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December 09, 2016
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Sullivan, Energize NY and Trump

The Sullivan County Legislature voted eight to one on November 17 to become part of the Energize NY program, which will lend money for energy improvement projects to buildings that are commercially-owned or owned by nonprofits.

The stated goal of the program is “to scale the demand for energy improvements through establishing energy upgrades as a social norm in local NY State communities.”  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)...

With Christmas in the stores, and a winter landscape all around, it’s tempting to skip over Thanksgiving and move straight into December and a different holiday crush. With the unfolding drama of the reorganization of the United States government and heartfelt differences between family members on both sides of the political spectrum, it almost feels like self care to ignore the annual celebration of that first shared meal between different peoples on these shores. (Ironic, too, that...