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Push back on purposeful mislabeling Socialism has become a radioactive contemporary watchword that political forces on the right would like to thoroughly and broadly smear over the candidates of the … more
Between the Barrysville Farmers Market moving to Narrowsburg, the Lackawaxen Food Hub closing, a new food hub blooming in Sullivan County and the last winter weekend of the Honesdale Indoor … more
I can see my breath in the crisp air, trying to blow smoke circles to no avail. With the collar of my winter coat folded up, protecting me from the wind that is blowing this morning, I’m … more
Just months ago, this summer’s 50th anniversary of the Woodstock music and art festival held much promise for music fans wanting to celebrate the historical three days of peace and music. … more
The Sullivan County Legislature is currently deliberating whether to adopt staggered terms of office for the nine county legislators. The legislative form of government was adopted in 1994, when the … more
Invite a city child to the Catskills for a summer While I’m thinking about spring and watching the buds grow bigger on the trees, I’m also planning ahead for summer. My husband and I will … more
Measles is making a comeback in the U.S., and that includes here, where the Sullivan County Public Health Department (PHD) has been notified of two cases of measles in county residents. An advisory … more
I stocked up on all my son’s favorite foods—pretzels and Canadian bacon. As it is the season, I cooked another favored meal: a corned beef and cabbage dinner. I made Irish soda bread and … more
Compared to some doctors, I am an old one. I know that because I applied for Medicare a few months ago. I also know that because I have seen children die with meningitis caused by pneumococcus, H. … more
Farewell Barryville Farmers’ Market Each vibrant community has a heart, a center where its people gather and give it life. In Barryville, that has been the weekly farmers’ market. It has … more
There is a crisis involving rural hospitals in the United States. They are closing at a pace that threatens to leave millions of residents without access to necessary care. According to a study … more
The small but noisy cohort of climate reactionaries responding to the Green New Deal has reached new heights of apocalyptic fear-mongering. But, while the “usual suspects” have annoyed me … more
Our corner of Sullivan County is beautiful. Practically everywhere you turn there is a stream or a lake, stone walls abound with abundant trees and wildlife. This is the reason we bought our second … more
On February 12, the New York State Senate held its first ever hearing on climate change. That’s a rather astounding fact, given that climate change has been on the national agenda for at least … more
Zoning laws rendered town hearing unnecessary Last week at the town hall in White Lake, the Town of Bethel held a public hearing for the consideration of expanded operating days for Bethel Speedway. … more
Ellen Cohen: Manhattan, NY I was from Beachwood, Ohio at the time. I was still in high school and went with my best friend Karen. Our parents thought we were at Ohio State orientation with an older … more
Planning a home-based, backyard May wedding in the Catskills while simultaneously starting a new business and selling a co-op apartment in Brooklyn is not an activity I would recommend. Yet that is … more
We are as dark as the night. We move slowly through this winter chill. We were warned that going north would be cold, but our bones never expected this. Even as we huddle together, arms crossed, … more
The United States has produced the greatest economic engine the world has ever known. As you probably already know, our system of production and market distribution is called Capitalism. It has … more
We’re causing earth’s sixth mass extinction If Leonardo Da Vinci were alive today, he would be the first to declare that our earth is in peril. An insatiable learner, he studied … more
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