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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.

The Only NY GOP AHCA Holdout

John Katko, (NY24) is the only New York State Republican House member who has declared that he will not vote for the  Trump/Ryan American Health Care Act. You can see the whole list of hold outs here. The NY-24 includes … Continue reading

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WRITE ON: A rocky road to 2018

  Michael Fitzgerald  is a regular contributor to the Finger Lakes Times. His column “WRITE ON” is published every Friday. You can email him at and visit his website at New York Congressman Tom Reed has been taking some … Continue reading

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Reed buys AHCA without looking at the cost

The House Ways and Means Committee, which includes Rep. Tom Reed, voted to approve the American Health Care Act,  before the costs of the proposed ACA replacement has been determined. Reed, who has constantly complained about the national debt, the deficit, … Continue reading

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Did Obama Tapp Trump’s Phones?

Let’s try the procedure described in the NewNY23rd article:”How to Spot Fake News” “How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!”–President Donald Trump, May 5, … Continue reading

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Ask Your County to Oppose Repealing the ACA

The Newspapers and the Networks keep reporting about massive groups of demonstrators at Town Hall Meetings and representatives’ offices. Although we are concerned about many issues, the Affordable Care Act is the current cornerstone of the resistance movement. Not only … Continue reading

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Rep. Reed’s March 11 Town Halls

Rep. Tom Reed’s office has announced his next round of Town Hall Meetings. He will be in Tompkins, Seneca, Ontario, and Steuben Counties. on Saturday, March 11, 2017. Southside Community Center, 305 South Plain St. in Ithaca from 8 to … Continue reading

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Give Me Your Tired…

The following article was written and submitted by Cath Kestler, resident of Silver Creek, NY. Cath contributes to the Dunkirk Observer’s “Commentary” Column on a regular basis. This is her latest column. “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses … Continue reading

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