Lukaske issues statement on healthcare market cost hikes for 2018

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee spokesman Evan Lukaske issued the following statement in response to projected health care premium increases for 2018:

“President Trump’s brazen sabotage of the American health care system is leading to skyrocketing premiums and serious pain for hardworking families. To be clear, Representative Tenney owns this disaster along with the Administration, as […]

Stirpe: Drone films and craft beer competitions add fun to New York State Fair

Al Stirpe

One of Central New York’s – and New York State’s – most exciting traditions is the Great New York State Fair. This year, with one day added, visitors can attend the fair between Aug. 23 and Sept. 4, giving us all more time to enjoy the sights, sounds, smells and fun it […]

No farms, food or America

Hobie Morris

By Hobie Morris

My beautiful wife Lois came up with the title of what follows. She and I are simple rural people whose best friends are neighboring family farmers. This article title should be indelibly imprinted in every American’s mind. It’s a truism that has incredible importance to every one of us.


College Democrats of New York name NY22 a priority race for 2018

Following the campaign announcement from Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi of Utica, the College Democrats of New York has named the 22nd Congressional District a ‘priority race’ for 2018, the first of the election cycle to receive this designation. Over the course of the campaign, CDNY will work more closely with College Democrats chapters in these […]

COLUMN: What the Faso-Collins Amendment Really Means for New York Taxpayers

by Evan Lukaske

For months, New York Republicans have used the Faso-Collins Amendment to justify their support for the cruel and destructive Republican repeal bill. With the amendment’s inclusion in the Senate repeal bill, the chest beating has only increased.

Unfortunately, facts and data directly refute their claims that the amendment would offer tax relief […]

GUEST COLUMN: Fighting for a free and open Internet

Eric T. Schneiderman

Buffering. Buffering. Buffering.

We’ve all had the frustrating experience of opening Netflix or Hulu and seeing the dreaded “Loading…” screen. That’s a warning sign of what life would be like if the federal government does away with vital net neutrality protections–allowing the broadband industry to put profits […]

GUEST COLUMN: Madison County Landfill a model in management and innovation

By James Goldstein, Chair, Madison County Solid Waste Committee

One individual in Lincoln has been circulating misinformation about Madison County’s landfill operations. This deliberate obfuscation of the facts is causing confusion for our community. I’d like to shed some light and truth on this topic.

We are extremely proud of our landfill practices. For more […]

COLUMN: A Confederate Yankee

Civil War Women

This year’s Civil War Weekend in Peterboro went well. As we have for the past several years, we offered a different perspective. This year, it was women’s contributions to that historic time.

It has been common for people to look at such things from the narrow perspective of battles and generals and […]

COLUMN: Musings of a Simple Country Man

Hobie Morris

I’m a Fool for Bells

There are two kinds of fools: one says, ‘this is old, therefore it is good’; the other says, ‘this is new, therefore it is better’.” Clergyman William Inge Eric Sloan has written that “the sounds of America were once good to hear.”

The “melodies of bells are […]

COLUMN: From Here and Back Again

Jim Coufal

Vetting potential candidates: Suggestions

There is much talk of finding the right candidate to run for office. In the 22nd Congressional District there is movement to find a candidate able to make Claudia Tenney a one term representative. Since this written from that view, how the suggestions below fit other political races […]

COLUMN: The Musings of A Simple Country Man

Hobie Morris

Memorial Day: A Historical Postscript

For a moment let’s turn back the hands of time. We’ll honor all of the Town of Brookfield’s Civil War veterans. Pastor Mark has invited each of them to our Sunday morning service at the historic Baptist Church.

We anxiously anticipate their arrival. We sit in our […]

COLUMN: From Here and Back Again

Jim Coufal

Constituents & Representatives Long ago someone lost to memory told me, “define your terms, then we’ll argue.” Since this is about how poorly Claudia Tenney represents her constituents of the 22nd Congressional District, I’ll do that. Merriam Webster defines a constituent as “one who authorizes another to act as agent”, said […]