Observations By Joe Bottini

I know you are sick of my interludes. Don't blame you! However, I think I am living on the wrong planet.O-D article Sunday November 25, 2018: "Downtown site scores most points" front page story. Page A4...

CNY Progressive

by John Furman TELL YOUR STATE LEGISLATOR TO REJECT THE PUBLIC FINANCING COMMISSION RECOMMENDATIONS Following public outcry over big money in politics, the Governor and the Legislature created the Public Campaign Financing Commission to improve New...

The Downtown Hospital DEIS: Not Protecting the Environment and not improving health...

By Frank Montecalvo | (former Administrative Law Judge, Dept. of Environmental Conservation) Days before Thanksgiving, the Utica Planning Board released for Public comment the 3500 page Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) on Mohawk Valley Health...

Legal Myths v. Reality

By Judge Joan Shkane This is a continuing discussion of Legal Myths and Reality, because an informed citizen is always the most successful citizen: MYTH: New York State has no uniform procedure in place for private...

The Impacts of Mass Incarceration Part 4

If the Walls of Oneida County Jail Could Talk By Stefan Rubitski The Oneida County Correctional Facility in Oriskany NY has dire issues that need to be addressed, from the cruel and unusual treatment of the...

Memories of Attica

By Susan Townley Attica still haunted me more than 45 years after the harrowing events I witnessed on television led me to engage in my first incarnation as a social reformer by working to redress...

Movie Review – ‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’

By Mark Ziobro Dan Gilroy, the director who brought us the powerful “Nightcrawler” in 2014, releases another introspective drama here with “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” The film, which opens with a lawyer narrating why he...

No Shame Left, We the People!

by Joseph P. Bottini For the past four years much untruth has been disseminated by the Mohawk Valley Healthcare System (MVHS). Either intentionally or in error by an absence of knowledge or plain misunderstanding the facts,...

A Bizarre Decision of Dubious Origin

by Joseph P. Bottini A Cataclysmic happening of huge proportions is being foisted upon the citizens of Oneida County. "To show an interest in the past is a characteristic of civilization," says a lot about the...

Clinton Symphony Performs

Story and photos by Tom Loughlin Jr. On Sunday, Jan 21, 2018, Under the baton of Maestro Charles Schneider, the Clinton Symphony Orchestra played to an enthused audience at the Clinton Central Schools Performing Arts...
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