Polluting our waters, endangering our health

It was three years ago that we first learned of the contamination of Newburgh’s reservoir system due to runoff of firefighting chemical foam at the Stewart Air National Guard base. We learned …

Pat Ryan for County Executive

On April 30, Tuesday, a special election will be held for the Office of Ulster County Executive. I am most impressed by the candidacy of Pat Ryan, a young, energetic U.S. Army veteran who …

Cashless bail in New York State

New York State has adopted cashless bail. This law will take effect on January 1, 2020. It will serve as a huge benefit for poor people, who until now if they could not afford tiny bail amounts would …

Another historic Honor Flight

Another remarkable chapter in the story of Hudson Valley Honor Flight is about to unfold this weekend.Mission 22 will department from New York Stewart International Airport on Saturday, bringing a …

Hypocracy

I would like to respond to the hateful letter in your April 3 edition from Vincent Ferro. I can only assume that in reference to Boy Scout policies being opposed to Catholic teachings, Mr. Ferro …

Callous attitude

I continue to be amazed by the callous attitude expressed by Mr. McKinney regarding abortion. He justified taking an innocent life as a viable alternative to caring for someone in need. He continues …

Highland turns out for the Korzeniecki family

On March 27 in Clintondale the home of Theresa and Brian Korzeniecki had a fire that killed Theresa Korzeniecki because of smoke inhalation. Her husband, Brian, and children Brian and Marissa were …

Saving the planet, one tree at a time

Across the highway from the Newburgh Mall lies 122 acres of wasteland. It was more than a decade ago that developers of the proposed Marketplace, with permits and approvals in hand, broke ground …
Time for change

This has been an interesting year for political happenings. That may be an understatement. Locally, in Ulster County, our County Executive was nominated by our Governor for a commissioner’s …

National Volunteer Week

The Fresh Air Fund looks forward to celebrating National Volunteer Week, which is from April 7 to April 13 this year. It is an opportunity to extend my heartfelt gratitude to our inspiring …

Southern border

This past week on the “Morning Joe” program former President Obama’s DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson told MSNBC host Mika Brzeinski, “We are truly in a crisis’ at southern …

Scandal

It is shocking that a local Catholic Parish should sponsor an event with the assistance of the Boy Scouts. The current membership and leadership policies of the Boy Scouts totally contradict …

Changing SUNY New Paltz dorms' names

New Paltz College will be changing the names of its dorms, which were named after the six founding Huguenot families of New Paltz because for 150 years, between 1680 and 1830, they were the owners of …

Women’s History Month

The local celebration of Women’s History Month reached its climax this past weekend, when Mildred Starin received the Martha Washington Woman of History Award at Washington’s …

John McCain was a hero

Over the last few days I have heard President Trump frequently repeat the lie about how John McCain voted against repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, and that kept America from saving a …

Need to mobilize

The situation here in New York just keeps on getting worse and worse where Gov. Cuomo is concerned. When he took office, we were already the worst state in the union where abortion is concerned. Now, …