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While I typically devote my weekly column to the work of state government and the efforts of the New York State Senate to propose, craft and pass laws to help improve lives, this week I wanted to … more

COMMENTARY

The holiday season is approaching and it is always a great time to get together with family and friends, share stories, and catch up with loved ones. It is also an opportunity to discuss important … more

COMMENTARY

Even though winter is still a few weeks away, the first chilly signs are being felt and the first dusting of snow has hit our region. Skiing, snowmobiling, hiking, ice fishing and other winter … more

O’Connor Hospital & Rural Health Alliance of Delaware County Partner To Support Walkable Community Initiatives

O’Connor Hospital, part of Bassett Healthcare Network, has granted $1,600 through its Complete Streets Committee to the Catskill Recreation Center (CRC) to help create walkable communities. The … more

A Time To Honor Our Veterans

On Veterans Day, Americans should pause and reflect on the sacrifices made by our veterans. Whether combat veterans or Cold War veterans, all who served need to be given proper praise for a job well … more

Hang Up On Unwanted Phone Calls

My office receives numerous complaints regarding unsolicited phone calls from telemarketers. I have fought to end this annoying practice for some time with a degree of success, but the battle … more

Move Over, Save A Life

Emergency workers, police, and highway crew members put themselves in harm’s way every time they respond to a roadside accident. Oftentimes, these hardworking individuals are attending to … more

Justice For Gillian

Earlier this year, I joined with my Senate Republican colleagues to unveil a package of bills designed to reform our state’s parole system. The purpose was two-fold – ensure violent criminals who … 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

Credit Card 101

Every fall, New York’s colleges and universities welcome thousands of incoming freshmen to their campuses. It’s a safe bet that many of them will leave school with a high-quality education, a … more

The State Of Our Unions: Labor Day 2019

Last year as we celebrated Labor Day, we were waiting for the fallout from a Supreme Court decision, pushed by powerful anti-worker interests, designed to “defund and defang” workers and our … more

Facts About Asthma

While we still have plenty of summer left, back to school season is not far off and many children will be ramping up their level of physical activity. Some may be returning to sports or joining an … more

County Fair Season Is In Full Swing

Summer is in full swing and one of the best ways to spend a day or night in upstate New York is enjoying some time at the local county fair. Young or old, there is nothing better than the enchanting … more

Efforts Continue To Stop Green Light Law

While the 2019 state legislative session concluded several weeks ago, discussion continues to swirl around one of the more controversial new measures approved this year – the so-called “Green … more

New York State Parks Are A Perfect Summer Getaway

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 Labor Bill Could Plow Farmers Under

Earlier this year the New York City-centric senate leadership, for political reasons, blocked Amazon and 25,000 jobs from coming to our state. Now, in the closing hours of the 2019 legislative … more

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

There Must Come The Day When we are forced To say what must be said, When there is no choice We speak. There must have been a day When gardeners gathered around a table And … more

New Agriculture Competition Online During Dairy Month

June is National Dairy Month and as part of the celebration, dairy producers and advocates for farming visited Albany recently to take part in the 2019 Legislative Dairy Day. Nearly thirty businesses … more

National Fishing And Boating Week

With summer fast approaching, now is a great time to enjoy some time on the water. National Fishing and Boating Week is June 1 – 9 and New York state has cause to celebrate. With more than 7,500 … more

Colchester: Stop Police Station Project

My name is Ruth Wilhowsky and I am running as an Independent Candidate (Peoples Voice Party) for a position on the Colchester Town Council. My husband and I retired here in Downsville in 2015. For … more
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