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Three per 1,000. That’s how many children in America enter foster care every year, a figure that comes from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Twenty-eight thousand five hundred twenty-four. … more
It’s that time of year for senior photos, and that tends to mean a few things. First, of course, it means you’ll find me, plus a high school senior, my lighting assistant and maybe a … more
I was already four years back into my archives, combing for photos of tractor parades from the past few years when it hit me. This year’s parade would mark 20 years of covering the Callicoon … more
Every lockdown drill.  Every stay in place announcement.  Every emergency phone call.  You text your child, “I love you.”  You wonder, will this be the last … more
I used to root around in my car for coins when I knew I had to buy something small at the grocery store and didn't have any cash on hand. Now I simply apologize for pulling out a credit card … more
The prom photos flooded social media this weekend — some taken by me, others by the teens’ own parents. Quickly, I realized that there were faces that I didn’t recognize, and I … more
Last week was a sad one at the Sullivan County Jail in Sullivan County, Tennessee. An inmate passed away due to a medical issue. I don’t know the inmate. I don’t know anyone who … more
The trip to Westchester Medical Center takes nearly two hours from my house, especially in the early morning hours when rush hour traffic makes for periods of stop and go. It’s a trip … more
When we walked into a college tour session in the middle of Boston last fall and spotted a father and daughter from home sitting right near the door, my first thought was “Oh, wow! People we … more
When the pandemic began and toilet paper was in short supply, it was easy enough to blame hoarders filling shopping carts (and basements) with all the TP they could get their hands on. The real … more
At some point it began to feel like every single person who left New York City due to the pandemic came to Sullivan County. A slight exaggeration, for sure, but there’s new research out of … more
The arrival of the annual Young Professionals section of the Democrat always hits me with a jolt of energy. As a parent raising a child in our county, the fear that our kids will grow up and move … more
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