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Trying To Name New Policy

“Illegal Aliens First!” Hmmm. “Iran Nukes First!” Ummm. “Paris Pollution Accords First!”  Since President Trump’s “America First” policy … more

Appreciates ‘Looking Back’

I just wanted to let you know how much my wife and son and I - and, to be fair, a bunch of folks on Instagram - enjoy the “Looking Back” section every issue. There must be hundreds of … more

Election Security

With all the hype and misinformation about election security, I cannot remain silent. I would be remiss if I did not try to provide some facts. I was the Democratic Election Commissioner in … more

Pappas Building Remembered Fondly

It was received with a twinge of sadness - your photo and article of the Pappas building’s demolition in Downsville. Helen Pappas sent it to me here in Arizona, form her Chicago home. (Her … more

Happy New Year From Board Chair

On this Christmas Eve I wanted to take a moment to reach out and wish all of you a very Happy Holiday season and offer a brief reflection on 2020. This year has proven to be the most challenging time … more

Let’s Name Names

The 12/16/20 front page piece (Walton Electeds Slam County Public Health....) got my attention, since for months I, with some help from the Hamden Supervisor, have been trying to get town-by-town … more

Tap Into Winter Weather Resources

Here in upstate New York we pride ourselves on our ability to battle (and overcome) winter weather. After our first big Nor’easter of the year last week, I’m certain everyone rediscovered … more

Farewell

As another calendar year begins to wind down, and as I end my final term as your state Assemblyman, I’ve reflected on the progress and accomplishments our community has made, and thought of … more

Could Fill These Pages

I’m writing to congratulate Clifford Crouch on his letter of Dec. 9. I was concerned about the lack of support by the spineless Republicans in Washington for the Biden transition team. I … more

Press Pause On Minimum Wage Hike

As the New Year approaches, there are a great number of challenges ahead for individuals and families, government at all levels, non-profit organizations, and our business community. The COVID-19 … more

Defending Trump

A note to Cliff Crouch on his opinion Nov. mid issue. The American people Trump had faith in, and he was right. Massive red across the country. Swing states stopped voting and when they saw red they … more

Don’t Quit Yet

Sick of politics? Don’t quit yet. Gov. Cuomo is still crankin’. Fresh from accelerating the collection of sales tax on internet purchases (and having us congratulate him), giving illegal … more

Feels Opportunity Squandered

To Tina Molé, Bovina Town Supervisor and Chair of the Board of Supervisors, Delaware County: Through the New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative, Governor Cuomo gave … more

Moving Forward, Together

Speaking with the people of the 122nd District in the weeks following the general election cycle has shown me a few things. First, that it’s been an incredible privilege to serve the people of … more

Homegrown Purchases Brighten The Holiday Season

 The holiday shopping season is in full swing and we are being hit from all sides with a seemingly endless barrage of commercials and promotions. While there are a number of factors shoppers use … more

The Governor’s Overreach Must End

Throughout the course of fighting this pandemic, the state government has had its ups and downs. The successes belong to the people who acted smart and sensibly, followed health codes and advisements … more

Who Should He Call?

I read with great disgust the letter by Krisy Gashler in last week’s Reporter. Ms. Gashler seems to be so very proud of bringing the likes of a B.L.M. protest to Delhi. Its been shown of late … more

Any Ideas?

I’m at a loss to come up with a word that can be printed in a family publication that describes what Gov. Cuomo et al are doing to us to weaken the rule of law in our communities through the … more

Open Space Preservation

A number of years ago a friend and I put together a DVD titled “Parcelizing the Catskills and the Boiled Frog Syndrome” which had to do with how the continuing parcelizing and development … more

The Dos & Don’ts Of Charitable Giving 

Americans are very compassionate – donating well over $400 billion to charities annually. When someone is in need, it is in our nature to reach out and help. Thoughtful contributors deserve to … more
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