Letters

SNAP continues to help families

Dear Editor, As temperatures drop, heating costs rise for all New Yorkers. This rise in heating costs forces some to make an impossible choice – pay to keep your home at a safe temperature or buy the groceries you need to stay healthy. For those New Yorkers facing this decision, SNAP could make it possible […]

Sewer rating system unfair

Dear Editor, This letter is to register my complaint of the EDU billing system for Village of Owego sewer usage. I think it is unethical and probably illegal if not immoral to bill across the board to every homeowner for sewer use without any record of water use. The Manager of United Water says that […]

New change needed for 23rd Congressional District

Dear Editor, Some voters have a different view on the qualifications to serve in the House of Representatives for the NYS 23CD. The Democrat candidate for our Congressional District 23, Martha Robertson, has served on the Tompkins County legislature for six terms (12 years). This experience of dealing with the issues of upstate communities has well […]

Readers’ Column for the week of Oct. 26, 2014

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. I appreciate the fact that the Village of Spencer police officer wants to keep the school children safe while crossing the street to school. I don’t understand why the school […]

Candor will join S-VE’s debt hole

Dear Editor, Only 29 percent of the voters in Candor supported the merger with Spencer – Van Etten. One driving reason was that S-VE is deep in debt and the Candor voters did not want to bail out S-VE for it’s wasteful spending. The people who were pushing for the merger are now busily removing […]

Vote ‘No” in Candor

Dear Editor, I would like to thank the two individuals who took time last week to point out my “errors” in not checking whether my assessment went up during the Candor revaluation as the reason my Candor school taxes have more than doubled in four years, and who called to my attention that New York […]

My vote is for Congressman Reed

Dear Editor, Several weeks ago I viewed a segment on WETM created by the Martha Robertson Campaign. The validity and misinformation of the television advertisement left me offended; do they think the voters of this district are that misinformed? “FACT-CHECK,” a series designed to keep candidates honest, determined these advertisements half true! If you have […]

Readers’ Column for the week of Oct. 18, 2014

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 Owego Village sewer rates are wrong and unfair to landlords and business owners. Call the mayor at 687-1710 or Ron Horton 687-2282. They are currently […]

‘King Andrew’ a corrupt politician

Dear Editor, With an election coming up I thought it might be useful to outline some of King Andrew’s accomplishments. Yes, under his reign New York continues to have the highest property taxes in America, it’s still ranked the “Worst Economic Outlook in America”, and in the top three “Worst Business Climate”; and last week, […]