EDITORIALS
Recent
Natural Essays

Where are the hawks when you need them?

It is becoming very clear that Mother Earth is in a precipitous decline, at least in terms of what mankind has known as a stable earth environment and a place for it to thrive as a species. The …

Pulling the garlic

It’s a little tricky. I don’t want to be too early, but being late is worse. Harvesting garlic, like most things we grow, it’s all about timing. Ideally, garlic is harvested when …
If you follow garlic groups on the internet as I do, you will see a string of growers posting photos of their harvested scapes as summer moves north, their location getting closer and closer to home, …
It’s that time of year when morning becomes less relevant, where there is no desire to linger over coffee and pre-market stock moves. The days are more likely to be out the door asap. A pair of …
He comes up the lane in a late model pickup, but not too late, with a cap on it and he parks on the grass so as not to block the drive. He’s on his phone when I arrive from the roadside …
Editorials
The death of one’s child is the most unimaginable of tragedies. It is hard for most to fathom, since parents are not expected to outlive their children, but an estimated 15 percent of American …
The recent situation involving Thomas Costa, owner of North Plank Road Tavern in the Town of Newburgh, highlights the pressing need for municipalities to adopt clear and supportive policies for …
The Wallkill Valley Times has lost a beloved columnist. The Walden community has lost one its most treasured citizens. Anita Vandermark passed away on Saturday, a little more than two weeks …
Gov. Kathy Hochul’s abrupt reversal of New York City’s congestion pricing plan has sent ripple effects throughout the region and the state and raised eyebrows among the students of mass …
Opinion
A singular point can be made with absolute surety on the 2024 Presidential election; If there were three credible candidates on the ballot, Biden, Trump and “None of the Above”, …
I live within a one-block radius of four churches. While I respect everyone’s right to worship whoever, whatever and wherever they choose, but at the same time it should not infringe upon those …
Shame on the Town of Newburgh for dragging North Plank Road Tavern owner Thomas Costa to court over an alleged permitting issue! I demand the Town immediately dismiss all charges against him and …
America has had a few sitting presidents who were less than completely capable, but the people around the president stepped up and the executive branch continued to function according to the ideology …
In last Thursday’s presidential debate a moderator asked Trump if he would accept the election results come November. Trump said he would if the election is fair and legal. In Trumpian language …
Not that anyone is asking, but here is my take on the situation. I would vote for anyone running against Trump, absolutely anyone. I would certainly vote for Biden if he is the nominee. I am …
In 1791 the new members of France’s legislature met for the first time. There were many political parties and some independents which were ultimately divided into two ideological groups. …
I have tried, but have yet to fathom, the arguments raised by Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman, so-called gender-critical feminists and others opposed to letting transwomen participate in …
Andrew DiGiugno Jr. was called home by our Lord on June 16, 2024 surrounded by family. Son of Andrew and Anna (Speciale) DiGiugno, he was born on August 24, 1943 in Bronx, NY. Andrew was retired …
Three recent events serve to focus on the complete lack of moral courage, character, and decency of Donald Trump. First, he was convicted of 34 felonies by a jury in NYC. Despite his inflammatory …
I saw a little blurb about a jury in Florida finding Chiquita liable for the murders that were committed by a paramilitary group the company had financed in Columbia. Although, it had not been …
It was a sad week for supporting green energy and reducing our carbon footprint when the NY HEAT Act was left to wither by the roadside in the Assembly by Assembly leader Carl Heastie and Governor …