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Regarding Councilor David Nilsen’s remark at a June Honesdale Borough Council meeting that he shouldn’t be referred to as a man because he identifies “as an eggplant,” perhaps I have the solution. more
Residents of Pennsylvania should be proud of their history in the building of the American labor movement.Our ancestors fought for better wages, reasonable hours, safer working conditions, an end to child labor. The movement gave health benefits and provided aid to workers who were injured or retired. more
There is a response deadline of 9/12/22 to the Dept. of Ed.'s proposed changes for the Title IX section of the 1972 civil rights legislation. No congressional oversight is planned.  Their … more
Half of all veterans identify as political independents, and voters increasingly register as unaffiliated with any party.  more
When others I know have moved out of New York, they asked, “When are you going to leave?” I have always replied that I don’t want to move. My entire family lives here. The farm … more
I was excited to see the headline “Saving our world from becoming Planet Plastic” (Sustainability, July 21-27). more
Remember years ago when the Town of Tusten kinda banished the prospect of ecotourism from Tentrr in Tusten Township? Because they didn’t like the five-gallon bucket for poo with disposable compostable bags? more
Family reunion underscores value of whole milk Recently members of the Tewksbury family and friends gathered for a mini-family reunion; it included four generations of the Arden Tewksbury … more
In years past, the ideological divide on the country’s highest court was a less severe, but nonetheless ever-present, reality with conservative thought espousing “originalism” and supposedly hallowed traditions, and with liberals reaching for new and more just norms for all of the American people.  more
Regarding redistricting of the nine legislative districts: I am concerned about the three map-based proposals from Main Street Communications (Option 1, Option 2 and Option 3) that are available on the Sullivan County website. It is difficult to compare these new maps to the current district map. more
I understand how painful it is to lose a family member suddenly. There are so many memories that collide, and no lack of anecdotes about a man who was indeed “a man about town,” as was … more
All three of the proposed redistricting options are flawed and need to be redone, but Option 1 is especially odious. This option must be eliminated from consideration, because it separates the Town of Tusten into two disparate districts.  more
Human rights, like simple auto traffic, seem to have no beginning or end; there is only a flow—or not. more
Whether you applaud the Supreme Court’s overturn of Roe v. Wade or whether you are outraged by the intrusion of law on individual choice, let’s talk about it. Let’s explore … more
Today, the U.S. EPA proposed new health advisory levels (HALs) for two toxic chemicals in drinking water: PFOA and PFOS. EPA proposed a HAL of 0.004 ppt (parts per trillion) for PFOA and a HAL of … more
Pride Month is a time of celebration for the LGBTQ+ community and their contributions in building a better, stronger economy—and it’s also a reminder of the progress we are still fighting to achieve.  more
Our hearts are broken. In New York, our emotions are still raw from the senseless mass murder at a Buffalo supermarket just more than a week ago, and now we watch as our colleagues in Texas, the students they devote themselves to and their families are forced to grapple with yet another horrific mass shooting. more
I was sad to read the letter that said that chipmunks were rats with stripes. My chipmunks aren’t like that, although maybe I just have a better kind here.  more
Please note that chipmunks are related to squirrels but not part of the squirrel family. Chipmunks are part of the rat family. Chipmunks are rats with stripes. They cause lots of damage to cars, … more
Private benefit amid public squalor I write in response to Betty Sutliff’s  “My View” about fracking in the Delaware River Basin. She argues that Pennsylvania’s … more
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