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Veterans director will be missed

Charlie Piper has been a friend and advocate to area veterans. His expertise and enthusiasm in dealing with issues, and his assistance in obtaining benefits veterans have earned, has been a very … more

Supervisors, reporter, Mountain Eagle transparency, motivation questioned

The March 17, 2023 cover of The Mountain Eagle (“County: ‘No Confidence’ in Walton Reporter) is deeply disturbing for several reasons — but not about The Reporter. Here is a … more

Paid parking drawbacks

The use of parking meters to generate revenue is an interesting concept. The use of parking meters to discourage people who work in the village from parking on Main Street is curious. They are really … more

Inspire fear and people will comply

There are so many concerns about the condition of our beautiful state. New York is, in my opinion, one of the most gorgeous of all 50. We have mountains, oceans, hills, lakes, and currently … more

NYS Environmental Bond Act important for Watershed

On Election Day 2022, New York voters have a rare opportunity to cast their vote on a ballot initiative that would create a substantial and long-term investment in protecting and restoring New … more

Vote for the person, vote for the party

In general, as a matter of logic, I avoid generalizing about large groups of people. However, the current political climate, notably the polarized stances of the parties, warrants an exception. The … more

Remembering Skeet Dow

In the 1940s. Walton school had an athlete who left a mark on the sports he played while there. He had an athletic association with Fran Redmond, another Walton player and is remembered today by Les … more

Open Letter to District Attorney John Hubbard

There is a folder somewhere in your office with my Son’s name on it. It probably has his birth date and maybe a few notes about his case. It probably gets shuffled around the desk, glanced at … more

Protection against voter fraud

I’m a long-time voter in Delaware County and also an election administrator at our Board of Elections where we all work collegially and harmoniously. In New York, we’re seeing an outright … more

DelCo’s foster care system is lipstick on a pig!

The article discussing the $300K overrun on a planned DSS foster care visitation center was very intriguing. It’s not a secret that Delaware County is huge, rural, impoverished, and without … more

Farm Labor Wage Board recommendation is anti-farm

The Farm Laborers Wage Board’s recommendation to Commissioner of Labor Roberta Reardon to lower the farm laborer overtime threshold from 60 hours to 40 is wrong! For months, I have joined … more

Student challenges? Contact CSE chairperson

It’s that time of year when school starts and the calls from concerned parents to mental health practitioners start funneling in. However, with the most seasoned mental health providers being … more
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