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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

Gov. Cuomo, Main Street Needs A Hand From Albany

Covid-19 has completely changed the way we all live. But along with worrying about keeping themselves and their families healthy, thousands of small business owners across New York state are … more

I Love You, Sweetie, But I’ve Got A Date With The Gov...

I admit it. I’ve been meeting with Andrew Cuomo every day for several days now. He’s not like I thought he was. It’s one of the best hours of my day.This isn’t some fangirl … more

Coronavirus Resources

We live in unprecedented times due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the landscape changes from moment to moment. Along with health concerns, there are major economic issues at play … 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

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

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

FCC: ‘Drop Dead’

Two of our area’s newly elected representatives - Congressman Antonio Delgado and State Senator Jen Metzger - campaigned hard in 2018 on the issue of expanding broadband access to underserved … more

The Ugly, Hidden Truth

Fifty years ago I fought the Vietnam War on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS America operating in the Tonkin Gulf in 1968. I was an Aviation Electronics Petty Officer. I lost most of … more

State Budget Work Begins

A number of important issues will be front and center in Albany this year, starting with the state budget. The budget is due by April 1, and I will be working to meet that deadline. Timeliness is … more

Turn Down the Music

I recently attended a girls basketball game at Delaware Academy in Delhi. During half times and time outs very loud music was played. With the gym setting the noise echoes and is even louder. … more

Governor’s State Of State Misses The Mark 

The 2020 New York State legislative session got its official start a few days ago with the governor’s State of the State address. While the governor mentioned a few ideas I can back, for the … more

Delaware County Board Of Supervisors

The Delaware County Board of Supervisors have proven themselves as of late to be a completely incompetent ruling body, devoid of any common sense or scruples. I site two recent examples of their … more

“You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone…”

When someone works above and beyond the requirements of their job, you get accustomed to that level of devotion. Suddenly, although the work ethic is there and the job is competently performed, all … more

New Year Starts With Costly New State Laws

At this time of year, I normally review positive policies and new laws that have been adopted in Albany.  Unfortunately, there was more bad news than good coming from the state Capitol during … more
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