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Frank Ward is Wrong, Climate Change Is Man Made

In July of 1977, James Black, a senior scientist at Exxon, told the giant oil company’s management committee, the executives in charge of its various businesses, that the global climate was … more

National Cyber Academy Needed

Cybersecurity is undoubtedly one of the United States’ most important lines of defense, but too many parts of the government don’t have the reinforcements they need. In one of the most … more

State of the County 2022

As we begin a new year, I would like to take a moment to reflect on 2021 and look forward to 2022.  We began 2021 as we ended 2020, under strict mandates and a hope that a new vaccine would … more

Elected Officials Should Make Transparency Their New Year Resolution

In January, many will start the New Year with goals to exercise more, eat better, lose weight etc. January will also be when newly elected public servants or incumbents starting another term take … more

An Open Letter To the Thief:

On Thursday, Dec. 9, the padded stool left in the Big M foyer for the Salvation Army bell ringers was in place when the last ringer left. On Friday morning, at 9 a.m., the stool was gone. … more

New Form of Government For Delaware County

‘The time is always right to do what is right’...Dr. Martin Luther King. There are a handful of New York state counties run by a board. Most others have a county executive, a … more

DelCo Supervisors Jeopardize Small Businesses

The Delaware County Board of Supervisors has put nearly 300 small businesses in political crossfire under the supervision of Chairwoman Tina Molé of Bovina. Since the early 1960’s, … more

DelCo Supervisors : Brass Knuckles Politics

It’s rare that our Board of Supervisors manages such a twofer: simultaneously discarding a productive relationship of the past 60 years and discouraging future participation in the democratic … more

DelCo Chamber Troubled By Supervisors’ Vote

The decision by the Delaware County Board of Supervisors on Nov. 23 to remove the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce as the tourism promotion agent after 60 years is bewildering and … more

Leadership Needed From Supervisors

The spike in COVID-19 cases in Delaware County is alarming. It’s time for the board of supervisors to take action and address the problem here. Delaware County Public Health has worked very … more

Ethics Lacking At Board of Supervisors

This is a shout-out and thank you to Stamford Supervisor John Kosier for responding to his constituents’ requests and voting with his conscience in the Nov. 30 session of the DelCo Board of … more

Reject Farmer Overtime Proposal

The 2019 Farm Labor Bill was a shot to the heart of New York agriculture. It drastically increased costs, pushed more farmers into selling their land and contributed to higher consumer prices. It was … more

DelCo Supervisors On A Roll

The Delaware County Board of Supervisors is really on a roll. They gave bonuses to well paid top staff and ignored the hard- working front line workers. They fired the Chamber of Commerce after 60 … more

DelCo Supervisors Should Be Ashamed of Themselves

Should a county board of supervisors act with vindictiveness and spitefulness? That such a question is even asked talks to the sorry state of ”government” in Delaware County. But in … more

Retribution by Delaware County Supervisors

  Since the early 1960s, the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce has been the county’s tourism promotion agency. At the Nov. 23 meeting of the Delaware County Board of Supervisors, … more

Vote ‘No’ to Cannabis in Delhi

All Board Members: In my judicial opinion, the town of Delhi should opt out of the proposed marijuana dispensary law for the following reasons:  The “claimed” benefits and … more

Objects To County Dept. Head Bonuses

Since I was minimally quoted in the Nov. 17 edition of the paper, The Reporter might as well print the pressing issues that I brought forward to the board, regarding my objection to the … more

Delaware County Disappoints CSEA 

On behalf of the hard-working CSEA county employees of Delaware County, we are disappointed by the Board of Supervisors decision to give substantial bonuses to department heads using federal pandemic … more

Get On the Line

While they are painfully still fresh in our minds, let me remind us of what our elected officials have not done: [1] twice a year clock changes, a senseless mandate that gains nothing but does cause … more

Apply the Brakes

Hats off to the Bovina Town Board who yet again stayed true to their electoral responsibility to represent the entire community of Bovina and not an elite few (Bovina Opts Out of Cannabis Sales … more
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