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My father, a World War II army veteran, did not talk much about his time spent in Europe during the war. He liked to recall meeting Gertrude Stein in a hospital in Paris when he was recovering from … more
No rate hike for NYSEG I can well understand why NYSEG avoided having any Public Hearings in Sullivan County for their proposed outrageous 20%+ rate hike. There might have been a riot. Sullivan … more
Last week’s ultimate collapse and cancellation of Woodstock 50 is reminiscent of a long forgotten festival that was to take place in Sullivan County: the doomed Bach to Rock Festival. Months … more
It’s shaping up to be the hottest summer ever, according to the World Meteorological Organization, which released data last week showing that June and July 2019 set new heat records. The … more
Uncertain times call for sing-able songs. Pete Seeger, the iconic troubadour who passed away in 2014, might have said that, had he lived to see the discord in our country today. Seeger, who would … more
“Stay off the hill!” I bellowed to a swarm of young people, most of whom had spent the night in a field under open skies that bled rain for more than 12 hours. “Pig!” they … more
Saddened by tragedy, heartened by community We read with great sadness about the fire at Hilly Acres Farm, but we are also heartened by the community outpouring of support. As usual, the farmers … more
The drilling method called hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is largely exempt from the Safe Drinking Water Act because of legislation passed in 2005 that came to be called the Halliburton Loophole. … more
While I was growing up in the south in the ‘60s, and discriminatory “Jim Crow” practices were slowly being dismantled, I would frequently see signs at restaurants and gas stations … more
On Tuesday, July 16, The Washington Post unveiled a database created by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) that tracked every sale of opioid drugs in the country. According to the newspaper, … more
There is still a law on the books in Pennsylvania which says that people may not take in a movie on Sunday. There’s another that says people can’t play pool on Sunday. Those laws are not … more
We aren’t anything if we aren’t our people. more
My Fourth of July included dinner with a gathering of 10 friends, some of long acquaintance and some new to each other. As we settled around the table, one guest asked our hostess whether political … more
The New York State Legislature wrapped up its work for the year on June 21, bringing an end to a session that is being called historic. When Democrats took firm control of the senate in January, the … more
Support for the Northeast Supply Enhancement Project I am a lifelong resident of New York State, and I fully support the natural gas industry. I do so for so many reasons, mainly for the jobs that … more
The antecedents to today’s U.S. LGBT movement go back even further than the Stonewall Riots. In 1893, James Mills Peirce, brother of philosopher and pragmatist Charles Sanders Peirce, proposed … more
Many of us on the Port Jervis line end our commute in New York at Pennsylvania Station or, as we call it, Penn. Penn Station serves more than 600,000 commuters a day from a combination of Amtrak, … more
Through the decades, manufacturers have sold many unsafe and harmful products to the American public. Every so often, the pain and destruction from one of those products becomes so widespread and … more
Seeking re-election as Sullivan County Legislator, District 2 My name is Nadia Rajsz and I am seeking re-election as Sullivan County Legislator, District 2 (Forestburgh, Lumberland and portions of … more
I am the chairperson of the Town of Bethel Republican Committee. The Committee met earlier this year and nominated Bethel resident, lawyer Susan Harte as our Republican Party candidate for … more
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