- Letters to the Editor
In Your Opinion: Zagata, Stammel want area to prosper
In two recently published exposes, Mike Zagata (The Daily Star) and Andrew Stammel (Hometown Oneonta) expressed their genuine concern for the economic stagnation that has burdened Otsego County for decades.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: 'The Tinkersons,' 'Dilbert' can go
I have to agree with several letters recently written concerning comic strips.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Deck was stacked at pipeline hearing
Some comments on the FERC DEIS hearing in Oneonta on Tuesday, April 1:Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Care at Manor is second to none
It seems to me, especially nowadays with government, the nation and the world in such precarious and uncertain times, that there is much to criticize.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: 'Carrie' authorship was wrong in article
How surprised I was to discover when reading The Daily Star that Rodgers & Hammerstein wrote the musical "Carrie" some 25 years after Oscar Hammerstein's death.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Comic strip offered much-needed perspective
Oh, now we have lost the best cartoon of all, "For Better or For Worse."Continued ...
- Saturday, April 12, 2014
In Your Opinion: Bring on the socialism
I was elated to read the headline above the March 26th letter of Mary Bordinger: "America becoming a socialist state." "Well," I said to my better-half, "it's about time. Now we'll have single-payer health insurance, low-cost housing, investment in mass transit and education. There'll be more economic equality. We'll be just like those Scandinavian countries that have socialist or labor governments."Continued ...
- Friday, April 11, 2014
In Your Opinion: Not all charities created equal
As a disabled Vietnam vet, I've always been sympathetic to Vietnam causes, donating to most.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: 'Free' education should only go so far
In my opinion, every one of us, regardless of the case, should be entitled to a high school equivalent education -- to be paid for by public funds. That could be a traditional K-12 education, a GED for someone who didn't complete high school or a felon getting a GED in a prison setting.Continued ...
- Thursday, April 10, 2014
In Your Opinion: Regulations needed to protect Earth
Thank you, Mr. Pinkey, for observing in your column of March 25 that humankind has not destroyed the environment. Your observation is an implicit endorsement of the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act, and the many other environmental laws and implementing regulations.Continued ...
- Wednesday, April 9, 2014
In Your Opinion: Background as important as credentials
On March 29, your paper published a commentary by Mike Zagata that was pro-Constitution Pipeline. Mr. Zagata lists himself as a "former state Department of Environmental Conservation commissioner."Continued ...
- Tuesday, April 8, 2014
In Your Opinion: Dog owner should take responsibility
I am writing this letter to comment about the two Huskies that were recently shot by Jared Boice. This is a very sad and unfortunate situation that Carol Mahoney's two â€œbabiesâ€� were killed.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Gibson is far from moderate
Congressman Gibson is not a moderate.Continued ...
- Monday, April 7, 2014
In Your Opinion: Story's headline was shameful
This is in response to the appalling headline "Local man killed in shootout with police." As a wife, mother, sister and aunt of police officers, I think this headline is disgusting!Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Pipeline route bad for business, environment
I wish Constitution really cared about creating jobs by providing lower-cost energy from natural gas (Mike Zagata, March 29, 2014). Constitution, in fact, chose the route least suited to this purpose.Continued ...
- Saturday, April 5, 2014
In Your Opinion: Gun control efforts are sign of end times
About year ago I was listening to an Emergency Medical Services podcast from Albany Medical Center as I usually do since I am a volunteer EMT/FF.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Pipeline foes are likely hypocrites
In March 31 edition, Lisa Barr provides a passionate argument against the "dangers" of the Constitution pipeline and fossil fuels in general. Can I just ask how these purveyors of the truth will be going to these highly important meetings in Richmondville, Afton, Oneonta, and Milford?Continued ...
- Friday, April 4, 2014
In Your Opinion: Board is right to challenge Common Core
Congratulations to the Morris Central School Board for recently adopting a groundbreaking resolution opposing privatization of curriculum, testing and record-keeping in our schools! Morris' resolution addresses mandated curriculum changes as a result of Race to the Top funding from the federal government, itself a flagrant incursion into states' authority over education.Continued ...
- Thursday, April 3, 2014
In Your Opinion: Butternuts board acted unethically
I would expect clarifying opinion pieces from Michele Farwell and Scot Lueck as Butternuts Town Board members. They only incriminated themselves of conflict of interest.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: New Yorkers deserve access to cannabis
Thanks so much for your recent editorial supporting medical cannabis in New York. New Yorkers still do not have access to this medicine, despite compelling evidence of its efficacy for treating pain, insomnia, the loss of appetite and nausea associated with treatments for cancer and AIDS, and a host of other ailments.Continued ...
- In Your Opinion: Zagata, Stammel want area to prosper