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Thursday, April 9, 2020



McGuire must step aside

The county legislature voted 6-1 to appoint County Court Judge Michael F. McGuire as the next county attorney in February.
In light of the 66-page Determination from the State of New York Commission on Judicial Conduct, which recommends Judge McGuire be removed from the bench, we believe it's more


Stay safe and pray

To the editor:
It has been a long time since I have written a letter to the Editor to the Democrat because I have moved back to Florida.
I learned to journal during my quiet time with Jesus and recently God has given me Psalm 91 for comfort and Matthew 24 for wisdom and knowledge and Psalm more

Inside Out

You know COVID-19's victims

It was just a string of text in my Facebook feed. But there it was.
A high school friend, someone who I've known for most of my life. Positive with COVID-19.
He's OK. His family is OK. They have gotten through it, albeit after battling a disease that he said kicked his…well, let's just say more


Lessons to remember

According to the scratches I've been making on the walls of my cage, I mean home, we've been on lock-down or “pause” as we're calling it, for 22 days.
But, of course, I joke. We are blessed in so many ways. We are staying inside our homes with loved ones, and we have plenty of food (and toilet more

Long Ago

A problem to solve together

Now is the time for all good men and women to come to the aid of their country. The coronavirus has stricken the United States with a vengeance. From a few cases we now face the illness and possible deaths of thousands of our fellow citizens. When we first heard the news from China it was far more

Sense of Direction

My most recent trip Part II

When I left you two weeks ago I was in the emergency room at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, N.J. I was more than a little annoyed about being there when I learned that the doctor in charge had decided not to release me.
She was to speak to me about it as soon as she was free. What minor thing more

Here & There

Is total shutdown the answer?

One has to look at facts at the impending suggestion to immediately shut down all bars, restaurants, beaches, hair salons and ban all non-essential travel in all fifty states.
The epidemiological data is convincing. The New York Times reports that Kinsa Health, a national company that follows more

Guest Editorial

SUNY Sullivan remains strong

While we are all focusing on the expanding COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on our community, I wanted to take an opportunity to let you know of some of the things that are happening at SUNY Sullivan to support our students and our county now and in the future.
Contrary to what you might have more

Cooking in the Country

Pasta with a yellow tomato sauce

I hope that this paper and article finds you all safe and healthy. I have found myself these last few weeks focusing on my mental health and trying to get into some sort of a routine with my home cooking.
I know that in my family's home, to limit exposure, we try to go to the grocery store no more

My Turn

Anger, fear and gratitude

I certainly don't hold President Donald Trump responsible for the coronavirus and maybe it was inevitable that the virus would play out the way it has. What is unconscionable and has left me in disbelief and angry is his response.
At a recent rally, he initially called COVID-19 a Democratic 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


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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