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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.

NY 23rd Congressional Democratic Candidates?

I have heard questions and read rumors about who might be running against Rep. Tom Reed in the November 2018 election. Even though it is a bit more than 18 months away, we currently have FIVE potential democratic challengers to … Continue reading

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Science is not for Denial, it’s here to Embrace

The article was written by Cath Kestler, activist and resident of Silver Creek, NY   The Science March held on Earth Day provided us with an actual picture of the participating masses filled with an untiring enthusiasm in unity for … Continue reading

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Is Rep. Reed Tiptoeing Away From Trump?

Friday night (April 21) our Congressman, Rep. Tom Reed was on the MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes” program. Hayes asked Rep. Reed questions about Funding the Wall, Shutting Down the Government, and Trump’s newest edition of the Bill to … Continue reading

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Tax Reform Soon? GOP needs to repeal ACA first.

April 18, 2017  “Our tax reform and our tax plan is coming along very well. It will out very soon. We are working on Health Care. We are getting that done, too,” reported President Trump at the Snap-On Tools factory … Continue reading

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Reed in Ovid: Climate Control, Planned Parenthood & the National Debt

Dr. David L. Dresser, former Supervisor of the Town of Ovid, had an Opt-Ed in Sunday’s Finger Lake Times that is worth sharing. He attended Rep. Reed’s March 11 Town Hall Meeting in Ovid, and was able to ask him … Continue reading

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Rep. Reed in Tyrone

  The Fire House is the key community center to many rural towns in upstate New York. That includes the Schuyler County Town of Tyrone. The meeting room is known for Pancake breakfasts and Harvest Dinners, as well as a community … Continue reading

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“Rant & Rave” Journalism

This article is Cath Kestler’s latest Dunkirk Observer column. She is a resident of Silver Creek.   “I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.”  –Thomas … Continue reading

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