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.

Hornell stands with Charlottesville

  This article was written by Lee Marcus of Arkport, NY   In the aftermath of national tragedy, you sometimes feel you have to do something, even if it’s only something symbolic. Many people around the Hornell area felt that … Continue reading

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Opioid Crisis: Trump, Gallant & Reed

The following is a Press Release from congressional candidate Rick Gallant: CORNING, N.Y. – While addressing the media at the clubhouse of his private golf resort, President Trump laid out his solutions for addressing the nationwide opioid epidemic: “We can … Continue reading

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Another Candidate against Reed? Maybe.

The Oleans Times Herald noted that NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli commeneted that he was encouraged that “people are coming out of the woodwork to run for Congress” against Rep. Tom Reed. He was at the Cattaraugus County Democratic Party’s “Turn It Blue … Continue reading

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It all started with a tweet

  This article was written by Cath Kestler, a resident of Silver Creek, NY. It also appeared in the Olean Times Herald. It all started with a tweet that was heard around the world which was followed by a flurry … Continue reading

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AN OPEN LETTER TO HILLARY CLINTON

This letter was written by Lee Marcus from Arkport. You can read more of Lee’s writing at “Lee Marcus, writer and activist” Facebook page. Dear Hillary, For just over six months our country has suffered the humiliation of Donald Trump … Continue reading

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Trump to Upstate NYers: Move!

President Trump, in an interview in the Wall Street Journal, claims that there are states that are increasing manufacturing jobs (Wisconsin, Iowa, and Colorado). He then said: “You’re going to need people to work in these massive plants,” Trump said. … Continue reading

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When Silence isn’t Golden

The article was written and submitted by Cath Kestler, a resident of Silver Creek, NY The House of Representatives were set and ready to hold hearings on legislation to deregulate the sale of firearm silencers on the morning of the mass … Continue reading

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