- Letters to the Editor
- Wednesday, May 21, 2014
In Your Opinion: Accused shouldn't be identified
I am writing to express my dismay over the publication of the identity a local woman who was accused of stealing $74 worth of merchandise from the Oneonta Wal-Mart, and who has been banned from that store.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Make sure donations can be used
Our area's food pantries play an important role in ensuring the basics of life for our neighbors who are in need. So food drives like that recently organized by Post Office employees are an important contribution to our community, for which we all should be thankful.Continued ...
- Tuesday, May 20, 2014
In Your Opinion: Zagata can't have it both ways
In Mike Zagata's letter to your newspaper of May 5, he speaks out of both sides of his mouth. He again signs his letter as a former New York State Commissioner of Environmental Conservation, a post he held for a short period of time approximately 18 years ago. Yet he objects to a newspaper article from The New York Times from the same time period that was extremely critical of his job performance as being "old news" (submitted by me in a prior letter to the editor). The article was contemporaneous with his short tenure as a state commissioner.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Some pipeline thinking is absurd
Occasionally we glimpse how multibillion-dollar energy corporations actually think, and usually it's not pretty, as many landowners in the path of the Constitution Pipeline fear.Continued ...
- Monday, May 19, 2014
In Your Opinion: Put animal abuse into penal law
The paper's excellent article ("Animal abuse draws Otsego's attention"), which notes, "A wave of incidents involving mistreated pets ..." highlights the need for prompt remedial action in response to severe cruelty cases.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Obama is playing many race cards
In his effort to present a transparent fraud -- I mean front -- Obama is switching from golf to "race cards," a game he learned from Jeremiah Wright, America's No. 1 racist. Some of the cards are:Continued ...
- Saturday, May 17, 2014
In Your Opinion: Workers should be lauded for patriotism
A few weeks ago in the early afternoon I was at Southside Oneonta on State Highway 23 on an extremely windy day. I noticed that the American Flag had become dislodged and became entangled with the line at the Southside McDonald's restaurant. The care and display of the American Flag and voting are important matters to me as they should be with all the people who live in this great country.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Donate time and blood for others
It's that time of year again. Memorial Day will soon be upon us and I am again asking for all of you to consider adopting a grave this year.Continued ...
- Friday, May 16, 2014
In Your Opinion: Brown commited to education
Voters in the Oneonta City School District will have an opportunity on May 20 to elect to our school board a person with unique experience, an unmatched work ethic, a commitment to all levels of education and organizational skills needed to work successfully with all constituencies to improve education in our community.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Butterman opinions balanced, thoughtful
Dan Buttermann is running for one of three vacant seats on the Oneonta School Board. Those of us in the Oneonta School District have the opportunity to elect Dan to this important position May 20. I have had the opportunity of speaking with Dan about issues that are critical to the success of our treasured educational programs.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Buttermann has passion for service
I'd like to put in a good word for Dan Buttermann, who is running for the Oneonta City School District Board of Education.Continued ...
- Thursday, May 15, 2014
In Your Opinion: Don't have remorse for Oklahoma killer
I still can't believe what The Daily Star had on the front page of this morning's paper (May 1) about the White House's concern over inhumane so-called botched job in Oklahoma's execution of Clayton Hackett. It shouldn't have even made the classified 6-point section and makes me wonder if some people aren't crazier than I?Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Buttermann is running for right reasons
I will be voting for Dan Buttermann in the Oneonta City School District School Board election. Dan is honest, accomplished, personable, and is running for all the right reasons; not the least of which is to give back to the community.Continued ...
- Wednesday, May 14, 2014
In Your Opinion: The very rich get subsidized
In a letter to the editor, Hilda Holbrook wrote: "The Bible tells us in 2 Thessalonians, Chapter 3 verse 10: "That, if any will not work, neither should he eat."Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Catskill Mountain Film Festival was fantastic
I had the most wonderful time last weekend in Delhi! My husband and I spent most of our waking hours at the Catskill Mountain Film Festival, and it was a fantastic experience! What a rich and wonderful opportunity to attend as a viewer, and also for the many filmmakers, student and professional, to have such a wonderful venue to present their work.Continued ...
- Tuesday, May 13, 2014
In Your Opinion: City spending too much on manager
Here we go again â€" every time we have to hire another person for the city, we have to hire someone to hire someone.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Mankind can't hurt Earth, only itself
I read with interest the exchange of letters regarding Mike Zagata. I don't know him and had heretofore not heard of him. This is what I would conclude from the in-depth coverage of his resume as provided in the letters:Continued ...
- Monday, May 12, 2014
In Your Opinion: Zagata has experience with environment
Regardless of your opinion of Mr. Zagata, he has great knowledge and experience with the environment based on years in the field. He has explained how forests have taken over the open lands in New York state, and that a pipeline right-of-way is a boon to most wildlife and especially songbirds.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Vote 'yes' on May 20 library initiative
I urge everyone in the Cooperstown school district to vote yes for the library initiative that will be on the school ballot on May 20. This resolution means that, instead of being a line item in individual municipal and school budgets, library funding for both the Hartwick and Cooperstown libraries will be collected via property tax bills. The annual tax is expected to be about 16 cents per $1,000 assessed property value. For the average home in the district, this turns out to be about the cost of a hardcover book.Continued ...
- Saturday, May 10, 2014
In Your Opinion: What happened to free speech?
While I do not condone what Clippers owner Donald Sterling said to his so-called girlfriend, what happened to FREE SPEECH in this country? That concerns me!Continued ...