Moratorium offers opportunity to hit the restart button

A new year brings a new administration and new opportunities for the Town of Montgomery. One of the first orders of business for new Supervisor Brian Maher has been to address the calls for a …

Leave the flag alone

Today’s local daily paper, 01/15/20, described the Governor’s proposed change to our state flag by adding the phrase “e pluribus unum”. This phrase is already on The Great …

New Green Deal

Nature has gifted us with some beautiful warm, sunny, breezy weather as of late. Where was the laundry of the “New Green Deal Folks”? Not outside. Perhaps they were fearful of the …

Amazon may be coming to Orange County

In the 1960s Governor Nelson Rockefeller with the support of the New York State Assembly and Senate and Federal Infrastructure money built and constructed Route 84 from Pennsylvania to Connecticut …

Deadly flu season is here

The death of a young community activist in the City of Newburgh has sent an entire community into mourning. Rebekah Grohl was just 22 when her untimely death on January 5 sent shockwaves through …

My 20/20 New Year vision sees war

This New Year, 2020, already has little relevance to 20/20 vision as it folds into the sinister arms of a possible war. There is a need in our politicians to assassinate their inner fear of losing …

Thank you

Each year The Sarah Hull Hallock Free Library conducts a Holiday Basket Raffle Fundraiser to help support programs at the library. The baskets contain a variety of goodies donated by our local …

Trump Tax Cuts need to be reformed

This week Mr. McKinney once again railed about the 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act. The independent nonprofit tax policy “think tank”, The Tax Foundation whose policy is “to improve …
Paul Hansut will be missed!

The Town of Lloyd and the Bridgeview Community will surely miss Paul Hansut the former supervisor of the Town of Lloyd. When I was a board member for 12 years for the Bridgeview Community, I …

Gardiner Library presents a graphic design workshop

The Gardiner Library will host a four-week Graphic Design Workshop beginning on January 11, 2020 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. This free workshop is open to the public. Participants will need basic computer …

Out-of-wedlock births rising in Ulster County

In Ulster County 2017 there were, 468 births of which 792 or 54% had married parents and 676 or 46% were out of wedlock and these babies parents were not married. When I was in high school in the …

A sad day for dairy farming

Sad news came on Monday when it was announced that Borden Dairy Co., one of America’s oldest and largest dairy companies, on Monday became the second major milk producer to file for bankruptcy …

Democrats in Highland

In some of his recent columns, Mr. Craig McKinney noted that Highland has become an enclave of the Democratic Party, largely due to the electoral choices of some women. If true, this is a sad …

Plattekill Public Library Trustees meeting

I am very happy to announce that in November the Plattekill Public Library purchased the property and current building, where the Library resides, from the Town of Plattekill. This is very exciting …

Anti Semitism

For Mayor De Blasio to attempt to blame President Trump for the outbreak of anti Semitism in New York is pitiful when he is a member of the Democratic Party that failed to even verbally chastise …

Will Global Warming bankrupt the country and the world?

Global Warming is cumulative. What is cumulative is CO2 and other emissions, which surround the planet Earth and insulates it and holds in the heat. Because there is an excess of yearly emissions …