LETTER: Tenney must act to stop health care sabotage

To the editor:

As House and Senate Republicans keep desperately trying to resurrect their devastating health care bills, President Trump made clear that he is going to take his frustration out on hardworking New York families by actively working to undermine the Affordable Care Act. After the repeal effort’s second Senate collapse, he explicitly told […]

LETTER: Reality Check trying to raise tobacco marketing awareness

To the Editor:

My name is Robb Wojsiat. If you simply walk into any convenience store or gas station, what are often the first items you see? For children, the answer is tobacco products.

It is all too easy for a youth to see the excessive amount of tobacco advertisements and products available, displayed with […]

LETTER: Boxing Hall of Fame thanks community

To the Editor:

On behalf of the staff of the International Boxing Hall of Fame & Museum, I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to the entire community of Canastota for another successful Induction Weekend. The event chairpersons, volunteers and sponsors, along with the residents of this fabulous village worked together to make the […]

LETTER: Praises law enforcement for handling of local concerns

Fritz Scherz

To the Editor:

Just some public accolades for the great service that the New York State Police and the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office provides for the town of Verona.

Recently, a few residents brought to my attention some concerns that needed to be addressed by law enforcement. In less than a day, […]

LETTER: Don’t Set It and Forget It

To the Editor:

I am an Independent Health Insurance Broker and focus only on Medicare Health Insurance Plans. I decided to focus on this area of health insurance and make it my profession after several years working in pharmaceuticals, working for insurance companies and finally, working in the healthcare setting while being a Director at […]

LETTER: Tenney and Republicans in Climate Solutions Caucus: all bluster, no results

To the Editor:

President Trump’s decision today to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Accords makes one thing abundantly clear: Representative Tenney and Republicans in the “Clean Solutions Caucus” are powerless to change the direction of their party, protect American jobs and are unwilling to challenge President Trump’s reckless record of climate […]

LETTER: AHCA exemplifies disregard for women’s, children’s issues

To the Editor:

The American Health Care Act that recently passed in the House of Representatives is yet another example of the Republican Party’s disregard for issues of deep concern to women and children.

The AHCA will make women pay more for healthcare than men. Pregnancy would no longer be a required benefit of all […]

LETTER: Trump’s withdrawal from Paris Accord in defiance to science, Presbytery

To the Editor:

This past week, President Donald Trump announced that he was withdrawing the United States from the Paris climate agreement.

In his adamant assertion that American sovereignty is more important than any concerns about climate change, the President not only stood in defiance to near-unanimous scientific agreement about human impacts on climate change […]

LETTER: Urges governor to fully fund Veterans Homes

To the Editor:

Memorial Day many Veterans & their families will be remembering those that gave all for America. All Veterans commit to giving their lives if necessary to defend America & our beliefs in exchange for a promise they will receive the health care needed when they return home. Once again Governor Cuomo has […]

LETTER: CAAC thanks local businesses, civic organizations and individuals for support

To the Editor:

The Board of the Canastota Area Association of Churches is pleased to announce that the 2017 Grant program was completed Wednesday, May 3, with the last of four checks being presented to the four Canastota area volunteer fire and ambulance companies.

Fundraising was strong, resulting in our ability to both extend […]

LETTER: Rogers Center thanks volunteers, recruiting more

To the Editor:

Rogers Environmental Education Center had a successful Earth Fest considering the unseasonable weather Sunday, May 7. As the coordinator of volunteers for the event, I’d like to thank all of the people who stepped up and helped make this program successful.

A special shout-out to those who spent a good part of […]

LETTER: Tenney picks cable news appearance over constituents

To the Editor:

Vulnerable Representative Claudia Tenney has no shortage of excuses for why she can’t hold a live town hall with her constituents. They range from false claims that her constituents nothing more than “paid protesters,” to her most recent excuse that she’s just too busy and won’t be able to schedule a town […]