Letters to the Editor

Padilla payout

It has become abundantly obvious to Newburgh taxpayers, that the NECSD BOE has not been transparent about their inept, disgraceful decision to authorize their controversial $1 Million …

Dr. Cotter will be missed

 The first class I had at Mount Saint Mary College was an English course taught by Dr. James Finn Cotter. He was a passionate educator – and a no-nonsense grader – who helped …

Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is a very confusing subject for most of us. We don’t immediately recognize the subtle changes associated with the early stages of Alzheimer’s or dementia. We …

Hochul continues NY climate leadership

Kudos to Gov. Kathy Hochul for continuing New York’s leadership on climate.  She included important commitments in her State of the State speech delivered Jan. 5. I’m particularly …

A fruitful Tu b’Shevat to one and all

Anyone up for some grapes, figs, dates, pomegranates and olives? For 24 hours starting Sunday night, Jan. 16, Jews worldwide will be eating these fruits (and drinking four types of wine) to celebrate …
Letters to the Editor

Change is needed

It is frustrating to be a taxpayer in the Newburgh District. This is the third Superintendent who left with a payout (Laval Wilson, Dr. Johns and Padilla). How much money has been wasted? If …

Do the right thing for you!

Do the right thing. That was Mr. Henricksen’s main point in his latest op-ed. I agree. Do the right thing for you. Do what you believe is right, not what others, especially the government, say …

ALAS

The news of the Newburgh School District’s settlement with disgraced Superintendent Roberto Padilla raises nine questions and a comment. 1. What was Dr. Padilla’s reason for …

Do the right thing

How interesting are a couple of recent letters to the editor.  The authoritarian blames the socialists.  The libertarian blames the strong concerned leaders.  Maybe the fascists are …

Stay safe!

I trust that you and your families are healthy and doing well.  Since the beginning of the Pandemic, we have all felt disruption in our lives, but now is not the time to let our guard down. With …
Editorial

Reaching the Omicron crest?

Signs suggest that the post-holiday COVID surge may be subsiding. The number of active cases in Orange County, as reported on Jan 14, was 14,000. That’s a drop of 2,300 cases from the …

A familiar refrain: tax relief is needed here

In her first State of the State address, Gov. Kathy Hochul touched on many topics that are near and dear to New Yorkers, with tax relief and the economic recovery from COVID first and foremost on the …

Tim Mains: trailblazer and educator

At a time when it most needed to show an inclusive face, the Pine Bush Central School District hired Tim O. Mains as its superintendent of schools. Mains, once hailed as the first openly-gay …