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Last year taxes went up, this year fees are going up. We must ask ourselves if this is a means of helping the revitalization of the city or just another straw on our backs. Fees are just another form of a tax.

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As the Fulton Board of Education has adopted a budget for the 2016-17school year, and it has been presented to the voters of our community fortheir consideration, I hope that all eligible voters will cast their voteon Tuesday, May 17. The Fulton BOE is dedicated to the mission of ourschool d…

Hillary Clinton had a remarkable moment recently on "Meet the Press," as she was talking about abortion.


— The Obama administration is in a bind. Between Iran and a hard place.

Twice since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, the U.S. Supreme Court has deadlocked on cases.

Editor's note: Amber Canbek is a senior at the Oswego High School who is interning at The Palladium-Times through the New Visions program.

One thing that unites many supporters of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz is the suspicion that party elders might try to hand the Republican presidential nomination to another candidate if neither Trump nor Cruz arrives in Cleveland with the 1,237 delegates required to win.

To the editor, Oswego County's health behavior ranking has improved significantly according to data recently released in the annual National County Health Rankings of 2016 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

Last week, the New York State Legislature passed the state's 2016-17 budget.

The Oswego community is resilient and strong.

We suspect an inverse rule applies to the statements of New York's political leaders when it comes to budget transparency:

To the editor, Many of you in the city of Oswego may have already noticed that local restaurants and stores have put up a new Campus-City Relations Committee (CCRC) Welcome Sign in their front window

— "Welcome Admitted Students and Families."

The Trump campaign did something last Monday evening that other campaigns do all the time but that the Republican front-runner has never, ever done.

To the editor, I am writing about two houses in Minetto, one that my family lived in (no. 161 on county Route 24) and one that some friends lived in (no. 4 on county Route 31).

March is Women's History Month, and many of the early crusaders who fought for the right to vote lived in upstate New York.


— For a few short days, President Barack Obama was America's man in Havana, his challenges to President Raul Castro stunning Cuban citizens who mused openly in the streets about the possibility of political change.

Welcome to my third and final column on Oswego Health.

Editor's note: Amber Canbek is a senior at the Oswego High School who is interning at The Palladium-Times through the New Visions program.

To the editor, Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour is a great idea!

Sometimes it helps to put a face on an issue that has the potential to divide us, the face of a person who understands that issue from the inside having lived with it, often for years.

With less than two weeks to go before the state budget is due, one of the most contentious issues remaining is whether the state's minimum wage should be increased to $15 an hour.

Only a few computer keyboard clicks separate you from the thousands of emails at issue in the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private server located in her basement while she was secretary of state.


— By nominating an uncontroversial 63-year-old judge, President Barack Obama handed Republicans an unwelcome election-year proposition:

Editor's note: Amber Canbek is a senior at the Oswego High School who is interning at The Palladium-Times through the New Visions program.

New Yorkers deserve fair pay.

To the editor, This year, Oswego County is celebrating its bicentennial.

With less than a month to go before the April 1 state budget deadline, state legislators, party conferences, interest groups and other constituencies are making a final push to influence what is included in this year's state budget.

This is my second of three columns that outline the status and direction the Oswego Health system plans for 2016.