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Wasn’t Invited

I was inspired by the photo layout of the “BLM Mobile Rally” (Reporter 6/24/20), a drive to show support for Black Lives Matter. Since the title was in caps, I assume the support is for … more

Supports Voting By Mail

COVID-19 is wreaking havoc on our families, our economy, and our elections. But Congress has the power to intervene right now. In response to safety concerns and pressure from constituents like … more

New York State Parks: Perfect Summer Getaways

As families and individuals look for ways to enjoy the wonderful summer weather, people need to look no further than our local state parks. July is Park and Recreation Month across the nation and … more

New Nation Near Treadwell

In keeping with the activities in Seattle I’ve made a decision. I’m going to break away from the village of Treadwell, and establish the nation of Canfieldia on my 5.5 acres.  The … more

Delhi Rally

“The crowd does not speak with one voice.”   Apparently this one did, at least with voices of a few, not counting the one from the guy with the “BLM causes more … more

Great Outdoors Month

June is Great Outdoors Month, and whether it is our state and local parks, biking and hiking trails, or waterfronts and beaches, there are wonderful outdoor opportunities available to New Yorkers. As … more

All Humans are People, Not All People are Human.

Black lives matter. All life matters. But right now, black lives need protection. They need help. They have been subject to hidden racism for far too long.  Growing up in a small, … more

SUNY Delhi Releases Statement On Racism and Injustice

On behalf of SUNY Delhi Athletics, SUNY Delhi wishes to address the current issues concerning racial injustice and inequality across our country: We can’t breathe. The events that have … more

Legislature Needs To Be Full Participant In COVID Recovery

The legislature returned to Albany last week for the first time since late March. Unfortunately, I would characterize the overall results as a missed opportunity. While action was taken on several … more

Action From State Legislature Needed To Bring Businesses Back To Life

With the state legislature returning to session this week there are a number of vital items that need to be considered to move our state forward in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.  We are … more

Thank Our First Responders During EMS Week

This is National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week; an opportunity to honor the men and women who provide lifesaving services on a daily basis in our communities. Certainly, over the last few … more

Unemployment Nightmare Needs To Be Addressed Immediately

Health concerns and economic issues continue to plague New York State in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. There are a number of complex matters that will continue to receive attention, both in the … more

Virtual Teaching Should Enhance Learning, Not Deny the Classroom Experience

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to adapt and make changes to our lives. Businesses and schools have been closed, residents have been laid off and New Yorkers who could were asked to work from … more

May Is Lyme Disease Awareness Month

The coronavirus pandemic continues to dominate our lives in so many ways. As the weather starts to improve and people spend more time outdoors, while practicing social distancing and following other … more

What About Science?

I read, with a smile, the April 23 letters from Assemblyman Crouch and Senator Seward.  Both gentlemen left out some very important words in their criticism of the current coronavirus … more

Maintain Health Recommendations, Prepare New York For Regional Reopenings

In light of what I have been through, contracting coronavirus and now recovering from the insidious disease, I want to urge everyone to continue to observe recommended health guidelines to prevent … more

Action Continues In Battle Against COVID-19

I want to start this week’s column with a heartfelt THANK YOU to all who have reached out to me and my wife Cindy over the past few weeks as we both battled the Novel Coronavirus.  Your … more

Should Upstate Open Up Before New York City?

The COVID-19 pandemic took us all by surprise. Since roughly March 15, the entire state has been shut down beside businesses and employees deemed essential. We have lost thousands of New Yorkers to … 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
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