Magee Opposes Thruway Toll Hike

To the Editor:

(Town of Nelson, NY) I oppose the New York State Thruway Authority’s proposed 45 percent toll increase for trucks. This increase places a burden on businesses, as well as the backs of our farmers, and that is not the way to help them grow.

New York farms need access to the New […]

Magee Working to Bring Fresh Produce to Seniors


Continuing his efforts to promote products grown in New York State, Assemblyman Bill Magee (D-Nelson) announced he introduced legislation to establish a Farm-to-Senior program (A.10308). The bill would allow the Department of Agriculture and Markets and the state Office for the Aging to work together to coordinate efforts to promote and provide local […]

Responds to CAARA Accusations

To the Editor:

(Madison County) I am writing to you regarding the Companion Animal Access and Rescue Act legislation that is in the state Assembly’s Agriculture Committee. This bill would require the release of shelter animals to any rescue groups upon their request (A.7312-C).

While this bill has good intentions, there are flaws that […]

Should Cazenovia’s Comprehensive Plan be Revised?

By Elizabeth L. Pratt

(Cazenovia, NY – Feb. 2012) The Cazenovia Village Board of Trustees meeting had a full audience and a full roster of items to discuss at its Feb. 6 meeting.

The most heated discussion of the meeting was about whether a section of the village’s Comprehensive Plan, adopted in 2008, should potentially […]