In a self-serving play to gain notoriety within the Republican Party, U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik continues to be used by the Trump administration as a distraction from the truth. She recently embarrassed the north country with her impish tirade against U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff, a well-respected l… Read More ⇒

Welcome to Hollywood! We have a star among us. President Donald Trump has announced that U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik is a “star”! She has followed the Republican script exceptionally well; perhaps she should audition for Disney. Since we now have a high profile representative, what’s our role i… Read More ⇒

I traveled with a few neighbors from Pulaski to Oswego on Nov. 14 to speak at the County Legislature meeting regarding the issue of rural transportation. After that experience, I have a couple of thoughts and a recommendation for our legislature. Read More ⇒

Thanks to the coverage from our responsive local media, most of you know that the Giving Tree initiative, organized by the Church and Community Program in Canton, experienced a major theft of children’s toys and pajamas. These were intended to go to children from low-income families on Dec. … Read More ⇒

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik must think her constituents are profoundly stupid. Why else would she allow herself to be a pawn of the GOP by attacking the impeachment proceedings instead of doing her constitutional duty to pay close attention to the evidence being presented and to protect the che… Read More ⇒

We wish to extend a hearty thank you to all our supporters — businesses and organizational sponsors as well as individual walkers — who supported our annual Fall SOS Walk in Massena on Oct. 20. For 25 years now, our Greater Massena Ministerial Association has sponsored and organized the SOS … Read More ⇒

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, serving our 21st Congressional District, has just received praise higher than anything money can buy. When you consider the source of the bad mouthing she has endured because she merely asks questions, you realize how wonderfully she is being lauded. Read More ⇒

To commemorate November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, I want to express my gratitude to Gov. Andrew Cuomo for his continued $25 million investment in the Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver Support Initiative — the most progressive investment by any state in the nation. This ini… Read More ⇒

From my own experience and from reading the comments by local residents and elected officials, there appears to be a lack of knowledge about the purpose and the functioning of the New York State Unified Court System: how it is administered and if it is administered in our local Fifth Judicia… Read More ⇒

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik blatantly dismissed the very serious concerns of William Taylor, acting U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, and George P. Kent, a respected State Department official, in a Nov. 13 congressional hearing. Failing to mention that aid to Ukraine was released only after the whist… Read More ⇒

I attended U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik’s Coffee with Your Congresswoman event on Oct. 11 at the Malone AMVETS, and I was disgusted by what I heard. At that time, Stefanik was in the early stages of testing out her talking point that what she had learned of President Donald Trump’s actions with … Read More ⇒

My 95-year-old mother was in rehab at the Samaritan Keep for a urinary tract infection she suffered on Columbus Day weekend. Due to this, she was unable to hand out treats at her door in Dexter and was saddened at the thought of missing out on seeing all of the trick-or-treaters. Read More ⇒

Alleged, debunked, discredited are three words unheard and unprinted during two and a half years of Russian collusion investigations or Brett Kavanaugh hearings, yet you seldom hear a story about Joe and Hunter Biden together without one of these adjectives. Read More ⇒

In the past weeks and months, you may have been aware of more news from the Massena Public Library. You have learned that MPL is seeking to become a school district public library. As the Board of Trustees of one of Massena’s finest educational assets and a center of many community events, w… Read More ⇒

I am always amazed by the unique social and recreational resources found in communities across Northern New York as well as the lengths that dedicated individuals go to keep them alive. These are assets that strengthen our communities and contribute to what makes this such a great place to live. Read More ⇒

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Oct. 30 announcement of support for an early closure to this year’s shipping season is welcome news for riparians and businesses along the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario. An early closure would allow the International Joint Commission to increase the outflow rates up… Read More ⇒

I continue to be disappointed by U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik’s unwavering support of President Donald Trump. A representative’s oath of office and very first duty is to uphold the U.S. Constitution and defend our democracy from internal and external threats. It is not to defend a president whos… Read More ⇒

Since 1962, individuals, families and businesses in search of justice in New York have had to navigate a uniquely complicated trial court structure that includes a Supreme Court, a Court of Claims, 57 county courts, 58 family courts, 62 surrogate’s courts and 61 city courts outside New York City. Read More ⇒

As anyone who attended one of the town hall meetings recently held by U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik knows, she consistently refused to answer if she believes our president should solicit election help from a foreign government. This is especially troubling given that, just last June, she openly c… Read More ⇒

I hope you will join me this Tuesday and vote Jeff Smith for mayor. I had the pleasure of serving on the Watertown City Council with Jeff prior to my being elected mayor. I am proud to call Jeff Smith a friend and have known him personally since our days as students at Immaculate Heart Central. Read More ⇒

I am respectfully requesting your vote in the upcoming Supreme Court election. A candidate for judicial office should exhibit the highest standards of competence, integrity and judicial temperament. I believe my public service record and legal experience make me worthy of your consideration. Read More ⇒

I write today in support of Loren Fountaine for his ability to promote small business and growth. With his financial background and determination, he can contribute to bringing growth and development back into the town of Massena. Mr. Fountaine will be very approachable with the concerns of … Read More ⇒

I am writing this letter to seek the support of my neighbors to be elected to the Champion Town Board. For those who do not know me, let me take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Jonathan Schell and I am a registered Republican running for Champion Town Board on the ballot und… Read More ⇒

I can only shake my head in disbelief that a man who has “bone spurs” and did not serve in uniform denigrates Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a man who has served his country in uniform, been wounded by an IED and continues to serve his country by pointing out injustice and corruption. Read More ⇒