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When faced with a challenge, leaders act. Problems require solutions—they seldom resolve themselves—and if ignored, usually worsen over time. Case in point: Route 17, a major corridor in … more
World Immunization Week, celebrated in the last week of April, aims to recognize the long-term effects that the opposition to vaccination has on the lives of children. It also highlights the … more
Many of you reading this know me as the longtime supervisor of the Town of Callicoon, the vice president of the County Supervisors Association and the vice chairman of the Sullivan County Republican … more
The New York State Department of Transportation, along with the Hochul administration. are proposing a $1 billion expansion project to widen 30 miles of Route 17 in Sullivan and Orange County.  … more
New York became the 16th state to legalize cannabis, and following the legalization, full festivals about cannabis were inevitable.  4/20 Day will be celebrated in many parts of the state. … more
  Due to PA Gov. Josh Shapiro’s stance on climate change many environmentalists were enthusiastic supporters and promoted his 2022 campaign for PA Governor. Now it appears that they … more
Anyone who has traveled toward the Upper Delaware National and Scenic Recreation Area and Pennsylvania on NY Route 17B, now rebranded as “The Woodstock Way,” has surely witnessed the slow … more
The following is a letter sent by two New York congressmen to Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Dear Secretary Blinken: We are incredibly concerned about the hostages being held captive by … more
Do we say a blessing for the solar eclipse? Some claim that eclipses are a bad omen of things to come. What is the Jewish perspective on eclipses? Also, is there any blessing recited upon … more
 Given all that we’ve been learning about microplastics in recent years, it makes zero sense for the Eldred Central School District to install an artificial turf field. Artificial … more
This appeal to the Public Health and Health Planning Council (PHHPC) on the certificate of need application for Project #231044 was sent to the PHHPC on March 26, 2024. It is slightly edited. … more
Dear Members of the SC Legislature, NYS DOH, Residents of Sullivan County and the State of New York, Good Morning, Thank you for listening to our letter that is being read. Yes, our letter … more
An element I did not touch on with much depth in a review of New York Gov. Kathy Hochul’s budget proposal has become one of the most prescient, and that’s her push to reformat how school … more
Now the members of the U.S. Senate must finish the job of placing whole milk back into our schools, now that Congressman G. T. Thompson has received a thunderous victory for his efforts in getting … more
The almost interminable awards season for the film industry has culminated with the extravaganza that is The Oscars.  As those barely clad Golden Men get placed in homes and offices; and … more
After the mega-warehouse application was withdrawn, negotiations between Milford Township and the Milford Water Authority (MWA) began in January with a follow-up meeting scheduled for March 14. The … more
St. Patrick’s Day is generally associated with heavy drinking, lively parties, good food and big celebrations. Most bars, pubs and restaurants are banking on big alcohol sales. While there are … more
I know, I should be delighted by our mild(ish) winter weather. I’m not. Why? Not because I fear climate change and a warming globe that this moderation probably signals. No. It’s for … more
It’s 2024, but it feels like we’re back in 1991 this Women’s History Month. Back then, President George H.W. Bush was following in the footsteps of his predecessor Ronald … more
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