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Monday, January 21, 2019

Opinions

Editorial

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 ...read more


Letters

Get Ready to Renaissance!

To the editor:
Last week's G2R Winter Symposium - Get Ready to Renaissance was a tremendous success. We saw returning friends and grant recipients; and just as many new faces.
The entire team at Sullivan Renaissance would like to extend appreciation to those who participated in making the ...read more


Inside Out

A lesson for procrastinators out there

We've all heard the warnings about procrastination. It's bad for your work, bad for your reputation, and (if you believe some studies) even bad for your health.
Is it though?
Allow the following to be a warning for all of you out there who have made a promise to yourselves that 2019 will be ...read more


Lifelines

At the Movies

Don't you love actually getting up off the couch and going to the movies? Here are some recent theatrical films I recommend.
“Mary Poppins Returns” is completely delightful and a must-see for any fan of the original. Emily Blunt brings the perfect combination of sass and sentiment to this ...read more


Long Ago

The joy of reading

Today the topic is the wonders of reading. I am thinking not just of the words we read with our eyes but the deeper emotions and actions we read with our hearts and minds.
My early experience in reading was a series of small books of poetry. I memorized several of the verses of various authors ...read 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 ...read more


Sense of Direction

Ryan

My grandson, Ryan just celebrated his 29th birthday on January 15th. When he was born he already had a brother, named John who was three. They lived in Hackensack which is only a short distance from River Edge so it was no problem for me to get to Hackensack to stay with John, as soon my daughter ...read more


Here & There

Get 10% Off Your Electric Bill

For years I have wanted solar to help cut down the monthly cost of my electric bill but I was unable to access solar energy because my rooftop was shaded. I had almost given up until I learned about community solar.
Delaware River Solar provides community solar and there are no solar panels on ...read 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 ...read more


Verdict

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 ...read more


Cooking in the Country

A Soup-er recipe

A girlfriend of mine is doing “sugar free January” and posted this amazing recipe for spicy sweet potato and kale soup.
I was immediately asking her tons of questions about it and she ultimately caved and gave me the recipe, so I was given permission to share it with you all.
Winning! I ...read more


My Turn

The Gifted

There are very few people who have the brain power, organizational skills, and talent to not only identify problems but the ability to solve them. I'm talking about the big, huge issues. Most of us can play Monday morning quarterback and criticize the obvious. Hence the phrase about ‘opinions.' It ...read more






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