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Carol Roig, in her June 8 column, incorrectly stated that carbon emissions have been lowered by 27% since 2005. Charles Petersheim, in his subsequent letter, gleefully agreed to this 27% figure and … more
Recently my husband, Kris Jarmann, and I were talking about a major transition in our lives, our move from Milford, PA to Wilton Manors, FL. It is bittersweet, as we are leaving a community and an … more
We need redistricting reform in Pennsylvania. Current Pennsylvania law puts state legislators in charge of redistricting—the process of redrawing voting districts, which happens every 10 years … 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
Unless you buy the perfect amount of paint every time, you might be like most Americans and have a few cans (or a lot more) of leftover paint sitting around. What are you supposed to do with it? You … more
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
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
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