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.

Proposals on the November 7 Ballot

We will vote on November 7  to help decide who will be on our County Legislatures and Town Boards. We will elect  Town Clerks, Town Justices, and Highway Supervisors and other public officers. After you vote on the front of … Continue reading

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Links to NY23rd Congressional Candidates Social Media Sites

The following is a collection of links to the social media sites of  the candidates who have announced that they are running to represent the NY 23rd in 2019-2020.  Included are links to their website, Facebook page, Twitter feed, and … Continue reading

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Congress lets Children Health Insurance Program lapse

While focusing on hurricanes, NFL players, and Las Vegas, we may have not realized that the Congress missed the September 30 deadline to reautherize the Childen’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). CHIP provides Federal Funds to States for inexpensive health insurance … Continue reading

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Opioid Crisis Data for the NY23rd, by Counties

  The Finger Lakes Times (Monday, September 18) published an article on the Finger Lakes  Area Counceling & Recovering Agency (FLACRA) recent $1.4 million in federal funds to combat the Opioid crisis.  The article starts, “Sixteen counties in New York … Continue reading

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Don’t be a Charlie Brown

Tonight’s Reed Headlines: Collins, Reed push for bill to help “Dreamers” Buffalo News “It’s recognizing that the children that have come here that have good moral character, that have not demonstrated any kind of national security threat or engaged in … Continue reading

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2018 Primary Voters: Be Aware of Friday the 13th (of October)

This article is a recap and update of an earlier NY23rd article, “Make sure you can vote in the June 2018 Primary Elections“, posted in June. The information should be past along to others.   We can assume that there … Continue reading

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Rep. Reed tackles the opioid epidemic

The front page, very top of the page of Monday’s Finger Lakes Times screams: “Reed tackles the opioid epidemic”.  The article tells of Rep. Tom Reed with local law inforcement officers in Bath, explaining the “Help Ensure Lives are Protected … Continue reading

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