What’s Happening from the week of May 24, 2015

What’s Happening – send dated church, school, social or non-profit event information (50 words or less) to the Owego Pennysaver, ATTN: Wendy Post, P.O. Box 149, Owego, N.Y. 13827, e-mail wpost@owegopennysaver.com or drop it off at our office, 181-183 Front St., Owego. Space available, your event will appear. MAY Fiber Arts Group Meeting, every Thurs., […]

Readers’ Column for the week of May 24, 2015

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. Last week a reader wrote, “I can’t believe the amount of lies that are told week by week by Mr. Chartrand in this paper.” Perhaps it […]

How can we not afford to do what is best for our kids?

Dear Editor, To find out the comparison between Tioga and other NYS schools, Google their website. Read for yourself how “Buffalo Business First” uses information provided by the NYS Department of Education to compare Tioga to 40 NYS area schools as well as all the 423 upstate schools. There is an additional study done recently […]

We have an emperor, not a king

Dear Editor, New York is the “Empire State”, so we have an emperor, not a king. New York City is the largest city in the world and so it is inevitable that it dominates its suburbs. But I don’t think that the city should have so much influence on the rest of New York State. […]

Underpass stories and photos needed

Dear Editor, I am researching and writing an article about the history of the North Avenue Underpass and I am looking for photographs to borrow, people to talk to or anything else pertinent about the subject. I’d like to know if anyone lived in Owego while it was being built in 1949-1950, did you take […]

Vote No to tax increase

Dear Editor, Have you heard the news? Have you read the “facts” as spun by Dr. Russell and the OACSDs’ Board of Education? “The average OA tax increase has been .93 percent per year, for the past six years.” (Very reasonable and affordable, I’d say). Dr. Russell also stated, “Last year it was 0 percent” […]

The greatest gifts in life happen on the stage

Dear Editor, Last night I enjoyed my last spring concert as a parent at AES. It was bittersweet for me to watch my youngest daughter, a 5th grader who’s greatest joy in life is to sing, perform on the stage with her peers and two excellent teachers, knowing this would be the last time. She has been […]