Divided we stand
Our letters page is testament to the extraordinary sensitivity readers - and the nation at large - possess about opinions they either share or reject. The new presidential administration seems to have been the impetus for this, and we're grateful.
No, we're not talking about which policies of ...read more
Listen, don't insult
To the editor:
I read Ed Townsend's January 31, 2017 “Here & There Beyond the News” column on “Blowing Up the White House,” a summary of emails he received commenting on the Women's March on Washington, curious about what my neighbors in Sullivan County think.
All emails questioned the ...read more
When they're just like you
She settled onto the stage, her legs looped around themselves like a pretzel, and reached behind her. As her team ran up and down the court, she opened her book and began to read.
A part of me wanted to shout out across the gym, "Put it down! Pay attention to your teammates!"
I ...read more
Knowledge is power
I think that now, more than ever, we are seeing the importance of a free press in our nation. Although some may call facts they don't want to hear “fake news,” there is, as we all know, things that are true and things that are false in this world, and just continually repeating falsehoods does not ...read more
Life is like quilting
A s I worked away at a quilt for my expected seventh great-grandchild a thought struck me. After it rattled around in my brain for a few minutes I realized that living life and making quilts have a lot in common. Like life, quilting has its share of good outcomes and sad mistakes. Choosing the ...read more
The Way I See It
The generosity of our county
This past Saturday at Catskill Regional Medical Center the 39th annual WSUL-WVOS Heart-A-thon was held. The event raised $67,000 for the purchase of a stress test system, a portable ultra sound and a fetal monitor. These purchases will help improve the health of our citizens. This long running ...read more
Sense of Direction
Sense of Direction - February 17
My friend Mary is in her late seventies and has been dealt many hardships starting from the time she was a young child. Her father was an officer in the Navy and came home to his wife and five children, accompanied by a 16 year old girl who was pregnant with his baby. He gave his wife this ...read more
Here & There
Getting Bagged Is Challenging
Now don't get the wrong idea .... when I'm writing about getting bagged my main focus here is about shopping at retail stores today and how we get bagged at the check-out counter.
Remember when everything you bought got put into a paper bag.
Now it looks like a new trend for trekking our ...read more
The crucial right to counsel
The Sullivan Legal Aid Panel, Inc. is the primary provider of free legal services for the indigent in our county in specified matters mandated by the State of New York.
Our agency handles assignments in all criminal matters, ranging from driving with a suspended license to rapes and murders, ...read more
As I see it …
For the last several weeks, I have been writing articles primarily against Mr. Trump. It has gotten to a point that I will simply be saying the same thing again. It is interesting to note that the folks who write in do not respond to the fundamental questions that I have raised in regard to the ...read more