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From the hilltop of Thanksgiving we toboggan through the wintry finale of the year—Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year’s. It’s an exhilarating journey for some, but for others it can … more
December 12 to 18 more
Our small-business owners are the lifeblood of our community. At a time when monster malls are sitting empty and Amazon is gobbling the world’s retail economy, they are the ones we go to every … more
Life goes on.  After a long absence, June was back on the 5:10 a.m. from Port Jervis to the city. We regulars asked where her husband Pat was. June’s face was twisted as she spoke the … more
I know you have been contemplating issuing an executive order on gun control in the state, so I am writing this to urge you to actually take immediate action on this urgent matter. I am sure you are … more
Fall is a time to gather perspective after the relaxed days of summer. We recommit ourselves to work. Kids go back to school. We put snow tires on the car in anticipation of the ice and snow soon to … more
November 13 to more
The Sullivan County Legislature’s balance of power is going to shift next year. The current numbers suggest there will be seven Republicans and two Democrats on the board. A couple of the races … more
Our recent road trip across the United States was a travelogue of astonishing sights, but it was also a journey of discovery about family. As I get older, I seek to connect with family members who … more
People watching in the country is frightfully more diverting than its city counterpart. For in the Catskills, whilst we are exposed to new faces all the time, the old faces—the … more
Exaggerating, bending the truth and telling outright lies have long been part of the political process. Judicial candidates for district attorney Jim Farrell and judge Cynthia Dolan traded charges … more
(Screwdisk is executive vice president for sales and acquisitions for HellCorp North America. Scumbucket is his nephew. The inspiration comes from CS Lewis’s “The Screwtape … more
Geo vs Lou in District 5 We all know that a race as important as county legislator shouldn’t be determined by the number of lawn signs or any advertising for that matter. What should … more
Local elections held in years when there is no presidential or congressional election typically don’t draw as many voters as when the national players are on the ballot. However, the results of … more
So, here’s the thing: I’m not actually as sociable as I appear in public. While I truly enjoy getting out and about, and I feel genuinely delighted to meet up, schmooze with and … more
Endorsements for Ben Johnson My name is George Banta and although I live in Beach Lake, I own property and am a taxpayer in Tusten. I support Ben Johnson for the town supervisor. Ben has … more
Tom Bose, supervisor of the Town of Callicoon, and other members of the board thought they had a great plan for the town: they would give Combined Energy Services (CES) a 70-foot strip of land at the … more
I found a Barbie shoe under the bookcase last week. Revealed by the swish of the broom, it is a souvenir of some long-forgotten afternoon when my daughter played with her dolls on the living room … more
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Francis Currey was a big name in Sullivan County. He was a World War II hero who was regularly celebrated on a day named in his honor in Hurleyville. Currey passed away on October 8 at the age of 94. … more
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