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 […]

COLUMN: A Confederate Yankee

So I’m tooling on down a back road heading west, when near the end, I spy an indistinct black something in the road. I slow down, thinking it might be4 a child. Turns out to be a big ol’ tom, and he was really strutting his stuff for the three hens in the field on […]

LETTER: Unhappy with Tenney

To the Editor:

As the 100th day of the new regime approaches, it is time to look back on what has evolved. In the 22nd District, there are several glaring problems. The first is the poor representation of Claudia Tenney being available to her constituents. I have contacted her office several times each week, participated […]

LETTER: How much more would dairy farmers be willing to take?

To the Editor: The Federal Order #1 Market Administrator has announced the blend price for Order #1 during the month of march 2017 is $17.30 per cwt. (hundredweight). This is positively ridiculously low. Once you move away from Boston, it drops down and could be down as low as $16.50 per cwt. in some areas. […]

Hamilton Monthly Meeting of Friends: Minute of support for immigrants and refugees 4/1/17

To the Editor:

As Friends, we believe there is “that of God” in every individual and of the equality,

As Friends, we believe there is “that of God” in every individual and of the equality, dignity and worth of every person. We are called to encounter one another with love and compassion, regardless of place […]

COLUMN: A Confederate Yankee

Bill Mayers

Lela Marie (Tarbox) Blanford, Feb 20, 1920 – April 4, 2017. Mother of four, mother-in-law, grandmother of nine, great-grandmother of two and great-great-grandmother of two. She passed peacefully right round 11:30 that morning, with a number of family at her bedside. Ma was mentally sharp almost to the end. She knew what […]

COLUMN: Musings of a Simple Country Man

Hobie Morris

Our water: dinosaurs to Brookfield

Water flows through the Bible 722 times.

When the well runs dry, we know the worth of water. — Benjamin Franklin

The golden age of water, free and abundant, is over — Charles Fishman, “The Big Thirst”

For most Americans turning on the faucet brings safe, clean […]

LETTER: Constituents active and informed; representatives need to listen

To the Editor: I don’t think that the Republicans in Congress really understand what’s going on. I think that they have deluded themselves into thinking that they are beloved by their constituents and that those constituents will just turn a blind eye to their behavior out of affection or disinterest. That may have been true […]

LETTER: Learn about Madison County’s homeless population

To the editor: If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. 1 John 3:17-18, NIV Every day, Karing Kitchen realizes […]

COLUMN: From Here and Back Again

Jim Coufal

Red States, Blue States: Boo Hoo for Family Values States There are many maps showing the U.S. by red and blue states. They vary by the criteria used, but there is great consistency in showing most of the south, some heartland and some western states as red states. Blue states are […]

COLUMN: From Here and Back Again

Jim Coufal

Our Friend, the Republican Party, Part 2.

As follow-up to Part 1, here are more state-level Republican actions that have taken place since Part 1 appeared. Keep in mind the Republican Party asserts it is the party of smaller, less-intrusive governing, as well as that of family values. 1. Oklahoma state […]

LETTER: Supports Tenney

To the editor: There seems to be an unprecedented push for Town-Hall type gatherings as of late. I totally understand the frustration with the Government, we’ve all been frustrated for years. What is perplexing is why is the outcry here in New York State coming from the Left and being focused at a freshman in […]