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October 15, 2013

In Our Opinion: Cheers and Jeers

To whomever it was in the city of Oneonta who came up with the idea of a trial period to change the annoyingly long traffic light at Center and Church streets to a three-way stop sign. 

Not only is the three-way stop far more convenient and logical, but the city stands to save $100,000 in its budget by not having a traffic light there. Assuming there isn’t a preponderance of accidents as a result of the change, it should be approved and made permanent. While it is at it, the city should explore changing the traffic light at Center and Elm into a four-way stop.

 

To the Make-A-Wish Foundation, for making an Oneonta girl’s dreams come true.

Isabelle Ewing and her immediate family will travel to Disney World for 1½ weeks, thanks to the charitable organization that grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Isabelle suffered a rupture of an abnormal collection of blood vessels embedded in her brain stem in May. Her mother stayed with her during the 78-day hospitalization, and the 10-year-old known as “Tink” faces another surgery, which may or may not allow her to live a normal life.

It is wonderful that organizations such as Make-A-Wish exist. We encourage everyone who can to support Make-A-Wish and others that make a difference in a child’s life.

 

To everyone who participates in and volunteers for 4-H. 

National 4-H Week is celebrated annually during the first full week of October.

Often thought of as an agricultural organization, 4-H is much more. Programs range from the traditional animal science programs and sewing to public speaking and science, technology, engineering and math-inspired robotics activities.

Otsego County hosted informational meetings last week, and Schoharie will have a “Discover 4-H Day” on Saturday.

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