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Good evening and welcome! As I celebrate my sixth year as a member of this distinguished body, I would like to begin my remarks by recognizing our six colleagues who have decided to focus on other important aspects of their lives and as a result, will not be seeking re-election as County Leg…

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Editor’s note: The following are remarks made by U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer on Thursday on the floor of the United States Senate. Schumer spoke regarding deceased A New York Native, Senior Chief Petty Officer Shannon Kent, and the amendment he will be filing in the National Defense Auth…

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If there is a lesson to be learned from this legislative session, it is that elections have consequences.  One-party rule has removed the political checks and balances that previously existed in state government.  The formerly Republican-controlled state Senate is now dominated by liberal De…

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Editor’s note: The following is a letter from Oswego native John Allen to Diocese of Syracuse Bishop Robert Cunningham. It is republished here with Mr. Clark’s permission.

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I first met The Hon. Judge James McCarthy when he was a struggling young lawyer, just out of law school. I was working for the Conway and Shanley law firm at the time and was also the County Democratic Chair at the ripe old age of 27, so it was my job to recruit candidates for public office.…

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Editor's note: The Palladium-Times sent multiple requests to the Diocese of Syracuse for clarification or explanation of some of the claims in the letter below. A diocese spokesperson declined to comment.

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Tedious Man at Bar (TMAB) #1: Hey, how about that president of yours? Starting trade wars. Tanking the stock market.

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Recently, a group of students from the Phoenix Central School District came to Albany for a very special visit. These students, led by their teachers Carol Blackburn and Colleen Longley, had earlier come up with an idea to better help young people discuss, understand and even cope with menta…

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There is a bill gaining support in Albany that, if enacted, would further reduce the amount of farms in our state.  The bill is called the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act.  It proposes new labor mandates, regulations, and financial burdens for farmers without full consideration of what …

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Editor’s note: This week marks the end of the SUNY Oswego spring semester and the end of the tour of duty for our four outstanding newsroom interns: Isabella Arikian, Walker Wolfson, Leah Wolf and Evan Zimmer.  Below are reflections from Wolf, a West Monroe native and soon-to-be graduate. We…

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When a 900-year-old symbol of Christianity is engulfed in flames on the first day of the Holy Week, one cannot help but take notice.

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Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

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Many Oswego families have contributed monumentally to the betterment of our community. Most have done so figuratively. The family of Mitchell Street’s James H. Smith has done so literally.

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While not directly related to NYS fiscal issues, some of the biggest policies included in this year’s state budget were changes to our state’s criminal justice system.  The biggest of those changes was the elimination of cash bail for most crimes other than certain qualifying offenses.  The …