- Letters to the Editor
- 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 ...
In Your Opinion: Wild boar ruling is socialism in disguise
The Daily Star carried a disturbing story. The state Department of Environmental Conservation, under Joe Martens, has finally dropped the other shoe. The crash should wake up state property owners.Continued ...
- Friday, May 9, 2014
In Your Opinion: Pets shouldn't be placed with smokers
In regard to Reuben James, the little dog that was found abandoned in a garbage pail last winter in Toddsville, I can't help but wonder what the criteria for adopting that poor little dog was.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: NBA decision should help move us forward
The April 30 editorial was well-crafted. Your biblical quote speaks volumes. Yes, we have come a long way but the journey still has a long way to travel. Commissioner Silver's decisive action bodes well for the league. I trust that 23 of the 30 team owners will concur with his act of leadership in banishing Donald Sterling from his team for life. He is to be applauded.Continued ...
- Thursday, May 8, 2014
In Your Opinion: Farmers don't need any more 'help'
This is in regard to the story on April 4, "County seeks farmers' input to update plan."Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Cats should be controlled like dogs
I am proud to be the owner of three dogs in the city of Oneonta. I have to make sure my dogs are on a leash while on a walk, confined to my yard while outside and clean up after them when they mess. My dogs are always up to date on their vaccines and get their city license yearly.Continued ...
- Wednesday, May 7, 2014
In Your Opinion: FEMA should be clear on flood insurance
This letter is in response to the FEMA increase article in the March 31 paper. There are families in Otsego County, village of Unadilla, that have had flood insurance increases that far exceed the 18 percent projected increase.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Evolution, creation can co-exist
The article "Creation debate brought back memories" (Feb. 15 Daily Star) discussed the debate between Bill "The Science Guy" Nye and creationist Ken Ham. Both represented polarized views of the faith-science debate.Continued ...
- Tuesday, May 6, 2014
In Your Opinion: Upstate should benefit from projects
What do all of these have in common: the Neversink, Pepacton and Cannonsville reservoirs, state Route 17 Expressway, Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Power Authority, Marcy South Power (lines), and Continental Pipeline? All of these were ultimately built to serve the needs and money of the downstate metropolitan area without any regard for upstate New York.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Vote 'yes' for libraries on May 20
On May 20, voters in the Cooperstown School District who vote on the school budget will have an opportunity to also vote on budgets for the Kinney Memorial Library in Hartwick and the Village Library of Cooperstown. Approval of those budgets will provide equitable, long-term funding for these libraries that remain essential assets in our area. I write to urge a favorable vote.Continued ...
- Monday, May 5, 2014
In Your Opinion: Dialogue, not attacks, needed on pipeline
Not everyone agreed with my suggestion that the proposed pipeline could help generate much-needed jobs and tax revenue. One person found some old news written by Democrats frustrated over losing the governorship. That was followed by a piece from an avid opponent of the pipeline and fracking. It stood out for its deliberate attempts to shift focus from the facts by using a tried and true technique -- the personal attack.Continued ...
- Saturday, May 3, 2014
In Your Opinion: Individual shouldn't always come first
This is written in response to two disturbing and hyperbolic letters printed during the past week.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: We can be proud of Obamacare
Obamacare is an outstanding success, the best national accomplishment of the past 25 years. Thank goodness! Due to Obamacare we now have 25 million Americans newly covered by insurance. That means more than a million Americans who will not lose their homes through medical bankruptcy each year.Continued ...
- Friday, May 2, 2014
In Your Opinion: Help local schools promote healthy habits
The USDA recently released a proposed rule for local school wellness policies. These new policies will help districts establish school environments that promote students' health, well-being, and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating and physical activity.Continued ...