GUEST COLUMN: Accident facts in Madison County: Are you a safe and sober driver?

GUEST COLUMN: Accident facts in Madison County: Are you a safe and sober driver?

By Landon Biehl

With summer winding down and the new school year just around the corner, people are planning Labor Day celebrations and trying to squeeze in one last family getaway before summer comes to an end.

During these last […]

COLUMN: A Confederate Yankee

COLUMN: A Confederate Yankee

Wake Up, America!

By Bill Mayers

America is at war. The frightening thing is, almost nobody realizes it. And the enemy is well into his attack while we stump along, oblivious. And unless we get our collective heads out of our collective rumps, we’ll be done to a turn.

Trouble is, […]

COLUMN: Musings of a Simple Country Man

Hobie Morris

COLUMN: Musings of a Simple Country Man

Is America’s revolutionary dream over?

By Hobie Morris

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” – Edmund

Burke

“We didn’t pass [freedoms] to our children in the blood stream. It must be fought for, protected and […]

COLUMN: From Here and Back Again

Jim Coufal

COLUMN: From Here and Back Again

Donald Flip-flop

By Jim Coufal

Flip-flop is defined as “To reverse a stand or position.” Donald Trump is a master of the flip-flop, ignoring consistency— a needed characteristic of a president — and the consequences of flip-flopping. Of course, it may be a purposeful tactic to […]

COLUMN: From Here and Back Again

Jim Coufal

COLUMN: From Here and Back Again

Trump’s lies: Telling it like it is.

By Jim Coufal

One of the reasons many people say they voted for Trump or support him is because he “is telling it like it is.”

I’m going to tell it like it is, starting by saying Trump ‘tells […]

GUEST COLUMN: Speak Out Central New York releases layoff report

Speak Out Central New York releases layoff report

Eight hundred Central New Yorkers lost their jobs after Katko and Tenney passed the TrumpTax; state Department of Labor numbers reveal zero job growth and hundreds of layoffs despite promises from Katko and Tenney; Katko and Tenney congressional districts have some of highest unemployment in New York […]

COLUMN: Musings of a Simple Country Man

Hobie Morris

COLUMN: Musings of a Simple Country Man

Where have all the flowers gone? And other country reflections

By Hobie Morris

The Brookfield hills are once again alive with a colorful palette of spring flowers. Reminding this simple country man of the lovely impressionistic artistry of that school’s founder—Claude Monet. My lovely wife […]

COLUMN: Spring is here

COLUMN: Spring is here By Ric Main The spring season is a time of beautiful flower blossoms, chirping birds, school proms and beautiful sun. We are not alone taking advantage of those warming rays of sunshine to garden, frolic or lie in the new growth of freshly cut grass. There are others wanting to […]

“Central New Yorkers Speak Out” social media campaign launches to highlight human impact of TrumpTax and healthcare sabotage

“Central New Yorkers Speak Out” social media campaign launches to highlight human impact of TrumpTax and healthcare sabotage

Speak Out CNY Will Publish a Series of Stories from Residents of NY-22 & NY-24

In First Story, Resident of Tenney’s District Shares How The Affordable Care Act Saved His Son’s Life – […]

COLUMN: Musings of a Simple Country Man

Hobie Morris

April Snow

Sunday night—“on the road.” It was raining hard in West Winfield and Bridgewater, as well as Brookfield. The ground was bare. A half mile west out of town a thin whiteness began showing up in our truck’s headlights. A mile further, and now starting to climb higher into the hills, […]

COLUMN: Musings of a Simple Country Man

Hobie Morris

COLUMN: Musings of a Simple Country Man

Crossroads

By Hobie Morris

“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood…I took the one less traveled by. And that has made all the difference.” The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost (1874-1963)

“Everyone reaches a crossroads in life. Difficult decisions have to be made. Some take […]

Stirpe: Good heart health is a lifelong commitment

Al Stirpe

Stirpe: Good heart health is a lifelong commitment

February is long gone, ending American Heart Month; however, that doesn’t mean promoting heart health and living a healthier life should move to the back burner.

There are approximately 92.1 million American adults living with […]