A call for the crossbow
BETHEL, NY — Linda C. Hartley, co-principal of H2Growth Strategies, announced the five Nonprofit Innovation Award winners at the annual reception for the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan.
GRAHAMSVILLE, NY — The Time and the Valleys Museum has received a $2,000 Make a Difference Fund grant from the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan.
One dark afternoon you notice a few lazy flakes in the air. They melt before they hit the ground. “It’s snowing,” you shout. Everyone looks out the window. “Well, look at that,” they say. But mostly just the small children are enthusiastic about this “first snow.” They ask if they might be able to build a snowman.
There has been some discussion about whether the election on November 6 was actually a “blue wave,” but when one party takes 33 seats away from the other party in the House of Representatives—which was the total at printing deadline—that’s a wave.
Faces of asylum
Recently, my daughter worked for five days as a legal volunteer at an ICE detention center. Here are some of her observations.
When President George W. Bush mentioned switchgrass in his 2006 State of the Union Address as a viable alternate energy source, a lot of folks and organizations jumped on the bandwagon.
By the time you read this, the Sullivan County legislature will be poring over the tentative 2019 county budget as proposed to us by county manager Josh Potosek. It’s a huge document that the county manager and every division, department and unit in county government have been working on for months.
In the past few months, I’ve been trying to make the case that American society in the age of Trump functions very much like an addict—an addict that will soon be confronted with an existential decision to recover or perish.
So what might that recovery look like?
At the end of a very hot day the temperature was still in the high eighties when I started my walk on River Road north of the post office. A layer of fog had formed and was clinging to the Delaware River. Rock islands I often admired from the riverbank could barely be seen this evening.