You’d think Cynthia Nixon’s announcement that she intends to challenge Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic primary would have been greeted in Albany with a shrug. After all, the two-term governor has decades of political experience, the power of incumbency, and a $30 million war chest.
The March 2 snowstorm and week-long power outage left my household stressed and disheveled, digging out from two feet of snow and numerous downed trees.
Every day at the News Media Alliance headquarters, a stack of newspapers arrives for me and the staff. But with the United States Department of Commerce (DOC) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) currently considering tariffs on Canadian newsprint, those days of screen-free reading could be coming to an end.
Another giveaway by the IDA
I recently learned that Sullivan County’s Industrial Development Agency gave Middletown Medical Corp $88,000 in tax abatements for moving its business a couple blocks in Monticello.
“Everything makes me sad,” I said, as we drove through the city on our way out of town on a recent Saturday. I couldn’t explain it at the time, but I felt its effects. We are making plans for the move I have wanted to make for nearly 20 years. To our home in Narrowsburg, NY, as full-time residents. I should be gloriously happy.
It’s pretty clear that the new Pennsylvania Congressional districts drawn up by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court (PSC) will be used in the 2018 elections.
Wanted: more innovative education models
Lots of facts and opinion are floating around the cyberwaves re guns, gun-control and the Second Amendment, following the recent mass shooting in Florida. Notice that the guns are called assault rifles or semi-automatics, but not weapons of mass destruction, even though the gunman killed 17 and seriously wounded others.
The “Rite of Spring” is a ballet by Stravinsky, but on the Port Jervis train, the rite of spring refers to opening day of trout season here in New York. Much like the original performance of the ballet in Paris, there are near riots near the popular fishing holes of the streams in the Upper Delaware Valley.
I know I am pressing my luck dallying away these day-lit hours as I postpone writing this column.
But I am content to do nothing today but bask in the warmth of my house, with the luxuries of running water and Wi-Fi, as we wait out the second of two March nor’easters.