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Barclay

Budget Plan Stops Short of Real Change

A four-week special session came to a frustrating close this week after Albany failed to pass a Deficit Reduction Plan that structurally solved any of the state’s financial troubles. It’s true that the legislature, after majority-party political infighting that wasted time and taxpayer dollars, managed to close a substantial portion of the budget gap. However, this deficit reduction plan fell well short of any meaningful reform. Therefore, the majorities ensured that problems we’re facing today will continue to carryover next year and into the future. […]

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Community

Thank You For Supporting The Library

The Oswego Public Library would like to thank the wonderful response from this community to support the newly restored library. This year’s fundraising event, “An Evening with Bruce Coville” gave our community an opportunity to meet a writer who loved teaching while starting to write children’s books. […]

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Community

Independent Candidate Thanks The Voters

Although, there seems to still be some discussion about voter count, I do not believe this will affect my position in the recent 15th District race. With that, I would like to thank the voters of the Oswego County 15th District for coming out to vote in the November 3rd general election. […]

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Community

Open Letter to Mr. Hoffman

I respectfully request an apology to me and to all of our Oswego County Election Inspectors, the Oswego County Election Commissioners, and Oswego County Board of Election staff, both Democrat and Republican for making these outrageous charges against us. […]

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Barclay

Deficit Looms as Inaction Presides

I can summarize last week’s trip to Albany in one word: frustrating. It’s not easy to bring both the State Senate and Assembly together on relatively short notice for a special session like the one called by the Governor on Nov. 10. If results were the outcome, it would have been well worth the time. However, our efforts were mostly in vain last week. […]