- Letters to the Editor
In Your Opinion: Administration filled with liars
Obama was right when he said we needed fundamental changes, but he didn't say to what. It appears that most of his present agenda is taken right out of the Communist Manifesto. Look it up on the Internet or a good encyclopedia if you have the ability to read and understand what you have read.Continued ...
In your opinion: Campaign finance needs reforming
New York state's current campaign finance system is broken -- it erodes public trust and negatively impacts democratic engagement and election outcomes. Among its shortcomings: legislators must spend inordinate amounts of time raising money to finance their campaigns; wealthy individuals, corporations and organizations exert undue influence; and just as important -- good people who might seek office are put off by the overall sordidness of campaign funding.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Dog warden article had several errors
By failing to interview the subject of its story, The Daily Star published several errors in its recent article, "Butternuts hires new dog warden after conflict claim."Continued ...
In your opinion: Nature not really a mystery
As I read the column, "Animals' Behavior A Sign of Wild Winter" (The Daily Star, Feb. 28, 2014), some facts immediately jumped into mind from my doctoral dissertation -- "A Natural History of the Catskill Mountain High Peaks" -- the flock of robins on the author's lawn on Feb. 2 are not a mystery: Many robins winter over in roosts, as many as a quarter of a million birds in one roost can be found in trees or in brush closer to the ground.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Education for inmates makes plenty of sense
For too long, Americans have held to the philosophy that tax money should be used only for the "deserving." Usually "deserving" looks white and middle/upper class. The knee-jerk reaction to Gov. Cuomo's inmate college plan, I believe, stems from this long-held and misguided view.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Low wages are costing us all
Since, the 1960s the number of women in the workforce has increased by more than 50 percent. However, by age of 65, the average woman will have lost $431,000 over her working lifetime, because of an earning gap with male employees, who do the same job.Continued ...
- Tuesday, March 4, 2014
In Your Opinion: Nothing wrong with Facebook when used right
Could you please explain to me why your readers were subjected to a self-serving, way, way too long front-page article, no less, about Facebook, written by a 24-year-old who had no life experiences other than she graduated college and has a job on your newspaper?Continued ...
In your opinion: Facebook article was fascinating
Kudos to Ms. Reynolds. Her article "My love affair, and break-up, with Facebook" on the front page Feb. 24, was well-written, thoroughly researched and fascinating.Continued ...
- Monday, March 3, 2014
In Your Opinion: Letter wasn't meant to accuse aid workers
This is notice to all who read the letter to the editor in the paper on Friday, Feb. 28, written by Gloria Gregory, my mother, who is 82 years old.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Washington's 'Farewell Address' worth reading
Thank you for your recent discussion on how the first president would view today what is going on.Continued ...
- Saturday, March 1, 2014
In Your Opinion: Russia should have done better with Olympics
Any time a country is awarded the chance to host the Olympics, they have enough time and have always come through and did what they were supposed to; provide safe arenas and village for the athletes. So why couldn't Sochi, Russia?Continued ...
- Friday, February 28, 2014
In Your Opinion: Life without Facebook is plenty social
Thanks to the Star's Jessica Reynolds for her great piece on Facebook (Feb. 24) and to Emily Popek for that wonderful illustration.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Careful letting people into your home
Seniors, beware. Having help come into your home isn't always a good idea. There are those who will steal you blind.Continued ...
- Thursday, February 27, 2014
In Your Opinion: NIMBY: It's not just for anti-frackers
Spoiler alert: Frackers are NIMBYs too!Continued ...
- Wednesday, February 26, 2014
In your opinion: Gibson supports hospice's goals
We are fortunate to have Chris Gibson representing us in Congress. After having the privilege of spending time with him discussing the recent changes in health care that affect our local hospice, I believe he truly shares our concern over the impact on our ability to serve his Delaware, Otsego and Schoharie county constituents.Continued ...
- Tuesday, February 25, 2014
In Your Opinion: Time to bring back passenger trains
It seems there is a terrible epidemic going around in our country that continues every year -- highway traffic accidents and fatalities. During this hard winter we always hear in the news about massive pile-ups, head-on crashes, and fender-benders all the time.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Does Code of Ethics mean nothing?
In Butternuts, newly elected Town Councilman Scot Lueck had to give up the dog warden position upon taking the town councilman position.Continued ...
- Monday, February 24, 2014
In Your Opinion: Newspaper ignores Obama lawlessness
As a conservative, I can see the lawlessness of the Obama administration. The media, which includes The Daily Star, turn a blind eye to misconduct of this president and his administration.Continued ...
- Saturday, February 22, 2014
In Your Opinion: Pinkey's column distorts the facts
Chuck Pinkey and his distortions: In attributing the phrase "equality of income" to the liberals, he conveniently omitted the 'IN" (inequality). Unemployment figures are another misrepresentation of facts, just like Fox getting all the numbers wrong on election night. Maybe the "frogs" didn't vote for Obama, but he won the election and received over 50 percent of the popular vote!Continued ...
- Friday, February 21, 2014
In Your Opinion: Taxes are never simple for farmers
Concerning the legislation passing to cap raises in agricultural land taxes at two percent per year on eligible land in agricultural districts (should be assessed value, not taxes):Continued ...
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