Staff members of the Cortland Contrarian have followed for many years a busy, wide-ranging New York blog named "Room Eight." Room Eight may cease posting on December 31, 2016, due to the burden of costs associated with malicious lawsuits. Details of the lawsuits are unspecified. There are many contributors to Room Eight but we especially appreciate the posts by blogger Larry Littlefield.
Room Eight editor and publisher Matt Johnson posted a message about the blog and its legal threats. His message can be read at this link: http://r8ny.com/2016/12/09/the-end-of-room-eight/
Larry Littlefield has a separate blog at WordPress, which is titled "Saying the Unsaid in New York." Here is the link: https://larrylittlefield.wordpress.com/
Mr. Littlefield provides in-depth references and statistics to his criticism of government accounting and policies, criticizes Democrats and Republicans when appropriate, and has established his reputation as a responsible critic of government accounting and policies.