There is a certain freedom in being a senior citizen, if you are willing to own up to it. There are the discounts, sure. But there is also the free pass to do what you want, up to a point. I don’t want to go to more than one social event in a day. Was this different a month ago? No. But now I give myself a pass and go to the one I choose.
The Millennium Pipeline Company is in the process of getting permits for a compressor station in Eldred and other pipeline expansion projects known collectively as the Eastern System Upgrade (ESU).
The following is my experience as a resident of the rehabilitation unit of the Sullivan County Adult Care Center, 256 Sunset Lake Rd. in Liberty, NY.
Is the Flexible Flow Management Program (FFMP) in limbo?
It’s Sunday, July 25, 1972; the Yankee game had just stared. The phone rang, and colleague Ed was on the line: “Tony, you have to come over here; I’m at Boucheaux Brook and there are hundreds of trout off the mouth. The Delaware is 86°F.”
Ah, spring has sprung, and the flowers are blooming, the grass is green, days are longer and every morning we awake to the songs of the birds. At approximately 6 o’clock each morning we hear a banging at our upstairs window; if the song birds didn’t wake you up this certainly will.
A federal court in Northern California on May 8 ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) erred when it allowed registration of dozens of pesticides containing a class of chemicals called neonicotinoids.
Meditations on the healthcare conundrum
Two competing stories, realities actually, emerged with Obamacare—one of betrayal, one of gratitude.
(“Peace and Justice Files” columnist Skip Mendler left the United States on January 19, and is headed toward the Eastern Mediterranean to help with refugee assistance. He’s making a few stops along the way.)
Krefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
My son Sam’s “launch pad” is back. By “launch pad” I am referring to the sudden metamorphosis of one of our living room sofas to a staging area for Sam’s belongings and all-purpose rubble. It is both the essence of home and a point of departure for his frequent comings and goings.
With only a few weeks to go before the May 31 expiration of the Flexible Flow Management Plan (FFMP) that governs water releases from New York City’s three Delaware reservoirs, and with the threat by New Jersey not to extend the FFMP, we face a return to a water release regime that will have a devastating effect on the Upper Delaware’s wild trou