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Re-Open New York For Business

As a longtime state senator, I have seen a number of economic victories in New York and have helped facilitate job creation projects that have benefited communities throughout my district. I have … more

Continuing to Battle COVID-19

Another week of major adjustments for all of us as we continue to battle the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. With a number of changes coming on a daily basis, it is important to keep updated … more

Sheriff Opposes Bail Reform Changes and Marijuana Legalization Tied to NYS Budget

A press release issued by the NYS Sheriffs Association and Association of Chiefs of Police and circulated by Delaware County Sheriff Craig DuMond this week calls on Governor Andrew Cuomo and state … more

Faso Says Gillibrand Release is Misleading

In a recent article, The Reporter mis-characterized the House farm bill as something that would limit the ability of low-income Americans to access SNAP benefits. This couldn’t be further from … more

Direct-Care Professionals Deserve More Respect, Better Treatment

Direct-care professionals have one of the hardest, most demanding jobs in New York; they work tirelessly to ensure the wellbeing of those who have difficulty caring for themselves. While they … more

Area Farmers Question, Why Milk? Why Not Juice?

Last I checked, almonds, soy or any other nut or bean, as well as coconuts didn’t have teats. So, why do we call liquids produced from these ingredients ‘milk’? As a dairy farmer’s wife, … more

When Governor Kicks the Can On Medicaid It Will End Up In Your Backyard

Last month before both houses of the Legislature, the governor unveiled his 2020 budget proposals for the year. By no means will this be the final budget, but it’s a good indicator of what to … more

Charitable Giving

Americans are very compassionate – donating over $420 billion to charities last year. When someone is in need, it is in our nature to reach out and help. Thoughtful contributors deserve to know … more

Ask; Research; Vote

This year Delaware County will have a unique opportunity to effect real change in our government by simply getting out there to vote in the primary elections and in November. It has been easy for … more

The Paper Clip Project

Have you ever heard of the Paper Clip Project? It took place in Whitwell, Tenn. from 1997 to 2001. The project was about anti-judgement, anti-hatred. It was about compassion and understanding. As … more

You Can Save Lives - Become An Organ Donor

April is “National Donate Life” month and here in New York, I have helped lead an increased effort to encourage more people to become organ and tissue donors. Several new laws have … more

Local Roads Matter

For several years now, county, town, and village highway superintendents make their way to Albany to call for increased state funding to repair local roads, bridges, and culverts. Once again, this … more

Not Happy About Changing Clocks

By now, most of us are still “adjusting” to the Spring clock change. The clock change does serious damage to our health, as well as being annoying and useless. I’ve called and … more

Franklin Board Feels Reporting Inaccurate

With respect to the Town of Franklins’ recent land purchase and “new building” options, it is our hope that many of the inferences and comments written in some of our local … more

Unhappy With New Rules

Before the Colchester Town Board adopts meeting rules, they should look at themselves first before setting up rules for others. Many times my wife & I have witnessed and experienced firsthand … more

He Votes ‘Christian’

Before I vote I watch the candidates and look up his/ her views and vote for the one that my Christian faith lines up with the most and I always start with life (Pro-Life). A few times I have had … more

Bail Reform Laws Will Put Public At Risk

As we approach the start of 2020, there are a number of new laws that will take effect in New York State. Among them are provisions I am deeply concerned about that will put public safety at risk. … more

We’ve been complacent...

We’ve been complacent. We thought everybody knew how important a free press was to our world and that all this talk about us being the enemy of the people would be dismissed for the … more

Raise Your Breast Cancer Awareness This October

Cancer is one of the most troubling health concerns that an individual can face. Breast cancer, in particular, is the most common invasive cancer among women, with about one out of every eight … more

Flag Controversy Pales In Comparison

In the last few months local Democrats have once again created a “tempest in a teapot” as concerns the sale of Confederate flags at a few “T-shirt” stands at the county … more
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