Trump vs Cuomo and we’re caught in the middle

  By the end of the year, travelers in and out of New York’s airports who rely on Global Entry, a program designed to get them through customs with less hassle, may be out of luck, as …

Keep American great

My fellow Americans, are you aware that 44 Democratic Congressmen and Women like Ilan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, Jesus Garcia and Andy Levin are trying to pass …

Taxes

As the dust settles from the impeachment and trial of President Trump one thing is crystal clear, Paul Manafort and Hunter Biden both received money that was in some way stolen from the Ukrainian …

Two generations died fighting flu

Dr. Li died in China fighting the coronavirus. More than 100 years ago in Gardiner, Dr. Myron Stephens was one of over 50 million people to die of the Spanish flu. This was the story that appeared on …

When the presses spun magic

Since at least 1851, the city of Middletown has been served by a daily newspaper that was printed locally, either in - or at least very near - downtown Middletown. That’s about to change. It …

Danskammer proposed compressor stations

On Feb. 6, about 40 people demonstrated in the rain with signs, homemade drums, and chants in front of the Danskammer office on 181 South Plank Road. Danskammer representatives have submitted …

Impeachment damaged our country

As I indicated in an earlier letter, impeachment was going nowhere and most people, including Democrats, knew it. The charges, abuse of power and obstruction of congress, even if true, were not …

Remember what the Greeks taught us!

There are scores of considerations in the upcoming elections. However one threshold issue towers over all others, and that is the question of Trump’s character. From Homer’s …

Has this been a winter without a winter?

Suddenly 50-degree days are here and it is the first week of February. I am waiting to see if this turns out to be the warmest February in the history of New York State. The temperature in the …

Who is paying for the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge?

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plan to rename the new Tappan Zee Bridge after his late father, former Governor Mario M. Cuomo did not sit well with many of his constituents. The plan was debated in …

A bill of rights for criminals

The dangerous elimination of bail and changes to laws affecting criminal justice are out of control. Day after day we are reading more articles and hearing about more lives being placed in danger …

This is not free speech

The recent display of contempt for laws and destruction of public property by a group of “Antifa protestors” in the name of “free speech” should not leave the rest of us, law …

Cuomo’s money grab

Gov. Cuomo’s 2020 budget contains an alarming proposal for the Mid-Hudson Valley. Cuomo’s plan to merge the state Bridge Authority with the Thruway Authority is nothing more than a …

Bernie Sanders

I thought redbaiting went out of fashion with the demise of the Soviet Union 30 years ago, but I see someone named Jake Pickering, who hails from California, has a letter in the January 29 Southern …

IBM had its best earnings report in years

IBM just came out with its quarterly report, and this one has the Red Hat cloud and hybrid cloud. IBM did not have a hybrid cloud and because of it was in the cloud minor league. Because of the …

Anti-semitism is still alive today

This past Monday, January 27, marked a somber anniversary as the world commemorated the closing of one of its darkest chapters. Monday was the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the …