Big business rules
The government is controlled by lobbyists and big business who donate money to their campaigns. That is why they are protected like a new-born baby when it comes to paying their fair share. In today’s politics it is all about money. When large sums of money are given to campaigns there are strings attached. In other words they are bought and paid for and to hell with what the average citizen wants or needs. They can raise their salaries, get lifetime healthcare for just one term of service, and not be affected by a government shut down.
I knew someone would misinterpret my Sound Off about making a donation to hungry children half way around the world, instead of giving out candy to my neighborhood kids (“Give Donation Instead,” Oct. 12-18). Your point that a peanut butter cup might nourish a local, hungry child Trick-or-treating at my house is incredibly dumb. Candy isn’t nourishment, and if they are hungry, candy should not be their calorie supplement of choice. The truth is, I don’t have enough money to make a donation and “feed” the children in my neighborhood crap.
TV program on fishing for bass in Black Lake airs Monday on NBC's Versus
MORRISTOWN – Black Lake is the setting for a Versus TV fishing program on the network next Monday.
Backwoods Angler TV visits Black Lake for another in its series showcasing freshwater fishing spots in the Northeast.
Host Blaine Mengel takes viewers to some of the best known and some of the most hidden lakes, rivers and ponds.
Backwoods Angler TV is a reality fishing show on the Versus Channel/NBC Sports Network. It has been on the air since 2009 and began airing on Versus last July.
Three of four state legislators from county rate 'A' for library support
Three of the four state legislators representing St. Lawrence County have received an “A” from a New York library advocacy group.
118th District Assemblywoman Addie Russell was among the handful of state Assembly members to receive an “A” for their support of libraries from New Yorkers for Better Libraries.
Russell and four of her 149 Assembly colleagues received that honor. 122nd District Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush received a grade of “B.”
Under Regan, county clerk's department cutting expenses, raising revenues
To the Editor
Gavin Regan is not running to be a DMV clerk; he’s not running to be a Deputy Clerk; he’s running to continue to be St. Lawrence County Clerk! If you remember that fact, consider that he has had almost 8 months in this position, vs. Ms. Rupp’s 2 months.
Remington and Civil War is topic at St. Lawrence County Historical Association annual meeting in Stockholm Saturday
WINTHROP - Artist Frederic Remington's family connection to the Civil War is the topic when Sue Longshore speaks on Remington and the war at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association 64th Annual Meeting in the Stockholm Municipal Building, Saturday, Nov. 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The meeting begins at 11 a.m. with a very short business meeting, followed at noon by a buffet lunch catered by Primabella's of Brasher Falls. Lunch is $15 per person and includes chicken and broccoli alfredo, baked ziti, tossed salad, garlic bread, dessert, and beverage.
Borderline Quilters working on 'Cheerful Snowman' at Canton K of C Saturday
CANTON – Borderline Quilters will be hosting a "Cheerful Snowman" wallhanging/table runner taught by Mardee Cooke on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 30 Miner St.
The cost of the class is $15 for members and $25 for non-members.
For more information or to sign up call Debbie at 265-2717.
Bertram, Demick, Young will keep Hammond moving forward
To the Editor:
I am writing this letter to the voters of Hammond to ask that they please come out on November 8 and vote for the Good Government candidates. I have seen each one of these candidates speak up at town board meetings to share their vision for the future.
Forget sympathy vote, Regan is a proven leader
To the Editor:
Rufa wants to serve Stockholm on town board
To the Editor:
Thank you very much for taking the time to let me introduce myself. I am a lifelong resident of Stockholm and have been married to my wife, Cathy for 37 years. Our two children, Nathan & Sandina along with their spouses have also chosen to raise their families in the Town of Stockholm. The Rufa family has owned and operated family businesses in the Town of Stockholm for many years.
After 30 years at Alcoa, I am finally enjoying my retirement. Being retired allows me the opportunity to have the time to serve the Town on a local level as a Board Member.