Government is not a business. The central mission of government is to provide services for its citizens. The central mission of a business is to turn a profit.

Citizens in a democracy need to do their part — each one of us — to make a government of the people, by the people, and for the people viable.

What’s that place in town that you’d like to know your great-grandchildren will see?

“We need federal government to get out of the way,” Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo told us.

All of the towns and villages we cover would benefit by having as part of their policies a plan to replace cut trees, maintain current trees, and plant new trees.