Unsung gem

I am writing as a concerned community member, taxpayer and parent in Orange and Ulster Counties.  With all the noise in the media these days it’s nice to know we have a gem right here in …

Think!

OK.  Let’s take a deep breath, relax – and THINK.  Thinking is such a rare commodity today.  People seem to blindly follow a leader of right, left, middle, up, down, etc. …

Flooding and climate change are linked

The recent flooding in our area is yet another immediate wake-up call urgently telling us that we must address the warming climate that is causing such destruction and devastation.  As mayor …

Climate crisis

I call on DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos to deny the air quality permit for the new Danskammer plant, upholding the intent of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA). I also …
Urge Governor Hochul to support aggressive climate policies

The article about a new solar project moving ahead in Town of Shawangunk is good news for a change. The latest findings of climate scientists emphasize how quickly climate change is impacting our …

‘Say their names’

During the summer of 2020, the refrain “say their names” was echoed over and over again. This is referring to the Black men killed by police, some of whom were criminals. During a …

Pollinator gardening

Pollinator gardening is becoming very popular.  More people are turning some part of their lawns into fields where bugs, bees and birds are fed and their life cycles sustained. There is …

Biden puts Americans last

On July 29, 2021, Joe Biden stated federal workers and contractors must show proof of Covid-19 vaccination. Those not vaccinated must wear masks, social distance and submit to regular Covid-19 …