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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Opinions

Editorial

Support our local markets

It seems like spring is finally here (as we knock on a piece of wood to ensure it stays that way) and one of the best things about this time of year is the openings of several local farmers markets.
Fresh vegetables, assortments of flowers and plants, organic meat and cheeses, handcrafted soaps ...read more


Letters

Not entitled to own facts

Don Dittmer chooses to be repeatedly glib and dismissive of the facts as he voices his own opinion (Sullivan County Democrat 5/16/ 2017 and 3/3/1017). But Mr. Dittmer is NOT entitled to his own facts, despite Donald Trump's attempt to make “alternate facts” something other than a euphemism for ...read more


Inside Out

He's yours now, Sullivan County

I was 16 and brilliant.
As a mother to a future 16-year-old, I stand firm that this is the way all 16-year-olds should think of themselves. Better to have too much self esteem than none at all when you're a teenage girl, faced with a world that has already loaded a mountain of issues on your ...read more


Lifelines

George's Scary Night

We had a scare last week with our sweet little dog George. Since the deer ticks around here have been plentiful this spring, I use Revolution liquid for fleas, and since we had received a free Scalibor flea and tick collar when we purchased the Revolution, I decided to put it on George.
Well, ...read more


Long Ago

We're part of it all

On Wednesday I was chairman of a luncheon-lecture in downtown Middletown. I admit I'm a trifle OCD so I had arrived an hour early. Since the host restaurant folks were busy preparing the room I decided to sit out on the patio and watch the world go by.
I was impressed with the cleanliness of ...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

More on smoking

Two weeks ago when I wrote about asking Jimmy to speak to Bobby, our handyman, about limiting his smoking, I forgot to mention the cutest thing Jimmy said which was, “ I'm the man of the house now, so I will do it.”
I have a magnet on my refrigerator with this message:
“If you must smoke, ...read more


Here & There

You're A Millionaire Says These Emails

I don't know about you but if the many e-mails I have been getting were true I'd be a millionaire four times over and retired to my favorite condo home site in Bermuda.
I really scratch my head at some of the first paragraphs from e-mails that have come across my computer screen ...read more


Guest Editorial

EPIC works!

EPIC, Every Person Influences Children is a national not-for-profit organization born out of a tragedy experienced by founder Robert Wilson. In 1977, a 15-year-old neighbor, a foster child they had befriended, murdered Wilson's wife. Investigation of the child's life indicated he was abused, ...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






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