Letters

How did you vote?

Dear Editor, The O-A school budget passed 65 percent to 35 percent (709 to 385). Then how can I say that 109 to 385 was really only about 8 to 4 percent? About a week prior to the budget vote I went to the O-A district office specifically to ask how many people were eligible […]

Readers’ Column for the week of May 29, 2016

You may call the Owego Pennysaver Readers’ Column at (607) 687-2378 24-hours a day, or e-mail comments to readerscolumn@stny.rr.com. We reserve the right to revise or reject any message. What a hoot! Hillary is now touting her husband, Bill, as the one who can fix our failing economy. She points to the fact that his administration ended […]

Readers’ Column for the week of May 22, 2016

You may call the Owego Pennysaver Readers’ Column at (607) 687-2378 24-hours a day, or e-mail comments to readerscolumn@stny.rr.com. We reserve the right to revise or reject any message. The East Newark Cemetery Association is having their annual meeting on May 25 at 7 p.m. It will be held at the home of Kip and […]

Honor a veteran on Memorial Day – and every day

Dear Editor, Memorial Day is fast approaching. This is the day we honor our past, present, and future veterans for their service, sacrifice, and dedication to our nation. In all actuality they should be honored on a daily basis. I give my thanks to Becky’s Diner for honoring our veterans with a huge display of […]

All parks should be smoke-free

Dear Editor, I participated in Reality Check’s cigarette butt pick up at a local park. I was surprised how much of the garbage we picked up was cigarette butts. By the time we were done, the fingers of my gloves had turned yellow from all the tar and the butts smelled really gross. Did you know that […]

We need a leader, not a lawyer

Dear Editor, Recently, I read that State Assemblywomen Claudia Tenney brought charges against one of her Primary challengers George Phillips in the race to replace Richard Hanna. Assemblywomen Tenney in meetings that I have attended touts herself off as a voice for the people. But after reading what she did to George Phillips she clearly isn’t […]

A reader’s view on the presidential election

Dear Editor, I was asked why I continue to advocate for Senator Sanders’ candidacy in view of the common wisdom that Secretary Clinton has already achieved the Democratic nomination. It would take an unforeseeable twist for me, personally, to vote for Donald Trump, but it is not inconceivable. Many, many, others will. Bernie Sanders has […]

School vote is May 17; here are some numbers

Dear Editor, On Tuesday, May 17, the Owego-Apalachin School budget vote is scheduled. Here are some things I wish you would keep in mind. The 2012-13 school budget was $40,639,767.00. The current 2016-17 budget being proposed is $45,022,608.00. That is an increase of $4,382,841.00 for the five year period. State aid for 2012-13 school year […]

BOE candidate shares experience

Dear Editor, I am a retired 32-year veteran educator, with 12 years of experience in building and central office administration and 20 years in teaching. I believe these experiences and my long-term commitment to and involvement in our community will serve me well as a school board member. In this capacity I will focus on […]

School budget restores what was lost

Dear Editor, The Owego-Apalachin school budget is up for vote May 17. After years of cuts it is time to start restoring what was lost, and this budget does that. Adding teachers at OFA means adding electives. Adding electives means the students can build up more college credit while in high school. Attaining college credit […]