Moratorium offers opportunity to hit the restart button

A new year brings a new administration and new opportunities for the Town of Montgomery. One of the first orders of business for new Supervisor Brian Maher has been to address the calls for a …

Leave the flag alone

Today’s local daily paper, 01/15/20, described the Governor’s proposed change to our state flag by adding the phrase “e pluribus unum”. This phrase is already on The Great …

New Green Deal

Nature has gifted us with some beautiful warm, sunny, breezy weather as of late. Where was the laundry of the “New Green Deal Folks”? Not outside. Perhaps they were fearful of the …

We can do a better job for Orange County

I am honored to represent the 19th legislative district in the Orange County Legislature. This legislature is made up of 14 Republicas, 2 Independence Party members and 5 Democrats. As the minority …

Deadly flu season is here

The death of a young community activist in the City of Newburgh has sent an entire community into mourning. Rebekah Grohl was just 22 when her untimely death on January 5 sent shockwaves through …

Epidemic of violence

The New Year’s holiday was framed by violence in the City of Newburgh. Police were called to 411 Broadway on December 31 for a reported stabbing. City Police reportedly stopped a Short Line bus …

Anti Semitism

For Mayor De Blasio to attempt to blame President Trump for the outbreak of anti Semitism in New York is pitiful when he is a member of the Democratic Party that failed to even verbally chastise …

Welcome back to the roaring 20s

America - and the world - was a much different place a century ago. The 1920s were depicted as a carefree time in history books and in the cinema. The world today seems to be a much darker …

Happy New Year and a look towards 2020

I am a firm believer that elected officials ought to do more than just clock into Albany, legislate, vote, and then go home. In my first year as your Senator, I’m proud to have led the …

It could have been much worse

After seeing Governor Cuomo on the morning news talking about the “ Domestic Terrorism at the Hanukkah Celebration in Rockland County, it dawned on me that if not for the Governor’s New …

All roads lead to Putin

House Speaker Pelosi claims, with respect to Trump’s conduct, all roads lead to Putin. Is she right ? Let’s flashback and see. During the FBI investigation of possible Russian …

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York’s Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897. The work of veteran newsman …

In search of simple gifts

There are, at last count, three separate TV channels that show Hallmark Christmas movies. If you’ve never seen one, the synopsis is fairly simple: boy meets girl. At first they don’t get …