- Letters to the Editor
In Your Opinion: Gibson is the 'out-of-touch' candidate
I appreciate the fact that Chris Gibson has served his country well in the military, but I find his statement that Sean Eldridge is an "out-of-touch candidate" to be ludicrous. Gibson lost touch with our world when he went to college (age 17 with ROTC scholarship) joined the military, retired with a pension in 2010 and the same year became our representative (not much time for a normal job). From college on to today, he has been living on taxpayers' dollars and he wants to continue this career.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Fracking would be disaster for our water
Another small victory for us, the anti-frackers. Maybe New York state is a leader in this environmental fiasco?Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Guard has a role to play at border
I was surprised and disappointed to read The Daily Star editorial July 21. Surprised by both the apparent misunderstanding of what the National Guard offers in terms of humanitarian relief and security force augmentation, and disappointed by the condescending tone of the piece, which is an outlier in the otherwise noteworthy work of the Editorial Board.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Accusations about Gibson out of line
I was very upset when I received a call making ridiculous accusations against Congressman Chris Gibson. I am a combat Marine veteran, and this really got under my skin. Congressman Gibson has done so much for us in Delaware County. I asked myself, why would this billionaire Sean Eldridge call Gibson's supporters and begin a false and negative campaign against him? I don't know what the polls are, but he must be desperate.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Eldridge a better choice for House
The editorial of July 21 is easily commented upon: You say that Sean Eldridge "didn't offer any solutions." But wait! Mr. Eldridge IS THE SOLUTION!Continued ...
- Tuesday, July 22, 2014
In Your Opinion: Obama should heed words of wisdom
I commend to President Barack Obama today's quote in your newspaper: "A man must be both stupid and uncharitable who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side." -- Joseph AddisonContinued ...
In Your Opinion: 'Blessed' or not, transgender is still wrong
Recently, The Star found it necessary to use its front page to herald the coming out of a so-called transgendered individual. The blessedness of his situation was pronounced by a Universalist so-called reverend.Continued ...
- Monday, July 21, 2014
In Your Opinion: Bear hunters should follow the rules
I would like people to be informed about the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's Black Bear Management Plan for New York State, 2014-2024.Continued ...
- Saturday, July 19, 2014
In Your Opinion: Loud motorcycles are a good thing
This is a reply to a letter in the Weekend July 12 and 13 edition on motorcycle noise.Continued ...
- Friday, July 18, 2014
In Your Opinion: Restore Medicare Advantage funding
I just celebrated my 84th birthday, and I'm happy to say I'm still very healthy and independent. In fact, I haven't been in the hospital since I was born. I count myself as fortunate, but I rely on my Medicare Advantage health plan through Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) to be there for me when I need it.Continued ...
- Thursday, July 17, 2014
In Your Opinion: Gaza suffering while world dithers
Who among us has any conception of the dimensions of shame that will befall us and our children when one day the veil has fallen from our eyes and the most horrible of crimes -- crimes that infinitely outdistance every human measure -- reach the light of day? The White Rose Society, First Leaflet 1942.Continued ...
- Wednesday, July 16, 2014
In Your Opinion: 'Good neighbor' talk rings hollow
How very interesting that Joe Mahoney would chose to write a story about fracking in Ohio (See Frack, Page 1, July 7, 2014) detailing the pitfall and benefits.Continued ...
- Tuesday, July 15, 2014
In Your Opinion: Butternuts should explore programs
I would like to share some important information with my town board concerning a response to my comments submitted to the U.S. Global Change Research Program.Continued ...
- Monday, July 14, 2014
In Your Opinion: Oversight needed for town government
Government oversight by citizens is a must in today's day and age, even when we are referring to small local governments like the town of Richfield.Continued ...
- Saturday, July 12, 2014
In Your Opinion: Redskins furor has broad implications
To be considerate, I would like to begin this letter with a warning that it could cause you to be offended.Continued ...
- Friday, July 11, 2014
In Your Opinion: Urge senators to restore EPA rules
Summer is here and many of us will be heading out to a nearby lake or stream to spend time with our families fishing, kayaking, camping or boating.Continued ...
- Thursday, July 10, 2014
In Your Opinion: Court was way off on Hobby Lobby
Diana Ross could have done a better job than the current Supremes. A lot of the court's recent opinions are mostly off track. These people have it easier than meteorologists; the checks keep coming in for life even if they miss the "eye of the storm" over and over again.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Sheriff right to enforce pot laws
I read your editorial regarding "Marijuana hunt a waste of time and resources" with dismay and some outrage. Sheriff Devlin's job is to enforce all the laws of New York state and not to ignore laws that your newspaper thinks should be disregarded.Continued ...
- Wednesday, July 9, 2014
In Your Opinion: Americans aren't united anymore
I am tired of reading and hearing Obama say how HE will handle the immigration of America. In my opinion, it only shows me, he is not American.Continued ...
- Tuesday, July 8, 2014
In Your Opinion: Liberals succeed by offering change
There are a lot of principled conservatives out there, so why have the liberals been so successful?Continued ...
- In Your Opinion: Gibson is the 'out-of-touch' candidate