Opinion

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 […]

The Bovina Farmer

God bless the U.S.A.

To the Editor: Independence Day (July 4th) is upon us. America has reached another mile stone in our history; however, will this be our last celebration? Our Republic is under siege – not from foreign powers; but from within. Our Founding Fathers, I am sure are rolling over in their graves. Our history, culture, values, tradition and even our Constitution/Bill […]

New labor bill could plow farmers under

Op Ed

Earlier this year the New York City-centric senate leadership, for political reasons, blocked Amazon and 25,000 jobs from coming to our state. Now, in the closing hours of the 2019 legislative session, the same group of “leaders” are killing off existing jobs by targeting our state’s number one industry – agriculture. To be clear, when New York was announced as […]

Bovina Farmer

City can afford repairs

To the Editor: Per your article in last week’s paper about the upcoming vote on the New Kingston community septic system this coming Saturday at Town Hall, or via an absentee ballot, one key detail that really spells out the important difference is this: The CWC themselves estimated that the total cost of making projected repairs, upgrades, and new systems […]

What’s really happening?

To the Editor: What to make of the Delaware County Fair and Cornell Cooperative Extension’s unwillingness to sever ties to the Confederate flag? The fair board under Ed Rossley supposedly agreed to enforce a prohibition on the display of Confederate flag merchandise at this summer’s fair but the board appears unwilling to make this policy public or put it into […]

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 […]

The Bovina Farmer

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 […]


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