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Sunday, March 18, 2018



Returning to Woodstock

These are exciting times in Sullivan County with so much change happening so quickly. Resorts World Catskills casino is set to open in less than two weeks, and only time will tell what effect that has on the local economy. Even with the county returning in some degree to its history as a resort more


School walkouts

To the editor:
I used to live in Coral Springs, my sister lives in Parkland and FL where Douglas High school is. My prayers and condolences go out to them. Let's look at the solution rather than just more fake news/media hype; take a look at our government buildings and airports they are well more

Inside Out

The true cost of no power

Wheeling the garbage can to the curb was harder than usual this week. It wasn't just the heft of a freezer's worth of food inside.
All that meat, plucked from grocery store shelves on weekends when the sales were just right, all headed for a landfill.
Five days without power in early March more


LIFELINES: Trending on Twitter
It all started innocently enough, as a Tweet on Twitter. After I essentially broke up with Facebook I activated my Twitter account and I must say that I do check it every day. Sometimes repeatedly. I have only about 50 followers, but I follow over 450 fellow more

Long Ago


Know what I miss about Callicoon? With the exception of the Hortonville Presbyterian Chuch, no one is putting on community shows like we did many long years ago. Dozens of us answered the call whenever ‘Bud' Slausenberg decided to hold a charity show for local organizations.
The program for 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

My Addiction

I've gone from a mild addiction to a serious one. Over the past few months it has been steadily increasing and is now four fold. I try to cut down but then as I walk from room to room it sneaks up on me again and a big chunk of my day is caught up in it.
I can engage in other activities at the more

Here & There

Battle over fracturing ban

Fracking has been a controversial issue now for several years in New York State and now a new court challenge is taking place.
Attorney David Morabito and his wife, Colette, own land in Allegany County within the gas-rich Marcellus Shale formation, which was once targeted by national-gas more

Guest Editorial

Free speech and assembly

In view of the recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia and the issue of speech on our campuses, it is appropriate to discuss our constitutional rights to free speech, assembly, and to petition our government in the form of marches and protests.
In 1789 when James Madison drafted the first 10 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

Fish dish brings table alive with color

Is anyone else dreaming of Spring or Summer? I have already been planning what plants I am going to buy when the weather gets nice! I couldn't take it any longer, I had to brighten up the dishes and a grilled tuna steak citrus salad was the perfect way to do that.
Tuna steaks are some of my more

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