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Here we go again. I am all for helping families, small businesses and restaurants struggling from the many problems caused by COVID-19 and subsequent lockdowns. I only question why the need to pass a … more
A March 25 letter thanking Rep. Claudia Tenney, R-22, for her no vote on the American Rescue Plan is based on a false premise. The writer states its projects “… have little or nothing to do with … more
Let’s not be unprepared again! Support the Global Health Security Act. The national response to COVID-19 was uncoordinated and caused more deaths than were necessary. Despite being given previous … more
S.B. Waters’ thoughts on H.R. 1 “For the People Act” are biased and do not present an accurate picture. Congress is acting to correct state legislatures which have passed (or are attempting to … more
I would like to respond to the letter of March 17 condemning Rep. Claudia Tenney’s no vote on the American Rescue plan. I say thank you, Rep. Tenney, for your no vote. This bill is another blatant … more
Regarding Rep. Claudia Tenney’s no vote on the American Rescue Plan Act:  Her refusal to vote for the Act shows that she feels her constituents either don’t need or don’t deserve any of the … more
Most people will say “It’s been a horrible year,” living life segregated from others. Cities became desolate as businesses were shut down. It’s time for the people to take back their lives. … more
In the coming days, members of Congress will be voting on an important piece of legislation called the For the People Act (HR1 and S1) that will modernize our democracy and take it from fragile to … more
Roll out the red carpet and do things the same way it was done in 1977 when we got the NY Penn Utica Blue Sox (eventually changed to Utica Blue Jays). At that time for many years we had the best … more
There’s been a lot of discussion on social media over the past several weeks regarding plans to demolish the building that most recently housed the Greystone Animal Hospital at 1315 Erie Blvd. West … more
I would like to commend County Executive Anthony Picente, the Oneida County Health Department, the Sheriff’s Department, the many armed forces service members, state police and all the other fine … more
Former President Donald Trump was trying to drain the swamp in Washington, D.C. He was determined to stop the government’s march toward socialism. “People will believe any lie if it is repeated … more
Claudia Tenney has won the election for NY’s 22nd Congressional District. I wish her well in D.C., for her success will be our success, although as a Democrat I will work hard to send Anthony … more
Throughout history many great nations fell into failure. Most of the fallen nations did not fall from external factors but fell from internal factors and not from external invasion. Some of the … more
The recent announcement about the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine has drawn my attention to the senior citizens in our community. Since the pandemic started, has anyone considered the fact that … more
As I was watching the inaugration on Jan. 20, I witnessed a very focused effort to show the American public our new administration’s concern for the lives of our citizens. There was a sea of … more
Stephen Waters’ lead editorial in the Saturday, Jan. 23, edition is certainly located in the correct place. It is his opinion, not fact, seemingly arrived at by a gross misinterpretation of … more
I am writing this letter in support of our County Executive Anthony Picente. Perhaps Cuomo spokesman Jack Sterne should check his facts on where seniors should get shots. When my husband and I became … more
Landlords, in New York State, if they are delinquent in paying their taxes to the municipality, after a period of three years, the municipality takes the property in lieu of taxes and evicts the … more
January traditionally is designated as National Mentoring Month, a time when we raise public awareness of the long-lasting benefits of connecting children to caring adult mentors who offer advice, … more
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