Monthly Archives: December 2015

How could upstate prosper?

A guest viewpoint “Disappointed in Democrats but still hopeful,” appeared in the Elmira Star Gazette on December 29. Heather C. Briccetti, President and CEO of The Business Council of New York State, Inc., speaking for business interests, commends NYS Senate … Continue reading

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Whoa, this ‘progressive liberal Democrat’ likes guns, owned them.

The following letter was published in the Finger Lakes Times on December 16. It is a response to an earlier letter (follow the link) that paints liberals as those who “hate the police and embrace criminals. They, in general, hate … Continue reading

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Tom Reed in Dailykos most “vulnerable congressmen” list

The article was written by a NY23rd resident who wishes to remain anonymous. Dailykos released its 2016 most competitive districts list which included our district NY23rd. While other sites such as congressional quarterly named this race as “leans republican” several … Continue reading

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John Stossel: another non sequitur

Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.–Winston S. Churchill John Stossel chides President Obama for tweaking Obamacare on his own authority; he doesn’t mention that Congress and the courts have, perhaps wisely, done the same. … Continue reading

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Extremely Low Property Tax Caps Approaching

The Good News: Less taxes to pay. The Bad News: Less revenue for governmental services. The New York State Property Tax Cap  is the highest amount a local government (County, Town, City, or Village) or school can raise their tax … Continue reading

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Poverty: NY-23rd & Rep. Reed

A blog in the local newspaper’s (Penn Yan Chronicle Express)  on-line site discussed the poverty level of the our congressional district, the NY-23. It had a link to, which lists Poverty Rate data for every congressional district plus the District of Columbia. It … Continue reading

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Ben Carson cites 12 reasons to vote for him

Because you believe just as I do …–Ben Carson A political mailing came addressed to me today from Ben Carson. Carson kindly included a picture of himself. Carson assured me that we share each others views. He included a Newsmax … Continue reading

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Rep. Reed is Willing to Sell Guns to No-Fly Terrorist Watch List Members

The article is a Press Release from “John Plumb for Congress”. First, Tom Reed voted to defund the Department of Homeland Security. Then, Tom Reed disparaged a veteran in the district. Now, Tom Reed is “against banning gun sales to people on … Continue reading

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San Bernardino from a Woman’s Point of View

This article was written by Cath Kestler, Activist and resident of Silver Creek for the past 31 years. Last Wednesday, it was late in the afternoon as I sat at my dining room table putting pen to paper making a “To … Continue reading

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When Rep. Reed says he cares …

I voted in support of the American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act because I care about keeping Americans safe by keeping terrorists out of our country. — Tom Reed Tom Reed may care more about embarrassing our President and our … Continue reading

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