- Letters to the Editor
Haste made waste for Obamacare
The Affordable Care Act was nothing more than an insurance restructuring bill passed hastily through a Congress that wanted their names associated with health care reform and signed by a president that wanted to be remembered as the man that tackled America’s health care problem. Unfortunately, haste makes waste, as we learned in kindergarten. The administration blatantly lied to the American people numerous times about the bill, yet won’t allow a second look at something that is crippling the middle class and the economy.Continued ...
Certificates needed for all poll watchers
I am concerned about a statement made by Otsego County Democratic Chairman Richard Abbate that it has been a longstanding practice not to collect poll-watcher certificates in rural counties such as Otsego. I am not sure where he got his information, but all counties in New York state, upstate or downstate, must follow the law.Continued ...
Thanks to all who helped on campaign
I would like to express my deepest gratitude to all of the people in this town who made my election to the town board possible.Continued ...
Safety Track ad was misleading
I recently read the full-page statement that Greg Lubinitsky had in The Daily Star concerning New York Safety Track, but I noticed numerous disputable issues.Continued ...
Answers still needed from Benghazi
Regarding the cartoon titled "Since Republicans say they want questions asked about the Libyan embassy incident":Continued ...
Safety Track was misrepresented to town
In his Nov. 16 open letter in The Daily Star, Greg Lubinitsky would have you believe that he has come to our community as a savior, to lift us from our poverty while offering life skills to downtrodden youth.Continued ...
- Friday, December 6, 2013
Safety Track should pay taxes, fines
Apparently Mountain Top Airfield, the parent company of New York Safety Track, finds it easier to pay for a full page ad than to pay for its school and property taxes. Mountain Top Airfield, which owns the land on which New York Safety Track runs, has brought legal action against the town of Harpersfield and the Charlotte Valley School District to cut its assessment taxes in half.Continued ...
- Dems, not GOP, caused the shutdown
- Thursday, December 5, 2013
Why not allow crossbow hunting?|
This year, we have had a big stir with the unconstitutional SAFE Act issues and I believe that is why the crossbow hunting legislation has been put off. I am an archer and hunter and I would like to see the crossbow allowed during rifle and or muzzleloader season.Continued ...
Solar, wind powerare a joke|
Those times I've expressed my thoughts on environmentalism, I never addressed those facets of solar and wind power.Continued ...
- Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Pinkey right on guns, wrong on bullying
Regarding Mr. Pinkey 's Nov. 19 column:Continued ...
- Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Experience at track was a pleasant one
I would like to share my experience with NYST after spending a day participating in one of their track days. First off, to debunk some of the misinformation being circulated about the facility.Continued ...
Farm bill is important to us all in the U.S.
The government of today is ineffective, and to put it mildly, is the cause of most problems in the United States. One effect from this ineffectiveness, the continued delay in passing the farm bill.Continued ...
- Monday, December 2, 2013
Don't let local politics mimic national
I thank the residents of Hartwick, Milford, and New Lisbon for electing me to represent them on the Board of Representatives. I am honored and humbled. I especially thank those who actively supported my campaign.Continued ...
Old movie brings treasured scene
Much ado these days, in print and on TV, about the Gettysburg Address -- and quite rightly so. I am reminded of an old movie, "Ruggles of Red Gap" -- it's a pleasant, charming comedy, but I treasure it for one scene in which Charles Laughton recites the Gettysburg Address. Wonderful!Continued ...
'Gun" should not be a prohibited word
If I had not seen it myself in Chuck Pinkey's column, I would not believe it. He reported that on two separate occasions, Jim Losie, of Losie's Gun Shop in Oneonta, attempted to buy ads in local school publications, to SUPPORT the school's activities.Continued ...
- Saturday, November 30, 2013
Blame shooter, rather than victim|
I just got done reading the article in The Daily Star titled, "Experts warn: Stay safe in Orange" in a Weekend paper. According to the article, "Although New York state law does not require hunters to wear bright orange, studies on the Environmental Conservation website say that hunters wearing blaze orange are seven times less likely to be injured than hunters who are not wearing orange."Continued ...
Forever stamp honors veterans|
On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, the United States Post Office issued a new stamp that pays tribute to 464 World War II Medal of Honor recipients. The Medal of Honor, the nation's highest award for valor in combat, is presented "for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life, above and beyond the call of duty."Continued ...
- Friday, November 29, 2013
Vacant area could use restaurant
Eighty- four Lumber on Southside has been empty for awhile now. It would be nice to have a Red Lobster or Olive Garden go in there.Continued ...
Pit bulls are a noble breed|
I must respond to Dorey Munch's vilification of the pit bull. While it is true that historically they were bred for fighting, it is also true that the dog had to be docile toward humans, otherwise it could not be handled by the owners during a match. Aggressive dogs are usually the result of abusive and irresponsible owners.Continued ...
- Haste made waste for Obamacare