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Letters to the Editor

Take From The Poor, Give To The Rich!

Isn’t it Take from the Rich and give to the Poor? That is what Robin Hood and his Merry Men used to do. Yes, that is what Robin Hood used to do and say. But at the Oswego County Legislature the Band of Merry Men( in the Majority Caucus) feel that they should take from the Poor but give to the Rich. […]

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Barclay

Road and Bridge Funding Needed in Upstate

The New York State Comptroller estimates there will be $89 billion in unmet local infrastructure needs over the next 20 years with as much as $27.4 billion needed for bridges alone. The responsibility to take care of these major infrastructure costs, however, lies on the backs of local taxpayers with 87% of the state’s roads and half of the state’s bridges up to localities to maintain. […]

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Letters to the Editor

Unbelievable

All, I’ve never been one to champion the memorializing resolutions, concerns etc that we may have about proposals from Albany, but this is quite possibly the most outrageous I’ve seen in my career. I hope we all read this and take up the call. […]

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Ritchie

Join Me To ‘Protect Our Prisons’

Recently, in announcing amendments to his Executive Budget proposal, Governor Andrew Cuomo revealed his plan to close up to three New York State prisons by September 1. If the proposal were approved as part of the new state budget, the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision would review operations at facilities statewide and select up to three for closure. […]

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Ritchie

A Simple Step That Can Save Lives

Across our region and beyond people are continuing to offer thoughts and prayers for a father and his four daughters who recently lost their lives in a city of Watertown house fire. The brave firefighters and other emergency responders who were at the scene on the morning of the fire say it was one of the most tragic they had ever seen. […]