LETTERS: Political primaries

Offers alternative to current primary process, scheduling

To the Editor:

A political primary is a preliminary election in which the registered voters of a political party nominate candidates for office [Editor’s note: Some states have ‘open primaries’ that allow any registered voter of any party to participate]. The key word here is preliminary.

The […]

LETTER: Thanks Madison County for Toys for Tots support

To the Editor:

I would like to thank all of Madison County for the support and participation in the 2019 Marine Corps Toys for Tots Campaign. Without the donations from citizens, the large and small businesses holding toys collections and toy drives, we could not have succeeded. 

This year, we provided toys to more […]

LETTER: Ombudsmen pivotal to quality care

To the editor:

As the Regional Coordinator for the NYS Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program at Resource Center for Independent Living, I routinely observe what many of us in society may have yet to experience; the inside of nursing homes and adult care facilities.

Too often, I see elderly residents struggle to navigate living […]

LETTER: Supports Jerry Brown for president

To the editor:

The entire list of Democratic candidates for president is discouraging, if not outright depressing. Joe Biden will always be Mr. Touchy-Feely. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren remind me of two ivory tower college professors way overdue for retirement. Pete Buttigieg is actually running for governor of Indiana. Amy Klobuchar needs to […]

LETTER: Supports drive-up mailbox proposal

LETTER: Supports drive-up mailbox proposal

To the Editor:

The Hamilton Village Board recently joined with the Hamilton Post Office to approve a proposal for a driver’s side drive-up mailbox at the municipal parking lot. It will serve the community during periods of inclement weather. It will answer the need to accommodate senior citizens. It […]

LETTER: Supports impeachment

To the editor:

I listened to the impeachment inquiry witnesses, and found them credible, professional and consistent. I watched the fact-free defense the GOP threw at the TV cameras that consisted of misdirection, opinions, lies and unsupported assertions. There was no defensible scenario or concrete evidence offered to counter witness testimony. I am convinced that impeachment […]

LETTER: Supports Tenney for Congress

To the Editor:

I very much agree with a letter I recently received from the Tenney for Congress Campaign. She states while Anthony Brindisi is in Washington cozying up to the D.C. elite and liberal billionaires, she has been busy talking to Upstate New Yorkers about the real issues that concern them.

Time and time […]

LETTER: Why I’m exploring a run for the 121st Assembly District

To the editor:

My name is Corey Mosher, and I am exploring a run for New York’s 121st Assembly District, which covers Madison County and portions of Oneida and Otsego counties.

I am a fourth-generation family farmer, partner of Mosher Farms, a father of four children attending public schools and the son of an […]

LETTER: Supports Milman-Barris, Nichols

To the editor:

On Nov. 5, 2019, the voters in Oneida Wards 1, 2 and 3 will be casting their ballots for two positions for Madison County supervisor.  Margaret Milman-Barris and John Nichols are the best choices to represent the people of Oneida. I know they will both do an excellent job.  I have […]

LETTER: Thanks community for back-to-school support

To the Editor:

An African proverb “It takes a village to raise a child,” states best of how our community comes together to assist our area children returning to school. Trying to equip each student with the necessary tools to start the new school year can be challenging. But once again, our community, “our […]

LETTER: ‘Lights for Liberty‘ vigil planned for 7 p.m. Friday, July 12, 2019

To the Editor:

I sit down to write this letter having just tucked my children into bed. It was already late, so I made my youngest close her book and turn off her light. I reminded her of the fun things she would get to do in the morning. I sang her a lullaby, […]

LETTER: Denounces Clerk’s decision to close DMV

To the Editor:

Madison County Clerk Mike Keville announced that the Madison County DMV will be closed on June 25, 2019, due to the primary election taking place that day. He cites election reforms recently passed by the NYS Legislature that give workers up to three hours of paid time off as the reason for […]