I am a 75-year-old man and a former Republican. Now I am humiliated by confessing to being both. Why? Perhaps nothing is more disgusting than the Republicans’ performance at the recently concluded Supreme Court hearings.
The Kavanaugh controversy has unleashed a tsunami of memories—the tearful revelations of a college friend, the baby-faced preppie neighbor who beat his girlfriend, the employer who used unwanted sexual attention to silence his female colleagues—stories of physical and emotional violence expressed by voices choked with fear and humiliation, robbe
The New York State Department of Conservation held a pair of hearings on September 26 to receive public comment about whether the DEC should renew an air-quality permit for the 650 megawatt Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) power plant in Orange County.
Originalist judges and our rights
Many thanks to Roy Tedoff in his letter to the editor in the September 20 issue for raising the issue of Republican judges subscribing to “originalist” interpretations of the Constitution. This important issue is neither wonkish nor merely in the theoretical “weeds”.
“Indelible in the hippocampus is the laughter.” “100% certain.” “As sure as I am talking to you now.” These statements, from a victim of sexual assault, will be forever remembered as the words of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford in her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
Last month the Town of Bethel, in collaboration with our planning partners including Sullivan County Planning, Sullivan Renaissance and Cornell Cooperative extension held two public forums.
Voter turnout for the New York State primary was impressive by recent historical standards. Some 1.5 million New Yorkers went to the polls, more than twice as many as voted in the midterm primary in 2014, suggesting an electorate that is more engaged than in the past, and more likely to participate in the election in November.
Just how “strict” are some of these interpretations?
The dew this morning is glistening on the spider webs in the grass. The sun outlines the delicate webs with dewdrop jewels and makes what, as children, we called “fairy tablecloths.”
Merakey, formerly known as NHS human services, announced last week that at the end of October it will close most of its facilities in Northeast Pennsylvania, and that will have an impact on clients in Wayne and Pike counties among others. The company says the closures will impact about 2,400 patients and 150 employees.