World Food Day

World Food Day is celebrated every year around the world on October 16 in honor of the date of the founding of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations in 1945. It raises …

Seeing your support

To all my friends and residents of Marlboro and Milton. Some of you may know me as your town Building Inspector, some know me as your Fire Inspector, some know me as your coach, some know me from my …

My doctor was never asked if measles vaccine is safe

I was with my family doctor. He was the valedictorian of a local high school and he is about 65 years old. I asked him if any of his patients had asked him about the safety of the measles vaccine. He …

Doing more than wearing pink

Breast Cancer Awareness month is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research …

Vote for Mici Simonofsky

If you’re driving along the back roads of Marlborough, you’ll see the friendly signs saying “Mici”! These political signs are to encourage you to vote for Mici Simonofsky for …

Mici Simonofsky

Every once in a while you get to vote for someone who not only lives in your town but is a neighbor you like and respect. I first met Mici Simonofsky while walking my dog. She and her husband, …

Development in Lloyd

I appreciate the newspaper’s recent article about proposed development in Lloyd (Residents to developers: slow down!). My neighbors and I are concerned about how the projects are going to …

Tracey Bartels

Tracey Bartels who is running for another term in the Ulster County Legislature, helped expose the Republican boondoggle which is the County Jail. Cost overruns and strange pricing led to a jail …
Criminality

In Federalist Paper 68 Alexander Hamilton wrote, “The desire [of] foreign powers to gain an improper ascendant in our counsels” was a source of corruption and “one of the most …

He wasn’t as bad as he could be – until now!

Whenever I get together with my Democratic friends the subject of President Trump’s racist xenophobic child abuse at the southern border comes up. I have always agreed that is truly horrid, but …

Ulster County remains a leader in school district per pupil spending

The following compares Ulster County School Districts with those of Fairfield County, which is among the top five wealthiest counties in the United States. The per capita income in Fairfield in 2017 …

Breaking the cycle of domestic violence

The Clothesline Project gets underway this week at the Orange County Government Center in Goshen. It’s part of the annual observance of domestic violence awareness month. The display will be …

To Marlborough Voters:

I announced my candidacy for Ulster County Legislator in January. Since then, I have been preparing to serve the residents of Marlborough. I have attended the Legislature and associated committee …

The banned band

I have stated that I think the band Confederate Railroad was treated poorly by the Ulster County Executive. I think all the people of Ulster County were treated poorly by the Ulster County Executive. …

My biggest mistake, smoking

At the start of my freshman year at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania in 1959 I lived on the third floor of Brodbeck Hall. I was not 18 yet. In a sense I was alone and I started to smoke …

A time for action

As world leaders gather in New York City for the United Nations Climate Action Summit Monday, local voices joined in the cause to find solutions to a climate crisis that some predict could lead to …