to Sullivan County Legislature Chairman Luis Alvarez and the Sullivan County Legislature.] We read with interest reports of the Sullivan County Legislature’s … more
There is a scene in the 1968 horror film “Rosemary’s Baby” where Rosemary Woodhouse cries out, “This is no dream, this is really happening!” It’s the gut-wrenching … more
The November 24 letter from writer Denise Connolly about her concern, in part, of having people telling her of her WSP (white skin privilege), needs some clarification. I feel her on the issues she … more
  One in three Americans lives in rural areas where getting urgent medical care for events like cardiac emergencies, stroke and trauma are extremely difficult due to the distance of appropriate … more
With Christmas in the stores, and a winter landscape all around, it’s tempting to skip over Thanksgiving and move straight into December and a different holiday crush.  With the unfolding … more
I woke up yesterday with a heavy heart, full of deep sadness and fear. My feelings were so strong that it made me feel physically sick. I heard the voices of many loved ones who were also feeling … more
Just recently a “For Sale” sign appeared on the Veterans Memorial Hall at Liberty and North streets in Monticello. Perhaps this is a good thing in that veterans have fewer needs today for … more
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