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 […]

LETTER: Trump actions are suspect

LETTER: Trump actions are suspect

To the Editor:

Many of us in America suspect the reason Trump meets autocrats alone like Kim Jung-un and Vladimir Putin is because he is being controlled. The Trump meeting with Kim Jung-un in Singapore delivered a concession to North Korea; Trump agreed to end military exercises with South Korea.

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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 […]

LETTER: New York insurers say Washington is to blame for rising healthcare premiums

LETTER: New York insurers say Washington is to blame for rising healthcare premiums

To the Editor:

New York health insurers announced earlier this week that they will need double-digit premium increases next year because of reckless votes in Congress that dismantled a key part of the Affordable Care Act.

Fourteen insurers have filed 2019 rate […]

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 […]

LETTER: Dairy Day celebration is Saturday, June 16, 2018

LETTER: Dairy Day celebration is Saturday, June 16, 2018

To the Editor:

Let’s raise a glass of milk for June Dairy Month! It is a time to recognize not only the many delicious products that we enjoy but also the hardworking farm families who put the food on our […]

LETTER: Supports Tenney

LETTER: Supports Tenney

To the Editor:

“I don’t want public opinion derailing this,” said Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi regarding the Utica Downtown Hospital debacle.

The hospital already has plenty of controversy surrounding it, but his statement alone speaks volumes about Brindisi’s character. Last time I checked, being an Assemblyman means you are a public servant. If […]

LETTER: Speak Out CNY responds to Trump administration’s unprecedented, intentional sabotage of Affordable Care Act

LETTER: Speak Out CNY responds to Trump administration’s unprecedented, intentional sabotage of Affordable Care Act

Congressman John Katko and Congresswoman Claudia Tenney supported this latest assault on health care with votes to pass TrumpTax and repeal individual mandate

By Will Brunelle

Speak Out Central New York released the following statement today in response to […]

LETTER: CAAC thanks community for support of first-responder grant program

LETTER: CAAC thanks community for support of first-responder grant program

To the editor:

The Board of the Canastota Area Association of Churches is pleased to announce that the 2018 Grant Program wrapped up Saturday, April 21, at a breakfast sponsored by Believers Chapel, with all the checks being presented to our four Canastota-area Volunteer fire […]

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 […]