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Protect The Farm To School Program

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic businesses have worked diligently to stay afloat – it has not been easy. Every industry has been affected in some manner and I know from my conversations with … more

Not A Stakeholder

“Blackmail!”  There, I’ve reformed the 10/14/20 Reporter headline “State Aid Threatened Over Police Reform.” “Gov. Cuomo et al want US to weaken the rule of … more

New York Crime Spree: Felons Go Free

Albany Democrats’ one-party rule has led to a crime spree in New York. The lack of respect for our law enforcement is appalling. This culture of disregarding the rule of law has extended from … more

Standing Up To Domestic Violence

Since 1987, our nation has observed October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Tragically, nearly one in four women and one in seven men are victims of domestic violence and abuse. Domestic … more

Democrats’ Bail Reform Continues To Fail Law-Abiding New Yorkers

Bail reform has been touted by Democrats as a sweeping change that brought compassion into the criminal justice process; however, in practice, we have seen that it is anything but. This rushed law is … more

Delivering Rural Broadband Is a Must

Every day, I hear from folks across my district in upstate New York about their inability to access basic broadband. These conversations range from students who are unable to reach the virtual … more

Supporting the Fight Against Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an ideal time to discuss the importance of early detection and mammograms. It is also a perfect time to highlight a valuable resource available in New York … more

Dyson Student Tells Assembly How To Fix NYS Food Insecurity

Food banks in New York state and nationwide – which help to keep struggling families from going hungry – have faced increased pressure since the spring, when COVID-19 erupted in the … more

Updated Nursing Home Visitation Guidelines Need A Rapid Adjustment

Nursing home policies in New York state have been under the microscope throughout the COVD-19 pandemic and a number of significant concerns remain.   Back in July, after months of silence and … more

How to Vote

Around here, Election Day means a lot of things to a lot of people, but it usually includes food. It’s no accident that we vote just after the harvest and right before Thanksgiving. Early … more

Be Disaster-Ready

September is National Preparedness Month. Here in New York we have many recent reminders why it is vital to be ready for both natural and man-made disasters.   Hurricane Irene, Tropical … more

Will Social Security Be Terminated?

I’ve been working full-time and continuously since I was 20 – that’s 41 years. During all that time, even at low-paid jobs, a small slice of my wages (currently 6.2%) was deducted … more

Person On the Street

The confirmation of several hundred SUNY Oneonta students testing positive for the COVID-19 virus - 651 positive cases since the start of the fall semester as of Sept. 7 - caused officials to close … more

Is Del Co Wide Open For COVID?

Students have returned to local universities, with a few bringing SARS-CoV-2 with them. Last week, we saw an outbreak of dozens of infections at SUCO, the largest such in the SUNY system of 64 … more

Buzzz, We Lose.

Delhi college is opening, exposing us to infection, because of the influx of people and the college’s doomed-to-failure measures to “protect” students and the community. Assemblyman … more

Rally Response

An interesting “tidbit” as concerns the “anti-police rally” in Delhi on July 31. One of the movers and shakers behind the “hate cops affair” is a gentleman named … more

The Virus Doesn’t Care

By now all of us should have noticed that the virus doesn’t care about what any of us wants. Its sole intent is to infect, and it is extremely good at that. The fact that infection numbers are … more

One Finger Pointed, Three Returned

We were taught that when you point a finger at someone, three fingers point back at you. There’s been a lot of finger pointing lately. Perhaps many believed they’d never use the logic … more


It made me ill to read Steve Condon’s racist, hurtful, and ignorant posts, and it makes me even more ill to know that he represents the Walton community as its mayor. Mr. Condon should step … more

To open, or not to open, THAT is the question!

I have spent 25+ years providing a safe and healthy learning environment for staff and students in our area and took pride in doing so. I have conducted countless Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) … more
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