The library needs your vote

Dear Editor, I am encouraging the community to vote for library funding in the Owego Apalachin School District Budget on May 19. Why do people support their local library? Is it nostalgia for their own library experiences when they were younger? Is it general support for education? Is it that they rely on the services that their local […]

Everyone pays taxes

Dear Editor, Once again someone has written in commenting that only property owners should get to vote on school budgets because only they pay the taxes. They need look at the complete picture. School districts get a large portion of their income from state aid. In the case of Tioga Central it is 75 percent […]

Will our tax dollars benefit the students?

Dear Editor, At the last OACSD board meeting (April 9) your board approved and passed the proposed budget for the 2015-16 school year of $43,705,160 (3.1 percent increase). This is an additional $1,313,225 over last years’ budget. They did this “unanimously” without a single question as to how the additional $1,623,854 (8.6 percent increase) from […]

Our property rights are in jeopardy

Dear Editor, Regionalism is taking a stronger hold in New York State and is leaving our local elected officials with less voice in Albany. Our economy is failing and with more state/federal regulations, grants/loans enticements, conservation easements/farmland restrictions, green spaces, and rising property taxes, our property rights are in jeopardy. Farmers are selling their land in […]

What’s Happening for the week of May 3, 2015

What’s Happening – send dated church, school, social or non-profit event information (50 words or less) to the Owego Pennysaver, ATTN: Wendy Post, P.O. Box 149, Owego, N.Y. 13827, e-mail or drop it off at our office, 181-183 Front St., Owego. Space available, your event will appear. MAY Nichols Senior Citizens Club Meetings, 2nd […]

Readers’ Column for the week of May 3, 2015

You may call the Owego Pennysaver Readers’ Column at (607) 687-2378 24-hours a day, or e-mail comments to We reserve the right to revise or reject any message. Just as corporate billionaires are going after our Social Security system, they are also working to dismantle America’s remaining pension plans and steal the benefits that […]

Update: Arrest made in Endicott Robbery

Update: Arrest made in Endicott Robbery

The New York State Police at Endwell arrested Derrick J. Smith, 25, of Endicott, N.Y. for the class B felony of Robbery 1st. A joint investigation determined that on April 28, 2015, he committed the armed robbery of the Express Mart at 1015 Union Center Highway in the Village of Endicott. Smith was arraigned in the […]