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Sunday, September 22, 2019

Opinions

Editorial

On the move to improved health

In the Friday, August 16 edition of the Democrat we covered the county's announcement that they're launching a new public bussing system. Two routes will help to shuttle people between Liberty, Monticello and Fallsburg with stops at significant locations such as Sullivan County Community College ...read more


Letters

Delgado bill to fund training for clean-energy jobs

To the editor:
Climate change is the most pressing issue of our time, and to address it, we need to transition to clean energy pronto. So I'm proud that our congressman, Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19), has introduced pragmatic, down-to-earth legislation to prepare workers for jobs in our ...read more


Inside Out

If you see it, say it

“If you see something, say something.” It's a slogan that's been thrown around by emergency services for years, a call to action to Americans since shortly after September 11, 2001 when an ad executive in New York City is credited with first coining the safety slogan for the city's MTA.
It's ...read more


Lifelines

Home Sweet VRBO

VRBO (Vacation Rental By Owner) is the website for finding a place to stay anywhere in the world, including but not limited to the Callicoon area.
This week I have been staying with four of my high school friends in an absolutely lovely VRBO home across the river from Callicoon.
I must say ...read more


Long Ago

That was a Party

Sunday was a wonderful day for me. The occasion was the Delaware Hunting Club annual clambake. I have been going to the club in Westbrookville since I was three years old. Ninety years of loving the club makes every visit precious.
The clubhouse has changed dramatically in the years that have ...read 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 ...read more


Sense of Direction

Recent Guests At My Home

Leisha Conroy, Jimmy's former aide, who is like a member of the family now, spent Labor Day weekend at my home in Callicoon Center along with her family. Her parents are here from Liverpool for a month long visit. On Friday Leisha, her husband Dave, her kids, Ruby, Charlie, and Taylor and her ...read more


Here & There

Military Fort Demonstrations

Wow…18th century military demonstrations were just part of Here & There's visit to Fort William Henry while in the Lake George region of New York State in mid August.
Taking us back to 1755…Fort William Henry was a British fort at the southern end of Lake George, in the province of New York. ...read more


Guest Editorial

Investing in our region

Orange County is one of the fastest-growing counties in New York state and, for more than a decade, we have been seeing a boom in economic activity.
But we've reached a fork in the road. We must invest in our infrastructure and expand the Route 17 corridor to ensure our quality of life and ...read more


Verdict

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


Cooking in the Country

Acid is Key

Previously in my columns, I have mentioned that a balance of salt, fat, acid, and heat is the key to a delicious meal. Recently I wined and dined at the wonderful North Branch Inn, and realized just how imperative it is to introduce acid into your cooking.
Every dish we tasted that night had ...read more


My Turn

The Footsteps of Kings….and a Queen

The last of the tennis ‘majors', the U.S. Open, wrapped up this past weekend. As this was the sport I made a living teaching for almost a third of my life and the fact that I have the forum to do so (I'm grateful), I thought some observations would be in order.
This year's men's finals at ...read more






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