In May, the lilacs bloom, trees are in leaf, and the lawn wants its first mowing. Eagles are busy hunting, feeding their hungry hatchlings almost constantly. A parade of brightly colored migrant birds stops at the feeders. Ducklings follow their mothers around the eddy, learning to evade the eagles.
This artist's impression of the May 18 fire at Rasmussen's furniture store in Narrowsburg, NY was created by Justin Rowles, an artist from Scranton, PA. In the note he sent to us with this rendering, Rowles wrote, "I spend a lot of time in and around Narrowsburg. I was visiting last weekend when the furniture building caught fire.
The Sullivan County government, with some 1,200 employees, is one of the largest employees in the county, and a number of them have recently been named as being among the best in the state.
We need better milk prices, not band-aids
On May 17, I submitted a comment in response to Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand’s (NY) proposal, which may give individual dairy farmers approximately $8,000.
While the Delaware River is America’s founding water, unfortunately it’s been neglected for years. Pennsylvania is among four states that include portions of the Delaware River Watershed, along with New Jersey, Delaware and New York. In Pennsylvania, 17 of the state’s 67 counties are entirely or partly within the watershed.
Their noses leave a ghost impression as they press against the window of the train. Others scurry across the aisle to catch a glimpse, if only for a fleeting moment. The “oohs and ahha” bring a grin to this jaded face of mine, but I enjoy the scene before me none the less.
For the second time in 90 days, Mother Nature battered the electricity infrastructure of the region, and people were left without electricity for days.
Vote for Flynn in the Democratic primary
What can I do about the coming election? Will it be worthwhile for me to vote? During the last nationwide campaign, one before that and the preceding one as well, I felt my vote doesn’t really count. Why? Because I don’t live anywhere our political parties define as a “swing” constituency.
In 2011, I submitted a joke to the public radio show “Prairie Home Companion” for inclusion in the annual “Joke Show,” and it got in! (A small claim to fame, perhaps, but I’ll take it.) Here it is:
“Bush and Cheney tortured.”
“Bush and Cheney tortured who?”