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FOIL is not a suggestion - it’s the law

It is called the Freedom of Information Law a/k/a FOIL. It is not the Freedom of Information Suggestion. The law is very specific. Anyone, any age, may request document information from any … more

Tell Supervisors to Reduce Gas Tax!

Later this month county legislatures in Dutchess and Ulster counties will consider resolutions to temporarily change the sales tax calculations for gasoline purchases. If approved - and there is … more

County Cancel Culture

Over the years, Delaware County has lost local weeklies, most recently the Delaware County Times (1839-2016) and the Tri-Town News (1882-2018). Subscriptions for and advertising in newspapers have … more

Found Family On Looking Back Page

My husband and I enjoy your newspaper very much. Most of your stories are positive and your photographs are very good. The 100 Years Ago today, Frank Ward’s weather, upcoming events, … more

Found Family On Looking Back Page

My husband and I enjoy your newspaper very much. Most of your stories are positive and your photographs are very good.  The 100 Years Ago today, Frank Ward’s weather, upcoming events, … more

Public Notices Protect Your Right To Know

Governments today are larger, more pervasive and more powerful than any time in our history. Fortunately for those of us who believe in self-governance, newspapers are still around. And, … more

Residents Deserve Relief From Runaway Utility Bills

Our utility bills are out of control. I receive calls every day from residents who say their bills have doubled or even tripled over the last several months when compared with last year; 161,393 … more

Watch Your Meter Readings!

I don’t understand electricity. I have solar panels for my main house but that is for economy and ecology. I’m on the grid so my meter is read by remote. I also have a small apartment … more

Desperate Times, Desperate Measures

This should make Americans ask the fundamental question: What is the difference between what a public non-profit utility company provides and what a private for-profit oil company provides? After all … more

Political Talking Points Cost Taxpayers?

As a taxpayer in the town of Middletown, I would like to respectfully request an accounting of how much town money was spent on the erroneous decision to revoke the Catskill Watershed … more

Margaretville Hospital Committed To Community

Contrary to published reports, Margaretville Hospital is an important component of WMCHealth’s strategic plan and a critical point of care for the patients we proudly serve in Delaware … more

Preventing Addiction, Building Recovery-Friendly Communities

Last year, the United States witnessed a record number of deaths from drug overdoses - 100,000 - and most were from opioids. Communities in the Catskill region contributed to this awful statistic. … more
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