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It’s no secret I’m not that fond of deep winter freezes and plowing snow in January. But I will admit it has been a little warm lately, to the point where I am considering applying … more
As if a pandemic and assorted other economic woes weren’t enough, Hudson Valley residents found themselves bracing this week for the first potentially severe weather of the summer season. … more
During the Obama-Biden administration in 2015 their Department of Housing and Urban Development added a new regulation to the 1968 Fair Housing Act called the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing … more
Recently I encountered a letter in the WVT which purported to explain why Trump supporters still support him. It was revealing in that the exclusive reason given for continued support for a failed … more
The truck cab was green and the back was a flatbed with an oak slat floor with small pieces of oak formed together like a butcher block. The wood floor of the flatbed was polished smooth and shiny … more
The early August deadline is looming for school districts to submit their opening plans to the State of New York. Based on what we have seen thus far, it will not be an easy decision. Some school … more
A recent letter to the editor of another newspaper decried the attempt to abolish the Electoral College because it prevents “the tyranny of the majority” and protects us from being … more
In the preamble to our US Constitution one of the stated objectives or reasons for its establishment is to ‘ promote the General Welfare. ‘ The founding fathers realized it was paramount … more
Dear Governor Cuomo,The New York School Bus Contractors Association (“NYSBCA”) represents approximately 200 private school bus companies who employ over 45,000 school bus drivers, … more
Scientists told us that wearing a mask can reduce the pandemic’s spread. Ordering people to wear masks in public places became controversial because President Trump encouraged the naysayers, … more
At the Town of Montgomery IDA meeting of June 25, 2020 a presentation for a proposed study of the 17K corridor, initiated by Chairman Jeff Crist was given. The cost of this study is estimated to be … more
I like to get up early and pick the beans. With all the planting done, it’s time to watch things grow. The only thing left to plant are turnips and when I dig a row of potatoes, I will replace … more
Two of the area’s most distinguished professionals to wear the blue uniform are turning in their badges this summer. Arnold “Butch” Amthor recently announced his plans to retire … more
In the current tumultuous state of national affairs, many have lost sight of the important and valuable work that must be done overseas, particularly regarding COVD-19. What is infrequently … more
The Town of Montgomery’s Industrial Development Agency (IDA) voted on Tuesday, July 14 whether to pay a vendor to conduct a corridor study for business development along Rte. 17K from I-84 Exit … more
The following letter is a written response to the New York State Comptroller’s Chief Examiner Lisa Reynolds at the Newburgh Regional Office sent on June 12, 2020. This letter is also … more
In the time after schooling under COVID-19 I have had some time to think about how my experience in my Senior Year at Wallkill Senior High School. Wallkill School District was exceptionally well … more
OK. The government gave me an extra 90 days to do my taxes and it is now day 88. Everyone had an extra 90 days, but that’s not my problem. Luckily my desk top is relatively clean, just a few … more
The State of New York has given itself two more weeks to ponder that question, having asked each school district to submit a re-opening plan by August 1. Parents have a right and a need to know as … more
A study in 2019 talked about how nearly 1 out of 3 older Americans now lives alone.  This has resulted in loneliness and isolation and can be as damaging to health as smoking 15 cigarettes a … more
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