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[The letter below was sent to River Reporter columnist and writer Jonathan Fox.] Thanks for the writing on dogs A few years ago I presented a birds of prey presentation at the Tusten Theater, and you … more
After Republicans in the House failed to pass the American Health Care Act (ACHA aka Trumpcare), Congressman John Faso issued a statement that said, in part, “Since the start of this process, I … 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
Climate change a threat to national security Climate change is a major threat to our national security. I expressed this recently in letters to both Sen. Pat Toomey and Rep. Tom Marino. Marino has … more
One of the more incredible moments in the history of smoking and tobacco use in the United States came in 1994. That’s when Rep. Henry Waxman held congressional hearings on smoking, and the … more
A few questions for the Trump administration In any other administration, it would not seem unusual for a sitting Senator, a senior member of the Armed Services Committee, to meet with the Russian … more
Congressman John Faso has not publicly committed to voting for the American Health Care Act, which has been put forward by House Republicans in Washington, DC as the replacement for Affordable Care … 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
Zoning laws that protect us under threat As a resident of this town I feel my civil rights are being tested. Narrowsburg has zoning laws, laws, and regulations that shape this town. Special-use … more
Sullivan County Legislator Catherine Owens is a supporter of a constitutional convention, and she used her position as chair of the Government Services Committee to remind her colleagues and others … more
Constituent disappointed at Faso no-show I was disappointed with Congressman Faso’s no-show at the Friday night meeting in Kingston, NY. There were 700 or 800 of us who wanted to share with Mr. … more
The calls across the country for elected members of Congress to hold town hall meetings have spread across the country, and the congressman for the New York 19th Congressional District, John Faso, as … 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
Democracy for sale Our congressman, John Faso, held his first public meeting in Sullivan County since his election on Tuesday February 21 at Miss Monticello Diner. It was a breakfast meeting. The … more
Workers at three Sullivan County businesses participated in the Day Without Immigrants protest by not showing up to work on February 16. Those three businesses—related to food and … more
An environmentalist. Not. Congressman John Faso of District 19 says that he is an environmentalist, but his legislative votes belie this claim. He voted to overturn the Stream Protection Act, which … 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
The election of Donald Trump as president has sparked the formation of many activist groups around the country. The organization that wrote the Indivisible Guide, which is a primer on best practices … more
Our vision for America? How can citizens of a free democracy use verbal threats and obscenities to insult a peaceful group of protesters? Recently in Milford, silent, peaceful demonstrators marched … more
Pennsylvania is considered to be one of the most heavily gerrymandered states in the country. After the last census in 2010, Republicans in the House and Senate in Harrisburg had a commanding … more
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