- Letters to the Editor
- Friday, January 24, 2014
In your opinion: Why can't shows start on time?
It's hard enough to get people out for live music these days, but the ultimate show of disrespect for those who do is to start the show late. When a start time for a show is advertised, come hell or high water, the show should start AT THAT TIME.Continued ...
In your opinion: Public deserves fair Manor process
Bits and pieces, inconsistencies and afterthoughts regarding the Focus Ventures bid for the Manor have surfaced. VestraCare must have submitted a more-professional proposal.Continued ...
In your opinion: City should be ashamed of its roads
Over the course of the 19 years of my life, I have lived in the same town, on the same street and in the same house. While still young, my experiences in Oneonta have been unforgettable and relatively happy. However, throughout my life one problem within the city has consistently bothered me.Continued ...
- Thursday, January 23, 2014
In Your Opinion: Forgotten committee's idea still valid
If you look carefully at the Organization Chart of the Otsego County Government, you will find, among several small boxes, something called the "Citizens Advisory Committee to the Otsego County Board of Representatives." This committee was created in 1971, and consisted of one member appointed by each member of the board.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Social Security claims process flawed
The problems with the implementation of Obamacare have outraged members of Congress and dominated the media, but they pale in comparison with the Social Security Administration's dysfunctional disability claims process.Continued ...
- Wednesday, January 22, 2014
In Your Opinion: Don't worry about D.C., be happy
When are these tea party wingnuts going to stop their whining?Continued ...
In Your Opinion: We've left church, won't be back
In a front-page story on the pope (Daily Star, Dec. 18), a priest from Cooperstown, after touting Catholicism as the largest religious denomination in the country, directs attention to the enormous numbers of what he calls "non-practicing Catholics."Continued ...
- Tuesday, January 21, 2014
In Your Opinion: Otsego County means business
From the beginnings of IBM in the last century to the manufacture of energy-saving devices today, Otsego County has a compelling history of invention and innovation. Located in the heart of New York with easy access to rail and highway freight, Otsego County is the gateway to the industrial centers of the Northeast.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Over-fishing threatens ecosystem
In today's world the amount of fish being removed from the ocean by fishers is higher than ever before. The WWF reports that 53 percent of the world's fisheries are fully exploited while 32 percent are over-exploited, or depleted. This is called over-fishing and has caused several species to decrease to the point of extinction.Continued ...
- Monday, January 20, 2014
In Your Opinion: At the Manor, quality counts
I have been following with interest the debate about the Manor. It is my understanding that there were three goals. The first was to pay off the debt incurred to build the Manor. The second was to divest the county of any further financial obligations. The third was to choose a buyer that will provide quality healthcare to our seniors.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: More volunteers can solve many problems
In response to the letter, 'Volunteer EMS system has problems,' that appeared Jan. 7:Continued ...
- Saturday, January 18, 2014
In Your Opinion: Manor residents deserve five-star care
Who purchases our skilled nursing facility, The Manor, will be determined on Jan. 27 by the Otsego County Health Facilities Corp.Continued ...
- Friday, January 17, 2014
In Your Opinion: Parents should support school wellness goals
Does your school have a wellness policy? Do you know what it says?Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Health insurers care only about profits
As a high school senior and someone who has had many health problems my whole life, I have come to realize that insurance companies make you take many unnecessary steps and wait for long periods of time in between testing. I feel that the underlining reason behind this is to make more money.Continued ...
- Thursday, January 16, 2014
In Our Opinion: It's worth trying to cut down on fossil fuels
Ms. Blake's argument that if Hartwick is going to ban hydrofracking it ought to also then ban the use of all petrochemical products, is tedious at best and disingenuous at worst.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Neptune 'family' will be sorely missed
I so miss â€œmy familyâ€� already. When I heard the news that the Neptune was closing the night before the story was in the paper, I immediately went into denial ... and remain there today.Continued ...
- Wednesday, January 15, 2014
In Your Opinion: Bill wouldn't limit legislature to wealthy
Contrary to the assessment in your editorial ("Don't restrict outside income of legislators," Jan. 4,) the legislation I recently introduced barring legislators from holding outside employment specifically addresses the needs of legislators to be paid a reasonable salary for their work.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Volunteers deserve thanks, not criticism
I just finished reading the letter dated Jan. 7, titled "Volunteer EMS system has problems." I would suggest that every fire department and emergency squad send Mr. Lane an application since he obviously has more than enough time on his hands to sit next to a scanner all day and night and criticize what he perceives as a problem.Continued ...
- Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Don't punish unemployed
De-incentivize, quite a mouthful with or w/o a hyphen. I last heard it from a representative of some people to de-fund, un-fund long-term unemployment benefits, because if we give you a financial handout when times are tough, all you'll do is use drugs, gamble and waste time on the Internet from your recliner.Continued ...
Want to fix local EMS system? Volunteer
I am writing in response to the Jan. 7 letter, "Volunteer EMS system has problems," by Mr. Jim Lane.Continued ...