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No action on constitutional convention

The last time voters in New York State went to the polls to determine whether there should be a state constitutional convention was 1997. The voters ultimately said “no,” but even so, the state appointed a commission to study and prepare for a constitutional convention four years before that, in 1993.  Read more

By Margaret Dietrich and Marianne Ofenloch

Recently, a gathering of Pike County residents heard about the state of poverty in our area, when Todd Behr, professor of economics at East Stroudsburg University, spoke at St. Patrick’s Church Hall at the invitation of the Social Justice Committee of the Five Catholic Parishes of Pike County. Behr’s presentation focused especially on a group known today as the working poor.

In 2012, 46.5 million people (15% of the U.S. population)...

My name is Pramilla Malick. I’m a candidate for New York State Senate from the 42nd district, which includes all of Sullivan County and parts of Delaware, Orange and Ulster counties. I’m not a politician; I’m a homemaker and a mother of four.

I never intended to get involved in politics, but when the health and safety of my family and my neighbors were threatened by plans to build a dangerous and polluting gas compressor station in the middle of our residential neighborhood, I felt I...