- Letters to the Editor
- 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 Is the Redeemer out of date?Continued ...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 ...
- Friday, March 7, 2014
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 ...
- Thursday, March 6, 2014
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 ...
- Wednesday, March 5, 2014
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 ...