Tag: Opinion

LETTER: Not a time to compromise on electing a real conservative in NY-24

LETTER: Not a time to compromise on electing a real conservative in NY-24

The newly drawn 24th Congressional District spans from Western New York, through the Finger Lakes and up into North Country. While the district is a product of Democrat gerrymandering, it gives us one great benefit: Republicans have a built-in, twenty-five point lead ... MORE
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THE BAKER BLOG: The NFL needs fixing, now

It’s a Monday morning ritual. Football fans gather everywhere and talk about not the games, the players nor the plays from the day before, but…..the calls. Why was this pass interference and that wasn’t? He wasn’t offside! How can you call that ... MORE
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THE BAKER BLOG: Which Hallmark movie are you watching?

I originally wrote this a couple of years ago for my previous site, but it’s just as relevant today. 1) The one where the grumpy “bah, humbug” guy learns the true meaning of Christmas at about 11:45 on Christmas Eve, then it ... MORE
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THE BAKER BLOG: Cuomo did nothing wrong, he may be the only one

Chris Cuomo was fired by CNN, just days after he was suspended following reports he had played an active role in helping his brother, former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, fight accusations of sexual assault. Cuomo is guilty of being a human ... MORE
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THE BAKER BLOG: Media fails COVID math

COVID-19 “cases” are on the rise as we head into the cold weather months of the year. What does that mean? Glad you asked. All we need to answer that question is a little third grade math. That means the answer is ... MORE
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THE BAKER BLOG: The internet is a challenging place

You visit a website. You enter your user name and password. Then, it happens. The challenge. Nope, no sign in for you. You’re going to have to prove you’re you. But didn’t I just do that? User name Hoodie, password SuperBowl. Come ... MORE
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THE BAKER BLOG: Who am I? Why am I here?

Those were the famous lines uttered by Vice Admiral James Stockdale, H. Ross Perot’s Presidential running mate, during a Vice Presidential debate in 1992. Let me see if I can answer those questions almost 30 years later. I’m Ted Baker. Until a ... MORE
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LETTER: Column about landfill revenue missed points about impact on taxpayers

In Friday’s edition, Josh Durso took a look at some of the important questions surrounding Tuesday’s election for Seneca Falls Town Board.  The column, however, only told part of the story when it noted using reserves to backfill lost Host Community Agreement ... MORE
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LETTER: Former Phelps mayor endorses challenger, says it’s time for change in Town leadership

The following is a letter to the editor submitted for publication on FingerLakes1.com. Submissions for consideration can be sent to [email protected] or manually uploaded by clicking here.  Look a little deeper than loyalty, emotion when voting – By Jim Cheney, Former Phelps Village Mayor The ... MORE
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LETTER: Fox responds to recent op-ed about impact of Seneca Meadows on upcoming elections

Thankfully, Brad Jones is not running for political office in 2021. But Mr. Jones seems to have become the mouthpiece for Responsible Solutions for Seneca Falls and Democratic candidates Avery and Delelys. One might wonder why the Finger Lakes Times and ace ... MORE
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GUEST APPEARANCE: Ithaca mayor responds to gun violence, identifies ways City will act

Recently there have been a cluster of reported gunshots in our city. The investigation is ongoing, but it appears that a couple of extremely irresponsible people engaged in a personal dispute are intent on shooting each other. This is obviously stupid, reckless, ... MORE
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GUEST APPEARANCE: Ballot measures will have an impact on Election Day

The following is a guest editorial submitted for publication on FingerLakes1.com. Submissions for consideration can be sent to [email protected] or manually uploaded by clicking here.  Gerrymandering a concern after Elections – By Jeff Gallahan The democratic election of our leaders and representatives is a ... MORE
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LETTER: Voters should consider the facts in Seneca Falls

The following is a letter to the editor submitted for publication on FingerLakes1.com. Submissions for consideration can be sent to [email protected] or manually uploaded by clicking here.  Mountain of Trash, Mountain of Lies – By Jean Gilroy Apparently if you lie three times, it is ... MORE
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LETTER: Taxpayers being misled in Seneca Falls as Election Day looms

Earlier this month, Town Supervisor Michael Ferrara stated that his tentative 2022 budget calls for a 15% increase in taxes. As of this moment, the tentative increase is now closer to 11%; since Budget Workshop #1 is behind us (held on 10/11) ... MORE
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LETTER: Vote for Candidates with Courage in Seneca Falls

Local government is not for the faint of heart. Local officials are on the front lines answering to their neighbors and tax payers on issues that have a real impact on daily life. The decisions are tough and there is often no ... MORE