'Shop local' isn't just another catchphrase
Like the relentless drone of the Salvation Army bell-ringer or the unending round of Christmas carols, the exhortation to "shop local" risks becoming yet another part of the holidays we tune out.Continued ...
In Our Opinion: Keep Pearl Harbor memories alive
"Yesterday, December 7, 1941 -- a date which will live in infamy -- the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan."Continued ...
Hill could use some down-home discipline
"Growing up on a dairy farm, you certainly learn discipline and a commitment to purpose."Continued ...
Rainy-day funds in danger of drying up
Municipalities, organizations, businesses and families have a lot in common in that they all feel a lot more comfortable if they have put something away for a rainy day.Continued ...
In Our Opinion: Cheers
To Dave Kelly, Thanksgiving meal volunteers and recently honored SUNY Oneonta police officials.Continued ...
- Monday, December 2, 2013
Notification is vital for parole hearings
There are prisons for all kinds of purposes. Regrettably, some are used to interrogate or isolate political foes. Most are used to punish lawbreakers. But the primary reason why society requires prisons is to protect people from those who would do them harm.Continued ...
- Saturday, November 30, 2013
In Our Opinion: Hanukkah offers a warm haven
The eight-day Jewish holiday of Hanukkah has always been more than a bit problematic for those who celebrate it.Continued ...
- Wednesday, November 27, 2013
In Our Opinion: We can be thankful for much
In 1621, the Pilgrims enjoyed such a successful harvest that they decided to have a feast of thanksgiving and invite the neighbors.Continued ...
- Tuesday, November 26, 2013
In Our Opinion: Cheers and Jeers
Cheers to the OHS girls soccer team, the proposal to set up sheriff's department substations in Delaware County schools, and the addition of a Catholic Charities office in Delhi; Jeers to Edward Lentz for the appearance of impropriety at a polling site.Continued ...
- Monday, November 25, 2013
In Our Opinion: Jobs summit gave Otsego its marching orders
We hear a lot in this area about the need for more jobs, but it isn't every day that someone comes into town to tell us exactly what we need to do to get them.Continued ...
- Saturday, November 23, 2013
There's no good use of racial epithets
NBA locker rooms are melting pots of diverse young men from disparate backgrounds, so it should come as no surprise when race occasionally becomes a topic of league-wide conversation.Continued ...
- Friday, November 22, 2013
Hatred, division still plague us|
Today is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. For those old enough -- and for those too young -- to remember, we offer these comments of news anchors Chet Huntley and Walter Cronkite. We believe their words remain relevant.Continued ...
- Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Danger lurks for GOP in 2016
A few weeks ago, all seemed dark for the future of the Republican Party after it was blamed -- rightly so -- for the shutdown of the government and the near defaulting of the country's debts.Continued ...
- Tuesday, November 19, 2013
To two classy football teams; and the village of Cooperstown doing something ahead of schedule.Continued ...
- Monday, November 18, 2013
Housing plan a good start for city
For years now, our wish list for Center City Oneonta housing has been the same: More single-family homes; more affordable rentals; fewer vacant properties.Continued ...
- Saturday, November 16, 2013
Adapt, not adopt, those lesson plans
If you've been paying attention to the debate over the Common Core curriculum, you can be forgiven for thinking that "module" is becoming a dirty word.Continued ...
- Friday, November 15, 2013
Trans fats won't be missed in our food
Almost every official who has tried changing the regulation of food and drinks in recent years has faced an immediate, visceral backlash. This has been especially true for outgoing New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.Continued ...
- Thursday, November 14, 2013
Americans just don't like being lied to
It is difficult to fathom that it has only been little over a year since America re-elected Barack Obama president by a healthy five-million-vote margin.Continued ...
- Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Follow your STAR to get tax relief
If you're a homeowner and you're considering whether to apply for a New York State School Tax Relief (STAR) property tax exemption … stop considering and apply already.Continued ...
- Tuesday, November 12, 2013
In Our Opinion: Cheers and Jeers
Cheers to Halloween events and the Otsego SWCD's composting program; jeers to the planned Common Core protest.Continued ...
- 'Shop local' isn't just another catchphrase