The senior class saw first-hand the result of a decision to drink and drive in any circumstance.
If you are employed by the federal government or you are receiving unemployment benefits, workman’s compensation or a government pension, you may have been compromised. If you receive food stamps, rent subsides, child support, health care benefits, free cell phones, educational grants, etc., the government, in effect, can influence your vote.
Now that the Internal Revenue Service has proven that it is willing to play politics, maybe even taking its audit marching orders straight from the White House, it's high time to abolish this unnecessary evil.
Last week was a great week for Obama-haters. They’ve been writing and calling me to gloat: Obama’s mired in scandal, they crow. His agenda is stalled. He’s sleazy, tyrannical and incompetent, heading up a corrupt administration – just like we’ve been saying for years. Not so fast.
President Obama is reluctantly nearing a tipping point regarding what, if anything, the U.S. should do about the dangerous chaos engulfing Syria and spilling over into neighboring countries. After dithering for two years and losing some reasonable opportunities for assisting the good guys among the rebels, it is becoming impossible to continue to ignore what is happening on the ground in Damascus, Aleppo. Hama and Homs.
I just don’t get it.
Gov. Cuomo recently held a big Tourism Summit. He apparently is designating large sums of money to promote tourism in upstate New York. Commendable as that may be, why is this same governor refusing to take a stand against horizontal hydrofracking for gas in the very area where he promotes tourism?
Bill Moyers’ and Winship’s recent piece (“Let’s fulfill the Sandy Hook promise,” May 10) is the biggest load of horse apples I've read in a long time.
What President Obama, Gov. Como and the anti-gun crowd is doing is despicable. They are trying to make political points by standing on the dead bodies of children!
As a district, we have taken a cautious and conservative approach to our budgeting over the years, balancing the needs of children with the community’s ability to pay.
My wife and I don’t have a computer. If we want to use one, we go to the public library. We don’t have cell phones, smart or otherwise, and we don’t own any gadgets whose names begin with a lower-case “i.” We don’t have cable or satellite TV.
Prom season brings me much worry. I go to bed at night and hope my phone doesn’t ring in the early hours. When it does, what comes next is the worst part of my job.
Steve’s knowledge, research, expertise and fiscal conservancy served all of us well over the years.
Paul would be an unequivocal asset to this community by holding a seat on the Webster Board of Education. He has our vote.
I personally lost count of the number of times Tom has gone to Albany to advocate for the children, our school district and the Webster community as a whole, using his personal time to do so.
In a time when the reform agenda is at the forefront and education in New York state is ever changing, Paul is the type of person who would be a steady and calming presence for our district.
Paul Benz will always put the needs of students first.
Knowing him for many years, we find Mike knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and interested in his community.
My remarks are not aimed at the wonderful public school teachers who serve our students daily, but at a system that many of them deplore as well (but fear to confront) because of the changes made over the last several decades by big unions and compliant politicians, who covet their support for re-election.
The scandal isn’t that some were wrongly investigated, but that almost none were busted. Political consultants and party hacks (of any party) shouldn’t get to pretend that all the dirt they throw is nutritious. Lobbying is not in the “public good” any more than shopping or kayaking.
Quiet hens or a 170,000-square-foot monster store? What would you choose to live next to?
I am humbled to have had the chance to work with the young men and women of this town for over 25 years. We tried our best to master the “X’s and the 0’s,” and be proficient at our ski racing. Along the way, however, we learned that sportsmanship is the foundation for all sports.