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“We are out of control and spinning toward the bottom,” quipped one political observer recently. The pandemic is out of control because of our inability to require vaccinations and mask wearing when appropriate. We have adopted a mish- mash of regulations and non-regulations that have only s…

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We are in a time of upheaval. Workers are at the razor’s edge, and they have had enough. The pandemic has exposed the frayed workplaces that have existed for many years where employers would rather cut their workers short by paying the minimum without any regard for their lives or well being…

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After an initial inquiry into Critical Race Theory (CRT), I confess that I do not understand it and find no reason to pursue it further.  As a student of theology, I am familiar with fruitless arguments such as the famous effort to determine how many angels can dance on the head of a pin.  I…

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A funny thing happened on the way to the trash can — not. Since it’s just the two of us here we don’t make a lot of garbage, so on Thursdays I take my lowly bag or two to my daughter’s house because we share a dump sticker. And, I get to visit with her for a little bit. However, she had gues…

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Two things can be true at the same time, despite how contradictory they may appear from the outset.

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My best friend from high school posted a picture of us recently on Facebook. We were 14 or 15 at the time and sitting in the photo booth in Greene’s department store.

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 Tenants and landlords throughout New York state have been among some of the most negatively impacted due to the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. The need to provide financial relief has been obvious for quite some time, which is why our Conference has continued to call for the allocation o…

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As we come to the end of July, it is worth reflecting on the major holiday of this month.  The Fourth of July anniversary of the issuing of the Declaration of Independence is surely something we should celebrate each year as citizens of The United States of America.  We should remember that …

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Oswego 10-and-under All-Stars manager Brian Chetney captured what Little League is all about. His team was down 16-8 heading into the final inning. He huddled his team together before their last at-bats and simply asked: “Are you having fun?”

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A week ago Tuesday was a warm one and I was looking forward to running that new air conditioner at bedtime because at some point I needed to be put on ice. About 8:30 I decided to run the window fan for a while first, and left it running as I went down to watch a movie with the hubby.

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I’ve heard it said that men choose women who remind them of their mother. In fact my father used to sing a song that went “I met a girl, just like the girl that married dear old Dad.”

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OSWEGO — A recent change in federal policy could have real ramifications for the people of Oswego County and if the United States truly wants to live up to our boast as the greatest country in the world, this would be a perfect opportunity to start acting like it.

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Legislative leaders in Albany can’t allow Gov. Andrew Cuomo to get away with stonewalling the news media in its legal attempts to obtain documents related to Mr. Cuomo’s controversial $5.1 million book contract with Crown Publishing.

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As our country wrestles with a record number of illegal border crossings and deals with the fallout of crippling cyber campaigns, it is astonishing that President Biden’s bloated $6 trillion budget proposal does not include funding increases for critical Department of Homeland Security (DHS)…

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Editor's note: Mike McCrobie's 'My Oswego' column is a print-only feature of The Palladium-Times, appearing every other week. This column below, appearing in the Wednesday, June 2 edition, has been unlocked for online audiences for a limited time — please enjoy. For more of Mike McCrobie and…

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Editor’s note: The following is the eulogy by friend Al Squiteri for Fulton’s Robert Weston, who died on March 2, 2021. It is provided by his family, who recently held a celebration of Bob’s life and has been lightly edited for length and clarity.

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I’ve had the good fortune of knowing U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik for several years now, along with having a front-row seat to watching her grow from a first-time candidate for public office into the leader she is today. I can say with full confidence that she is exactly the person we need to he…