If the results of the 2012 elections are any indication, folks around here are pretty satisfied with their state and congressional representatives, as every incumbent was returned to office, but bubbling under the surface is obvious discontent with state funding for schools.
Closing Center Street School in Oneonta was a shame, but given budget constraints, was inevitable. We fear that more and more children will be riding school buses in the future because of schools having to consolidate.
The war in Afghanistan hit our area in October when Marine Cpl. Alex Domion of Richfield Springs, 21, died as the result of a non-combat-related incident in Afghanistan’s Helmand province.
We hope and pray that when we sum up 2013 next December that we remember no similar occurrence.