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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.

Reed in Fillmore

I arrived at the Allen Town Hall outside  Fillmore, northwest of Hornell around 3:00, knowing that the Town Hall meeting was scheduled to start at 4:00.  I was happy that the weather wasn’t what I expected for an average February … Continue reading

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Reed Refuses Ithaca Town Hall Invitation

The Ithaca Voice newspaper has offered to sponsor a Town Hall that would be lived-streamed. Rep. Reed’s communication director rejected the offer, citing that they have planned to be in Tompkins County “in the spring”, and that Reed does not … Continue reading

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Town Hall “Rules of Civility”

This week-end will be the first series of many Town Hall opportunities to meet with Rep. Tom Red. If 2017-2018 is like Reed’s  previous terms he will dedicate one Saturday a month (usually the 3rd Saturday, but not always) to … Continue reading

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Purposeful Deceit

Cath Kestler of Silver Creek (Chautauqua), submitted this article.   “Purposeful deceit, willful lying by a government spokesperson is the hallmark of a totalitarian or an authoritarian regime.  It’s absolutely pernicious in a democracy.  The act of dishonesty and arguing … Continue reading

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The time for Militancy is NOW!

The article was written by Russell Tocqueville, a twenty-something from the NY23rd District.  As you read this, Congressman Tom Reed is sitting in DC, with the consultants he’s paying for through Wall Street funded donations, figuring out with those consultants how to … Continue reading

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Reed’s 1st Town Halls under Trump

Rep. Tom Reed has announced his first set of Town Hall Meetings since the Donald Trump became President. On Saturday, February 18 our congressman will meet with constituents at two locations in Chautauqua County, one in Cattaraugus  County, and one … Continue reading

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Town Hall Recordings & Post Cards

Tom Reed has been my representative since November, 2010 when much of the NY23rd was the NY29th. One thing that Rep. Reed brags about is the number of Town Hall meetings  he has held. Usually once a month he dedicates … Continue reading

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