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Bail reform in New York State was meant to address an imbalance in the state’s judicial system. Wealthy people, even wealthy people who have committed crimes, could get out of jail if they … more
According to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), “Across New York, residents use 23 billion single-use plastic carryout bags annually. Each bag is only used for … more
The 2018 Farm Bill that was passed by Congress and signed by the president removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act, if the hemp in question contains 0.3 percent or less of … more
Sen. Jen Metzger has been in office a year now, and renewable energy has played a large role in her legislative agenda. Most recently, her legislation regarding electric vehicles was signed into law … more
It’s the season of giving, a time of year when people gather to celebrate together, giving gifts to friends and family and to those in need. It is an innate human expression, and some … more
Many people are familiar with the Chanukah miracle of the small flask of ritually pure oil discovered amid the wreckage of a defiled Jerusalem Temple. What was seemingly enough for only one day … more
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
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