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Voting rights for parolees

Long ago, New York State abolished its debtors’ prisons.  Locking debtors up virtually guaranteed that their debt would remain unpaid.  Today the state has the opportunity...

Bright new day in Dutchess County

It is a bright new day in Dutchess County. Some of our most important leaders are joining forces to link the county and its...

Dog Park disowned by the Town of Gardiner

A recent email sent to residents of Gardiner by the Town Supervisor was both disturbing and puzzling. The email outlined some needed minor repairs and...

Measles in Orange County

In response to your article concerning an “Uptick in measles cases in Orange County”--- I work in Rockland and live in Orange County, where...

Day of silence

It started as a plea for societal tolerance. Nearly fifty years later, it has become a demand for advocacy — by minor children. On April...

State budget creates new unfunded mandate

The New York State Budget currently being negotiated by lawmakers is a double negative for local taxpayers. On the one hand, it includes the...

Clarkstown flooding issue to be rectified with $5 million drainage project

NEW CITY – The Cranford Drive area of the Town of Clarkstown has been plagued with a flooding problem for over 30 years and...

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