Letters

A huge loss to the community

Dear Editor, Tioga County has recently lost one of its most knowledgeable people of what our government has and is doing and that person is Joan Battey. I can only speak of her in my viewpoint as many of you knew her longer. Through a Town Supervisor’s recommendation, I got to meet Joan approximately three years ago and […]

Readers’ Column for the week of Dec. 14, 2014

(Readers Column) You may call the Owego Pennysaver Readers’ Column at (607) 687-2378 24-hours a day, or e-mail comments to readerscolumn@stny.rr.com. We reserve the right to revise or reject any message. Kudos to the Town of Owego highway employee who plowed Van Riper Road and Meadow Lane on Thursday morning after the snowstorm. It was the […]

Readers’ Column for the week of Dec. 7, 2014

You may call the Owego Pennysaver Readers’ Column at (607) 687-2378 24-hours a day, or e-mail comments to readerscolumn@stny.rr.com. We reserve the right to revise or reject any message. We have two working, older style television sets with remotes that we want to give away. One is a 21-inch RCA and the other is a 32-inch JVC. Call […]

Future costs of station can’t be calculated

Dear Editor, The Town of Owego Fire District provides fire protection and EMS for the residents and property owners within the District. To accomplish this, the District employs two not-for-profit volunteer Fire Companies and provides equipment and training for the volunteers. To assure that you have EMS available 24×7, the District also employs paid Paramedics. […]

New station isn’t causing increase

Dear Editor, I’ve noticed a lot of signs around town from someone apparently running for a town fire commissioner position. It has a ban 20 percent logo and a “too too much” statement. I hope the person doesn’t think that the 20 percent can be eliminated easily. Voters need to understand that it is NOT […]

The search for yearbooks continues

Dear Editor, In the fall of 2013, I wrote a letter to the Owego Pennysaver encouraging local residents and/or graduates of the Owego Free Academy (OFA) to donate their copies of the Tom Tom Yearbooks to the Tioga Historical Society. The purpose of this letter is to once again encourage local residents who have OFA […]

Unions a priority in this school district

Dear Editor, Our Owego Apalachin Central School District prioritizes District unions over you and the students. The 2012 Owego Apalachin Employees Association Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA or union) contract is now posted. In 2008 we were told the new CBA with the OAEA substantially increased contributions to their healthcare premiums. Exactly the opposite was accomplished; […]