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Letter: A Horror at the border

Letter: A Horror at the border

“I call on all mandated reporters and all people with a conscience!” writes a reader. “Make the call now! Do something … we must stop this cruelty, reunite the children with their families and act like the caring, humane, intelligent people we know we are!”

The Big Five in the Big Apple

The Big Five in the Big Apple

As a world city, New York can’t afford to ignore the Big Five tech firms — Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Google and Facebook. With a combined market value of about $4.2 trillion, these five goliaths account for more than twelve percent of the dollars in the United States stock market. What they do and where they do it involves the whole society and is very important in the world economy.

Identity crisis at Stewart?

Identity crisis at Stewart?

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey seems to be having cold feet in regard to construction of a $40-million, 20,000-square-foot terminal addition to house a permanent federal inspection station for processing international passengers at Stewart International Airport.

Saugerties Times letters (8/8-14)

Saugerties Times letters (8/8-14)

Topics include: Keep the bluestone sidewalks; sharing nuclear tech with Saudi Arabia; new trees on Main St. didn’t cost village; thanks to a good doc; See movie on government’s mistreatment of Minnesota’s Somali community; Allen wants to debate; Saugerties public access channel needs help; message to Trump: leave.

A work in progress

A work in progress

Ulster County executive Pat Ryan appears to be giving a nod to the thought that government is capable of walking and chewing gum at the same time. His message represents a change in approach from that of the Hein administration. Ryan’s style has been more reminiscent of business management than public administration. He’s a problem-solver. He sets measurable goals for improvement in problem areas and deploys personnel toward meeting those targets.

Fair play?

Fair play?

Never before in my lifetime, even in the 1960’s, when Margaret Mead said, “was the worst division between Americans we will ever see,” has there been so much divisiveness coming from all sides on so many issues affecting life here.