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Each year, our nation recognizes October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). For decades, DVAM has been a tool for raising public awareness of the epidemic of domestic violence in our country, and to educate individuals on the impact and prevention of domestic violence in our commun…

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Last week, the Assembly Minority Conference joined the families of violent-crime victims to call for changes to New York’s parole procedures and implore the state to fix its broken criminal justice system. Despite pleas to keep cop-killers and rapists behind bars, the state’s misguided parol…

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For more than 30 years, Oswego High School students have honed their broadcasting and technical skills right in the comfort of their very own high school television studio, with programming brought to viewers in school and at home by the prescience and perseverance of Mr. William H. Bellow.

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During U.S. Rep. John Katko’s last two terms in office, he has consistently voted with President Donald Trump’s devastating assault on the environment.   It is necessary in these divisive times to choose between protecting our earth or enabling large industry to continue polluting with gas a…

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Correcting New York’s massive budget shortfall is going to take a thoughtful, concerted effort that features a combination of eliminating wasteful spending, securing federal aid and an emphasis on common-sense prioritizing. The Assembly Minority Conference has always advocated for responsibl…

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New York farms were among one of the hardest hit sectors of the economic fallout from COVID-19. Demand for supplies dropped dramatically and supply-chain issues completely derailed the marketplace. Considering the already substantial obstacles facing the state’s agriculture industry, it is s…

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This has been a hard year.  There is no way around it; everyone has been touched by the pandemic, the failing economy, racial unrest, and the sentiments that goes along with the things that we have endured in 2020. We are in unprecedented times and living through a phase that will be taught …

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As we head into the month of September, Election Day begins to become clearer in focus. Without question, the 2020 elections will have a completely different look and feel. Sweeping changes have been made to New York’s electoral process through legislation and executive order, and due to the…

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I was recently elected to the Board of Regents at Le Moyne College, my alma mater. Throughout my undergraduate career, a lesson shared was Mahatma Gandhi’s quote, “be the change you wish to see in the world.” That phrase and its enduring lesson was emblazoned upon my soul during my time as a…

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Our communities are suffering because of the COVID-19 pandemic and we desperately need federal government relief that isn’t coming. Contrary to what Congressman John Katko would have us believe, this is not a “both sides issue.” It is John Katko and his Republican colleagues in the House and…

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Editor’s note: The following piece was submitted by Congressman Anthony Brindisi in response to an op-ed by Claudia Tenney entitled “Tenney: Cheap politics let Spectrum off the hook for shoddy service” published in the Friday, Aug. 7 edition of The Palladium-Times.

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If you happen to be in Kingston, Ontario on any given non-pandemic weekend summer day and drop by the Kingston Brewing Company at happy hour, don’t be surprised if you bump into one of Oswego’s leading couples of music and song: Redd and Sue Swindells. It is one of their all time favorite ha…

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Editor’s note: The following is a selection of reader feedback received regarding Oswego County Sheriff Don Hilton. To submit a letter to the editor, email editor@palltimes.com or write us at 140 W. 1st St., Oswego.