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Saturday, December 15, 2018



One step forward

Congress may soon accomplish something that many thought was impossible -- bipartisan leg- islation.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell an- nounced this week that the Senate would take up a vote on a bill aimed at reforming the nation's criminal justice system. Many provisions in the Senate more


Glen Smith's Pride Awards Speech

To the editor:
This year, Glen Smith was awarded the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce ‘Businessperson of the Year' Award. Below, I've included the remarks he gave when being presented with the award on November 15th, 2018.
In the spirit of the holiday, and in the spirit of the county's more

Inside Out

Resolutions came early this year

There's something about the closing of the year that brings out the self-doubt in many of us. After 12 long months, we can't help but take stock of the year that was and ponder whether we really accomplished anything.
Somehow, that look often turns outward.
To that friend who ran her first more


Maybe I'm just not paying attention, but it doesn't seem like there's a must-have toy this holiday season. We all remember those amazing accounts of people waiting in parking lots for a helicopter to drop Cabbage Patch Kids so that the dreams of small children more

Long Ago

A Gift of Love

Last Monday began as a normal day at the Wallkill Quilting Bee. Since I formed the group in 2007 the ladies, and one gentleman, have presented me with gift cards at Christmas time. This year has been very different for me. Since my medical emergency in April the group members have been caring and more

The Way I See It

B.A.T.S. In Liberty

There has been a lot of news on the creation of a Veteran's home located at 15 Dixon Street Liberty, New York. This home was donated to the New Beginnings Community Worship Center of Liberty. The Congregation thought of what would be the best possible use for this generous donation made by the more

Sense of Direction


Sometimes, no not sometimes, Often I find myself yelling into my smart phone at Siri who is not smart enough to know what I'm asking. For example, tonight I found a note in my end table that I had written saying: “One Day in December by Josie Silver.” All I wanted to know was, is it a book or a more

Here & There

Live Nativity In DC

The Faith & Action group from Washington, DC will be having a Live Nativity on Capitol Hill tomorrow (Dec. 12) and in New York City Dec. 14 where it will be seen live on Fox & Friends.
Faith & Action is America's only Christian outreach to top-level Government Officials in Washington, DC.
The more

Guest Editorial

Honoring those who served

Veterans Day is November 11th. It's one of this nation's foremost National Holidays. A Day set aside to pay honor and to offer a “Grateful Nation's" salute to our living veterans from all wars and conflicts.
The most respected category of people in our country should be our veterans, and not more


As I see it …

For the last several weeks, I have been writing articles primarily against Mr. Trump. It has gotten to a point that I will simply be saying the same thing again. It is interesting to note that the folks who write in do not respond to the fundamental questions that I have raised in regard to the more

Cooking in the Country

Great holiday gift ideas

It's no secret I am obsessed with essential oils. I work closely with Young Living essential oils, and I'm always looking for organic ways to manage my anxiety, essential oils being one of them.
I use their “stress away” blend in the mornings before work, I diffuse their purification blend to more

My Turn

Game of Thrones

The midterm results were somewhat predictable. The Country is beginning to reject Trump. Democrats took back the House. Special Council Mueller court filings gives every indication he has the goods on Trump. The next act we'll see, beginning in January will be the impeachment show! As Maximus more

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