LETTER: Group questions alignment with Oliver North

LETTER: Group questions alignment with Oliver North

To the Editor:

Speaker Betsy Briggs, co-founder and steering committee member of Indivisible Mohawk Valley, issued the following statement regarding the activities of Rep. Claudia Tenney (NY-22) on Monday, Oct. 29:

“Rep. Claudia Tenney will spend Monday, Oct. 29, in the company of Oliver North, who will headline […]

LETTER: Supports Judge Elizabeth Burns on Democratic line for NYS Supreme Court Justice

LETTER: Supports Judge Elizabeth Burns on Democratic line for NYS Supreme Court Justice

To the Editor:

On Nov. 6, Judge Elizabeth Burns will be on the Democratic ballot line for the office of state Supreme Court Justice for the Sixth Judicial District. The Judicial Convention to select the Democratic […]

LETTER: Keeping Magee and Salka working for us where they are best option

LETTER: Keeping Magee and Salka working for us where they are best option

To the Editor:

Once again, an interesting local race is shaping up for residents of Madison and Oneida counties, where John Salka is attempting to replace Bill Magee for the 121st Assembly District seat.

Both men have served in elected office for […]

COLUMN: Musings of a Simple Country Man

Hobie Morris

A Profile in Political Red Rose Courage

By Hobie Morris

If Lincoln were alive today he would be turning over in his grave. – President Gerald Ford

When a political movement goes off the beam and wanders too close to the edge of demagoguery and fear and fear mongering becomes too tempting […]

LETTER: Election not the start or end of ambition for Central New York

LETTER: Election not the start or end of ambition for Central New York

To the Editor:

On Feb. 5 this year, I announced my candidacy for the Assembly’s 121st District. Since then, I have gone up and down, back and forth through the district, sharing my ideas and what […]

LETTER: Proud of Hamilton community, legislators

LETTER: Proud of Hamilton community, legislators

To the Editor:

It is a brighter day today because Tuesday, Sept. 18, we saw the results of citizen involvement in local Hamilton government affairs. When the cause is right, when the community embraces the vision and when there is passion and commitment, representative government thrives.

The village board […]

LETTER: Working to elect Brindisi to protect the middle class

LETTER: Working to elect Brindisi to protect the middle class

To the Editor:

“Democracy is not a spectator sport.” I don’t know who first said it, but I’ve embraced it strongly since the 2016 election. Until then, I WAS just a spectator. Now I read about issues, write articles for a newsletter, volunteer for campaigns […]

LETTER: There is hope for everyone

LETTER: There is hope for everyone

To the Editor:

In an effort to promote National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, I am writing to share some of my personal experience, as well as some information about suicide and how it affects us all. My hope is that each of you might be able to gain a […]

LETTER: Katko ad misleading, condescending

LETTER: Katko ad misleading, condescending To the Editor: The season of lies, lies and more lies continues. A recent Katko ad portrays Dana Balter advocating doubling our taxes. Checking the source of this quote reveals a very different scenario; she does not advocate or say she would double our taxes; rather she is referring to […]

LETTER: Asks community to oppose digital sign

LETTER: Asks community to oppose digital sign

To the Editor:

In a prior letter, I asked Hamilton-area residents to join me in opposing the digital sign being placed on the village green.

The Hamilton Village code for signs reads “No illumination shall be directed upon a sidewalk, street, or public place or upon adjacent premises […]

COLUMN: The Musings of a Simple Country Man

Hobie Morris

COLUMN: The Musings of a Simple Country Man

Putin, no: Petrov and Arkhipov, YES

Unless an unexpected miracle happens, the chances for a life like statue of beady eyed Vladimir Putin watching over Main Street, Brookfield is about as remote as this simple country man becoming the second trillionaire in world history […]

COLUMN: From Here and Back Again

Jim Coufal

COLUMN: From Here and Back Again

Take a second look before believing political ads

Tis the season – for political campaign ads designed to influence your vote. They can be annoying, disgusting and even truthful and enjoyable. They are made in written form, on radio, television and especially now on social media.

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