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Updated at 11:35 PM

 In his State of the Union address, I was pleased to hear President Obama call on members of Congress, and all of us, to work for public policies that are a reflection of our shared values. I support many of the specific proposals he laid out to move in that direction — such as raising the minimum wage, expanding child care and sick leave benefits, and working cooperatively with other nations.Now it's our turn, and Congress' turn, to find places of...

Updated Jan 14, 2015 at 9:07 PM

 Hydraulic fracking, first used in 1947, has revolutionized oil production and made natural gas widely available and affordable.Natural gas has declined from $13 per $1000 cubic ft. to less than $4 per $1000 cubic ft. over a...

Updated Jan 9, 2015 at 3:19 PM

The beginning of a new, two year session of Congress offers and important opportunity for our political leaders to work together to solve our nation's problems. No matter who we supported in the last election, we all have an opportunity to work...

Updated Jan 7, 2015 at 12:16 PM

Laugh me out of the newsroom, but until the gas leases are called in, HVHF is not over in New York.The ban is brilliant, the timing is perfect, gas prices are low, the environmentalists claim victory which resonates well with the public...

Updated Jan 7, 2015 at 12:10 PM

 In our rural area, the sound of the town fire alarm going off is a cause for alarm, in more ways than one.Why? So many who have served so many years are not around now, due to health issues or relocating. This is a call for...

Updated Dec 23, 2014 at 10:49 AM

 I recently read Matthew Mangino's column “The death penalty on life support” published in the Hornell Evening Tribune.Unfortunately Mr. Mangino, I fear you may be right. You may take some pride in knowing the...

Updated Dec 22, 2014 at 12:30 PM

 George Orwell's famous book, 1984, with its Big Brother, Truth Committee and Newspeak in a dystopian world did not arrive in 1984, but there sure are glimmerings of it today. In Orwell's vision “Oldspeak," or...

Updated Dec 10, 2014 at 11:06 AM

An open letter to the residents of the Town of Burns:Your rights to have a representative form of government are being stolen through an unethical tactic devised by David and Helen Slottje. They are highly compensated business people...

Updated Nov 19, 2014 at 12:47 PM

I am a career military veteran. I served from Vietnam to Desert Storm. Frequently, around Veterans Day, I am asked if I would do it over again. It’s not a simple question.Look back to World War II. Tremendous sacrifices were...

Updated Nov 16, 2014 at 12:29 AM

In light of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's veto regarding the military pension credit, I feel deeply compelled to write this letter to all veterans regardless of the time or place served.Dear Veterans, I would personally like to thank each and...

Updated Nov 13, 2014 at 1:30 PM

According to a media report, the town of Hornellsville, where I live, is being socked with a 3 percent property tax increase and the town supervisor is trumpeting how great he feels about holding the line on taxes. Really?In addition, the...

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