Letter to the editor.
To the editor: I have been a registered Republican since I was old enough to vote. I have resided in the town of Van Buren for almost 20 years.
To the editor: The Democratic candidate for a Van Buren highway superintendent, William Vroman, of 1058 Lynch Road, owes delinquent taxes in excess of $11,000 on property he owns in the town of Lysander.
Letter thanking the community for a successful church rummage sale.
To the editor and Baldwinsville CSD Board of Education: My wife and I just got done paying $2,800 in school taxes. Money we worked hard for along with paying for three kids in college and three in grade school.
Recently, the Tax Foundation released a map showing the combined local, state, and federal cell phone rates. The map showed, not surprisingly, that New York residents pay the third highest cell phone tax rate in the country. Our state and local cell phone tax is 17.85 percent.
Often issues arise in the State legislature where there are meritorious arguments on either side of the legislation. This holds true for the state-wide referendum championed by Governor Cuomo that, if passed, would change our State Constitution to allow, among other things, the siting of four commercial casinos in Upstate New York.
As the Legislature concludes the fast, furious and daunting budget review process, I wanted to share some insight on the finished product for 2014. To understand the relevance of the 2014 budget, it is necessary to first revisit 2013.
Long past time to deal with offensive nicknames, pro or otherwise
First, before we plunge into the raging discussion about what to call that Pro Football Team in Washington, let’s just admit that none of our hands are clean here – journalists included. Thousands of times in hundreds of stories over the decades, we have shown no shame, apology or hesitation dropping Native American-based nicknames into the flow of the story. And we’ll continue to do so in the days, months and years ahead.
I had every intention of writing my column this week about my experience of having gone through one of BOOville’s haunted houses this weekend. I even had a taker — my friend Stacy was going to go with me. And she too is not a big fan of these things. Still, off we drove Sunday night, ready to face our fears full on. Yet, while she was texting a friend on the way, laughing and distracted, I was driving, tensing up, getting more and more nervous as we neared our destination.
According to the most recent statistics reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, death by suicide surpassed death by motor vehicle crashes in 2010. Suicide rates for adults, ages 35-64, increased by 28% since 1999. A report issued by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health indicates that suicidal behaviors led to 1.1 million suicide attempts, many of which required hospitalizations or medical attention. In 2010, there were 38,364 suicides in the U.S—an average of 105 each day.
I am greatly disappointed by the recent decision handed down by Judge Greenwood that denies four candidates the ability to appear on the Nov. 5 ballot in Lysander. It is disappointment that I share with the candidates, who made the decision to run for public office and had begun to re-shape their lives in the quest to give back to their community. I am also disappointed for the residents of Lysander who have lost choice.
Baldwinsville resident Erin Scala just returned from a week, Sept. 6 through Sept. 13, at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Below, the athlete chronicles her experience.
Stories at Cornell, B'ville highlight troubling issue
Cornell University, academic bastion, Ivy League stalwart, producer of so much talent in so many fields – the school has every right to feel proud about its place, both as an institution and as the source of so much pride within the Ithaca community. And while sports are important for the Big Red, it tries hard not to reflect the larger ugliness that surrounds big-time college athletics and has been profusely documented everywhere you look.
Shut down of Vermont nuclear plant concerning To the editor: Entergy Corporation recently announced that it is planning to shut down Yankee nuclear power plant —the only nuclear power plant in Vermont. This announcement should be of great concern to the Central New York community in light of the fact that Oswego County is home to three nuclear plants, one of which, the James A. Fitzpatrick plant, is owned by Entergy.