LETTER: Salka thanks supporters

To the Editor:

As we prepare to start a new year and swear in new leadership for the 121st Assembly District, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all who supported me in this past election; for those who did not, I hope to gain your trust through hard work, accountability and […]

COLUMN: The Musings of a Simple Country Man

Hobie Morris

Reaching for the Stars at Christmas

By Hobie Morris

Earth: a beautiful blue orb flying through the universe. I often wonder what we must look like to other beings watching from deep space…what does the light emitting from earth show today? When people see our past will we be proud of […]

COLUMN: A Confederate Yankee

COLUMN: A Confederate Yankee

Have a cookie and behave yourself, Donald

For several days, the house was filled with astronomically delightful odors.

Peeled, cored and chopped spies, sugar, cinnamon and cloves simmering in the crock-pot overnight produced 27 pints of apple butter, most of which goes as gifts throughout the year.

For a […]

COLUMN: Musings of aSimple Country Man

COLUMN: Musings of a Simple Country Man

A Mysterious Christmas Dream

The story that follows came in an early December dream. You must decide its meaning. Is the dream’s timing coincidental or a special message with purpose? This is what I remember.

Hobie Morris

The landscape is barren and brown. Nature’s inevitable cycle of […]

LETTER: Scherz thanks volunteers, attendees of ninth annual holiday party

LETTER: Scherz thanks volunteers, attendees of ninth annual holiday party

Pictured from left are Oneida County Sheriff Rob Maciol, state Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush and Councilman Fritz Scherz.

Many heartfelt thanks to everyone (volunteers and attendees) who helped make my ninth annual holiday party for town of Verona residents Dec. 2 a huge success. Fabulous […]

Thanks those who helped with appreciation dinner for veterans

Pictured from left are Verona Vietnam veteran Frank Buda (Navy) and Councilman Fritz Scherz Nov. 11 at the eighth annual thank you dinner for town of Verona veterans. Veterans from the Air Force, Army, Marines and Navy attended with their families.

Thanks those who helped with appreciation dinner for veterans

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LETTER: Voting is the start to dealing with every trial and tribulation

LETTER: Voting is the start to dealing with every trial and tribulation

To the Editor:

As a life-long registered voter, it is my hope that the citizens of the United States will make the effort to vote in what many consider to be perhaps the most important election in the history of this country. Just […]

LETTER: Supports Tenney

LETTER: Supports Tenney

To the Editor:

In a weird kind of way, I get a kick out of seeing the hatred on Rep Tenney’s page.

I find it amazing because, while I’d never say anything approaching the level of vitriol or hatred freely spewed on her page, I can’t comment or post on her opponents […]

COLUMN: A Confederate Yankee

COLUMN: A Confederate Yankee

Why in Hades?

So the madness in Pittsburg has struck like a rattlesnake, leaving me and so many others chilled to the bone. Steel City is tough, but this? What the pluperfect hell? How do certain people rationalize such behavior? If it’s not Jews, it’s black folk, Muslims, Native Americans – […]

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 […]