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posticon Op Ed - Foodnet Meals on Wheels Shows Results in Tompkins County

Opinions | Friday, March 24, 2017 | By Jessica Gosa, Foodnet Meals on Wheels Print
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Meals on Wheels programming has been in the spotlight on various national media platforms after the President's proposed 'Budget Blueprint' to Congress known as the 'skinny budget'. The proposed budget shows cuts to non-defense discretionary (NDD) programs, which fund various programs, including the Older Americans Act (OAA) programs.

Older Americans Act Funding supports nutrition programs, meals-on-wheels, in-home services, transportation, caregiver support and more. Like other Meals on Wheels programs across the county, Foodnet relies on a portion of this funding. However, the degree of local impact is still unclear at this time. We anticipate the release of more details in the coming months.

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posticon Letters - Letters - Helming on Water Quality

Opinions | Friday, March 24, 2017 | By Tom Vawter Print
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mailmanAs a water-quality professional, I was struck by the underlying irony of our Republican state senator's touting a state water-quality initiative in the face of her Republican federal colleagues' and her so-called president's declared war on our environment, especially our water environment.

Today's New York Times reported on our Candadian neighbors' dismay at the drastic cuts the Trump administration's gutting of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, an international agreement that has been working for decades to reverse the centuries of abuse these shared waters have suffered.

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