Letters to the Editor

Responsible bodies

Unfortunately, I am not surprised that the Chair of the Orange County New York Libertarian Party chose to engage in a personal attack on an individual who disagrees with him.  I am interested in …

Why Downstate?

 The closing of Downstate Corrections Facility is disturbing.  Closing this particular facility is ill advised for New York taxpayers. Cost savings due to decreased prisoner …

The Green Party

Do your values accord with social & environmental justice, nonviolence, and grassroots democracy? These are the core values of the Green Party. Fortunately a chapter is active in our grand Hudson …

Bodily autonomy

I am responding to Mr. Henricksen’s op-ed that was published on November 4. He referred to opposition to vaccine mandates as “bosh”. He claims that these mandates aren’t …

Fence for me, not for thee

One of first actions President Biden did after taking office on January 20 was to stop the construction of the southern border wall. Now over $100 million of pre-fabricated border wall panels, enough …
Letters to the Editor

Tyranny?

To call executive orders to take the Covid-19 vaccine “tyranny” is absolute bosh. (I would use stronger words but this is a family newspaper.)  The REAL tyranny is the false …

$600

The $3.5 Trillion “Build Back Better” bill that President Biden and the Democrats want to force onto Americans is filled with extreme regulations that are far from beneficial for America. …

Annual HVSPCA fundraiser

As the originator of the blanket drive, donation and adoption fundraiser for the HVSPCA, it is important for me to note clarification of your recent article. Three years ago Jim Kerr & I ran …

Schmidt and Zelden

We must give praise to Gov. Abbott for what he and the people of Texas did with the law regarding abortion.  And we can do the same.  A good start would be to vote Colin Schmidt for …

Ring out for climate Oct. 30

As delegates from the world’s nations gather in Glasgow for COP26 Climate Conference convening on Nov. 1, it’s vital that we all urge our national, state, and local officials to take …
Editorial

Remembering the Day of Infamy

A dwindling few Americans were alive 80 years ago when America entered World War II. The Japanese attack on the U.S. Naval Fleet at Pearl Harbor – America’s “Day of …

The local impacts of the Global intangible low-income tax

As we finally see the post-pandemic light at the end of the tunnel, it seems as if businesses are taking two steps forward and one step back. Proposed federal legislation reflects that old saying, …

The ripple effect of prison closures

Gov. Kathy Hochul’s announcement last week of her plans to close six state prisons in March, though hailed as a cost-saving measure of $142 million per year, is not drawing much praise in the …