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Editor’s note: The following op-ed appeared this week as an open letter in the New York Times from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to President Donald Trump. It appears here with permission.

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From coronavirus blames to impeachment, the left's relentless and divisive attacks on the Trump presidency are a disgrace to the Constitution. The FBI insurgency, Mueller plot, the media hatred and impeachment are unthinkable.

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Oswego County Legislature Chairman James Weatherup, R-Central Square, delivered his 2020 State of the County Address this week at the regularly scheduled meeting of the county Legislature. The following is Weatherup’s full remarks, given Thursday before his legislative colleagues, county emp…

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 New York’s “Green Light” law, which allows illegal immigrants to obtain a state driver’s license, is problematic on many levels. That it exists at all encourages individuals to illegally come to the U.S., ignore federal immigration laws and avoid seeking legitimate, sanctioned citizenship. …

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Until now, every subject of my Forks in the Road columns has been, for better or for worse, a real person. So I thought, maybe it’s about time for a bit of fancy, or fantasy, or in this case downright fear. I speak of no other than the esteemed “Slippery Mary” of legendary proportions, who w…

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If a store, restaurant or any organization started losing customers, people in charge would make adjustments or they’d be out of business. So as New Yorkers continue to leave the state in alarming numbers, it’s time for some serious conversations and actions to address the ongoing outmigrati…

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The first few days of session are always full of anticipation, excitement and potential. The pageantry and ceremony of the opening days are welcome reminders the New York State Legislature has an important role to play in shaping the lives of millions of people, some of whom were on hand at …

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As we entered the new year and new decade this week, New York also took tremendous steps in becoming safer and fairer by implementing significant changes to the state’s criminal justice system. These reforms — eliminating cash bail for many misdemeanors and low-level, non-violent felonies, r…

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A renaissance is defined as a rebirth, a revival, a renewal of energy and spirit. I think it goes without saying that Oswego is undergoing its own kind of renaissance. Downtown is once again booming and building and the waterfront is being shored up, protected and modified for greater public…

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As many of us gather with family and friends over the holidays, some of those celebrations will include special meals and desserts.  Because we have access to a wide selection of food year-round at local grocery stores, it is sometimes easy to forget where our food comes from but New York’s …

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On Dec. 16, the law allowing undocumented immigrants the ability to obtain a New York State driver’s license went into effect.  The fact that this is now the law is a stunning reversal from 12 years ago when then-Gov. Eliot Spitzer proposed the measure.  Some may recall, Spitzer dropped the …

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The Division of Budget recently released its mid-year financial plan update which shows that the state is facing its largest budget gap since the recession in 2010.  This time, however, the economy is not to blame.  It is largely Medicaid that is causing the gap.