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Oberacker objects to pay raise

New York State Senator Peter Oberacker, on Dec. 20, condemned the newly-introduced legislation providing a $32,000 pay raise for state legislators. As the people of my senate district try to … more

Paid parking drawbacks

The use of parking meters to generate revenue is an interesting concept. The use of parking meters to discourage people who work in the village from parking on Main Street is curious. They are really … more

Operant conditioning, shame & blame in schools

The majority of education systems, which include private, public and specialized schools for disabled children, have been problematic since their development. We are noticing an increase in mental … more

Better accommodations needed at Delhi town hall

Delhi is the county seat. We did not choose this. It was chosen generations ago. Because of this designation and its location, it offers a supermarket, a pharmacy, a lumberyard, hospital, hardware … more

Suicide and substance-use disorder

I’ve been wanting to write something about the broken mental health system, the pseudo science of substance-use disorder treatment, and how suicide is handled for quite some time. After the … more

Resources for mental healthcare

Knowing that the residents of Delaware County struggle to have access to adequate mental health services, I wanted to provide some resources that may be helpful for those seeking quality mental … more

No roasted birds at her place

I have had solar panels here in Delhi for over eight years. Eagles fly over regularly. Sparrows, too. No birds have been roasted in my backyard. In fact, it takes snow a day or two to release and … more

October surprise to hold debt ceiling hostage

This year’s campaign in rural New York has been jolted by an October surprise from Republican leadership in Washington. They are now openly saying that if they take the House majority, they … more

Re-elect Paul Muratore to Sidney Council

I would like to take this opportunity to covey my support for Sidney Town Councilman Paul Muratore. I have worked with Paul extensively for the last five years. Past Town of Sidney Supervisor Gene … more

Don’t vote blindly

It has been said, “Vote for the candidate and you vote for the party.” On a national or state level that may well be true. On a town, village, or county level that is questionable. … more

Winning at the expense of playing

I’ve been watching the youth football program in Walton for years. Coaches are volunteers and the whole idea of the program was to get young kids to love football. For years kids played both … more

Inspire fear and people will comply

There are so many concerns about the condition of our beautiful state. New York is, in my opinion, one of the most gorgeous of all 50. We have mountains, oceans, hills, lakes, and currently … more
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