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On April 24, 1944, George Stinney Jr., a 14-year-old Black boy, was convicted of murdering two white girls in South Carolina. In one of the most egregious abuses in U.S. Justice System history, he … more
June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.  Elder abuse takes many forms and is not always easy to recognize, even when it’s taking place right under your nose.  Vulnerable … more
‘It’s my flag too’ When I was growing up, the daughter of an army officer, the flag was always a prominent part of my life. On bases during reveille or retreat, all cars and … more
It’s not often that a headline error winds up enhancing an article. The headline for Mary-Ellen Seitelman’s My View article in last week’s paper mentions the White Lake Mansion. The … more
Being a father is not easy; it takes sacrifice, which means playing an essential role in a child’s life by being there for them and loving them unconditionally.  Every father knows … more
We are appalled and deeply concerned by the actions of a biased liberal activist judge and DA who conspired to manipulate the justice system against President Trump's political campaign.  … more
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, which will be observed on June 15, signifies our collective struggle against the mistreatment of older adults. Elder abuse is not only an individual problem; it's a … more
These comments on artificial turf were delivered to the Eldred school board on April 25. The district plans to install artificial turf on an athletic field.  My name is Rebekah Creshkoff, … more
Unburdened by religious dogma, I am convinced nonetheless that a human egg and the sperm cells that unite with it are precious and life-endowing.  But when asked to choose between the life and … more
After the announcement that the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice have reached a $310 million settlement with Norfolk Southern for damage caused by the 2023 train … more
[Ed. note: This My View is in response to both an op-ed and further commentary online.] I am profoundly saddened as I read the letter by the Association of Supervisors of Sullivan County, sent … more
I listened to the Bethel town board meeting last week via Zoom. I heard Jacob Billig, lawyer for the proposed hotel near the corner of Route 17B and Route 55 in White Lake, state that his … more
Substance use disorders and mental health issues tend to go unnoticed within the veterans community. The cause can often be stigma, not reaching out for help, or loved ones overlooking the problems … more
I took my first regular paid job as a hotel bellhop in 1966 when I was 11. It was hard work—in many ways harder than anything I do today. People came to stay for a week or three and that meant … more
We are used to hearing very lofty, self-congratulatory rhetoric when describing the American tradition of a free press that supports a vibrant democracy, where the good of the people is ultimately … more
One of the things we notice in health care is that far too often women neglect their own well-being because they’re so focused on the needs of their children, their spouse or their aging … more
Households at all income levels are impacted by Pennsylvania’s housing crisis. For affordable housing—where the resident pays no more than 30 percent of their income on housing … more
What follows is a letter written to NY Gov. Kathy Hochul. It is slightly edited. The Association of Supervisors of Sullivan County voted unanimously on April 3, 2024 to send this letter to you … more
The New York State Law Enforcement Officers Union, Council 82, AFSCME, AFL-CIO has endorsed Congressman Marc Molinaro for reelection in New York’s 19th Congressional District. Molinaro is … more
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