Topics include: New Paltz officials’ joint statement on masks; Don’t forget true damages from war; Remembering 9/11; Ted Orr memorial concert; and more.
Topics include: Palestinian hatred; Acknowledging the efforts of Mike Katz; Save the Lakes; Friends of the Saugerties Library expands membership; and more.
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.
“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.
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.
“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.
“What were we doing in Afghanistan? Revenge is never a good foundation for policy. Neither is that other essential American motivator: Let the insiders make as much money as possible for as long as possible. This was true for the warlords and the everyday Afghanis who served as police and military because there was no other way to work for a payday. At all levels, we paid indigenous mercenaries who served simply to make their buck,” writes William Weinstein of New Paltz.
Topics include: The withdrawal from Afghanistan; Williams Lake Project revisited; Comeau addition building project; Good-Cause eviction bill; and more.
Topics include: Repair Cafe returns to Gardiner; Recall Florida governor & others; A word of thanks; Doing our part to fight climate change; and more.