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The Way Out Here
The way out here isn’t all good things. Neither is it the thriller-inspiring dark woods that so many urban folks think it is. What I mean to say, in this dichotomy of pros and cons of living in …
Ramblings of a Catskill Flyfisher
A long time ago, when I started to fly fish and began the process of weaning off worms, Mepps Spinners, assorted lures and baits, I adopted the standard up-and-across-stream practice of casting my …
Mixed Greens

As one of its last and perhaps most irrational deregulatory actions of 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy announced last month that it would not proceed with implementation of efficiency standards …

River Muse
Memorable

Everything I know about celebrating the holidays came from my gay stepfather. At Easter, he showed us how to blow eggs and marbleize them, while other kids used wax crayons and fizzy Easter egg dye. …

Peace and Justice Files
The star and the cross

So the holidays have come and gone; I hope yours were joyful and fulfilling. Maybe I missed it, but I don’t recall hearing much noise this year about the traditional Christmas star display over …

Root Cellar
Sullivan 911 resolution tabled for now

MONTICELLO, NY — The government center was filled with firefighters, EMS workers and law enforcement officials on January 23 as the legislature met for the third day in row to address the 911 issue.

View from the Train
Then the road rises

There is part of an old Irish Blessing that says, “May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back.” We start this New Year and new decade with great expectations …