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As a resident of NY 23rd, I will be voting for Tracy Mitrano in the midterm election on November 6th, and, while I believe she has compelling positions on issues like education and healthcare, my … more
I’m sure I’m not the only one who finds Representative Tom Reed out of touch with his constituents. His office has never even acknowledged receipt of my letters regarding his support for … more
On Tuesday, Nov. 6, I will be casting my vote for Tracy Mitrano to represent the people of New York State’s 23rd district.  I support Tracy for her position on many of the bread and butter … more
  Last year hundreds of angry constituents confronted Congressman Tom Reed at his town hall meetings and demanded that he ensure any change in our health care laws would prohibit insurers … more
On Election Day, Danby residents will be voting on whether to change the Danby Highway Superintendent from an elected position to an appointed one. I am voting yes in support of the … more
I am writing to whole-heartedly encourage you and your readers to vote for Tracy Mitrano, who is running to represent New York’s 23rd District in the United States House of Representatives. I … more
It is very disheartening that the Trumansburg Planning Board recently determined there would be no potentially problematic environmental or community impacts from the proposed 73-unit Hamilton … more
It seems unreasonable that there has to be a public plea by Democrats for their candidate to step down, yet this is the situation that the party finds itself in. Apparently, the days when leadership … more
I urge all residents of Tompkins County to vote for Derek Osborne for Sheriff.Derek won the endorsement of the Tompkins County Progressives by a vote of 20-2. He has the experience and work ethic … more
This year we have an opportunity to elect a representative for the 23rd district who will represent us all. Tracy Mitrano has not accepted campaign money from the PACs or big corporations, leaving … more
We, the Young Women’s Committee for Maura Kennedy-Smith, would like to voice our support for Attorney Kennedy-Smith, the Democratic candidate for Lansing Town Justice. We retain that Attorney … more
Tom Reed has voted to eliminate the Affordable Care Act; Tracy Mitrano will retain the Affordable Care Act so that those that need it can still obtain health insurance, including for pre-existing … more
My dear Republicans, please cast your vote wisely in the 23rd congressional race between Democrat Tracy Mitrano and incumbent Tom Reed. Though Republicans favor Trump’s policies, they come at … more
This coming Nov. 6 election will see a three-way contested race for Tompkins County Sheriff. Incumbent Ken Lansing will be running on the Independence line, former undersheriff Derek Osborne will be … more
In the winter of 1887, Dryden local Paul Layton was discovered on his property, skull fractured, murdered. Mr. Layton owned a large farm northeast of Dryden Lake where he took care of his livestock. … more
Second in a two-part series on Cornell University sustainability initiatives, and the proposed North Campus Residential Expansion project. Earlier this month, Cornell University was … more
Winter - the season that challenges us to heat our homes without heating our planet. Everyone wants to stay warm and comfortable in their home, and luckily there are lots of strategies and solutions … more
In our local campaign for Town Justice much has been made of the notion that one candidate is preferable to the other(s) because he is a long-time resident of Lansing with “deep ties” to … more
There has been a lot of stories in the media this election cycle about women rejecting Republican candidates. There is a reason for this. More and more Republican politicians have abandoned women, … more
I support Maura Kennedy-Smith for Lansing Town Justice. She has the training and experience to fill that important role immediately, and to fill it well. Ms. Kennedy-Smith is an attorney who has … more
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