Today is: Wednesday, April 1, 2020
National Award-winning,
Family-run Newspaper

Established 1891
Callicoon, NY | 845-887-5200
Monticello, NY | 845-794-7942
To immediately access any story, please enter the Story Number in the above box.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020



It's Women's History Month

With everyone focused on the current health predicament facing the world -- COVID-19 -- some things have gotten lost in the shuffle. We thought it'd be good to have a change of topic for today's editorial, turning our focus away from a virus and putting it on the very people that brought us into more


Thanks to the Democrat staff for all the help!

To the editor:
I would just like give a HUGE shout out to your staff during this mess.
Those of us who work in local government are doing things truly out of our norm and because we work hard at open and transparent government - we are publishing things on a moment's notice.
Your staff more

Inside Out

You are not alone

The missing seltzer almost broke me. For days I'd been waiting for our window in the grocery delivery schedule, and our order had finally arrived. Or rather, half our order had arrived.
There were several items missing, chief among them the seltzer I'd been living without since our at home more


Stay safe, stay home, and carry on

Well, we are still doing the right thing and socially isolating for another week, and it looks like it may be having an effect on the spread of the virus, fingers crossed.
For all you home-schooling teachers out there, I wanted to let you know that RAZ Kids is free for the rest of the year. more

Long Ago

Hidden treasures

With plenty of time on my hands I decided to address a housekeeping problem in my apartment.
I am a keeper. I keep cards from family and friends. I keep mementos of happy occasions. I keep clothing I no longer wear. I'm just a keeper.
My penchant for tiny objects has led to shelves decorated more

Sense of Direction

My most recent trip Part II

When I left you two weeks ago I was in the emergency room at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, N.J. I was more than a little annoyed about being there when I learned that the doctor in charge had decided not to release me.
She was to speak to me about it as soon as she was free. What minor thing more

Here & There

The toilet paper issue

So…have you been shopping for toilet paper lately? Well the unprecedented run on toilet paper seemingly continues…I have not gotten a single answer from anyone as to why this is taking place. It could end up putting stress on an industry that was already running at maximum capacity.
And so a more

Guest Editorial

SUNY Sullivan remains strong

While we are all focusing on the expanding COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on our community, I wanted to take an opportunity to let you know of some of the things that are happening at SUNY Sullivan to support our students and our county now and in the future.
Contrary to what you might have more

Cooking in the Country

Cheesy sunchip chicken

Chrissy Teigan is my homegirl. She is a model, wife to singer John Legend, and cookbook author and has a very unapologetic way of cooking things that you would want to eat if calories didn't matter.
Her recipes include Frito pie, where you pour chili and the fixings into a bag of fritos and eat more

My Turn

Near Sighted

Over the past month the Sullivan County Legislature, culminating with a vote that increased the sales tax a half of a percent, has my head spinning. It is difficult for me to understand the vision of this group, if there is one, so it is important to examine what has transpired over the last month. more

The Way I See It

B.A.T.S. In Liberty

There has been a lot of news on the creation of a Veteran's home located at 15 Dixon Street Liberty, New York. This home was donated to the New Beginnings Community Worship Center of Liberty. The Congregation thought of what would be the best possible use for this generous donation made by the 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 more

Copyright © 2020 - Sullivan County Democrat