- Letters to the Editor
- Tuesday, February 18, 2014
In Your Opinion: Aero layoffs highlight NAFTA's folly
Norwich Aero's tragic announcement that it was laying off 120 local workers and moving its manufacturing to Tijuana, Mexico, came exactly 20 years after NAFTA went into effect. NAFTA (the North American Free Trade Agreement) allowed free movement of finance and commodities between the US, Canada, and Mexico but not free movement of workers.Continued ...
- Monday, February 17, 2014
In Your Opinion: Classical music alive and well in area
On Feb. 7, The Daily Star published an excerpt of Mark Vanhoenacker's article titled "The death of classical music in America." Claims such as these come around every so often, citing companies that are sadly no longer with us or the decline in classical music sales.Continued ...
- Saturday, February 15, 2014
In Your Opinion: 'Don't tell Mommy,' but it's a scam
Here's how the scam works. I get a phone call, presumably from my grandson (sounds just like him).Continued ...
- Friday, February 14, 2014
In Your Opinion: County meals requirements frustrating
I am writing because of a conflict I'm having with Otsego County. I am disabled and in a wheelchair, living on my own on a fixed income. I have been trying for more than a year to receive Meals on Wheels because my monthly bills push my budget to the breaking point and I need to try to save money any way I can.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: IRS rules are an assault on freedom
Another assault on our freedom is occurring. As an American citizen and taxpayer, I hope you too are outraged and motivated to contact your Congressmen and the IRS. New rules (REG-134417-13) further target organizations not in line with the current administration. This is unconstitutional and an assault on free speech. This agency is bent on making its illegal acts legal and proposes new regulations to stifle political speech and make it even more difficult for grass-roots organizations to form.Continued ...
- Wednesday, February 12, 2014
In Your Opinion: Can't let fear quash progress
If I was right last month about the predominant mentality behind environmentalism being on of trying to reduce mankind's environmental impact to the lowest practical level, I don't think people put enough thought into just what is involved.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: To get truth about college, ask the grads
Gee whiz. SUCO has recently gained notoriety by making a very good showing on a few national listings -- the latest of dubious value.Continued ...
- Tuesday, February 11, 2014
In Your Opinion: Corporate 'morality' is all relative
It is of late reported that CVS will stop selling all cigarette and tobacco products, estimating that as a result it will forgo $2 billion in revenue. Walmart, which refuses to sell Playboy, Penthouse and other gynecology-through-the-picture-study-method magazines, continues to sell tobacco products.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Safety Track's buzz must be silenced
Remember that mosquito last summer? Whining around your ears. Diving in for your blood. Slap, whap! Aghh. Can't stand it! Can't get away from it!Continued ...
- Monday, February 10, 2014
In Your Opinion: Chili Bowl shows CANO's role in community
We all know that arts and culture organizations contribute much to the quality of life in our region. What some may find surprising is these organizations also contribute to the economic vitality of the communities they are located in.Continued ...
- Saturday, February 8, 2014
In Your Opinion: Volunteers are fine, but system needs work
Mr. Wyckoff, as a former volunteer, I do greatly admire those who volunteer. I stopped volunteering when I assisted the coroner in placing a burned 6-month-old baby in a body bag. Although it was a while ago and the protocol might have changed some, I do know how it works.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Not enough buses to throw Grandma under
There's more than one way to throw Grandma under a bus.Continued ...
- Friday, February 7, 2014
In Your Opinion: We need clarity on federal budget expenses
Our biggest problem in solving the deficit and debt is burying the programs and related numbers to anyone who would look at them with hope of some kind of understanding.Continued ...
- Thursday, February 6, 2014
In Your Opinion: Marcy South battle will be fought again
They were veterans of the unending battle between the Albany/Power Company alliance and the citizens of Otsego County. There were veterans of the war of Marcy South. They had come out meet as the thermometer hovered at zero. They told stories of their land being taken, of surveyors invading under cover of darkness, of crops destroyed, of trees clear-cut, of fields which continue to be defoliated and of streams poisoned. They were veterans of the battle of NYRI in 2008. Now the enemy is back. They continue the war between New York City's wants and Otsego County's needs.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Nation needs to get priorities in order
These two, short sentences and the list below tell you a lot about our government and our culture:Continued ...
- Wednesday, February 5, 2014
In Your Opinion: Tea Party would take us back to Wild West
This is not about H.G. Wells or "Back to the Future," this is about the Republicans successfully returning us to the 1920s, the days of the "Robber Barons" and dirty politics.Continued ...
- Tuesday, February 4, 2014
In Your Opinion: Public sent message to special interests
I am a member of a fifth-generation farming and logging family of Chenango County. I now live just over the border in Otsego County. I would like to thank the voters in both counties that voted in November's town board elections.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Traditional beliefs are ridiculed
We here in the USA are seeing our freedoms and rights being skewed.Continued ...
- Monday, February 3, 2014
In Your Opinion: Thanks for good wishes after poisoning scare
A huge "thank you" to all the people from our community who let us know in many ways how glad they were that we survived our carbon monoxide poisoning!Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Texan 'values' leave a lot to be desired
Michael Barone's praise of Texas ("American values alive and well in Texas") leaves out a few inconvenient facts.Continued ...