Letter to the Editor

Giving thanks in a time of stress

We give thanks for life, the freedom to enjoy it all, and all other blessings. As we partake of this food, we pray for health and strength to carry on and try to live as You would have us.— …

False information on the internet

Over the last few months but especially over the past few weeks, myself and the Town Board have received numerous phone calls from residents and business owners about a local website and their posts. …

The life cycle of a garlic field

In these parts, garlic is harvested in July. Shall we start with the harvest, or the planting? Let’s start with the harvesting because if you don’t harvest garlic, you have nothing to …

COVID on the rise again

A Halloween party at the home of a Pine Bush School Board member, attended by an estimated 40 students, is being blamed for the latest upswing of COVID-19 cases in that school district. The district …

Black Lives Matter

We as Quakers representing the Peace and Social Justice committee of the New Paltz Friends Meeting wish to express our support for the Black Lives Matter movement as well as voicing our concern for …

The casting of the withers

The doc’s black car came down the dry lane and the dust settled on the elderberry bushes and on the berries and the dust followed the car. The boy watched the big car back down the slight hill …

Thanking our veterans for the right to vote

The voter turnout in this year’s presidential election was truly astounding. With votes still being counted, turnout in the 2020 presidential election has hit a 50-year high, exceeding the …

An open letter to Orange County business owners

Today I am writing to you to request that you keep up all of the good work you have been doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 throughout Orange County. As you know, COVID-19 has made a huge impact …

Every vote should be equal

As dusk was falling Monday on the east coast, the candidates were still on the campaign trail, wrapping up one last full day before the 2020 Presidential election. As in past years, most of the …

No bugs, no food!  

One third of all the plants we eat won’t grow without bugs and birds to pollinate them.  Many local bugs depend on very specific native plants to survive and reproduce.  For …

Racism is awful hard to get beyond

I don’t shock easily in the era of brown babies being separated from their mothers and locked in cages by the federal government, but I was shocked by the front page of the 10/14/20 edition of …

VC opposes tax exemptions

Please note that the Valley Central School District does not support the proposed changes by the Town of Montgomery IDA to the Uniform Tax Exemption Policy. Below are excerpts from an October 13th …

Don’t put your feet up yet

These are spectacular days. It’s why the word was invented. The yellows, oranges, reds, mixed with green oaks, make our landscape better than ice cream. You can’t take your eyes off it. …

We obey the law

We, the rabbis and spiritual leaders of synagogues and Jewish communities across Orange County, unequivocally condemn the large, unmasked, and non-socially distanced gatherings in Jewish communities …
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