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Wednesday, June 28, 2017



Congrats to our graduates!

In just a few hours for some, and in a day or so for others, you will be able to say that you're a high school graduate.
Congratulations! It's an accomplishment that some people don't get to brag about. You've earned the right to brag because what you've just gone through is not an easy task. more


Favoring a woman's right to choose

To the editor:
John Pasquale's June 23 letter provides the usual litany of anti-abortion rhetoric so often repeated ad nauseam, largely by extremist right-wing Republican male politicians. I favor a woman's right to choose because it's a decision almost always taken seriously through more

Inside Out

No toys, no problem

I used to dread the gift opening session at the birthday parties. More toys. More toys to step on in the middle of the night on the way to the bathroom. More toys to find abandoned in the middle of the living room floor.
I was the "oh, you don't need to bring any presents" mom, even though I more


Dial 222 for Me

You know that thing that we use to take photos and movies? You know, the phone?
Yeah, well, kids, I can remember the days when those of us in Callicoon had phones with very short numbers. Big, clunky black phones like the one my Aunt Anne had sitting by the window in her dining room.
We had more

Long Ago

Our Friends The Ewings

The other day as I reminisced about our life in Florida a funny occasion came to mind. Our friends, Clarence and Louise Ewing, were celebrating 50 years together. To mark the event we all decided to throw an anniversary party.
There were so many hilarious stories about the Ewings we had to pare 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

Putting his foot down

I finally got around to hiring someone to scrape, spackle and paint my living room walls and ceiling that were peeling due to water damage and had some cracks due to old age. My body also has some of those issues.
Geiner had warned me that there would be a lot of dust when he sanded after more

Here & There

Great Food at Yanni's Gyro Express

I met Dimitris Vernezos some 10 years ago at a popular Monticello Restaurant where he was working and then followed his business career as he ventured out trying to find his niche in the restaurant community.
In May, 2010 he opened the doors to Yanni's Gyro Express Cafe located at 28 Pleasant more

Guest Editorial

Action Toward Independence

Action Toward Independence (ATI) has been in operation as an Independent Living Center since 1988. Located in Sullivan and Orange Counties, ATI has been very involved in our communities' development and growth. We are a human service agency devoted to advancing the independent living philosophy and 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

Avocado toast is to die for

So this is a meal I am so excited to be writing about and publishing.
It is one of my all-time favorites and was introduced to me at the Heron, in Narrowsburg, a few years back.
Avocado toast is on their menu and it is the perfect meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It's beautiful to look more

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