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posticon Editorial - What Happens To Me If Spectrum Leaves?

Opinions | Friday, August 10, 2018 | By Dan Veaner Print
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New York State just told Spectrum to get outta Dodge.  Charter Communications, which operates in New York as Spectrum, was given 60 days to submit a plan to transition cable service to another company.  What does that mean to me?

My first reaction was panic.  Because the largest cable company in the country is Comcast, and that is not going to be an improvement.  I have personally experienced some of the Comcast nightmare, and was thrilled when their takeover of Time Warner Cable was blocked, leading to the TWC merger with Charter Communications.  Not that Charter had great customer service ratings, but at least it wasn't Comcast, right?  And, like Time Warner, Spectrum didn't impose bandwidth caps, something that was becoming rare and troubling, especially as streaming video increasingly needs more bandwidth.

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posticon Thoughts - The Military Draft

Opinions | Friday, August 10, 2018 | By Casey Stevens Print
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Caseythoughts Dateline: November (I think) 1969:

I am sitting among a number of my male peers in the day room of Martin Hall, a dormitory on the campus of the University ('Da 'U') of Scranton, the Jesuit all male college in Pennsylvania. We are gathered here, brethren, around the television, as are most of our peers around the country at that moment. The military draft has been in effect since about 1940 (prior to Pearl Harbor, and the invasion of Poland, I might point out), but this night the United States is reverting to a 'lottery' system, a first step in Richard Nixon's effort to assuage America's antipathy to the ongoing morass and slaughter in Southeast Asia. Reverting to the original prescription of the draft lottery, a large cylindrical wire cage is rotated with 366 small capsules rolling inside: each capsule a date of the year. Thus, 366 birthdays.

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posticon Letters - Missing Home

Opinions | Friday, August 10, 2018 | By James Cahalan Print
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mailmanMy youngest son and I did a road trip to NY this past July, so Chris was able to see where I grew up. We visited around town Myers Park and of course we visited the departed members of the family.

I have been all over the world and lived for many years in southeast Asia.But the one thing that I really enjoy is being able to see whats happening back home. It was a trip that I will never forget.Chris my son wants to spend more time in Lansing in the future.

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posticon Letters - Dick Costello

Opinions | Friday, August 10, 2018 | By Jeanette Miller Print
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mailmanI first met Dick Costello when he was the Assistant Pro at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course at Cornell. When the Pro, James Fenner, retired Dick became the Pro. I worked with him as a member of the Cornell Women's Golf League and found him to be Reasonable and Fair in League matters.

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posticon Letters - Abolish Death Penalty in New York

Opinions | Friday, August 10, 2018 | By Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Print
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mailmanIn solidarity with Pope Francis and in honor of my father, I will be advancing legislation to remove the death penalty -- and its ugly stain in our history -- from State law once and for all.

By declaring the death penalty inadmissible in all cases and working to end the practice globally, Pope Francis is ushering in a more righteous world for us all. The death penalty is morally indefensible and has no place in the 21st century.

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posticon Letters - Dick Costello Endorsement

Opinions | Friday, August 10, 2018 | By Charles H. Moore Jr. Print
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mailmanIt is my honor to endorse Dick Costello for Town Justice of the Town of Lansing. I have known Dick for years, first as Head Coach of Cornell University's Golf Team, where he was a tireless mentor for not only varsity golfers but all golfers regardless of age, gender or affiliation. Dick's work with mentoring, caring for and challenging all ages in all walks of life is legendary, which calls me enthusiastically endorse him for Town Justice of Lansing.

Charles H. Moore Jr. , Cornell ‘51, Athletic Director, Cornell ‘94-‘99
CEO of multi-national corporations ‘73- ‘94, Exec. Director, CECP ‘99-‘13
Author of Running on Purpose and One Hurdle At A Time
Ithaca, NY
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posticon Letters - Low Income Housing In Tburg

Opinions | Friday, August 10, 2018 | By Lisa Goodie Print
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mailmanI read your article dated January 5th,2018. I am of low income. I currently live in Trumansburg with my boyfriend but I had applied for an apartment at the income based property by the trailer park. I was on the waiting list for a couple of years in fact I moved up to the top of the list but was dropped back down to 6th postion for whatever reason that could not be explained to me.

So when my name moved back to the top I was given 24 hours notice to go and look at the apartment but because I had to work the day of I was told I was no longer eligible for the apartment.My daughter and I lost everything we owned when we had to rent an apartment from a shady slumlord near rascals which is now yet another empty bar.

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