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On the campaign trail: Katko named Republican ‘Young Gun’

Congressional candidate John Katko has earned the status of “Young Gun” from the National Republican Congressional Committee after reaching the third and final tier of the group’s recruitment program. Founded in the 2007-08 election cycle by Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), the Young Guns program provides financial support to candidates in races across the country.

On the Campaign Trail: Katko calls out Maffei; Kessner backpedals on primary

At a press conference on July 2, Republican Congressional candidate John Katko criticized Democratic opponent Dan Maffei, the incumbent representative for the 24th Congressional District, for his grandiose infrastructure plan as well as his vote against a House measure that encourages oil drilling within the U.S.

Help me help the MDA

I need your help to make bail. No, not that kind of bail. I’ve never been arrested. But I am going to “jail.” I’ve been recruited to help the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) with their annual Lock-Up fundraiser. Such events occur nationwide all year long. Business owners and community leaders (and, apparently, weekly newspaper reporters) agree to be “put behind bars for good.” We’re asked to raise money from friends, family, co-workers and, in your case, readers to help make “bail,” which will then benefit the MDA’s research, medical clinics and summer camp experiences.

From the Supervisor: use the new and improved town website

Many people have told me they’d like to know more about the applications before the Planning and Zoning Boards. If you’re interested in following these boards, it’s really easy now through our website; townofskaneateles.com.

Along the Lakeshore: Reflections on landslides and geology studies

Along the Lakeshore column from the April 30, 2014 edition of the Skaneateles Press.

COLUMN: Saying goodbye to Skaneateles

I am writing a personal column this week (something I have seldom felt comfortable doing) to announce that this will be my last full edition as editor of the Skaneateles Press.

Along the Lakeshore: Watching the ice chunks; loons on the lake

Along the Lakeshore column from the April 23, 2014 edition of the Skaneateles Press.

Along the Lakeshore: support New York dairy farms

Along the Lakeshore column from the April 16, 2014 edition of the Skaneateles Press.

Along the Lakeshore: A New York history lesson

Along the Lakeshore column from the April 9, 2014 edition of the Skaneateles Press.

Along the Lakeshore: Yacking geese; high power bill

Along the Lakeshore column from the April 2, 2014 Skaneateles Press.

From the Supervisor: Why move town hall?

COLUMN

The Town Board continues to evaluate the village’s offer to move into the former fire department apparatus bays. One resident recently asked me why I think a move is necessary

Along the Lakeshore: male or female?

COLUMN

Along the Lakeshore column from the March 26, 2014 edition of the Skaneateles Press.

COLUMN: Thoughts on chiropractic

Guest column from Dr. David Petters.

Along the Lakeshore: Thoughts about cars; geese on the lake

Along the Lakeshore column from the March 19, 2014 edition of the Skaneateles Press.

Why I still do this

State finals remind writer of joys inherent in covering sports

So you want to know - after all these years spent jotting illegible things down in notebooks, doing hundreds of interviews, writing thousands of stories, covering untold numbers of contests both mundane and meaningful, and then hammering it out in front of an inanimate computer screen, why keep doing it?

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