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ORES is an acronym we should all know. It stands for the Office of Renewable Energy Siting, established under the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act signed by Governor Cuomo in 2019. It is designed to unlock the jobs, tax and investment benefits of large-scale renewable energy p…

I will add one thing for those of you who think it is acceptable to vote from home you are wrong. This is not a video game or shopping event. The only people who should be voting by absentee are those who truly cannot get to the polls. Those of you who fear that you my die; well deal with it…

In response to social unrest taking place across the country, countless corporations issued statements citing the need for change, whether in society or within their domain. Much of that was little more than marketing, playing to the masses to look good and gain favor.

“I brake for old graveyards” is a bumper sticker message from the Association of Graveyard Studies. Not only brake today but perhaps a fresh air hike through a social distance area, a cemetery. There are 11 just in the town of Geneseo.

I’ll keep this short. The people of our Congressional District have shown an ability to look beyond partisanship in the past and make decisions based on real wants and needs of the people and on the real abilities and principles of the candidates.

Environmental stewardship is critical to the success of New York’s family dairy farms, and on National Farmer’s Day we are thankful to our neighbors – both agricultural and residential, for always putting the sustainability of our natural resources first. Environmental stewardship means we a…

Do you think that someone who works more than 40 hours per week in the same job deserves to be paid overtime? Do you think that the extra time they devote to their employer, and away from their friends and families, warrants a bit more money in their wallet, especially if this extra time is …

I would like to comment on the letter, “Jacobs Spreading Fear About Green Light Law” (Daily News, Oct. 15). This is the latest of many letters that William Fine has written attacking Republicans. The last time Chris Collins ran for congress, in a letter to this publication, Mr. Fine said the…

All you have to say is “broadband access” and the frustration is palpable. Our offices have been inundated with calls and messages from parents, business owners and community leaders who are tired of Albany’s promises to bring high-speed internet access to their communities.

The deadline is Oct. 17 for letters to the editor regarding the general election to be published in print editions of The Livingston County News.

Congressman Chris Jacobs is spreading lies and fear to gin up votes. Mr. Jacobs stated that he is worried that the Green Light Law might allow undocumented immigrants to vote, (Buffalo News 9/11/20). Driver’s licenses issued under the Green Light Law will have the words “NOT FOR FEDERAL PURP…

The best and brightest leaders of organizations such as small businesses, non-profits and local governments are those who can navigate the complexities of the world by understanding and preparing for unknowns.

It’s no secret that quality horses were (and are) part of Geneseo heritage from the early 19th Century. It’s Horse Country!

WASHINGTON – Vice President Mike Pence’s job Wednesday night was to seem reasonable and reassuring after days of uncertainty stoked by President Donald Trump, who shook voters with his own combative debate performance last week and then alarmed the nation with his positive test for coronavirus.

Local poet Beth Sleboda says to look “Beyond the Gray” to recognize that with time, some things can change.

Over the course of this year, just as with the 2016 election cycle, it seems that the national press, pollsters, and pundits take too much delight in classifying certain sectors of our population as “non-college educated” or “uneducated.”

As one citizen to others, I have had nearly four years to observe Donald Trump and have come to the conclusion that his supporters are correct about one thing: he says what he thinks.

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Nate McMurray is a breath of fresh air from Collins and clone-like Jacobs. Nate is young and more attuned to our younger generation and our future. He’s honest, open, and plain down-to-earth. He’s a good neighbor who will truly represent us.

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Citizens of the United States, including the 65,000 or so that live here in Livingston County, need to prepare themselves for the possibility that Donald Trump will refuse to recognize the results of the coming 2020 Presidential Election and in so doing, seek to usurp the power of the people…

Now is a good time for the Village of Geneseo government to merge into the Town of Geneseo government. Future planning for the needs (water, sewer, police, zoning, etc. etc.) has to be for the entire Town of Geneseo, which the Village is part of.

As a business and community leader but most importantly a parent of young children – needless to say our lives have been rocked by COVID-19. Since mid-March we have lived in a totally disrupted world, and we have tried our best to not only educate our children about this pandemic and continu…

A couple of weeks ago, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation surprised deer hunters with something akin to an early Christmas present: Our game commission is floating the idea of extending the southern zone deer season through the Christmas break.

Correcting New York’s massive budget shortfall is going to take a thoughtful, concerted effort that features a combination of eliminating wasteful spending, securing federal aid and an emphasis on common-sense prioritizing. The Assembly Minority Conference has always advocated for responsibl…

I was weary, but the lure of spending an evening, outdoors, in the company of like-minded friends, acquaintances, and strangers was strong - as was the desire to support the work of fellow artists. So I was eagerly waiting when Anne pulled up in her Subaru.

When Nate McMurray says “common-sense healthcare reform” and “Medicare for all,” he has our attention. We’ve dealt with a variety of health insurance companies in our many years of employment. We want something better. Surely a system that provides high-quality, reliable, affordable coverage…

Navigating the economic disruption that resulted from the coronavirus pandemic has been difficult for us at Batavia Downs Gaming. Our doors were closed to the public for the last six months, leaving over 400 Western New Yorkers without jobs during incredibly stressful times.

Most of my career has been spent in law enforcement, first as a New York State Trooper and later as Sheriff of Erie County. I have great respect for those who work hard to serve and protect our communities and can attest that the vast majority of officers are honorable people.

Earlier this week, New York families received some long-awaited good news with the announcement that restrictive nursing home visitation policies were finally being adjusted. Nursing home visits had been banned since March because of the pandemic. Since then, some residents’ friends and love…

In a recent letter to the Livingston County News I wrote that mail-in voting and absentee voting are essentially the same. They are. Both allow voting from home.

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I should have done this early with no certainty that the elections on Sept. 15, 2020, would not be moved again by Andrew Cuomo. I was re-inspired to write this after seeing a sign for a write-in candidate sign, but hope the waiting is not to late. Locally, we have always seen lack of “democr…

I am writing in response to Tim McMahon’s recent letter (“Mail-in voting fraud is a myth,” Aug. 13). He wrote that President Trump “tries to muddy the waters by claiming there is a difference between ‘absentee’ voting and mail-in voting. There isn’t. They are essentially the exact same thing.”

We know we have already commented on the write-in candidacy of Bob Wilcox for the Village Board, but that was some time ago when the first vote was postponed. Thus we wish to reiterate our support of Bob’s election to the Board underscoring, once again, the experience and the dedication that…