Editorials

Anti-Semitism deserves more effort than a photo op


Gov. Andrew Cuomo made another of his surprise visits to the area last week, this time to deplore outrageous anti- Semitic incident by a 21-year old man to an 18-year-old female co-worker at the Mother Earth’s Storehouse health food store in the Town of Ulster. William Sullivan was arrested for second-degree aggravated harassment for allegedly shutting off the lights of […]

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

According to the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), more than five million Americans are estimated to have a developmental disability. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that one in six children, 15 percent, are currently being diagnosed with a developmental disability or delay. Developmental disabilities occur among all socioeconomic groups and races. These disabilities are defined […]

From hopeless to hopeful

The “opioid crisis” has taken its toll on our country, our county and our communities. We sue the term “opioid crisis” with reservations because the substance abuse/mental health crisis this region faces goes way beyond the opioids which have gained national attention and exacerbated a long-standing problem of poverty, depression, alcohol and other substance abuse which have had a grip […]

The pendulum has swung

Always considered a “liberal” state, New York is now experiencing a shift so far to the left that it bears watching. Older readers will remember when Republicans held sway in the 1950s and ‘60s lead by people like Nelson Rockefeller, Warren Anderson and Jacob Javits among others. The “liberal” tendencies of those famous state leaders created one of the best […]

Una Vida Mejor (A Better Life)



Mexicans have long been underdogs of the American economy; taking jobs Americans either don’t want, or can’t do. They have worked on farms, in mines, as construction workers, truck drivers, landscapers, restaurant help and in the armed forces—60 Mexicans have been awarded a Medal of Honor for acts of valor. Our American economy has flourished as a result of low […]

Budget must encourage people to stay in NYS


President Trump and Governor Cuomo are in a war of words again – certainly not breaking news. This time around the back and forth centers on the upstate economy with President Trump advising upstate residents to move out. The president’s actual words to people who feel things aren’t going their way, “If New York isn’t gonna treat them better, I […]


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