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Synonyms for the word “blight” are scourge, bane, plague, menace, woeful, trouble and pest.  Those words sum up the sentiments that have been recently shared with me from my constituents regarding a blighted property.  Blight … more
I support Sen. David Argall’s Senate Bill 76 to eliminate school property taxes and I’m perplexed opponents offer no alternative — except supporting the status quo, which … more
Brexit, the vote by the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, is not the catastrophe that people seem to think it is. The European Union-watchers would have you believe that the departure of … more
From ring to ring, you have entertained. From generation to generation, you have brought families together. You have invited us in to witness and be a part of the Greatest Show on Earth. But, you … more
You win some, you lose some, and then you really lose some.Donald Trump, the Manhattan real estate maven who escaped bankruptcy unscathed multiple times and improbably robbed the political elite of … more
And the winner is ... Lenin Moreno, the new president-elect of Ecuador. Finally! After the initial election and then the run-off election between the two top candidates, Moreno emerged victorious … more
Take a quick drive down one of our local highways and it’s clear that fines alone are not enough to deter people from littering. From cigarette butts to old electronics and tires, our … more
How can elites stop another Donald Trump from ascending to the top of the political hierarchy? I know outside the Washington beltway and the isle of Manhattan, the question is perturbing, maybe … more
Friday was a day like most. I came into Middletown on Route 441. I wanted to see the progression of the new senior high school. It’s amazing how such a high tech building all comes together. Designed and built by people much smarter than me. … more
Now is the time for downtown revitalization! Agreed. Everybody is primed to do something! Check. Let’s move from the potential to the reality! Um ... well, there we have a problem. more
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