Black History month 2019

America celebrates African American History during the month of February, an observance which actually dates back to 1925, when Harvard-trained historian, Carter G. Woodson founded, the Association …

Why do we pray?

The Mid-Hudson Times reported that the Newburgh City Council voted to remove prayer from its meetings. Councilwoman and Buddhist, Romana Monteverde said prayer doesn’t sit right with her and …

Winter’s wear and tear on education

It’s no secret that most kids really love a snow day. That fresh blanket of snow that greeted many sleepy eyes in the morning was often a welcome sight. It often meant sleeping in late or …

Abortion

Governor Cuomo signed the “reproductive health act; repealer” S240. Has human life become so meaningless that the unborn babies are treated like garbage? The state has laws that provide …

Go Red for Women

The color red – the color of roses and heart-shaped candy boxes – has long been associated with the month of February and the celebration of Valentine’s Day. Red is also a symbol …

National nightmare

President Ford was wrong when he said, “Our long national nightmare is finally over...,” as he pardoned Richard Nixon. At about 6 a.m. on the 25th, Roger Stone, the guy with the …

Media failed to cover March for Life

Well, another March for Life in Washington, DC has passed, and yet again, the news media has failed to provide adequate coverage. What coverage they did give again underestimated the attendance. …

Build the wall

I am astounded at the un-obviousness of the more pertinent reasons for building a wall along our southern border with Mexico. For over a decade, our very own Dept. of Agriculture has long warned …

Shutdown temporarily over

“Whack-a-Mole”. That’s an appropriate description of Nancy Pelosi’s definition of Border Security based on her plan for no barrier but to rely on sensors and drones. …

Your town clerk’s office

As I start my 18th year as Town Clerk, I wish to share with the residents of the Town of Newburgh some of the challenges we are currently facing and how we propose to resolve them. As we move more …

Help for furloughed families

At this writing, the Federal Government’s shutdown had reached 31 days, with no apparent end in sight. That many federal employees are struggling to make ends meet is not news, but we do not …

All school systems should be treated fairly

It seems to me that Mr. Cuomo likes to treat some school systems better than others. He just took away millions of dollars in state funding for the Chester schools. Why did he do this? He claims …

Thank you for your support

I would like to sincerely wish everyone a very happy, healthy, and successful 2019! I’m deeply grateful and extremely honored for being afforded the privilege of serving you in the state …