Opinion

Farm bill is bad bill

Op Ed

The Officers and Board of Directors of the Democratic Rural Conference of New York State today issued a resolution opposing passage of the FFLPA as it is currently constituted. We applaud the goals of this legislation. We support collective bargaining for farm laborers and understand that it is required under a recent court ruling. However, the bill as it is […]

New Kingston should be delayed

To the Editor: The New Kingston septic system vote is very confusing; not just to the property owners in New Kingston, but also to the Town of Middletown who approved the packet sent to property owners. Through their Special Counsel, in Albany, the Town sent out a six page packet with instructions, exhibits, statements and absentee ballot forms to property […]

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Cigarette/Vape producers marketing to children; communities should take action

Op Ed

Smoking kills and is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. In fact, cigarettes kill more people in the United States than alcohol, car crashes, AIDS, illegal drugs, murders and suicides combined. In New York State alone, tobacco use claims 28,000 lives each year. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cigarette smoking […]

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Trump not exonerated by Mueller

To the Editor: Contrary to the parroted assertions of a few local Republicans, the Mueller report did not clear the President. Rather it is a roadmap for both impeachment and removal from office by Congress, and multiple felony indictments and conviction upon his leaving office. Lest there be any doubt, Mueller made this abundantly clear in his statement this past […]

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Seward proposes new benefit for local volunteers

Op Ed

The week of May 19-25 is recognized as National Emergency Medical Services Week to honor the men and women who provide lifesaving services on a daily basis in our communities. During my time in the state senate I have worked closely with many EMS providers, both volunteer and career, on a number of important initiatives – new laws, grant opportunities, […]

Support of Trump is sinful

To the Editor: Recently, I wrote an open letter inviting Trump supporters to engage in dialogue with me. Most I met with called Trump, usually in less polite terms, “a lowlife” and “unprincipled.” Yet they all said they’ll vote for him again in 2020, because of “the great things he’s done for our country.” Many referred to their Christianity in […]

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