My grandparents were immigrants to this country from Italy. They faithfully respected and obeyed the just immigration laws of our nation in entering their new homeland. With this in mind, it is …
  New York state government’s legislative session in Albany runs from January to June. However a special session was called for December. The legislators scurried to Albany to get their …
I am totally and absolutely outraged by members of a particular political party who propose cutting Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid payments rather than raise the debt limit.  For …
I enjoyed reading Richard Phelps’ recent column entitled “The Painted Rock Controversy.” Painted rock or Kindness rock projects are simply meant to brighten someone’s day and …

Santa stops in Albany

How was your Christmas? Did Santa leave a bag o’ cash under your tree? Me neither. However, Santa stopped in Albany and dropped a big bag o’ cash in the legislature. That’s right, …

Gov. Hochul’s agriculture proposals

Thank you for highlighting Gov. Hochul’s agriculture proposals in her State of the State speech. (“Hochul announces initiatives aimed at boosting food supply chain,” Jan. 10). It …

AOC REACH

A painful hip and much limitation of my activities led to a consultation with an orthopedic surgeon who said I was not a viable candidate because the pain and disability were insufficient to qualify. …

New year, new Congress

Now the House of Representatives has its speaker and can officially begin conducting business, the republican majority has a choice. It can begin advocating for policies intended to improve …

Editorial
Volunteer first responders throughout the State of New York may be eligible for a new tax credit if approved by their local municipality. The bill, sponsored by Assembly Member Ken Zebrowski (D- …
To the delight of many lawmakers, the possibility of a change in the state’s current bail-reform policy is being floated in Albany. The New York Daily News reported that, in her State of the …
America held its collective breath last week during 30 tense minutes at a Monday night football game. Damar Hamlin of the Buffalo Bills lay on the field while trainers and emergency personnel …