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Barclay

Apprenticeship Programs Help Fill Skilled Labor Gaps

In 2017, the President set a goal to double the number of apprenticeships in the U.S. because there is a great need for skilled laborers due to retiring baby boomers. AARP estimates that 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 each day, a trend that will continue into the 2030s. Businesses are in need of reliable, skilled employees who can fill the gaps left by retirees. […]

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Ritchie

Gearing Up For Old Man Winter

It is that time of year again. Snow has already arrived in most of Central and Northern New York and for many of us, the snow will be begin to be counted in feet. Now is the time to prepare your home, and your vehicle, for what the Old Farmer’s Almanac is predicting will be a cold and snowy winter. […]

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Letters to the Editor

Please Remember and Thank You

Thank you to those that have stopped by Save-a-Lot and donated to the food drive taking place. This food will be divided to go towards two programs. The first is Catholic Charities in order to have enough food on hand to get them through some of the rough points this winter. The second organization that will get items is the Meals on Wheels program. […]

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Barclay

Backdoor Borrowing Drives New York into Debt Overload

Each quarter the state’s Division of Budget releases updates to the state’s financial plan. The latest report which was published earlier this month included, once again, details on state debt. As one might guess, with our state’s reputation for spending, the state debt load is among the highest in the nation. Our outstanding debt is nearly $54 billion, second only to California. […]

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Ritchie

Helping Foster Children Find Their Forever Homes

Thanksgiving is the time of year when families come together to enjoy a special meal and most importantly, each other’s company. It is when people can show how grateful they are for all of life’s blessings, especially our friends and families. Unfortunately, here in the United States, far too many children are still waiting for their forever family to come along. […]