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Teens Report Onslaught of Bullying During Divisive Election

  5 months ago     209 Views     Leave your thoughts  

In a survey of 50,000 teens, some 70 percent reported abusive behavior across months of a notably angry presidential campaign.…

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The City of Suffern Revisited

  4 months ago     2279 Views     Leave your thoughts  

The time has come to revisit the City of Suffern initiative that I have previously brought up. A number of years ago I did a tremendous amount of research on this issue. I conferred with then-mayor Trish Abato and former Village of Suffern Attorney Terry Rice. As a full service village, Suffern still has to pay more than $1.5 million each year to the Town of Ramapo and we receive very little in return. As many would agree, we have taxation with little or no representation. I would argue that we have only a single voice advocating for our residents…

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Dookie Alert! Why Do We Take Political Advice From Celebrities?

  5 months ago     156 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Everyone in America is entitled to have and express an opinion. With incredible foresight, this was actually woven into the framework of our constitution by way of the first amendment to the constitution by the founding fathers in 1791.  You don't have to be a citizen, or rich and famous, or have certain religious beliefs, be a member of a particular race and your sexual orientation or gender don't come into play either.  If you'd like to express yourself, go for it! That said, why do we assume that others know better and by extension why allow famous people to…

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If You’re Going to see it, Can You see it at the Lafayette?

  2 years ago     4113 Views     Leave your thoughts  

50 Shades of Grey opens tonight across the country and the movie has caused controversy before it even arrived.  Some are upset that the Town of Ramapo is 'promoting' the movie.  (I can't in good conscience call it a film because the books sucked but more about that later.) Why the outcry?  S&M, BDSM etc. are the dominant themes.  Now I'm not entirely sure what the difference is between the two but this is a love story with a kinky twist.  Big deal.  How many movies or even television shows deal with and portray rape and violence?  Where's the outcry…

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