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In regard to the blatant misinformation that a May 13 letter writer refers to, he forgot to mention the misinformation that has been spewing from the liberal media and Washington, D.C. All during the … more
I hear lots about what it means to be an American.  I hear Pledges of Allegiance and see the waving of the Stars and Stripes everywhere.  But there is nothing more fundamental to being an American … more
I believe in the truth. The truth will set you free. In today’s political climate actually getting to the truth is problematic at best. Political mailings are an unfortunate part of our system. … more
I am deeply disappointed in President Biden’s handling of the crisis on our southern border. Americans have been quarantined in their homes for well over a year to stop the spread of COVID-19, but … more
Opening the southern border without thinking of the serious consequences of diseases, illegal drugs, gangs, terrorists, rapists, human trafficking and criminals, President Biden and the Democrats … more
Judy Jerome’s opinion letter of May 8, 2021 stated that the trial of Derek Chauvin for killing George Floyd has had a negative effect on her opinion of all law enforcement officers. I certainly … more
As a registered Republican, I am deeply disturbed by the fractious debate currently raging amongst party members. As an American, I take great offense at the insurrection at the Capitol incited by … more
Recent national surveys show that 70% of Republicans do not believe that Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential vote, and others show that 59% of the voters in Rome are Republican. That implies that … more
May is Mental Health Month. By urging my public officials to prioritize suicide prevention, mental health, and crisis care, I am hoping to influence collective change to support #MentalHealth4All. … more
I feel like one of the lucky ones. I graduated from college in 2009 during the Great Recession. Thanks to good grades in high school, my tuition was nearly all covered by scholarships. I was able to … more
I grew up with the notion that police officers are your friend. Remember Officer Friendly? Remember Mr. Rogers’ policeman pal, Officer Clemmons? I have a family member who was a State Police … more
The NYS Department of Correctional & Community Services has become a joke. A few days ago, a correction sergeant was exposed to a drug concoction while he was monitoring the inmate mail coming … more
How we vote in the future concerns me. I am afraid if no action is taken, what we experience in our recent U.S. House of Representatives election may repeat itself. I propose an additional new way of … more
I’m going to lose my health insurance soon.  My health insurance is tied to my employer. I am ending my employment before July, which means my health insurance will also end. Now it’s time to … more
At a recent press conference our Congresswomen Claudia Tenney  brought up the issue of our seniors and nursing homes being most vulnerable to COVID-19 and what she proposes to do to address the … more
“No Taxation Without Representation” is a cornerstone of our American independence. For the over 700,000 residents of Washington, D.C. taxation without representation is their reality, and they … more
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
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