By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Jun. 8, 2016 - 9:25 pm
Above: One of many depictions of the Onteora Indian at Onteora Central School. Photo via the Onteora Humans Rights Club.  At a meeting on Tuesday, June 7, the Onteora Central School District Board of Education voted 5 to 2 to change the school’s mascot... Read more
By Robert Cairns on Tuesday, Jul. 28, 2015 - 3:36 pm
The New York State Fair has banned sales of merchandise bearing the Confederate battle flag, but the Delaware County Fair will not follow suit.  The flag, the best-known symbol of the southern rebellion in the U.S. Civil War, became more divisive than at... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Jul. 9, 2015 - 9:47 pm
A second person has been charged in connection with a Tennessee man's plot to attack Islamberg, a Muslim community in the Catskills, according to federal prosecutors. Robert R. Doggart, a 63-year-old former congressional candidate, was arrested on April... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Jul. 19, 2012 - 12:44 pm
Editor's note: Recently, I wrote about a press release sent by Delaware County Sheriff Tom Mills's office, concerning a voluntary inmate work program at the county jail. Our story -- entitled "Delaware County sheriff nostalgic for chain gangs" -- pointed... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jul. 16, 2012 - 5:12 pm
Above: Photo of prisoners working on a South Carolina chain gang, taken in 1934 by Alan Lomax. Source: Wikimedia Commons. Update, 7/19: Sheriff Tom Mills has written a very thoughtful response to the story below. Click this link to read it. File under: We... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011 - 12:58 pm
Detail from cover of the November 17, 2011 issue of the New Paltz Oracle, a newspaper run by student journalists at SUNY New Paltz. For the last two weeks, the SUNY New Paltz community has been embroiled in controversy over a series of racist incidents on... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Aug. 27, 2010 - 6:14 am
As regular readers of this website will no doubt remember, Tom Murray -- Cobleskill's N-bomb-dropping, national-news-making town supervisor -- has been facing some righteous citizen outrage lately. Much of it is coming from a group calling itself ACCORD (... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010 - 10:57 am
WTEN reports on last night's town board meeting in Cobleskill, where supervisor Tom Murray said (again) that he's determined to stay put despite repeated calls for his resignation. "I've done nothing wrong," Murray said. Once again, here are the words... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Jul. 1, 2010 - 4:59 pm
Accusations of racism are flying in Cobleskill this week, after Cobleskill Highway Superintendent Tom Fissell sent out a late-night, town-wide email blasting Mayor Mark Nadeau and Supervisor Tom Murray for using the N-word. Yes, that N-word. From the... Read more
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