On September 18, a three-judge federal appeals panel threw out the corruption conviction of former New York State Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son Adam. Father and son had been convicted of fraud and bribery, and Dean of using his office to pressure his company to give his son a mostly no-show job.
We are not each other’s enemies
Republicans are not your enemy; Democrats are not your enemy. They are people each with his or her own story and difficulties.
Thank you Lake Huntington Fire Department
Every day I come face to face with a disease that debilitates the lives of those caught in its throes—addiction. Equally painful are the daily collateral affects felt by family, friends, neighbors and total communities.
Every day I talk about hope.
Healthcare has been a thorny issue for our country, resisting the efforts of many to solve it including presidents, Congress and many in the healthcare industry. Sullivan County has a particular problem: its health status sadly has ranked near the bottom of the New York State listing of counties year after year. Why is this?
This storm carries blood
Heavy, tropical drops
Of swept away farms
Pigs and chickens
The neighbor’s dog
Not to mention the
This gentle pattering
Against my window
Washing the streets
Of the city
This wind was a bit
Thoughts on DACA, poverty and a squeeze on the middle class
So we have the Human Rights Commission ask our legislators to support DACA. So what do we do?
Jesus said, “Whoever welcomes a child in my name welcomes me.” (Matthew 18:5)
The Sullivan County Charter Review Commission in June delivered a final report to the county legislature, and 12 of the 13 members recommended that the county change its form of government from one with an appointed county manager to one with an elected county executive.
My headlights shone on something glittering in the blackness of morning as I pulled into my parking space under the tree. These days the station is dark for the early trains with the exception of some overhead lamps on the platform.
I work on the night shift now and sleep during the day, so there was something especially peculiar about being woken up at two in the afternoon on August 21 by my eclipse-enthralled family, specifically to go outside to watch the sky grow dark.