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Take politics out of the equation, and look at ourselves on a human-to-human level. I am sure we are not all attractive on a scale of one to 10. But we act as if that is all that matters in life—the trophy wife, the trophy car or the trophy house. more
In 1983, the bald eagle had all but disappeared from Pennsylvania’s woodland creeks and lakes. more
In 2020, the U.S. produced 367 million metric tons of plastics — equivalent to the weight of 1,108 Empire State Buildings. That amount is on track to quadruple by 2050, unless — Unless we act now to change course. more
During a visit to my former physical therapist, she launched into that old Fox News saw about “welfare queens” who live the high life on the public dole. Because I feared that she might continue with some version of the Willie Horton story, I reacted quickly, but calmly. “Have you ever worked in Welfare?” I asked. more
In recent times and with more urgency, the veracity of polls has come into question. Famously, in the 2015 presidential election and in the face of what certain polls then seemed to say, how did Tr**p surprisingly outperform what was predicted? more
Politics have become extremely divisive over the last number of years, and it seems that there’s no end in sight. The result is that governance has suffered. Gone are the days of compromise in Congress. The politics of fear and hatred have made the pragmatic act of meeting in the middle to achieve a legislative goal a footnote in history. more
As New York’s early voting period and Election Day rapidly approach, I ask that you do two things. Vote, and be honest with yourself. more
Here are the red flags, the indicators of abuse: more
The controversy over the redesignation of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (DWGNRA) to a national park and preserve has been actively brewing since February 2022. The proposal to do so is written by John Donohue, former superintendent of the DWGNRA, and sponsored by one New Jersey and one Pennsylvania chapter of the Sierra Club. more
As an American of Italian heritage, I find it disconcerting to see modern Italian politicians earnestly trying to rehabilitate and reintroduce Italian fascism. more
New York voters are being asked to authorize new state debt of $4.2 through the sale of bonds for certain capital projects relating to the environment. more
After listening to several people testify at the recent hearing of the Milk Marketing Board, the board made the decision to continue the present level of the over-order premium at $1 per cwt [per hundred pounds of milk] for the remainder of 2022. more
UPPER DELAWARE RIVER, NY — On Election Day 2022, New York voters have a rare opportunity to vote on a ballot initiative that would create a substantial and long-term investment in protecting and restoring New York’s environmental quality, while creating an estimated 100,000 new jobs throughout the state. more
When is a campground not a campground? more
The Sullivan County Police Benevolent Association (PBA), the union that represents the Sullivan County Sheriff’s (SCS’s) road patrol, responds to Village of Monticello Mayor George Nikolados’ idea about creating a police district that would include the Village of Monticello and extend into portions of the Town of Thompson. more
While in office, T**mp’s alleged criminal actions, especially with regard to the obstruction of justice in the Mueller Russia probe, posed a unique challenge to the Justice Department’s policy memo of October 16, 2000. more
First, I would like to thank Milford Township and Milford Water Authority (MWA) for allowing LVL developers to present their mega-warehouse distribution center to the public. more
On August 21, the Rod of Iron Ministries, an offshoot of Rev. Sun Myung Moon’s Unification Church, held an “education rally” at the Pike County Courthouse. It was co-sponsored by … more
The bad news is that Pennsylvania’s chronic economic underperformance has robbed us of prosperity that should have been ours. The good news is that we can set things right if our leaders in Harrisburg choose to embrace a pro-growth, pro-production, pro-jobs agenda—and stick to it. more
For Americans who choose to believe in a wide-ranging cornucopia of fanciful conspiracies, argumentative reasoning is a pretty hard sell. But it is not necessarily because anyone has a lack of deductive skill that Americans often find themselves at loggerheads, in screaming matches with the “other side” on major issues. more
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