Letters to the Editor

Revisiting history

If a grandiose dream of Gerry Sanchez had come to fruition some two decades ago, a 300-foot statue of Christopher Columbus would be greeting the barges that enter the Hudson Highlands channel north …

Destroying our statues

Recently we have seen spray painted hate messages on our public statues, buildings and memorials while others criminals tear down or destroy statues previous Americans had erected to recognize those …

Unfit for office

It is time for Trump to resign. We should not be forced to wait for the election to endure him further. With over one hundred and twenty two thousand dead of COVID-19, and counting, he has not …

Moving cautiously forward

The Mid Hudson Region continues to emerge from the quarantine imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, entering phase 3 of the re-opening phase on Tuesday. That means that for the first time since early …

Just the facts

Governor Cuomo has repeatedly said during his mid-day Coronavirus briefings that every action being taken is based on “the FACTS”. During his May 20th news conference, when he was …
Letters to the Editor

Nancy Pelosi

By taking down the portraits of former Speakers of the House who joined the Confederacy Nancy Pelosi has now become a character in George Orwell’s 1984 whose job it was to remove any mention or …

Misuse of Washington

President Trump has once again cited the fact that George Washington owned slaves as a way to defend having public displays of statues of Confederate soldiers and keeping the names of military bases …

Letter submission from Retired Orange County Family Court Judge Debra Kiedaisch

The following information was submitted to the letter to the editor information form on www.timeshudsonvalley.com: first name: Retired Orange County Family Court Judge Debra last name: …

Police and statues

I believe that the move to remove police from our cities will surely lead to mob violence and civil unrest. And, instead of removing statues that tell the tale of our shared history we should put …

An exclusion clause for fairness

As per New York State education law the eligibility requirements for school board elections are quite inclusive. Presently these requirements make it easy for just about anyone, residing in his or …
Letters to the Editor

What has the Coronavirus ever done for us?

People across the globe are commenting on, “What the N coronavirus (NCV) has done to us” namely, killing 372,000 plus persons as of 6/10/20 in addition to sending their respective …

Fixing what’s broken doesn’t always lead to defunding

In 2013, the city of Camden, New Jersey fired all of its police officers and rebuilt the department. Today it is considered a model in terms of police-community relations. And there are calls from …

Pride month 2020

Lost amid a pandemic and recent incidents that brought another civil rights issue back to the forefront is the fact that the month of June, historically, is Pride Month, a time of celebration among …