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With the onset of winter, unpredictable weather invariably ensues. As a result, my work-related plans often peter out (1). Such was the case last weekend, as somewhat dire forecasts began to surface. … more
If those words sound familiar, it’s possible that you are aware of the song of the same name from the popular musical “Fiddler on the Roof.” The show recounts the life of Tevye the … more
While the above title is the catchphrase for the CBS summer reality show “Big Brother,” and I’ve yet to miss (don’t judge!) any of the show’s 21 seasons, have no … more
“Wouldn’t be a Woodstock reunion without a little mud, man.” more
Last weekend’s highlights included the Town of Bethel Peace Parade, schvitzing my way through another fantastic Riverfest in Narrowsburg, NY and a sneak-peek at the Farm Arts Collective and their fantastical upcoming production, “Shakespeare on the Farm.” more
While I was growing up in the south in the ‘60s, and discriminatory “Jim Crow” practices were slowly being dismantled, I would frequently see signs at restaurants and gas stations … more
On Tuesday, July 16, The Washington Post unveiled a database created by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) that tracked every sale of opioid drugs in the country. According to the newspaper, … more
My Fourth of July included dinner with a gathering of 10 friends, some of long acquaintance and some new to each other. As we settled around the table, one guest asked our hostess whether political … more
The New York State Legislature wrapped up its work for the year on June 21, bringing an end to a session that is being called historic. When Democrats took firm control of the senate in January, the … more
Support for the Northeast Supply Enhancement Project I am a lifelong resident of New York State, and I fully support the natural gas industry. I do so for so many reasons, mainly for the jobs that … more
The antecedents to today’s U.S. LGBT movement go back even further than the Stonewall Riots. In 1893, James Mills Peirce, brother of philosopher and pragmatist Charles Sanders Peirce, proposed … more
Many of us on the Port Jervis line end our commute in New York at Pennsylvania Station or, as we call it, Penn. Penn Station serves more than 600,000 commuters a day from a combination of Amtrak, … more
Through the decades, manufacturers have sold many unsafe and harmful products to the American public. Every so often, the pain and destruction from one of those products becomes so widespread and … more
Seeking re-election as Sullivan County Legislator, District 2 My name is Nadia Rajsz and I am seeking re-election as Sullivan County Legislator, District 2 (Forestburgh, Lumberland and portions of … more
I am the chairperson of the Town of Bethel Republican Committee. The Committee met earlier this year and nominated Bethel resident, lawyer Susan Harte as our Republican Party candidate for … more
Memorial Day came to me three times in rapid succession this year: twice in Israel and once in the U.S. Rather than feeling sad and reflective, I felt restive, frustrated and angry. I wanted to … more
I work a job on the nightshift and, consequently, sleep all day. This is not such a bad idea in the dark of winter, as I huddle like some cocooned creature in my quilts and Afghans. But, in the … more
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) there have been more than 1,000 documented cases of measles in the U.S. in 2019, higher than the number confirmed in 1994 when 963 … more
Highland compressor station killed the dream I can trace my family roots as far back as the 1700s to the Eldred, Highland Lake and Barryville area. My great-great-grandparents are buried behind what … more
In “Juliana versus United States,” 21 young people sued the federal government, alleging that their constitutional rights of life, liberty and property are being violated by the … more
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