Opinion


Photos by Jim and Patti Serio

Sam perches on a felled willow tree on July 23. This willow provided the basis of the Delaware County, NY eagle nest situated across the river from the Serio house. The authors sat up in bed to watch the parents remove the structural fortification for their new nest.

The saga of Sam the Eagle at Hawk’s Cay House

Sam has been a frequent visitor at the Serio residence on the Pennsylvania side of the West Branch of the Delaware River.

Is Millennium a good neighbor?

At least three prominent people in Delaware County and the Town of Hancock think the Millennium Pipeline Company is a responsible company that quickly addresses any issues that arise with their facilities, and generally bring positive developments to the communities where they build compressor stations.

Letters to the editor August 3

To the GOP: how about saving people’s lives instead?

Now that the GOP has failed to offer any replacement plan for the Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA), after having seven years to work on it, we have to ask Pennsylvania’s U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey and U.S. Rep. Tom Marino the following questions:

Revolution

“Perhaps the most revolutionary act for a woman will be a self-willed journey—and to be welcomed when she comes home.”

— Gloria Steinem, “My Life on the Road”

Letters to the editor July 27

Noise nuisances

We read in your July 20-26, 2017 edition about the recent discussion at the Tusten Town Board meeting regarding noise complaints from the “Mysterylanders” event held at the Landers’ campground. We certainly empathize with the citizens of Narrowsburg.

The dog days of summer

Well here we are smack in the middle of the dog days of summer. Normally we think of this time as the hottest part of the year and this year. As rainy as it’s been, we may have been spared some of the heat, but the summer is not over yet. Strangely enough, the expression does not actually refer to the heat but rather an astronomical event.


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Defining Silver’s corruption

Sheldon Silver, who, as speaker of the New York State House of Representatives, was one of the three most powerful men in Albany for more than two decades, was convicted in 2015 of honest services fraud, meaning that in carrying out the functions of his office, he put personal profit ahead of honestly serving the public.

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