Divided we stand
Our letters page is testament to the extraordinary sensitivity readers - and the nation at large - possess about opinions they either share or reject. The new presidential administration seems to have been the impetus for this, and we're grateful.
No, we're not talking about which policies of ...read more
To Congressman Faso
To the editor:
I would like to thank Congressman John Faso for his detailed response to my phone call about my concern about healthcare and your plans with the future of the Affordable Care Act.
Let me just remind you that New York State is far along with adopting a bill that calls for ...read more
When they're just like you
She settled onto the stage, her legs looped around themselves like a pretzel, and reached behind her. As her team ran up and down the court, she opened her book and began to read.
A part of me wanted to shout out across the gym, "Put it down! Pay attention to your teammates!"
I ...read more
Knowledge is power
I think that now, more than ever, we are seeing the importance of a free press in our nation. Although some may call facts they don't want to hear “fake news,” there is, as we all know, things that are true and things that are false in this world, and just continually repeating falsehoods does not ...read more
The circus is in town!
The news that the circus - Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey- is folding its tent for the last time has brought back sweet memories of long ago.
In Callicoon the announcement that the circus was coming to town was a very big deal. Sonny and I always knew about it first because the front man ...read more
The Way I See It
The generosity of our county
This past Saturday at Catskill Regional Medical Center the 39th annual WSUL-WVOS Heart-A-thon was held. The event raised $67,000 for the purchase of a stress test system, a portable ultra sound and a fetal monitor. These purchases will help improve the health of our citizens. This long running ...read more
Sense of Direction
Sense of Direction - February 17
My friend Mary is in her late seventies and has been dealt many hardships starting from the time she was a young child. Her father was an officer in the Navy and came home to his wife and five children, accompanied by a 16 year old girl who was pregnant with his baby. He gave his wife this ...read more
Here & There
Helping The Poor & Elderly
This cold and snowy winter always brings difficult conditions for Sullivan County's poor and the elderly.
It's tough out in the real world and so many of us are not aware of what goes on.
While recently walking across a Sullivan County communities Main Street I witnessed an incident whereby ...read more
Critical services provided daily
The local Department of Motor Vehicles is perhaps one of the most frequented offices. It is important to note that this office acts as agent for the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles. What this means is that policy and procedure is determined by the State of New York (Albany), and is not ...read 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 ...read more