Editorials

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, …

Remembrance and healing

A ceremony was held Sunday in Walden’s Wooster Grove to mark the 20th anniversary of a special event. Two decades ago, more than 1,400 volunteers came together in a wooded area on the …
Letters to the Editor

The bottom line

As my wife puts it when things get a little sticky:  “Are we having fun yet?”  The bottom line to all the discussion is the fact that the recent surge in Covid-19 infection has …

Suspicious identities and the vaccination debate

My conscientious wife booked me for a Covid-19 booster shot the day of this publication. We both have had the two Moderna shots through the well-run county vaccination program once held in the …

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 …

No need to rake

Tired of raking? You don’t have to. Raking is so 1990s! Leaving the leaves provides shelter and food for moths, bees, snails, spiders, butterflies and beetles.  Most of these do not …

It’s that time of the year again

I used to take issue with those predictable stories that would come around each year like clockwork and be the same story, maybe even with the same reporter wearing a different scarf, stories like …

Support for cannabis dispensaries

As someone who values freedom, fiscal conservatism, small government, and individual responsibility, I strongly urge the Shawangunk Town Board to allow retail cannabis dispensaries, rather than  …

A note of thanks and a call to action

I want to take this opportunity to thank my family, friends and community that turned out to support my campaign to serve as your County Legislator. While we came up short (official number …

Tragedy and rain

There was a terrible accident in front of my house Friday night. It was raining like hell. Two women died. One was fleeing the police. The other had two of her three children in the car with her. …
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