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Letter to the Editor Rabbitt For Orange County Clerk

Oct 14th, 2013 | By | Category: OP ED

Dear Editor: I want to tell you a little about Annie Rabbit, my first boss, mentor, and friend. Since a young age I was compelled to be involved in public service. I viewed it, as I still do, as a way to make a difference and help others. While still a teenager (now out of […]



Pay-to-Play Reform and the Players Involved

Oct 6th, 2013 | By | Category: OP ED

Campaign reform in Orange County is a welcome sight. However when looking at the legislators involved some curious facts unfold.  In September Legislator Steve Brescia catered to pressure from Construction Unions that called for lawmakers to exempt donation limits.  Mr. Brescia then proposed to change the proposed $250 limit to $1000. One has to wonder […]



Letter to the Editor – NY State Gun Law and Budget

Jan 29th, 2013 | By | Category: OP ED

My Opinion on the Governors’ Gun Law & Budget In the recent rush to pass a gun law, the Governor failed to address the fact that a Non-US Citizen can obtain a pistol permit in New York State. A semi automatic assault rifle is a hunting rifle in a different housing. Limiting seven rounds in […]



Letter to the Editor – Domestic Violence

Dec 11th, 2012 | By | Category: OP ED

Domestic Violence In today’s society sometimes we overlook what’s right under our noses or in our own back yards.  As chief of the Eastern Pike Regional Police Department one of my jobs is to monitor criminal activity.  Typically, we see a spike in certain crimes during the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  One of those […]



Op-Ed from Senator Ryan Zinke

Sep 20th, 2012 | By | Category: OP ED

The recent troubling state of affairs in Libya, Egypt, and the rest of the Middle East is a stark reminder that we need strong American leadership. The chaos in Egypt and Libya, the uncertainty of Iran, and the back-handed treatment of Israel are direct consequences of a White House that leads from behind, a White […]



Skoufis: Thruway Toll Hike is a Trickle-Down Tax

Aug 20th, 2012 | By | Category: OP ED

Now is not the time to require businesses that deliver the goods we depend on everyday to pay a 45 percent toll increase. The economy is still struggling; we have not yet rebounded from the recession. The proposed toll increase will affect more than just truck drivers. Increasing the costs of shipping will force small […]



Letter to the Editor – Upholding Integrity

Jul 24th, 2012 | By | Category: OP ED

Letter to the Editor – Upholding Integrity On May 18th County Executive Edward Diana made the following statement in a letter to the community, “I believe there is no greater responsibility than upholding the integrity of public office. I stand by my personal convictions and beliefs and am committed to being fiscally and ethically responsible.” […]



Letter to the Editor From NFA Principal Maxine Nodel

Jul 5th, 2012 | By | Category: OP ED

Dear NFA Community – Students, Families, Dedicated Staff: Congratulations on reaching the end of the 2011-2012 school year and for the graduation of another class! At this time, I would like to share with you how honored and privileged I am to serve as your Executive Principal.  I am committed to working with integrity, respect, […]



Op-Ed: Congress Remembers the Taxpayer

Jul 2nd, 2012 | By | Category: OP ED

The challenges facing our country should push the U.S. Congress to work together for a fiscally-responsible future. The country is facing a $1.3 trillion deficit and $15 trillion debt and the national elections are producing lots of heated rhetoric about budget, tax, and spending problems. Despite this, we see more talk than action. So it […]



Submitted by Orange County Executive Edward A. Diana

Jun 11th, 2012 | By | Category: OP ED

Orange County Executive Edward A. Diana submitted the following statement: “Last night the voters of Wisconsin showed the rest of America that sound fiscal policies enacted during an economic downturn, although difficult to embrace, are necessary to ensure fiscal stability and promote economic growth – for the betterment of citizens and taxpayers. Here in Orange […]