West NY Letters

Just a piece of cloth but born on June 14, 1777

Dear Editor: Believed originated by a school teacher B.J. Cigrand in 1885 as Flag Day birthday, President Harry Truman signed congressional Act in 1949 stating...

Good jobs and a clean environment: perfect together

Dear Editor: There was a time when the debate over the nation’s economic future boiled down to the question: “Do you want a clean environment,...

The power of community

Dear Editor: I have learned much during this past month, but one truth stands out:  our community is special. When the announcement of the Save...

The Meaning of Mother’s Day

Dear Editor: As May 14th fast approaches my thoughts have drifted to the meaning and origin of this American Holiday. Mothers are honored and celebrated...

Queen Bumblebee at Washington Park

Dear Editor:Fellow neighborhood residents marveled at the beautiful annuals planted in Washington Park on April 20th. Nearly a dozen women praised the park crew...

The proposed elimination of federal funding for the arts, museums, and libraries

Dear Editor: Where do I start?! I’ve already marched on January 21 in New York for women, and I’ll be in DC on April 29...

Gov. Christie, please care for those who care for our Wounded Warriors

Dear Editor: Governor Christie has an opportunity to honor the struggles many of our veterans and their families face when they come home. The Wounded...

Trump blamed for Obama USDA actions

Dear Editor: In response to Elmer Leighton’s letter of 3/4/17, “Time to hurt animals,” I wish your research had gone further than automatically blaming President...

The other side of Alexander Hamilton

Dear Editor: In an article “Hamilton on the Hudson” (Weehawken, where Burr killed Hamilton) you quote Jim Furman, one of the visitors to the site:...

On education, media, and the future of democracy

Dear Editor: There’s a little known thinking crisis going on in our country. Sometimes called the “dumbing down of America,” it began roughly in...
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