- Letters to the Editor
- Friday, March 21, 2014
In your opinion: Choices are easy in next election
While the elections are eight months away, I feel strongly about the choices we will have in the four most visible races.Continued ...
- Thursday, March 20, 2014
In Your Opinion: Reality is better than reality TV
There are indeed many alternatives to cable television, as Monday's (March 10) front page article makes clear. However, the article did not mention a most fulfilling and delightful alternative: interaction with living, breathing, real human beings.Continued ...
- Wednesday, March 19, 2014
In Your Opinion: Lessons taught by Norma Hutman
In March 2011, Oneonta lost Norma Hutman. I had the great fortune to work with Norma in readers' theatre and to get invited to her big, grand old house several times. For a while, I was sad that the house no longer stood or that her theatre troupe, Snark and Bandersnatch, folded. These days, I think its fitting. Norma's house was filled with relics from her life; without her in it, it just wouldn't be right. Similarly, there was so much of Norma in S & B that any attempt to carry on would fall pretty short of expectations.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: College for inmates is good investment
Thank you for reporting that local state politicians, Seward, Tenney, Lopez and McGee, oppose the governor's proposal to provide college education for prisoners.Continued ...
- Tuesday, March 18, 2014
In Your Opinion: We need freedom to reject aberrant lifestyles
Editor Sam Pollak's recent column (March 1-2) sardonically questions people of faith who in good conscience would not provide services to same-sex couples. He cites the recently vetoed Arizona legislation that would grant this right. Pollak attaches language such as "bigot," "hate," "fear," "prejudice" to those who would support such legislation.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Bring back 'For Better or For Worse'
Please put back "For Better or For Worse" and take out the new comic you are running. It is neither a very interesting nor a funny comic, and my friends and I very much miss "For Better or For Worse."Continued ...
- Monday, March 17, 2014
In Your Opinion: Check chimneys often for creosote
A scary thing happened recently. We had a chimney fire. Our woodstove got burning too hot and the creosote in the chimney began to burn.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: U.S. should help Americans first
The money OUR government gives to foreign countries as aid is $55 billion, not $55 million. That's 55 thousand million distributed to 180 countries. That is 5 percent of our federal budget.Continued ...
- Saturday, March 15, 2014
In Your Opinion: Nanny state has undesired impact
In thinking of what our citizen/government relationship has seemingly changed into over the last 80 years, I'd like to ask some questions.Continued ...
- Friday, March 14, 2014
In Your Opinion: Beers tournament was fun, worthwhile
Hi, my name is Alex Funk. I am a member of Boy Scouts Troop 49 in Hobart.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: 'Old-time religion' is plenty tolerant
This agitation for a right to reject gays in public spaces (masquerading as "religious liberty") is merely a hypocritical sham. When I went to Sunday school, I was taught that my Redeemer thought highly of associating with those you held to be sinners -- not shunning them. Is the Redeemer out of date?Continued ...
- Thursday, March 13, 2014
In Your Opinion: Flashback strips a welcome opportunity
Doonesbury on hiatus. Tragedy or opportunity? I love this cartoon strip. I realized how much I loved it in 1983 when Trudeau took a 20-month sabbatical, and many papers dropped him, instead of using flashbacks.Continued ...
- Wednesday, March 12, 2014
In Your Opinion: Raising smoking age is a good idea
My name is Kyle Funk. I am 11 years old. I live in Hobart and I am a member of Troop 39 Boy Scouts in Hobart. I am working on my Communication merit badge and I need to write a letter to a newspaper.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Animal cruelty officer would be an asset
I represent a six-doctor practice in the town of Unadilla in Otsego County. We would strongly support and advocate the creation of an animal cruelty investigator for Otsego County.Continued ...
- Tuesday, March 11, 2014
In your opinion: Statements brought character into question
My integrity is very important to me, and the article about the dog warden issue in Butternuts on Feb. 28 made statements that bring my good character into question. Clarification of some overlooked facts may help:Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Facebook's downside is very real
Of course Facebook can be put to good use, as cited by Tania Benkovitz in a recent letter.Continued ...
- Monday, March 10, 2014
In Your Opinion: Animal cruelty officer must be professional
I fully support the hiring of a well-trained animal cruelty investigator by Otsego County officials. I stress the importance of "well-trained."Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Column ignored aspect of U.S.-Cuba relations
I was very surprised that Cary Brunswick's essay "It's time for warmer relations with Cuba," did not mention the real reason why U.S. relations with Cuba are not warmer. It relates to the electoral votes of the state of Florida and the very large number of Cubans and their descendants in Florida. No presidential candidate wants to alienate this vote.Continued ...
- Saturday, March 8, 2014
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 ...