The Farm Bill is up for renewal once again, as it is every five years, and once again that means it’s time for another fight over food stamps, or more formally the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Last time around, the bill stalled for two years over a debate over whether to sharply cut benefits.
Don’t ignore the legal/illegal distinction
Reading your editorial in this week’s edition, I had to shake my head. You imply that President Trump is anti-immigration, that he “loathes immigrants,” that he’s a racist.
“That is the question.” — Shakespeare, “Hamlet”
Spring is a magician. A sort of “now you see it, now you don’t” kind of swindler. My case in point: the diminutive snowdrop flowers that appeared in my lawn in fearless, full bloom on March 1 that then disappeared under the drifts of all that March snow we endured.
Plug the words “Trump” and “immigration” into the Google News search engine these days, and you can find hundreds of news stories about President Donald Trump’s latest rant about immigrants and immigration.
Kudos to Senior Living
Congrats on your new Senior Living section! The Sullivan County/Wayne County population is growing older (if we are lucky), and your concise reference tool makes our search for services easier.
Fremont Center, NY
You’d think Cynthia Nixon’s announcement that she intends to challenge Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic primary would have been greeted in Albany with a shrug. After all, the two-term governor has decades of political experience, the power of incumbency, and a $30 million war chest.
The March 2 snowstorm and week-long power outage left my household stressed and disheveled, digging out from two feet of snow and numerous downed trees.
Every day at the News Media Alliance headquarters, a stack of newspapers arrives for me and the staff. But with the United States Department of Commerce (DOC) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) currently considering tariffs on Canadian newsprint, those days of screen-free reading could be coming to an end.
Another giveaway by the IDA
I recently learned that Sullivan County’s Industrial Development Agency gave Middletown Medical Corp $88,000 in tax abatements for moving its business a couple blocks in Monticello.