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The New York State Office of Mental Health should be ashamed of the treatment frontline nurses are receiving at the Mid-Hudson Psychiatric Forensic Facility in New Hampton, NY. Seventy nurses care … more
We’ve all just experienced some of the most distressing and disturbing nine months we’ve ever lived, and in spite of good news about vaccines, there is no tangible end in sight. … more
I had a friend who once said, “I don’t know nothing and I’m glad, because it means I can’t be wrong.” I know something, and I’m not wrong. I know that the virus … more
I remember Pete & Kathy’s Luncheonette. The building is still there on Route 52, almost at the corner of 116 in Lake Huntington, NY. The paint is still that deep—beautiful barnyard … more
Our Grand Old Republic is undergoing its greatest stress test since the Civil War. Thankfully, the 45th worst president (45 of 45) was successfully terminated by a majority of citizens in a … more
This is a great time to appreciate what we once had and what we still have. We all know the holidays will be different this year, and because we can’t re-create the past without a time machine, … more
So, I’ve been thinking. (Cue the horrified cries.) Looks like we have a Democratic president, a Democratic House and a Republican Senate. What’s going to get signed into law? Nothing, … more
I recently turned 66 years old and I am starting over. That feels like an opening gambit to a discussion of golf, travel or the hours to be spent with brushes and oils, but that’s not where … more
For many small business owners, their workforce often naturally reflects their own cultures and experiences rather than that of their communities. However, bringing together people of various … more
No matter what happens in life, you will always have your voice. It’s always there, even if you’re sleeping. Sometimes it whispers to your body, telling it to heal from the day. Sometimes … more
For better or worse, the COVID-19 pandemic highlights the devastating impact health inequities have on people of color, especially members of the Black and Hispanic/Latino communities. Mentions of … more
There is nothing wrong with philanthropy. Charities exist to advance the common good. While not all charities achieve their mission, many do, and many meet their annual goals. We donate to these … more
For 50 years, the Sullivan County Catskills have been my summer home. I accompanied my parents for one-week vacations to small hotels and relative’s homes, and I paid for college working in the … more
I wrote an opinion piece a few weeks ago about the White House’s missteps to uphold certain universal human rights since the pandemic arrived in the United States. I want to revisit that claim. … more
Last month, the driver of a vehicle that killed Devin Zeininger and Justin Finkel as they walked along a Sullivan County Road was formally charged following a month-long Grand Jury investigation with … more
After World War II, the United Nations created the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) for the advancement of certain freedoms considered fundamental to all people. Eleanor Roosevelt chaired … more
The year 2020 has taken all of us by storm. COVID-19 has forced everyone to reassess life, work, education, where to live, finances, etc. Your county government has been re-evaluating, as well. … more
For the second time in 155 years, President Abraham Lincoln would be pleased to see “right making might” in Richmond. The first righteous triumph was a military victory on April 3, … more
Bruce Ferguson’s “What’s the Rush?” letter in the August 6 edition of the River Reporter offers a string of assumptions that are simply not based in fact. I keep being told … more
This week, in honor of the 100th anniversary of women getting the right to vote, we dedicate this week's editorial content to women opinion writers. With all the talk about the election and … more
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