It’s not even fun anymore. Since we last landed humans on the Moon in December, 1972, nine US presidents have announced plans to return. Only Barack Obama didn’t make that declaration. During the most recent such speech on the Fourth of July in 2019, with TV cameras rolling, Donald Trump grandly told the celebrated Apollo flight director Gene Kranz, “I want you to know that we’re going back to the Moon very soon – and someday soon, we will plant the American flag on Mars.”
Topics include: Robbery at rail trail parking lot; Are developers paying fair share of taxes?; Thanks to local postmaster, letter-carriers; Atypical Earth Day Fair Unbound; and more.
Topics include: The Lasher Funeral Home property; Support the Global Health Security Act; Masks and vaccinations; New Paltz pedestrian and bicycle safety; and more.
Coming up soon is April 15, the traditional date taxpayers join astronomers in being obsessed with numbers.
Topics include: Two Woodstock heroes; Housing crisis in Ulster County; Some information about HR 1; Iran nuclear program; and more.
Topics include: Recycling plastic is not the answer; Bump-outs; Village of Saugerties stands out as well-managed, caring; A veteran’s gratitude; and more.
The Earth’s carbon dioxide level was 326 parts per million when I moved to Woodstock in 1972. By 1989, when my daughter was born, it had reached 352 ppm. Now this week in March 2021, it stands at 416 ppm. What’s worse, it used to rise by one ppm per year. It currently increases by three ppm annually.
Geddy Sveikauskas reflects on a tumultuous year.
Topics include: Brush fire in Woodstock; Free roaming cats; End plastic pollution; Good Neighbor Food Pantry needs a new home; and more.
“The Good Neighbor Food Pantry of Woodstock must now find a new home,” writes the pantry’s president. “We will only be to afford to stay at the Woodstock Reformed Church until next March.”