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In 2018, about 40 million Americans received benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly called food stamps. In Sullivan County, an estimated 13,209 people received … more
The Working Families Party (WFP) has become a political force in New York State in recent decades. While running as Democrats, many candidates—including Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Rep. Antonio Delgado … more
Black Friday has been called the busiest shopping day of the year since 2005, and has been regarded as the beginning Christmas shopping season dating back to 1952, although the name Black Friday did … more
In 2020, Jocelyn Cramer will become the first woman in the history of Wayne County to sit on the three-person board of commissioners. She won the seat over Wendell Kay, a fellow Democrat who has … more
The Sullivan County Legislature’s balance of power is going to shift next year. The current numbers suggest there will be seven Republicans and two Democrats on the board. A couple of the races … more
Exaggerating, bending the truth and telling outright lies have long been part of the political process. Judicial candidates for district attorney Jim Farrell and judge Cynthia Dolan traded charges … more
Local elections held in years when there is no presidential or congressional election typically don’t draw as many voters as when the national players are on the ballot. However, the results of … more
Tom Bose, supervisor of the Town of Callicoon, and other members of the board thought they had a great plan for the town: they would give Combined Energy Services (CES) a 70-foot strip of land at the … more
Francis Currey was a big name in Sullivan County. He was a World War II hero who was regularly celebrated on a day named in his honor in Hurleyville. Currey passed away on October 8 at the age of 94. … more
National Fire Prevention Week is October 6 to 12 and this year’s theme, as adopted by the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA), is “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice … more
There are a few changes coming to voting in Pennsylvania that may help make it easier for state residents to vote. For instance, for the first time ever, absentee voters may apply for a ballot … more
There will be two voting days for primary voters this year in New York State. The primary ballots for the presidential election will be cast on April 28. The primary for congressional, state and … more
Smoking electronic cigarettes, known as vaping, has taken off in spectacular fashion in the United States, especially among school-aged children. Introduced in 2007, e-cigarettes were the most common … more
Last week, TRR’s editorial took a look at the Impossible Burger that is now available in Burger King restaurants and other outlets. Impossible is made using genetically modified (GMO) soybeans … more
Impossible Burgers, plant-based burgers that many consumers say taste remarkably like beef-based hamburgers, are now available in the Burger King fast-food joints in Liberty and Monticello, and many … more
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On August 16, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth District denied a motion by 23 states, Planned Parenthood and others to stay a ruling that allowed a so-called “gag rule” to go into … more
The 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Festival of Music and Art has come and gone without the major disruption to local communities that accompanied the original, which played out in 1969. The … more
The New York State Electric and Gas Company (NYSEG) would like the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) to allow the company to raise the amount it charges customers in Sullivan County and … more
Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther and Sen. Jen Metzger are once again urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign legislation that would wipe away penalties faced by the Monticello and Roscoe school districts.These … more
The drilling method called hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is largely exempt from the Safe Drinking Water Act because of legislation passed in 2005 that came to be called the Halliburton Loophole. … more
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