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Feb 20, 2018 | 00:00 am
In a highly controversial vote on February 20, 1985, the Irish government defies the powerful Catholic Church and approves the sale of contraceptives. Up until 1979, Irish law prohibited the importation and sale of contraceptives. In a 1973 case, McGee[…]Read more...
Immediate local reaction after the Woodstock Festival was swift. Within a week, the local weekly newspaers were filled with correspondences concerning the event. Though opinions varied, the majority of the letters were critical either about the concert, the crowd, local law enforcement, politicians, or anything else that was felt to be associated with the festival.
The new Woodstock exhibit will have on display brief excerpts from some letters published in the Sullivan County Democrat, Republican Watchman and Liberty Register. More complete versions of these letters will be placed here.