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Letter: Our local roots

Letter: Our local roots

“To be here, amongst sites I associate with my own childhood, and hear ‘Welcome, Representative Delgado’ is more than a feeling of coming full circle, it has given me a deeper love and sense of pride for this region than I ever imagined,” writes Lacey Schwartz Delgado. “It is a whole new feeling of being home.”

Op-ed: The dangers of allowing assisted suicide

Op-ed: The dangers of allowing assisted suicide

These laws also result in less choice for some patients because they create perverse incentives for health insurance companies to deny patients coverage for the care they deserve and offer assisted suicide instead. It has happened in Oregon, the state where assisted suicide has been legal the longest in the U.S., and it has started happening in states that recently passed assisted suicide legislation, like California.

Letter: The landlord’s perspective

Letter: The landlord’s perspective

Local landlords respond to a recent article on the rise of housing activism in Kingston. “I don’t understand how with mortgages, taxes, utilities, insurance and maintenance, the City thinks local landlords are making so much money.”

Hein’s legacy and Ulster’s future

Hein’s legacy and Ulster’s future

What’s next for Ulster? That’s a good question and a complicated one, with many possible answers. It could well end up a political knife fight for the ages, but it’s also a chance for the voters to take stock of where we are and think where we might want to head as a county.

Ulster’s next county executive

Ulster’s next county executive

If you have unexpectedly found yourself, as I have, reflecting back on Mike Hein’s tenure as county executive, you might also find yourself jotting down a list of traits you’d like to see in his successor. Here’s mine.