Category Archives: 2018

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 Michael.Fitzgeraldfltcolumnist@gmail.com and visit his website at michaeljfitzgerald.blogspot.com. New York Congressman Tom Reed has been taking some … 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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Indivisible NY23rd

The New York Times had an “OP-ED” on January 2 about the “Indivisible“, a guide to direct grassroots groups to create a resistance for the Trump/GOP agenda. Rachel Maddow followed with a segment on her MSNBC program on two days … Continue reading

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What can concerned voters do?

This article was submitted by Jamie Sorrentino, who can be contacted at nydistrict23@gmail. Many voters in NY’s 23rd district are concerned about what might happen to this country in an incoming Trump administration: Will ACA be repealed without a sensible plan to take … Continue reading

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Medicare dominated Town Hall Meeting

An overflow crowd of more than 30 filled the small Board Room at Rep. Tom Reed’s Town Hall Meting in Barrington (Yates) Saturday. Most were non-republicans. For many this was their first Town Hall experience. Medicare dominated the discussion. The uncertainty … Continue reading

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America shouldn’t forget its roots as a nation of immigrants

The following was a Letter to the Editor of the Finger Lakes Times written by Steve Coffman of Dundee. Steve is the author of “Founders v. Bush: a Comparison in Quotations of the Policies and Politics of the Founding Fathers and … Continue reading

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