Editorials

Remembering Giacci

Op Ed

A force of nature died this week and while newcomers to the area might not be familiar with the name Vinnie Giacci, it’s likely the legacy he left in the region has touched more lives here than almost any other entrepreneur of the 20th century. Giacci’s name is well known to anyone in the Catskills from the 1960s through the […]

The Esopus: The Way It Was…

Op Ed

I t has been nearly fifty years since Keith Fulsher and I were invited to the Angler’s Club to show a film I had taken of Keith tying streamer flies. On that evening I had the pleasure of meeting Guy Jenkins, a correspondent and friend of Theodore Gordon, the father of the dry fly in America. Since I had previously […]

Op Ed

Celebrate RAG A s the summer solstice arrives, so too do the announcements of activities and events to be held during what we hope will be a long, beautiful summer. From Kingston to Oneonta and everywhere in between, arts organizations and other nonprofits are filling the calendar with places to go and things to do; all of which will enrich […]

Farm bill is bad bill

Op Ed

The Officers and Board of Directors of the Democratic Rural Conference of New York State today issued a resolution opposing passage of the FFLPA as it is currently constituted. We applaud the goals of this legislation. We support collective bargaining for farm laborers and understand that it is required under a recent court ruling. However, the bill as it is […]

Seward proposes new benefit for local volunteers

Op Ed

The week of May 19-25 is recognized as National Emergency Medical Services Week to honor the men and women who provide lifesaving services on a daily basis in our communities. During my time in the state senate I have worked closely with many EMS providers, both volunteer and career, on a number of important initiatives – new laws, grant opportunities, […]


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