Author Archives: pystew

About pystew

Retired Teacher, political science geek, village trustee. I lean a little left, but like a good political discussion. My blog, the New NY 23rd (http://newny23rd) is about discussing the issues facing the people of our new congressional district. Let's hear all sides of the issues, not just what the candidates want us to hear.

Tough Town Hall Questions for Rep. Reed

  Congress Tom Reed will be hold a series of Town Hall Meetings on Saturday, February 20. He has not announced his schedule, yet, but the Town of Starkey (Yates) Clerk let the secret out when she announced that he … Continue reading

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Another State Senate Race in the NY 23rd

Twenty-three year veteran State Senator Michael Nozzolio of the 54th District announced that he will not run for re-election this fall. The 54th Senatorial District covers part of the NY23rd (Seneca County, the Eastern portion of Ontario County and the town of Lansing in … Continue reading

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Keep America Great!

Finger Lakes Times (Geneva) columnist Peter Mitchell asked  “If we’re not a great country now, when were we great, and what will take to get is back there?” in this week’s column titled “The ‘Make America Great’ Myth”. First Mitchell identified four … Continue reading

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We Foot the Bill for Big Pharma

This article was written by Cath Kestler, a nurse and Silver Creek resident and a friend of New NY 23rd   This past Saturday there was a packed house at the Town Hall meeting with Tom Reed;most of you will … Continue reading

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Rep. Reed’s Changing Stance on Refugees

A chameleon is a lizard that has the ability to change color in order to survive. Political chameleons change their opinions or behavior according to the situation. Rep. Reed has changed his opinion on the issue of Syrian Refugees at least three times since the ISIS lead attacks on Paris … Continue reading

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Make Social Security a Key Issue in 2016

We don’t hear about Social Security very much in the chatter of presidential primary campaigning. Especially not from the Republicans. That is going to change as the campaigns move to the general election phase after the July National Conventions. Social … Continue reading

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We have a Contested NYS Senate Race!

Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Yates and the western portion of Tompkins Counties make up the New York State Senatorial District #58. They have been represented by Republican Sen. Tom O’Mara since 2010 when the former Senator Winner surprisingly decided not to … Continue reading

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