LETTER: Responds to coverage of sexual harassment allegations

To the Editor: This letter is in response to the articles covering the sexual harassment allegations made against men in the media and government throughout the United States. To all males living in this country, I issue a collective statement: enough already. Who are you to impose your sexual desires on someone because they did […]

COLUMN: From here and back again

Jim Coufal

Progressivism II: What progressives believe

Part I looked at what Republicans believe and indicated that there are several such beliefs that progressives can agree with. These are, (1) our constitution must be honored, upheld, and valued, (2) leaders should serve people, not special interests, (3) paychecks should not be wasted on […]

LETTER: Thanks participants, volunteers for annual holiday party

Pictured from left are Oneida County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Gregory Pflieger, Oneida County Sheriff Rob Maciol, state Senator Joe Griffo and Councilman Fritz Scherz.

To the Editor:

Many heartfelt thanks to everyone (volunteers and attendees) that helped make my eighth annual holiday party for town of Verona residents Dec. […]

A Cow Barn’s Musical Christmas Story

Hobie Morris

The old wooden barn was silent and dark. Snow lay on its roof and clothed the landscape. It was Christmas Eve. It was the night before Christmas when all through the cow barn not a creature was stirring except for the mice. The cats looked asleep but with one eye always open. […]

LETTER: Tenney must disavow Roy Moore and RNC support in 2018

To the Editor:

Last night, the Republican National Committee reentered the Alabama special Senate election in order to support the candidacy of accused child molester, Roy Moore. Moore has been accused by multiple women of sexually assaulting them, including one victim who was 14 years old when Moore molested her. In light of the RNC’s […]

COLUMN: From Here and Back Again

Jim Coufal

What Republicans Believe: With editorial comments This piece looks at the results of a recent survey that asked Republicans what principles are most important to them, from which the researchers compiled the list below, shown in the order they appeared. Each principle listed in boldface is followed by my editorial remarks […]

COLUMN: A Confederate Yankee

Close to home

Middletown, Virginia is noted, among other things, for it’s proximity to Cedar Creek battlefield, where a major Union defeat of Confederate forces took place during October of 1864.

For a number of years, aficionados have conducted a commemorative re-enactment of that battle on the grounds of the original battle. Carol and I […]

Forgotten Sounds from the Past

Hobie Morris

Recently my wonderful wife Lois and I had an unexpected visit with a remarkable man and legendary Utica business icon Bill Chanatry. It was a very special time and an incredible blessing. Mr. Chanatry is widely known and admired for being, among other things, a charter member of Tom Brokaw’s “Greatest Generation.” […]

COLUMN: Events of Historical Note

Matthew Urtz

From Monday, Dec. 4, through Sunday, Dec. 10, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., the Lorenzo State Historic site will host its annual “Christmas at Lorenzo.” Gilded Glamour will be the theme for this year’s presentation. With support from the Friends of Lorenzo this event will feature refreshments, live music, sleigh rides […]

Brindisi: Tenney has ‘flip-flopped’ on the Republican tax increase plan

On the heels of Congresswoman Claudia Tenney’s new stance on the Republican tax increase plan, Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi released the following statement:

“Congresswoman Claudia Tenney has flip-flopped and made it quite clear: she now regrets her ‘yes’ vote for the GOP tax increase plan, saying she will draw some new ‘line […]

GUEST COLUMN: Good grief

By Troy Bishopp, in memory of Scott Bishopp

When I hear the phrase “Good Grief”, I’m reminded of Charlie Brown’s adage that described his daily personal frustrations. Using good with grief seems disingenuous for those of us who are in mourning. As I struggle almost daily with the flashpoint of tears, […]

LETTER: Sexual harassment disclosure is tough

To the Editor: The other day, Alabama candidate Roy Moore, complained about the women accusing him of sexual harassment, asking why they waited 40 years till just a month before the election. “Coincidence? I don’t think so” said Moore. It was no coincidence, but not for the reasons he claims. First, you need to look […]