Frederica Warner

I had a joyous encounter with Frederica Warner by chance three weeks ago at the Wingate at Beacon nursing home. I had to pick up some medical papers from when I was a patient there last year. As I …

Polluting our waters, endangering our health

It was three years ago that we first learned of the contamination of Newburgh’s reservoir system due to runoff of firefighting chemical foam at the Stewart Air National Guard base. We learned …

Andy Zarutskie, our collective conscience

Word came last Tuesday, as we were putting the issue of the Mid Hudson Times to bed, that Andy Zarutskie, Newburgh’s dedicated town clerk passed away. The breaking news delayed the production …

I could no longer participate in the process

At a time when I should probably ghost, I am going to do the opposite and tell my story. Because no one can tell my story the way I do. I lived it. I’ve run from bullies my entire life. …

Skoufis fights Corporate Welfare

When will all this “corporate welfare” come to an end? It is one thing to give incentives to get a company to locate here with good jobs. But when a company is already here, why give away …

Saving the planet, one tree at a time

Across the highway from the Newburgh Mall lies 122 acres of wasteland. It was more than a decade ago that developers of the proposed Marketplace, with permits and approvals in hand, broke ground …

Southern border

This past week on the “Morning Joe” program former President Obama’s DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson told MSNBC host Mika Brzeinski, “We are truly in a crisis’ at southern …

Women’s History Month

The local celebration of Women’s History Month reached its climax this past weekend, when Mildred Starin received the Martha Washington Woman of History Award at Washington’s …

Inspirational School Event

Cheers to Amanda Greene, Social Studies Director for the Newburgh Enlarged City School District who organized a wonderful event at NFA on March 19 for 700 8th grade students and 4th grade students …

John McCain was a hero

Over the last few days I have heard President Trump frequently repeat the lie about how John McCain voted against repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, and that kept America from saving a …

Need to mobilize

The situation here in New York just keeps on getting worse and worse where Gov. Cuomo is concerned. When he took office, we were already the worst state in the union where abortion is concerned. Now, …

Grounded but not out

Before President Trump’s order to ground all Boeing 737 Max 8 jets in the United States, following a tragic crash in Ethiopia, Norwegian Air had already made that determination with its …

Undemocratic behavior

It still rings in my ears: Mitch McConnell actually said, “I get to decide what we vote on.” Evidently he is so far over the edge that he deems it unnecessary to conceal such totally …