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  • Legislature Passes Bill to Promote Living Organ Donors

    In my mind, one of the most selfless things a person can do is to be a living organ donor. In order to give the gift of life to another, a living organ donor not only sacrifices a part of his or her b Read More

  • Unprecedented Pardons

    My office received several calls regarding Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s recent “conditional” pardons of more than 24,000 convicted felons who are currently on parole. The calls were prompted because it became Read More

  • A More Perfect Union

    You know these words, but how often do you stop to think about them? “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide Read More

  • This Nation is Trying Some Very New Strategies

    Let’s objectively see if they work For this discussion, let us set Donald Trump aside. Let us ignore him. It’s not easy, because he seems to be everywhere. Let us look at the latest U.S. policies. H Read More

  • Property Taxes, Public Trust, Education Among Public Concerns

    People are concerned about the direction our state is headed. We have some of the highest property taxes in the U.S., a sluggish economy, and an onslaught of corruption cases and other scandals involv Read More

  • How do you spell intelligence? S-T-U-P-I-D

    We have recently gone through the big kafuffle over Trump and Putin. The biggest laugh lines were when the critics attacked the president. Because he showed disrespect for our intelligence agencies. H Read More

  • How to Get Involved

    Back in 1883, Teddy Roosevelt wrote in essay on what it takes to be a true American citizen. He did not mince words. “The people who say that they have not time to attend to politics are simply saying Read More

  • Rude or Right, or Both?

    Imagine you and your partner invite new neighbors to dinner. The woman, most beautiful, charms you. The man, however, is something different. “You should lose some weight,” he says to one of you. “I Read More

  • Summer in Central New York

    Now is the perfect time for local residents and visitors to take part in the many sights, events, and activities in our area. We are really fortunate to have such great natural resources, arts and cul Read More