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Wednesday, March 22, 2017



For these we give thanks

Kudos. We've said this before, but can never say it enough, especially in light of the recent blizzard we just experienced. Thank you, thank you, thank you to all the emergency workers out there who braved the storm to keep us safe. Kudos to the road crews, the police, the fire departments, the more


Necessary caution

To the editor,
I just received a phone call asking me “If we send you a letter in the mail, would you donate to the fight against autism?” I declined. Then the caller said “We have a prayer list for folks like you; would you like to be on it…" at which point I hung up.
My first thought was more

Inside Out

The best part of the weekend

The Sunday looms large ahead of us, the hours yet to be filled. I shuffle down the stairs, open the door for the dogs dancing in front of me, head to the bathroom to brush my teeth.
They're back, pawing at the screen door, anxious to escape the cold. I run my hands over their heads, scratch more


Discomfort by degrees

Well, that snowstorm was an unwelcome surprise! Nothing like saving the worst for last.
Luckily, it wasn't as bad as it could have been, and most of us were spared the dreaded loss of electricity in spite of the high winds. However, getting 18-24 inches of snow mid-March was not exactly what we more

Long Ago

Been There, Done That

Some friends and I were visiting the other day when the subject turned to fund-raising at their churches. After a long exchange of ideas we all agreed that fund-raising at churches often brings out the worst in the folks attending including some church workers.
Fundraisers called “Silent more

The Way I See It

Things to do

As I look out my windows on a dreary March day, I am wondering what there is to do in Sullivan County! So many people say there is nothing but I see it differently.
Sullivan County has become a popular place. As residents, we have the following museums to discover and learn about our beautiful more

Sense of Direction

Al Capone is no more

We lost our beloved cat on Sunday, March 5. He was 16 and had many health problems and was in pain and near the end could no longer eat or drink water.
He was scheduled to be put to sleep on that Sunday at noon but we were all praying he would go the natural way and at 7:45 that morning our more

Here & There

Networking breakfast will discuss consolidation

We compliment Steve Kurlander and Kurlander Strategic Communications (KSC) for putting together a “Networking” breakfast and for promoting Gov. Andrew Cuomo's “Local Government Consolidation Push.”
The governor is pushing to reduce property taxes by empowering voters to approve locally-designed more

Guest Editorial

Planning helps communities

Studies show that people who write down their goals for the future, who have a plan, are more successful in achieving what they want out of life than those who don't. The same is true for businesses and for communities.
Small businesses that follow a detailed and well-pre- pared plan have a much 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

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