Opinion

Pilgrims tried socialism



To the Editor: I would like to share some insight into Socialism. Unfortunately, our Democratic Party of today is far from what our parent’s and grandparent’s Democratic party represented. Today’s Democratic party has morphed into a socialistic party. Furthermore, I would like to share some thoughts of what the Pilgrims taught us about Socialism. Yes, socialism is nothing new – […]

Bovina Farmer



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Looking forward

Commentary

My preview column ordinarily appears in the first or second edition of the new year. This year, we’ve already had two major news items occur (an over ride of an Ulster County Executive veto and the announcement that said County Executive will be leaving his post) and those items bumped the preview column. So here it is. In the coming […]

Mailbag



Check the facts To the Editor: Last week’s letter in the CMN calling for the building of the “wall” demands to be fact-checked. According to the Cato Institute: An estimate for our current 700 mile border wall was originally $1.2 billion. It actually cost $7 billion. The proposed wall is for 1,000 to 2,000 more miles. According to MIT engineers, […]

The Bovina Farmer



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Hein takes early retirement

Commentary

Around noontime Saturday – weeks earlier for insiders – the shocking news broke that county Executive Mike Hein had been nominated by Gov. Cuomo as director of the state Office of Temporary Disabilities Assistance. Hein, who seemed to be gearing up for his fourth run for office this November, instead will ride the next fast horse out of town to […]

Looking back on ’18

Commentary

Historians may look on 2018 as a year of profound change. As mid-term elections go, the year just ending was historic in terms of voter turnout, almost at the level of presidential elections. The blue wave, featuring a host of newcomers and returnees, buried some 40 incumbent Republican congressmembers and a bunch of state senators. Less noticed was an October […]

Bovina Farmer



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Why a wall



To the Editor: There never has been so much controversy about a project coasting about $5 billion. The project is a complete wall along the border between Mexico and the United States. One has to wonder what the big deal is about spending $5 billion or $25 billion when we consider, Iraq/Afghanistan wars $2.4 trillion (Government Accounting Office) and Syria […]

Be it resolved for 2019



Among the best parts of starting a New Year is the ideal opportunity it creates for hitting re-start on many aspects of our lives. As we use this (and the next) edition of the News to look backward at last year and forward to the next, we can see lots of moments when we – as individuals and as a […]


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