- Letters to the Editor
- 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 ...
- Tuesday, November 26, 2013
'Sharpie' pens not good for voting
I served for four hours as a poll-watcher during the last election and think it might be useful for me to share with the community the troubles many voters experienced completing their civic duty.Continued ...
Safety Track not good for property values
The New York Safety Track on the Davenport/Harpersfield border claims it is the answer to a depressed real estate market in our area. In fact, in a recent Daily Star ad, Greg Lubinitsky, manager of NYST, stated that ONE property in the area was sold to a NYST supporter for "an above market price."Continued ...
- Monday, November 25, 2013
Obama still suffering from Pinocchio effect
Greetings from Central Texas, where we've just completed our annual Barack Obama Buffalo Chip Roundup of Obama lies. It set a new world's record for deceit.Continued ...
Magee has helped farmers a great deal
On behalf of the Otsego County Farm Bureau, I want to thank Assemblyman Bill Magee for standing up for family farms here at home and at the state Capitol. One of his recent accomplishments for farmers was introducing legislation that capped the rise in agricultural assessment values at 2 percent, which passed the state Assembly and Senate and was signed into law by Gov. Cuomo.Continued ...
- Saturday, November 23, 2013
City tree program is misguided
Recently, we have seen vandalism of trees planted in the city. While I never support vandalism, one must ask if the misguided program has left residents disgruntled.Continued ...
Today's policies will hurt future generations
Like Mr. Henry Geerken, I can look back over a considerable time span. I find on reflection that one of my early heroes in the area of economics and government erred seriously in two important areas. Professor Milton Friedman advocated a change in U.S. policy in the area of government control of money supply and the ending of the military draft.Continued ...
- Friday, November 22, 2013
Get educated about Obamacare's mandates
Forty-nine percent of the public opposes Obamacare. If not enough people enroll, the Obamacare Health Exchange will fail. If this occurs, then Obamacare will fail.Continued ...
Event to recognize survivors of suicide|
Each day in the U.S., approximately 100 people take their own lives, leaving behind loved ones to struggle with the loss, grief and all theses questions that begin with "Why?"Continued ...
- Thursday, November 21, 2013
Election shows that Laurens voters care
We would like to thank the voters of the town of Laurens who supported us for two Town Councilman positions. We would like to congratulate ALL of the voters who turned out for this off-year election. Our system of government only works if the citizens vote.Continued ...
Safety Track has brought commerce to area
I would like to express another viewpoint on the New York Safety Track. I am personally affiliated with the track. I grew up in the area -- Charlotteville -- and although it is beautiful and I wouldn't choose another hometown, we were/are very limited in opportunities. As of a year ago, I was ready to move in part because of very little commerce in the area.Continued ...
- Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Mental health training was worthwhile event
This to follow up my previously unpublished letter thanking Denise Richardson for her really balanced headline article published on Oct. 22. That article was in advance of one-day training on mental health issues in Oneonta the same week, mostly for law enforcement personnel. And again, to thank The National Alliance on Mental Illness Otsego County (NAMI), the Oneonta Police, Otsego County Community Services and Bassett and Fox hospitals for their involvement in that training and Rural Social Services (RSS) for funding the workshop and Brooks' House of Bar-B-Q for hosting the event.Continued ...
Thanks to voters â€¨for their support
This letter is being written to the Otsego County Voters who supported me during my most recent run for Otsego County treasurer. I would like to sincerely thank each and every one of you for your support and votes during the election on Nov. 5.Continued ...
- Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Orange can save a hunter's life
Dear hunters, as the rifle season begins, I would like to take the time to remind hunters to be safe in the woods.Continued ...
Minimum wage boost would help economy
The raising of minimum wages would benefit this economy we are living in today. There have been many strikes from Walmart to many fast food places that want more money so they can make a living. President Barack Obama has stated plans to raise minimum wages to around $9 an hour. This has sparked a lot of debate on whether it would not only help individuals but also help our economy or not.Continued ...
- Monday, November 18, 2013
Voters must consider facts, not rhetoric|
The recent government shutdown has led to frustration and outrage throughout the United States. Support for Congress has reached an all-time low. Perhaps rightly so; the shutdown was caused by an inefficient and highly polarized government. The only thing the government can agree upon is that it cannot agree upon anything.Continued ...
A few simple fixes for Obamacare|
The obamanation administration is having a great deal of difficulty instituting its signature healthcare program. Let me offer a few quick and easy fixes. First allow all adults to remain on their grandparents' insurance policies until they reach the age of 65. When an individual turns 65 he is automatically enrolled in Medicare.Continued ...
Citizen Voices committed to area's future|
Now that the election is over, it's time to gather together all participants and seek consensus, formulate a plan of action that all can rally around and proceed forward with a unified force whose sole purpose is to provide increased employment opportunities while increasing the tax base.Continued ...
- Saturday, November 16, 2013
Don't punish needy for mistakes of a few
I am writing to bring up a current issue concerning a certain bill that is still simmering in the government: the Farm Bill. In June of 2013, the Farm Bill was passed, but without the proposed funding cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamps, as it is commonly known.Continued ...