We must never forget 9-11

Word out of Washington D.C. this past weekend was that President Trump was entertaining the idea of hosting peace talks at Camp David with the Taliban that would also include President Ashraf Ghani …

Compromised presidency

Just in case you were sleeping or drinking the kool-aid, or was distracted by some idiotic statement or executive action, there is more evidence that stupid is a compromised, (puppet) of Putin. 1. …

Larkin’s lifetime of public service

For William J. Larkin Jr, who passed away this past weekend at the age of 91, retirement was never really an option. He worked almost to the very end. Last December, just two weeks shy of leaving …

Keep up the good work!

As I grow older, I tend to view the past through proverbial rose-colored glasses. The crumbling remnants of Newburgh’s architecture feed this impulse, but I have to say that the present day is …

Schmitt’s trip to the border

I want to applaud Assemblyman Colin Schmitt for taking the initiative to visit our nations southern border and researching first hand what is happening with the ongoing immigration debate. The …

Skeptical of Schmitt’s intention

I’m deeply skeptical of Colin Schmitt’s motivation for his recent “fact finding” expedition to the US-Mexico border. My skepticism is compounded by his parroting of the Trump …

Republican Party defers to Trump world

I did some online research to get our national debt numbers. When Trump took office our national debt was $19.9 trillion dollars. Since then our debt, as of this past February, increased to $22 …

Xenophobic child abuse?

The letter in the August 28 edition of the paper, that advocated incorporating specific religious beliefs with the law of the land, missed a number of points. Nobody wants to use surgical abortion as …

Do we really need new license plates?

New Yorkers have an opportunity to choose a new license plate by voting on line for one of five new designs. (Visit now.ny.gov or our Facebook page to find out how). Voting closes Sept. 2 at 11:59 …

On buying parts of countries

Rumor has it that President Putin of Russia and President Xi are in a bidding war to buy New York and California. President Trump of the United States has not responded, even to the point of calling …

Stewart loses another carrier

Another setback for travelers out of New York Stewart International Airport was experienced last week, when Norwegian Airlines announced that it was suspending the remainder of its service out of …

Guns protect people

I’m writing in response to the letter suggesting a way to stop terrorism in the U.S. in three simple steps. The writer asks you to look at your clothing to see if you are a member of the …

Beautiful ATM

Finally, a new lovely, clean addition to the West End of Newburgh for a change! After a very quick clean-up of a spot that’s been ugly and dirty for years, the Bank of America has gifted us …