Opinion

Counting our blessings


In a season designed for showing gratitude, when people the world over stop, however briefly, to count their blessings, the last week has given us ample blessings to count and reasons to be grateful that this is where we live; that this is who we are. Even as local school officials and business owners were decrying a stupid, senseless teenage […]

Think carefully about dissolution

To the Editor: The upcoming vote on disincorporation presents Fleischmanns voters with an important and difficult choice. They are being asked to weigh a certain gain against an unknown number of uncertain losses—losses they cannot now foresee or calculate. The gain of course is the tax reduction that disincorporation will bring to every property owner. The size and therefore the […]

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Police News

The Ulster County Sheriff’s Office reported the arrest of Tamika N. Perez-Bittner, 38 of Tilson. She was charged with the misdemeanors for aggravated driving while intoxicated and driving while intoxicated, as well as the traffic infractions of leaving the scene of a property damage accident, speed unreasonable and prudent and unsafe lane change. On Friday, Nov. 29 at approximately 12:45 […]

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Climate collapse is impeachable offense

To the Editor: Both Matt Frisch and John Cerullo made points here recently on why Donald Trump should be impeached. Each mentioned climate change. I disagree with Mr. Cerullo, when he implies that doing nothing to stop climate collapse, is not an impeachable offense. The Constitution lists impeachable offenses as “Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” It is […]

Newsmakers

Amanda Kovacs-Benjamin

POSTMASTER — Amanda Kovacs-Benjamin was recently named the new Postmaster at the Arkville Post Office, where she has worked for the better part of the last year. Kovacs- Benjamin was sworn in at the post office on Route 28 in Arkville on Tuesday, November 19, where a small reception was held after. CNews photo by Eddie Donoghue.

Don’t lose your voice

To the Editor: So here we are, at a crossroad. Do we disincorporate the Village of Fleischmanns and lose our voice or do we remain independent? I suppose to some, perhaps saving “$200 a year” seems more important than keeping their identity. Through the years, volunteers have worked tirelessly to maintain and operate the village. At village meetings the floor […]

The Bovina Farmer

Legal immigrants help

To the Editor: I was sorry to hear of Sue Ihlo’s upcoming closure of The Cheese Barrel, due to lack of available help. This does not seem to be a unique case. I have heard that several local businesses have called it quits after not being able to find appropriate and reliable help. Others are overworked and understaffed due to […]


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