The politics of the mask

How and why did politics enter the discussion of public health and safety? Consider the rally that took place this past weekend in Kingston. The Fourth of July event was organized by an …

Thank you volunteers

When the COVID-19 Pandemic started, Ulster County initiated a program called Project Resilience. The goal of the program was to deliver meals three times a week to those in need. I would like to …

Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson

The 7/1/20 editorial “ Revisiting history” seems to tar Woodrow Wilson and Teddy Roosevelt with the same brush. Although, it is true that the Museum of Natural History is removing the …

Trump backer avoids the truth

I asked a Trump backer why he still supports Trump who, at an Oval Office meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and America’s Russian Ambassador Kisylak, tells them he is unconcerned …

Study your history

I read your article in the opinion page July 1. I think everyone should read it. Maybe they will learn something. I have a message for Sean Maloney and all who agree with him. Go back to school …

A nation in turmoil

This shelter in place life has had one benefit. I unplugged from a lot of the news. Unfortunately, one can only hide for so long, unless you’re Trump and have a whole bunker just for that …

The alienation of Benedict Farm parkland

What has happened in Benedict Farm Park is a travesty. The Montgomery Town Board has not protected its own parkland, parkland the public trusts them to protect. In 2018, the board signed an …

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 …

A day in the mountains

About a fifteen minute drive west-northwest, the mountain runs northeast to south-west. The white cliffs face our valley. From many angles in our hayfields, the ridge’s purple summer hues could …

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 …

Mr. Smoothie

Dear Gov. Cuomo,As smoothie and juice bars within Poughkeepsie Galleria have been closed for months, we are urging you to reconsider and allow for enclosed shopping centers to reopen. We have …

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 …

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 …