Topics include: Palestinian hatred; Acknowledging the efforts of Mike Katz; Save the Lakes; Friends of the Saugerties Library expands membership; and more.
This coming Tuesday, the 14th, Neptune reaches its closest approach to us for the year. It’s an enormous blue ball big enough to let 58 planet Earths fit inside.
Topics include: Inaccurately description of the Oncology Support Program at HealthAlliance in Kingston; What is the cause of the Afghan war; Borrowing inexpensively; Is a renaissance of the Medieval Ages upon us; and more.
Those who think that it’s not really autumn (aka fall) until New York’s governor says it is can relax. Governor Kathy Hochul last week announced the start of the 2021 fall foliage season in New York State.
“Living in a healthy society necessitates laws and regulations that can restrict some personal freedoms. People are prohibited from smoking in many public places and driving recklessly on public roads to protect others. These same cohesive concepts also apply to dealing with public health emergencies that pose an imminent threat to everyone,” writes Peter Fiorentino of Rosendale.
Researchers recently found the farthest-ever galaxy, a Hubble smudge at a distance of around 13 billion light years.
Topics include: You can’t fix stupid; Our bodies, our best choice; Move Woodstock town offices to Lasher site; Our local Proud Boys; and more.
Light determines what we see and know. But what is it?
“I am a former New Paltz tenant. I have rented apartments as an undergraduate student at SUNY New Paltz and later in life as a working professional. I have called New Paltz my home for the better part of a decade. In 2018, I left the Village to pursue an advanced degree. Now, as I attempt to make my way back, I am finding myself in the middle of a housing and affordability crisis,” writes Victoria Morrell of Queens.
“Leases have been used successfully for centuries between two consenting parties. Leases are by definition ‘a contract by which one party conveys land, property, services et cetera to another for a specified time, usually in return for a periodic payment.’ At no point should a month-to-month lease or a yearly lease become a ‘lease for life.’ After the lease expires, either party has the mutual right to continue or not continue,” writes Paul Knobloch of New Paltz.