A towering presence

“Dissents speak to a future age. It’s not simply to say, ‘My colleagues are wrong and I would do it this way.’ But the greatest dissents do become court opinions and gradually …

Vision statement for Desmond Estate

The Town of Newburgh envisions making the Desmond Campus the focal point of the Town by making it a municipal park and a center devoted to adult education, arts, creativity, physical activities, …

Re-Elect Jen Metzer

This election season we have the opportunity to re-elect a staunch advocate for protecting our health and environment. That is why I am urging you to vote to re-elect Senator Jen Metzger. Jen has …

Trump embraces the QAnon following

I was curious about this QAnon conspiracy theory that was frequently mentioned in political articles on the internet. I wanted to know what it stood for and its origin. Was I shocked and horrified …

Are you an American?

In November the question is not Trump or Biden or Democrat or Republican. The biggest question you need to ask yourself is am I an American. We all know that both political parties have failed …

Re-elect Jen Metzger

Jen Metzger is is seeking a second term as your State Senator. She is a Democrat but in no way a pawn of the downstate Democrats as her opponent charged. She has sponsored and seen passed many …

Negligence and the betrayal of trust

Over 20 years ago I would take my son, Charles, and four of his friends, two who were my godsons, down to New York City, via Metro North from the Croton-Harmon train station. I told their parents of …

Suicide prevention: we must all help

While the month of September is designated each year as National Suicide Prevention Month, we’ve come to realize that depression and the other causes of suicide are not limited to one month out …
Harris no moderate

The New York Times cynically characterized Kamala Harris as a “pragmatic moderate.” However, Senator Harris’ official voting record is to the left of avowed Socialist …

Plattekill Library vote

On Saturday, September 22, 2020, the Plattekill Public Library will be holding its annual Trustee / Budget vote. This is a chance for all to come out, show your support, and vote for the future of …

A puzzle

I’m puzzled.  The leader of a large country is informed of a great threat to his country.  Instead of taking steps to deal with the threat, he tells the people of his country that it …

To Wallkill school parents

This an open letter to all Wallkill school parents that are fed up with the lack of say in what is going on in our education system.  Like many of you I have been frustrated with what has …

Jen Metzger

State Senator Jen Metzger cares about a most precious resource: our children.  Her cares translate into action and recent actions will benefit our children’s education and health.  …

We are not replacing ourselves

Highland High School’s biggest graduating class of 181 was born in 1963 and graduated in 1981. In 1964 the people of Highland and elsewhere began using the birth control pill. In the 1970s, all …

Lessons of 9-11

In the midst a deadly pandemic and a heated election race, it might be easy to overlook the life-altering events that took place not far from here, 19 years ago this week. Those of us alive on …

Town of Lloyd missing opportunities

The town of Lloyd is missing the opportunity to grow its Tax Base and specifically keep Seniors living in the Town of Lloyd. When speaking to Seniors who reside in the Town, many of them are …