Editorial Page

October 25, 2014

The right to vote is the foundation of any democracy. This year on Election Day, Tuesday Nov 4th, we will vote with a paper ballot when voting for Governor, Senator, Representatives, Etc.  Please remember to flip the ballot over since there are 5 proposals on the...

On November 4 voters will make some important choices.  The composition of the New York State Senate will be decided.  The issue is whether it will be controlled by Democrats or Republicans.  Our own state senator, Terry Gipson, is a Democrat.  By most...

Amenia Planning Board has received a letter related to bonding the completion of construction of the various phases of the golf course and of the infrastruture necessary for the completion of the project.

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To the Editor:

We are concerned that the meetings of...

Candidates fill mail boxes, raise money, make charges. Joe Torres is running for the 105th Assemb ly seat held by Kieran Michael Lalor (R-Hopewell Junction).  Torres is from Wappinger, where he has been involved in local politics, having run for town supervisor twice....

October 1, 2014

Democrat Joe Torres visited the Millbrook Farmers market on a recent Saturday, shaking hands and passing out a flyer.  He is running for the 105th Assembly seat held by Kiernan Lalor (Rep-Hopewell Junction).  Torres is from Wappinger where he has been involved in...

We are entering the election season.  This is an off year, and in off years voters tend to stay home. Local races generate little media coverage. Parties sneak in candidates that avoid the spotlight. They expect to get elected by the party regulars, who don’t ask questions...

Those demonizing Vladimir Putin in Western media presume that if Putin were to disappear tomorrow, then everything would be better for the world. That premise may or may not be true. I can’t recall anyone suggesting that Putin’s replacement might be a more terrifying figure,...

From time to time, we get proxy statements in the mail. For those who are not accustomed to this form of literary entertainment, we here offer a much abbreviated  sample of what  corporate lawyers in league with government regulators turn out by the containership load.  

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