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Wednesday, March 20, 2019



What to do with success

With the Governor's proposed cuts in Aid and Incentives for Municipalities (AIM) funding to local governments, our towns and villages are in need of a break. Last year was a time of growth and development unlike anything that has been seen in Sullivan County in recent memory. There's a lot to be more


Come together

To the editor:
There is no reason to demonize people with a different point of view and both sides are demonizing the other. We have painted ourselves into corners, we think you are with us or you are against us. There is no middle ground, in fact if you are in the middle you are derided and more

Inside Out

Holidays with a teenager

They say you don't really learn to appreciate things until they're gone. “They” apparently were not parents.
The teen years have changed things around my house, holidays perhaps most of all.
All through the single digits, we were haunted by the ghost of the Pinterest parent who settled on more


LIFELINES: Nouns Arrivons à Paris!
Dear husband John and I have just returned from a whirlwind trip to Paris and Austria with our daughter Liz, her husband Peter, and our five-year-old granddaughter Adeline, and it was wonderful.
My dear mother always said that we were very lucky and, trust more

Long Ago


Today, Friday, March 15, my oldest daughter, Anne Marie, and her husband, Tom Willi, step into retirement.
For both of them this marks the end of a long work period.
I remember clearly the date in 1963 when Ernie Vindigni of the Villa Roma stopped at our home.
“Haven't you got a girl 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

Shauna Part IV

Because of my granddaughter's condition of Myotonic Dystrophy she gets physical and speech therapy twice a week at home. Despite this she is a little over a year old before she can sit up on her own. She is a little over two when she starts walking, holding onto things. For outside trips she has more

Here & There

Is It Time For A Board Of Supervisors?

I am hearing some rumblings from Sullivan County Supervisors and others that taxpayers in the county should petition the Sullivan County Legislature for a public vote asking to do away with the county legislature and a return to the Board of Supervisors form of county government.
There has 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

This one's a keeper, for sure

My boyfriend is a huge lover of classical favorites like meatloaf and chicken pot pie. When I saw that my friend had made a delicious recipe for Chicken Pot Pie, originating at, I knew I just had to try it.
I am SO glad I found this recipe. It can all be made inside of the more

My Turn

The Duke of Woodstock

When Bethel Woods announced that plans had changed for the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, I was disappointed. As an attendee of the original, I was hoping the 50th would be honored in spectacular fashion. As one of the most iconic happenings of the past 50 years, it was deserving of unique more

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