Editorial

Test Drive – 2015 GMC Yukon 4WD

Test Drive - 2015 GMC Yukon 4WD

Entry Price: $46,335 Price as Tested: $64,520 This week, we’re driving the new 2015 GMC Yukon 4WD, delivered in top line SLT trim and featuring a 4WD system with towing capabilities of up to 8,300 lbs. Years ago, consumers who purchased such a vehicle knew that fuel mileage might be 15 MPG at best, and […]

The Old Coot says football is out of fashion

It wasn’t your typical, pencil thin, pouting, runway stomping fashion model. This one’s figure was somewhat fuller. Even so, it was a high profile fashion show. The model was, “Draped in a rich pewter jersey, juxtaposed with a bright shade of “Buccaneer Red” and “Bay Orange” trim, incorporating a reflective chrome border around oversized numerals […]

Sensationalism seems to be selling newspapers

Dear Editor, An article on Saturday Aug. 30 in the headlines in the Binghamton Press and Sun Bulletin about Lockheed and its unspecified number of employees giving $443,000.00 to N.Y.; Congress members and I said to myself, “Wow! Lockheed bought off our representatives!” Then I read the article that said that the contributions were over a period […]

Higher taxes are only a part of the problem

Dear Editor, The purpose of four years of Letters to the Editor that are critical of our Owego Apalachin Central School District has been to arouse public attention in an effort to stop the waste, fraud, and abuse of Superintendent Russell and some tenured members of the BOE. It is waste, fraud, and abuse and […]

Choice for gaming license is obvious

Dear Editor, Between the local candidates for a casino in the Southern Tier, the choice is obvious. Tioga Downs is well situated as a “Gateway to the Finger Lakes,” making it a magnet for travelers wishing to explore New York. It has plenty of space to expand and the singular benefit of being an active […]

Girl Scouts is building leaders

Dear Editor, This is my third year volunteering as a Troop Leader with Girls Scouts of America and I would like to share why I spend my time in this organization. I treasure being a role model that brings such a positive influence into girls’ lives.  And, not only am I making a difference in […]

Hunger Action Month

The Tioga County Hunger Coalition is working to end hunger and needs your help. Coalition members are food pantries, meal sites, soup kitchens and others are helping on an ongoing basis in these hard times, instead of helping just for emergencies. Area programs report an increase in the working poor and seniors coming for food. […]