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 […]

LETTER: Neighbors helping neighbors

To the Editor:

Today I witnessed a miracle in the making. A friend’s barn burned to the ground in September. Nov. 16, it was almost raised from the ashes by his Amish neighbors.

They approached him shortly after the fire and wanted to do a barn-raising for him. He had to have the concrete work […]

LETTER: Interested in Participating in the SolarizeCNY Campaign? We need you!

To the Editor:

The Madison County Planning Department invites you to attend the Madison County Solar Fair Nov. 16 at Critz Farms from 5 to 8 p.m. This unique event, with music by the Rapid River Boys and catering by Madison Bistro, will give you the opportunity to support solar in our community in a […]

LETTER: Bridge Gate Verdict

To the Editor:

After the federal felony criminal convictions against Bill Baroni and Bridget Anne Kelly on charges related to the Bridgegate scandal, it is clear that these persons committed an unauthorized exercise of official functions and failed to perform duties required.

Because of this, like Christie, they too can be subject to a complaint […]

LETTER: Silenced No More: In Support of Hillary Rodham Clinton

To the Editor:

In this current election season, I am feeling like a member of a “silenced majority.” This is not only because as a senior woman I know from history and personal experience how members of my gender were literally silenced for most of human history. It is because I see Hillary Rodham Clinton […]