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The case against humanity, continued

My friend Teddie and his wife Joan are just back from Vietnam. Whenever he returns from their travels, he has a stack of these newspapers, and he reads my columns right through. Teddie was a college …

The case against humanity

Are you like me? When riding down the road and I see a piece of woodland newly clearcut, or dozers and heavy earth moving equipment playing in the soil where corn grew, or alfalfa, I go, “What …
I may have boxed myself into a corner. The “Case against humanity” will just have to wait. I promised it for this week and loyal readers have said they are waiting with bated breath, but …
Do you ever think how we got here as humans? Do you realize that within the history of things, we just arrived, that we humans are brand new to the universe? Every month we discover a tidbit more …
I know it is raining. What else is new? Rain with heavy white flakes like pieces of white bread falling; the ground is white, but barely so. Under the sheet of snow is mud. The mud season now runs …
On the way to the playground there was a ditch. A country kid could have as much fun in a ditch as on a playground, sometimes even more. The ditch was just about as deep as we were tall and the sides …
Editorials
As we reflect on the passage of time, February 27, 2024, stands out as a momentous day in history. It marks the 20th anniversary of a groundbreaking act of civil disobedience that forever altered the …
Becky Pearson, Walden’s former mayor and current village trustee, was startled by what she saw on Saturday morning. “It’s a sad day in Walden today,” she wrote on …
The state independent redistricting commission has released a draft of their proposed congressional districts that will likely help two Hudson Valley incumbents. Former County Executives Pat …
As we enter Black History Month, it is essential to reflect on the significance of preserving and restoring the burial grounds of former slaves and other African Americans. These sacred sites stand …
Opinion
Imagine if you will, you are ready to move into your own apartment after spending 4 years living in a nursing home. Yes, you are disabled and you need 24 hour care, but it’s time to find your …
I have recently completed an environmental action fellowship at Hudson River Sloop Clearwater. The fellowship lasted roughly eight weeks, I spent most of my time researching the issue of single-use …
The RNC is the governing body of the National Republican Party and runs the GOP political machine. Its primary focus is winning elections. Apparently I underestimated the potential extent of …
Having devoted much of my life to service as both a Vietnam veteran and a former local union president, I see a kindred spirit in my daughter-in-law, who now seeks to serve our community as a mayoral …
On September 17, 2017 Governor Cuomo signed Executive Order 170 which forbid “state officers or employees from inquiring about immigration status in most cases where that information …
In response to Marlborough Town Board Member Dave Zambito’s letter I would like to say I agree with many points, especially about his drive around Town and seeing so much blight and safety …
New York is the most unequal state in the nation. The gap between rich and poor is largest here, and no wonder. Newly built Manhattan skyscrapers blot out the sun, while housing across the state is …
The recession that many economists predicted hasn’t happened. On the contrary the economy is improving and growing nicely. America recently received good news on the economic front. The Bureau …
While the proposal to amend the Marlborough ridgeline law continues to rightfully dominate the town board agenda, an issue pushed into the periphery is the neglect of Old Indian Trail. Although …
February 24th will be a painful reminder of the horrific Russian invasion, assault and ongoing atrocities levied on Ukraine and its people by Putin and his imperialistic lust for power. …
Many people driving through Marlboro are seeing signs to Save the Ridge and don’t know what is going on. The town board of Marlborough, is working together to try and find an amendment to our …
“The whole world is watching, but nobody cares.” In the 2022/2023 school year, my classroom assignment was to teach Kindergarten and 1st grade self-contained special education. Self …