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The issue of bail is nothing new and has been a legal issue since the beginning of our great country. After 40 years of experience in Sullivan County Court, I witnessed what the new law means to … more
As we prepare to celebrate another holiday, minds wander toward the ghosts of Christmas past. I can’t help but remember a time before Sullivan County became home. My sister Valerie is home … more
Now that the holidays are over and another year draws to a close, it’s time to start thinking about changes we want to make in the next year. Whether we view the beginning of a new year as a … more
I know you have been contemplating issuing an executive order on gun control in the state, so I am writing this to urge you to actually take immediate action on this urgent matter. I am sure you are … more
“Pile up the wood stack high. Winter is ahead,” he says. Smoke climbs out of the chimney into the sky. As November rolls into New York, with wind and rain sounding outside, an inescapable … more
People watching in the country is frightfully more diverting than its city counterpart. For in the Catskills, whilst we are exposed to new faces all the time, the old faces—the … more
“If you don’t know what is happening on October 8th, I urge you to find out... It will be one of the biggest days in LGBTQ legal history and we have a lot to do to prepare. Our fight is … more
Recently, our local library announced availability of Robert Redford’s latest movie, “The Mustang.” It wasn’t shown in theaters nearby. It’s a drama based on a prison … more
Labor Day has come and gone. I haven’t accomplished as much as I planned to this summer, but it gives me hope and ambition for next summer’s agenda. Days of grilling outside, listening to … more
This Labor Day, there will be many people who don’t have the day off. Beginning in high school and through college, I worked part-time, sometimes full-time jobs, mostly at restaurants. I … more
There’s a sound that my bicycle tires make on a warm August afternoon. I focus on the rhythms of the tires on pavement, a lower pitch on the uphills as my labored breathing joins in, and more … more
Here it is, a power outage. I don’t know, maybe it’s for the best not to know what’s going on in the world. Just the other week, the police were down the street from our house … more
Last week’s ultimate collapse and cancellation of Woodstock 50 is reminiscent of a long forgotten festival that was to take place in Sullivan County: the doomed Bach to Rock Festival. Months … more
Uncertain times call for sing-able songs. Pete Seeger, the iconic troubadour who passed away in 2014, might have said that, had he lived to see the discord in our country today. Seeger, who would … more
There aren’t many people I know personally who get as excited over deer as I do—they come across my mind many times throughout the week. I take evening drives in my beat-up Ford Escort, … more
We aren’t anything if we aren’t our people. more
The antecedents to today’s U.S. LGBT movement go back even further than the Stonewall Riots. In 1893, James Mills Peirce, brother of philosopher and pragmatist Charles Sanders Peirce, proposed … more
No match for the Missouri, the Columbia, or Snake —the Delaware never stops for a single dam from sourceto sea, but on the way itwelcomes many creeks and brooks, the notorious Ten-Mile … more
Memorial Day came to me three times in rapid succession this year: twice in Israel and once in the U.S. Rather than feeling sad and reflective, I felt restive, frustrated and angry. I wanted to … more
The new bail reform package proposed by New York’s governor and recently passed by our state legislature is a threat to public safety and will make all of us less safe. Those who proposed these … more
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