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A s the vote tallies were counted last Tuesday, May 21, at each of the eight public school districts’ polling place, school administrators and staff were given a resounding … more
Buttermilk. What is it?   How is it made? Why does it make baked goods taste so delectable? And why did my Grandpa Kohler like to drink it so much? Buttermilk, it turns out, was originally … more
The world was a different place back in 2007 when this Guest Editorial was first penned by the Past Director of the Sullivan County Veterans Service Agency, the late Al Etkin.   However, … more
I used to think May was an odd time of the year for America to mark Mental Health Awareness Month.   Why not in December when so many of us struggle with the overwhelm of the holidays … more
Monticello To the editor: The Monticello School District is proposing a budget for this 2024-25 year in the amount of $100,277,426. Yes, that’s over $100 million, while the last … more
W hile appearing like a generous offer on the surface, the Town of Liberty’s opportunity to accept the donation of Swan Lake may have been too good to be true – and rightly so. Flat … more
My daughter has recently been rewatching The Gilmore Girls, a brilliant TV series that began airing in 2000 and finished its run in 2007. It is the story of Lorelai Gilmore, a single mom raising her … more
I t was revealed that two cases of rabies were identified within the county, both from wild animals, both an alarming sight to see; especially as we anticipate warmer weather, more active wildlife … more
Liberty To the editor: “For many years, the residents of Swan Lake have worked very hard to maintain the purity of the waters and natural environment and enhanced the beauty of the … more
Sicklerville, NJ To the editor: Regarding the Liberty Litterpluck photo in the April 26th issue of the paper. I was appalled, but not surprised, at the amount of trash bags collected for … more
Beach Lake, PA To the editor:    What in the world is going on with our Congress?   We elect congressmen to go to Washington to represent us and, by the way, we pay them … more
I n 1961 President John F. Kennedy and the U.S. Congress designated May 15th of each year as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week it fell within on the calendar as “Police … more
Astoria To the editor: Everytime I tune in to watch a weather forecast the information for Monticello is blank. Why can’t the weather service in Monticello report live information. … more
A s Mother’s Day approaches, a “help wanted” sign will be posted in the windows of many family homes. Beneath that sign, a letter will invite potential candidates to the … more
T hese days, life can be difficult. They say that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, and while strength often comes at the cost of experience, it doesn’t mean it was necessary. And … more
Rock Hill To the editor: While county legislators take up concerns with the ethics board, will they take up concerns to better police themselves?   Even when a jury found the … more
Parksville To the editor: There has been significant “buzz” about the increasing costs of a four-year college education and the emphasis of two-year degrees or trade/vocational … more
E ach year, National Nurses Week has been celebrated from May 6 to May 12, which is nurse practitioner and healthcare pioneer Florence Nightingale’s birthday – May 6. Today, we are proud … more
I t is one thing to clean up your own messes when you make them, as it wouldn’t be right to leave your trash where someone else may have to clean it up. It is another thing to take the time to … more
Rhinebeck To the editor: What are we to make of the recent action by the U.S. Senate? I’m referring to the action where the Senate voted to give a free pass and drop the House of … more
Jeffersonville To the editor: Regarding the April 23rd issue cover mention of the fallen house on 17B and Pucky Huddle Road. It was never a toll house. Many people believe it was, but our … more
When I’d enter the side door of the school, I had two choices.   I could turn right immediately, head up the stairs and venture past the gym first, then the cafeteria before making … more
It is a welcome sight to see SUNY Sullivan select their new President, Dr. David Potash, especially with a healthy amount of time between what was the tenure of the last formal president and today. … more
Our trip to Lake Placid coincided with the World Cup competition of the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) which organizes all the sliding events seen in the Winter Olympics. … more
Have you noticed a new pattern emerging in those “where you are from” conversations?   The shift was slow at first, only for it to take on hyperspeed since the pandemic began. … more
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