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There is one crime that stands above all other crimes, and that is the crime of genocide. Beyond any individual actions of theft or murder, beyond any acts of terrorism or cruelty, the systematic … more
On June 5, 2024, local and regional activists gathered in Narrowsburg, NY to tell the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) that proposed developments happening in this reach of the river are not … more
By definition, a rural area is a geographic area that is located outside towns and cities and has few homes, buildings or people. A rural area has a low population density and is usually open … more
With the amount of garbage being mainlined into the media stream, resisting the undertow takes doing. But don’t expect the rest of us to buy what you’re selling if you’re unwilling … more
In the end, it may not be any of the male-dominated democratic institutions that preserve American democracy in our time. Not an aged sitting president, a corrupted Supreme Court, an untimely and … more
As a frequent traveler on PA Route 6, I have driven by Park Street and Wayne Memorial Hospital hundreds of times.  The growth and success of our small-town hospital over the recent years … more
Dr. Benjamin Steimle, a member of Eldred Central School’s Class of 2009, went on to be a post-doctoral research fellow at Harvard, an adjunct professor, and a senior scientist at DuPont … more
Since the dawn of time, man has cultivated and consumed cannabis around the world. However, this plant has been politicized and stigmatized in the United States for the last 100 years. When cannabis … more
Words can sting and cut, dig deep and hurt. Sometimes they are empty and wasted. Words can be wanting; so much less than what they should have been. Woke words can be thoughtless in their perfection; … more
On April 24, 1944, George Stinney Jr., a 14-year-old Black boy, was convicted of murdering two white girls in South Carolina. In one of the most egregious abuses in U.S. Justice System history, he … more
June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.  Elder abuse takes many forms and is not always easy to recognize, even when it’s taking place right under your nose.  Vulnerable … more
‘It’s my flag too’ When I was growing up, the daughter of an army officer, the flag was always a prominent part of my life. On bases during reveille or retreat, all cars and … more
It’s not often that a headline error winds up enhancing an article. The headline for Mary-Ellen Seitelman’s My View article in last week’s paper mentions the White Lake Mansion. The … more
Being a father is not easy; it takes sacrifice, which means playing an essential role in a child’s life by being there for them and loving them unconditionally.  Every father knows … more
We are appalled and deeply concerned by the actions of a biased liberal activist judge and DA who conspired to manipulate the justice system against President Trump's political campaign.  … more
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, which will be observed on June 15, signifies our collective struggle against the mistreatment of older adults. Elder abuse is not only an individual problem; it's a … more
These comments on artificial turf were delivered to the Eldred school board on April 25. The district plans to install artificial turf on an athletic field.  My name is Rebekah Creshkoff, … more
Unburdened by religious dogma, I am convinced nonetheless that a human egg and the sperm cells that unite with it are precious and life-endowing.  But when asked to choose between the life and … more
After the announcement that the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice have reached a $310 million settlement with Norfolk Southern for damage caused by the 2023 train … more
[Ed. note: This My View is in response to both an op-ed and further commentary online.] I am profoundly saddened as I read the letter by the Association of Supervisors of Sullivan County, sent … more
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