LETTER: Responds to recent articles regarding immigration

To the Editor: My grandfather Albert Joseph Bialek came to the United States from Poland {Galicia} in 1910. Per the Ellis Island website he boarded the ship Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse in Bremen, Germany {formerly Prussia}. He had just completed his service in the Austrian Army. Poland at that time was divided into three spheres […]

LETTER: Thank you to all our Election Day inspectors

To the Editor:

While much of election administration operates largely behind the scenes, Election Day Inspectors are very much out front on Election Day working directly with voters. Election Day Inspectors work hard to make sure people are in the correct polling place, help voters with registration, and take the needed steps to ensure voters […]

LETTER: An open letter to the community

To the Editor: Many of us spent last week preparing for SuperBowl Sunday. We ordered our meat, veggie or fruit trays. We chose our favorite drinks, planned our appetizers, picked out our chips and dip. But what we may have forgotten are the less fortunate, the hungry in our community who must make difficult […]

LETTER: Combat teen smoking

To the Editor:

My daughter goes to Holy Cross Academy in Oneida. She is a part of a group called Reality Check. Reality Check is a New York state youth-run group against the tobacco industry and how they market their products to children using animals, bright colors and large displays in a child’s view.

Did […]

LETTER: How will an ACA repeal affect Upstate NY hospitals?

To the Editor:

This week, Congress continued to unveil parts of their strategy to repeal the Affordable Care Act. There appears to be universal agreement among policy insiders, lawmakers and the general public that replacing the legislation is a complex issue and may take years. But is anyone asking the question: how will an ACA […]

LETTER: Scherz thanks helpers for seventh annual holiday party

To the Editor:

Many heartfelt thanks to everyone (volunteers and attendees) that helped make my seventh annual holiday party for town of Verona residents Dec. 11 a huge success! Fabulous volunteers worked together to make this event happen and festive attendees shared the Christmas holiday spirit. Some pictures from this event can be found at […]

LETTER: Purple ribbon sale for domestic violence awareness a great success

To the Editor:

In the month of October, visitors to Madison and Oneida County Sav-On convenience stores were greeted by purple ribbons hung with care. Friendly Sav-On employees enthusiastically asked “would you like to consider purchasing a purple ribbon for awareness during domestic violence awareness month?”

On behalf of our agencies and the thousands we […]

City seeking donations for fireworks

Mayor Leo Matzke

Dear local business owner,

Coming soon is New Year’s Eve. A number of years ago, here in the City, we had fireworks on what is known as First Night to celebrate the coming of the New Year. As a City, we’d like to hold this event again. Since taking over […]

LETTER: Open letter to Lebanon residents/Frontier customers

Dear Lebanon residents who are customers of Frontier communications:

I have become aware of a Lebanon resident who filed a complaint about a loss of service from Frontier. I would recommend you call Frontier customer service and give them dates of loss of phone service and also notify the Attorney General’s via complaint form, which […]

LETTER: Electoral College

To the Editor:

The framers of the U.S. Constitution created the Electoral College as a result of a compromise for the presidential election process. During the debate, some delegates felt that a direct popular election would lead to the election of each state’s favorite son, and none would emerge with sufficient popular majority to govern […]

LETTER: Fought battles and accomplishments may have to be fought again

To the Editor:

For many of us that are experiencing a nightmare that started Nov. 9, 2016, it is as if America has been taken over by some type of indifferent foreign power that has taken over our modern democracy. For all the different faiths that believe in love for the poor and needy, the […]

LETTER: Thanks supporters of Veterans Thank You Dinner

Town of Verona Veteran, Frank Buda (from the Navy), Councilman Fritz Scherz, and Town of Verona WWII Veteran, Louis Trunko (from the Army) was taken on Nov. 11, as Councilman Scherz and his family hosted the sixth annual Thank You Dinner for Town of Verona Veterans. Veterans from the Air Force, Army, Marines, and […]