Don’t blame Trump

You can tell that those suffering the Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) are at their wits end. How else can you explain two recent letters to this paper wherein the first states there is no evidence …

Stealing home

All of us are trying to cope with sudden and extreme change in our world. The entire planet is suffering - physically, emotionally and economically. The gremlin of uncertainty haunts us daily as our …

History occupies the hills

My winter Sunday hikes in the frozen Shawangunk Mountains did the trick and prepared me, while still fat, to have strong enough legs to bound over the Montagne Noire, the Black Mountains of southern …

We are all in this together

We understand the challenges that many of you are facing at this difficult time. We, too, are a small, locally-owned business facing enormous challenges at an extremely difficult time. Now, more than …

Trump’s “good feelings”

On March 20, Trump declared he had “ a good feeling” about a malaria drug (Chloroquine) that he wanted to use to fight the corona virus. Dr. Fauci had just suggested his skepticism …

My don’ts

I don’t want a President who is a pathological liar. I don’t want a President who hugs the American flag then denigrates the very values it represents. I don’t want a President …

Thoughts on the Coronavirus

After it became clear that this wasn’t just China’s problem, Americans in different areas reacted differently. The urban areas seemed to witness more aggressive behavior with fights …

Trump has mishandled the COVID-19 crisis

There was a letter published in this paper recently in which the writer claimed that, “the Chinese and the Democrats” were to blame for the current health crisis. This position is pure …
What’s going on in Lloyd?

I have been a Lloyd resident since my birth in 1956. I or my family have subscribed to local newspapers in all 64 of those years.I do not have ANYTHING to do with Facebook or Twitter, or any of …

We all have one life

I have watched the coronavirus from afar and then my brother, Bruce, called me to tell me that his daughter (my niece), Laura’s husband, Arno, had the virus, and likelihood had gotten it on a …

Cuomo shows leadership in COVID-19 crisis

Likewise, the Governor of the State of New York has provided a fair amount of fodder for these pages: taxes and the high cost of living, license plates and the naming of a new Hudson River crossing …

Outraged!

I am outraged! The President is talking about eliminating the “payroll tax.” THAT IS NOT A TAX!!! It is a FICA, a “Federal INSURANCE Contribution Act.” These insurance …

I blame the Chinese and Democrats

My fellow Americans once again I have to bring forward the lies that the Liberal Democrat Socialists and the leftist News Media are spreading saying that the President is not doing his job. As Trump …

Ulster County has its first case of Coronavirus

There are two big stories in Ulster County; the county has its first coronavirus case and the outstanding job that the administration of county executive Pat Ryan and his staff have done in being …

Common sense is never an overreaction

Conflicting reports out of Washington DC give us little sense of just how serious a threat is posed by the spread of COVID-19, better known as the coronavirus. While President Trump has done much …

Stunned by the attack

I woke up this morning to film of Mrs. Biden wrestling with a crazed “dairy protester” who rushed at her husband while he was on stage at an event. In the same melee a female campaign …