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Voting Wisely

It was recently brought to my attention that there will be 5 proposals that we will be voting on Nov. 2nd. They will appear on the back of the ballot. They are, of course, coming out of our … more

Transparencies

A quote referring to the money reserved for the DPW building in the Aug. 16, 2017 issue of The Reporter said: “‘There are a variety of accounts where money has been saved,” … more

Hotline Value

An apparently little noticed article appeared a while back in The Reporter, and it said that ten digit dialing for local calls will be implemented in area code 607, among others, on Oct 24 2021. The … more

Trustee’s Research Guided ‘No Action’ Motion 

I just wanted to highlight some additional points as to why I led a motion of no action, [at the Sept. 7 village of Walton Trustee’s meeting] and it wasn’t purely based on economics, or … more

Use Sheriff’s Letter To Educate

Dear Sheriff DuMond, I am writing to thank you for your “From the Sheriff’s Desk” piece on 9/11.  In this current climate, I was happy to see something in our local paper … more

Operating Under The Influence

Fear is a wonderful thing. Make someone afraid and you have control over them. Consider how many products - frequently used products - have alcohol in them. I’m not talking about the liquor … more

Wasteful Spending In Colchester 

The purchase of the modular “police garage and offices” for the Colchester Police that Art Merrill (town supervisor) has decided to move forward with is wrong. He seems to think printing … more

Loathes Democrats

I have nothing but loathing for the Democrats and Rinos who foisted Joe Biden on us. The Party knew fully well when they nominated him that all his cognitive activities were diminished to a great … more

Cosmic Blunder

In the search for a slogan to replace “Make America Great Again,” President Biden, in his bold bid to become America’s worst President, has inspired “Make America Surrender … more

Gov. Clemency Raises Ire

The disgraceful decision by former Governor Andrew Cuomo to issue a last-minute commutation to David Gilbert, a self-avowed domestic terrorist who was convicted of three murders in the 1981 killings … more

Logging Community Hiking Trails

The only real hiking trails for public use in our area can be found behind the Delaware Academy schools and extending south. The area is covered by scenic natural forest. Being well outside similar … more

Return the Favor

In November 2020, millions of voters like me went to the polls and cast a ballot for Joe Biden.  Now, with a relentless GOP attack on our voting rights underway, I’m asking President … more

Sheriff: Opt-In For Cannabis Later

Recently there has been a lot of dialog regarding my letter I sent to town supervisors requesting they consider opting out of the of current cannabis dispensary provision. Some have questioned my … more

DelCo Dems Say Sheriff’s Letter Is Overreach

The Delaware County Democratic Committee supports the right of each municipality in Delaware County to decide whether to opt-out on allowing retail cannabis dispensaries and/or on site cannabis … more

Choosing To Feel Unhappy With FairForAll

Speaking of “despicable,” how ‘bout the superimposing of their thinking on that of a dead [of course] civil war casualty? Now that’s despicable! Yet, here we are again with … more

Despicable Opinion

In a word, despicable. Dope is no good; how reprehensible to first lobby for its legality, then support the business of selling it. The policy is wrong, and the people with the gall to push it, … more

Stamford EMS In Tough spot

Stamford town and village residents should know that emergency medical service (EMS) is available at all times. In a recent Reporter article (July21, 2021) the writer mistakenly stated that there … more

Sheriff, Inform Yourself

In 2019 Delaware County Sheriff Craig DuMond actively lobbied against legalizing recreational marijuana use in New York State. He cited a report by a group called Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) … more

State PBA Outraged

The New York State Troopers Police Benevolent Association (PBA) is outraged that a man indicted on charges he tried to kill a trooper was released from jail under the state’s lenient bail … more

Another Smokey Bear Supporter

I just got done reading this week’s (July 14) edition of The Reporter.  I loved visiting the Cannon Free Library in Delhi as a child. My grandparents lived a few doors down, and my … more
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