James Rollins

The mix of science, history, and high-concept adventure is always first-rate in a James Rollins novel, and that’s true here in his latest, The Demon Crown, even with killer wasps in the mix—and don’t forget bones and Alexander Graham Bell!

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GOSHEN – Top officials of Orange County NAACP chapters and a leading civil rights attorney, on Wednesday, called for the Orange County Legislature not to approve its redistricting plan when it meets on Friday saying it is purposely designed to keep minority representation in the City of Newburgh to a minimum.

Civil rights attorney Michael Sussman said one legislative district in Newburgh would be 85 percent minorities while the adjacent one would have 55 percent. That, he claimed, protects the white incumbent legislator, Patrick Berardinelli, a Republican, from losing his seat.