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This summer I visited my 50th state. It was a long time in coming, but I did it the right way—I saved the best for last! I say that emphatically because I joined an elite club—the … more
I deeply appreciate John Pace’s recent meditation on the negative aspects of international travel, particularly its environmental impact (“The overwhelming desire to be somewhere … more
The 60th anniversary of the March on Washington was observed on August 25 and 26 at the Lincoln Memorial. This went to press after the fact. As we mark the 60th anniversary of the March on … more
I am grateful that you are reporting on and thereby raising public awareness about protecting the watershed and the connection between its health and the impact of development projects across the … more
Schools in the Empire State have an obligation to promote diversity, equity and inclusion as they plan for the coming school year, according to New York Attorney General Letitia James and Betty Rosa, … more
In a powerful, precedent-setting, and detailed decision in the Held v. Montana case, Montana State Judge Kathy Seeley held that two recently passed pieces of state legislation were unconstitutional … more
Citizens have a right to know with whom they’re dealing, whether it be in government or private enterprise.  But that’s not the case when it comes to limited liability … more
I read in the Sullivan County Democrat (8/1/23) that Legislator George Conklin considers himself a “numbers man,” and that he thinks this legislature has accomplished great … more
In the recent past, the notion of an exotic travel destination was predominately the province of the very wealthy. Not so any more. Today, very average Americans typically target travel to once … more
For a long time, the definition of the word chutzpah was a child who killed both his parents and then threw himself on the mercy of the court because he was an orphan.  In a recent … more
In Pennsylvania, we are having an SOS moment.  But this distress call is to “Save Our Students” when it comes to education. And as we learned at a recent Senate Education … more
Pennsylvania nursing home providers are warning state officials of the catastrophic implications a state budget without imperative funding will have on the care of low-income seniors and adults with … more
We have become a nation of screamers, of yellers, of I’m Louder Than Youers. Now there is much about which we can rage. Yet rage unresolved is a poison to the body, mind and soul. The … more
August is the month old-timers in Monroe County, PA remember the Flood of 1955. Some were youngsters then, and recall family members being cut off, stuck in cars or taking shelter where they … more
I am counsel for the Delaware Riverkeeper on the FIMFO project and have met with many in the community concerning the project.   My clients are gratified by the National Park Service … more
A mere 55 years after his death, the U.S. government has restored J. Robert Oppenheimer’s security clearance, which the Atomic Energy Commission had taken away from him in 1954, declaring him … more
In recent years, hepatitis has gotten some very necessary attention. Still, more awareness is always good regarding this very serious yet highly treatable disease.  Fortunately, we have … more
I am writing to correct several erroneous statements published regarding the Canadian geese on White Lake. The Lake Association of White Lake NY was formed in 2022 in order to address the … more
A looming environmental crisis, both locally and across the country, will center upon sources and reliable supplies of water. Clean water.  Right now, we routinely have local disputes over … more
State Rep. Tarah Probst voted on July 7 to bring $456 million back to Pennsylvania taxpayers by requiring fairness in the way cyber/charter schools operate. Probst, a Democrat, represents the … more
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