What if…

The Walmart in Newburgh was targeted by a gunman? What if the next targeted night spot of a gunman is at the crowded Newburgh waterfront on a Saturday night? What if the next crazed gunman …

Ownership of the problem

At one point in President Trump’s tweets about the recent mass murders, he took issue with President Obama’s thinly veiled criticism of his rhetoric. Mr. Trump said there were lots of …

Guns protect people

I’m writing in response to the letter suggesting a way to stop terrorism in the U.S. in three simple steps. The writer asks you to look at your clothing to see if you are a member of the …

Suicide

Jeffrey Epstein is found dead the day after Bill Clinton is named in released document like Vince Foster a suicide. Bill and Hillary the deadliest couple since Bonnie and Clyde. Talk about …

We dare not be silent

To many American Jews, Ellis Island is another Jerusalem and the Statue of Liberty a secular Mount Sinai. In the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th there was a mass migration of …

Laborers local 17 keeps hiring Marlboro High School graduates

Year after year Laborers Local 17 of Newburgh keeps hiring and training Marlboro High School graduates in its apprentice program. The apprentices are paid and most often work full time and at the end …

Maybe we can’t go back to the garden

We’ve already romanticized about the magical summer of 1969 and its many pleasant diversions from the harsh realities of a nation divided by the Vietnam War. We were thrilled by the moon …

Stopping terrorism in 3 simple steps

Congress can stop terrorism in the U.S. in three simple steps. How, you ask? 1. Look at your clothes. Right now. Look at them. Are you wearing the uniform of a municipal law-enforcement officer, …

The new debt ceiling bill is a disaster

“This agreement is a total abdication of fiscal responsibility by Congress and the president,” said Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a …

The comeback of the urban forest

How important are trees? They do more than just produce oxygen. Studies have suggested that green corridors can do wonders for any city, from reducing crime, to increasing home values.

Breaking the law

We must extend our “thanks” to those low information voters who cast their ballots for Democrats last November. Our New York State Democratic controlled Legislature was not content with …

Ryan exceeds his authority

The cancellation of Country Music Band, Confederate Railroad by Ulster County Executive Patrick Ryan is a singularly arrogant abuse of power. Socialist censorship is on display as he exceeds his …

An easy way to save lives

Over the weekend I saw a weeping father in court because he accidentally left his two youngest children in a hot car all day and they had both died from the heat. I went online to find more …

There were big doings here 55 years ago

It was 55 years ago and I was starting to report town and school board meetings for our family newspaper, which only supported Republicans. My parents did not know that in the 1964 Presidential …

Cats Love NY

New York has become the first U.S. state to ban the declawing of cats statewide. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law on Monday that outlaws the procedure and imposes a $1,000 fine on …

Senator Schumer’s photo-op at border

Glad to see our Senator finally took the time with 12 other Democrat Senators to visit our southern border and see what CBP and Homeland Security executives have been saying for at least a year. …