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Monday, October 21, 2019

Opinions

Editorial

Oh deer, slow down

Deer are an all too familiar sight along Sullivan County roadways. The leaves are falling from the trees as the sun rises later in the morning and sets earlier in the evening. It's important to remain vigilant while driving and keep your eyes peeled for deer.
With the start of bow season and the ...read more


Letters

Clarification on concerns

To the editor:
At a recent Town of Highland Board meeting a citizen voiced concerns about 911 building address identification. I would like to take this opportunity to address his concerns and clarify our town's requirements.
In the Town of Highland, under our zoning (Chapter 36), the ...read more


Inside Out

Yes, they're our future. They're ready for it.

The text from my teenager left me cold.
“Someone in the lunchroom just said the n-word.”
Yes, that n-word. One of the worst words in the English language, a word that carries with it centuries of hate and injustice, a word that in its utterance shows just how far it is our nation still has ...read more


Lifelines

Penn State Game Day

By the time our fully-loaded party wagon arrived in State College, PA for the Big 10 Football Experience, night had fallen. My brother Fred, sister-in-law Regina, niece Claire, and I met my other niece Laura who had driven from NYC with her friend Kristy for the Monster Weekend.
Soon my nephew ...read more


Long Ago

How I Became a Quilter

The year was 1946 and Gerald “Perk” Robisch and I were newlyweds. At that time servicemen returning home from service in World War II could receive $20. a week for a year if they were not employed. The program was known as “52-20”. “Perk” hadgone back to work with his uncle, Ed Robisch, at the A&P ...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

Time Waits For No One

Like that old song goes I can't get it to wait no matter how hard I try or fool myself into thinking I can get more done than possible for anyone at any age. I try to get my column in on Tuesdays instead of Wednesdays which it the deadline for Friday columns. But somehow Tuesday got away from me ...read more


Here & There

Watch What You Say In NY City

Has the First Amendment lost its value in New York City?
The New York City Commission on Human Rights recently released new legal enforcement guidelines that ban the use of the term “illegal alien” by employees, housing providers (including hotels) and law enforcement as “discriminatory,” and ...read more


Guest Editorial

Investing in our region

Orange County is one of the fastest-growing counties in New York state and, for more than a decade, we have been seeing a boom in economic activity.
But we've reached a fork in the road. We must invest in our infrastructure and expand the Route 17 corridor to ensure our quality of life and ...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

It's so easy, your boyfriend can do it

I think my column last week gave my boyfriend a boost of confidence. He not only helped me prep this week's recipe, he also photographed it. This week was vegetarian and also only 11 points on weight watchers! It's roasted cauliflower over saffron pasta with a goat cheese dressing.
I have never ...read more


My Turn

The Voice

It is in the rarest occasions when a talent so great literally stops you in your tracks. It is difficult to put into words the emotions I feel when listening to a voice so beautiful it can bring one to tears. Words can be very limiting. It is a moving experience for me and has been for years. One I ...read more






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