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Brian couldn’t sleep at night. He was having nightmares about the plastic. It just goes to show that fine craftsmen and artisans take their work home with them. They don’t leave anything … more
In the New Paltz Times edition of April 11, 2019 in the “Feedback” section appears a letter that I wrote dealing in part with the May school budget vote throughout New York State based on … more
An open letter to the Board of Education and Superintendent of the Newburgh Enlarged City School District (NECSD) It was recently reported in the Mid-Hudson Times (Nov. 3, 2022) that the Newburgh … more
A while back Trump hosted a dinner at this Mar-A-Lago country club with Kanye West ( now also known as Ye ), a self-avowed antisemite who on numerous occasions has spewed antisemitic comments on … more
The recently passed legislation barring railroad workers from going on strike is the latest example of government working on behalf of the elite, not the people. Regardless of whether or not the … more
The day began in high regards. A slight tension reared its head when it became clear to the crew that I didn’t have the doors done and that, oh yeah, for sure, it was going to take me longer … more
The open session is upon us, a period during which seniors can switch health insurance plans. Seniors are receiving solicitations to join Medicare Advantage plans with promises of huge money savings, … more
I know there are those other seasons, but for me I am either warm or cold. Warm means summer, cold, not so much. We are squarely in the not so much. I don’t mind it; I wouldn’t mind it if … more
The recent natural disasters affecting Florida and elsewhere in our country as well as the devastation Putin has leveled onto the Ukrainian people with his scorched earth policies leaving people … more
On November 15 from his Mar-a-Lago country club Donald Trump officially announced he is running again for President in 2024. It is hard to imagine he will be eligible to run since he is knee-deep in … more
Election Day was a real rush. Most of you know I work the polls as an election inspector; that means I help people sign in to vote, make sure they can read the fine print, know that there is a … more
The Marlborough Democratic Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank all who came out to cast their ballots in this year’s election. Whether you voted for a Democrat or a … more
On behalf of the Vote Yes Gardiner Committee for Open Space, Farmland and Clean Water, we’d like to thank everyone who helped support Gardiner’s efforts to enact a Community Preservation … more
Despite the uncertainties of the mid-term elections, we can breathe a sigh of relief on two fronts: Kathy Hochul was re-elected governor and the  Environmental Bond Act for Clean Water, Clean … more
It finally caught up with me. I got hit with waves of cashless people. They just kept coming. It was like the end of society. Zombies with no greenbacks, no money, no cash. And they all wanted my … more
I keep hearing from Trumpians that I hate him. I believe these Trump loyalists use hatred as some kind of defense mechanism that somehow gives them justification for supporting him. It is quite … more
On Dec. 1, 2022 the United States of America turns 90,000 days old.  If our nation’s birth was the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, then Dec. 1, 2022 is 90,000 … more
By the time I came along, if you consider its original purpose, the horse barn was technologically obsolete. On our farm, the horse barn was an addition to the main cow barn in which, as the name … more
In 2014, the Republican majority in the State Senate cut a deal with the Democratic-controlled Assembly: the five boroughs would get about $500 million per year for universal pre-k, while the rest of … more
The wellhead protection plan being proposed by Local Law 12 can hardly even be considered a “baby step”toward protecting our municipal water supply. The area around the wellhead  is … more
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