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Friday, December 13, 2019



Remembering Pearl Harbor

This past Saturday, December 7, marked the 78th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. We'd be remiss if we didn't make mention of the day that still lives in infamy all these years later. This is one of those historical events that doesn't get a lot of attention anymore, except when it more


Good Old Days

To the editor:
An open letter to Rebekah Creshkoff who criticizes Denise Connolly (Dec. 3) for loving the “old America.”
She probably misses the patriotism of WWII and 9/11, respect for the flag, National Anthem & the Pledge, respect for law and order, wholesome sitcoms like Father Knows Best more

Inside Out

It's about time

We're fast approaching a landmark in Sullivan County: The installment of Meagan Galligan, the first-ever female district attorney in Sullivan County history.
In 2020.
Let's put this in perspective. According to statistics from the United States Census Bureau, approximately 48.5 more


Where Have All the Kathys Gone?

Whenever I meet another Kathy these days, I am certain that she will be a “woman of a certain age” as the French so delicately put it. Kathy is a name of a particular vintage, and they just don't seem to be making any new ones these days.
Likewise, Barbara, Peggy, and Cheryl are names that were more

Long Ago

A Christmas Tale

Years ago the Callicoon Methodist Church always hosted a Christmas celebration for the entire community.
The event was always divided into two parts. The first section was held in the church itself and offered either a short skit or a recital of poems and readings by the Sunday School 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

What To Do In A Pinch

When I called Ramon and Elena Gil, Ramon answered the phone and I started the conversation saying that I was going to Sarasota, Florida for two weeks. He laughingly commented, “Oh and you want us to go with you.” He was astounded when I said, “Yes, I actually do.” I was glad my son, Michael had more

Here & There

Give The Revenue Sharing

Hopefully the new Sullivan County Legislature will grant revenue sharing for the county's 15 townships.
The request to ask the county to consider sharing sale tax revenues was recently made and had been made in the past with no action by the legislature.
Town of Callicoon Supervisor Tom Bose more

Guest Editorial

True to our values

In turbulent and divisive times like our current moment in history, it's common to believe that our best days are behind us and disaster is on the horizon. The aged yearn for the halcyon days of their youth. Emotion trumps reason and fear suppresses hope.
Yet as the old saying goes, predictions 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

What to do with Thanksgiving Leftovers: Turkey Thanksgiving Soup

If you are anything like my family, the morning after Thanksgiving are stacked tupperwares as far as the eye can see. It is Stabbert tradition to make about 6 times the listed serving size and I learned from my Grandpa Fred that cooking in mass quantities is a form of love.
Instead of having more

My Turn

Rule of the Dog Bone

A small blurb that the Forest Reserve in Bethel had received a $100,000 grant from Jen Metzger, our tireless State Senator, appeared a few weeks ago. She obviously saw the value in this project and secured the money to further its development.
From what I understand this is a matching grant more

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