Monday, September 16, 2019

Schuyler County Honors Sept 17 as Constitution and Citizenship Day

The Schuyler County Legislature has enacted a resolution recognizing Tuesday September 17 as Constitution and Citizenship Day.

The resolution, submitted by County Attorney Steven Getman, urges civil and educational authorities of states, counties, cities and towns to make plans for the proper observance of the day and “for the complete instruction of citizens in their responsibilities and opportunities as citizens of the United States and of the State and locality in which they reside.”

It was unanimously passed by the legislature at its September 9 meeting.

September 17 marks the anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution, which, the resolution notes, "is the supreme law of the land and the document by which the people of this country self-govern."

In remembrance of the signing of the Constitution and in recognition of the Americans who strive to uphold the duties and responsibilities of citizenship, the Congress, by joint resolution of February 29, 1952 (36 U.S.C. 106), designated September 17 as “Constitution Day and Citizenship Day."


Friday, September 13, 2019

Congressman Tom Reed Endorses Steven Getman for Schuyler County Court Judge!

"I'm proud to support Steven Getman in the November 5th election for Schuyler County Court Judge. While extremists play the part of being pragmatic, Steven Getman is committed to fairness. Steve is a lifelong Republican who stands for our values and principles. He also is exceptionally qualified, and I urge every voter in Schuyler County to support Steven Getman." -Congressman Tom Reed

Monday, September 9, 2019

Schuyler County schedules medication take back days

County residents can bring their old or expired medications to a secure drop off location on the dates listed below.

Monday, September 2, 2019

New York's 'red flag law' drawing mixed reviews

Stepping in before it's too late. That's the goal of New York's red flag law.

With the law now in effect, gun control advocates like Sarah Dumrese say the law could prevent future mass shootings....But not everyone sees it the same way.

"Boom, your guns are gone," Ken Mathison said.

Mathison co-chairs the Monroe County chapter for the gun education group Shooters Committee on Political Education (SCOPE). He says the law is unconstitutional and that it lacks the right protections for legal gun owners.