- Letters to the Editor
- Saturday, March 1, 2014
In Your Opinion: Russia should have done better with Olympics
Any time a country is awarded the chance to host the Olympics, they have enough time and have always come through and did what they were supposed to; provide safe arenas and village for the athletes. So why couldn't Sochi, Russia?Continued ...
- Friday, February 28, 2014
In Your Opinion: Life without Facebook is plenty social
Thanks to the Star's Jessica Reynolds for her great piece on Facebook (Feb. 24) and to Emily Popek for that wonderful illustration.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Careful letting people into your home
Seniors, beware. Having help come into your home isn't always a good idea. There are those who will steal you blind.Continued ...
- Thursday, February 27, 2014
In Your Opinion: NIMBY: It's not just for anti-frackers
Spoiler alert: Frackers are NIMBYs too!Continued ...
- Wednesday, February 26, 2014
In your opinion: Gibson supports hospice's goals
We are fortunate to have Chris Gibson representing us in Congress. After having the privilege of spending time with him discussing the recent changes in health care that affect our local hospice, I believe he truly shares our concern over the impact on our ability to serve his Delaware, Otsego and Schoharie county constituents.Continued ...
- Tuesday, February 25, 2014
In Your Opinion: Time to bring back passenger trains
It seems there is a terrible epidemic going around in our country that continues every year -- highway traffic accidents and fatalities. During this hard winter we always hear in the news about massive pile-ups, head-on crashes, and fender-benders all the time.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Does Code of Ethics mean nothing?
In Butternuts, newly elected Town Councilman Scot Lueck had to give up the dog warden position upon taking the town councilman position.Continued ...
- Monday, February 24, 2014
In Your Opinion: Newspaper ignores Obama lawlessness
As a conservative, I can see the lawlessness of the Obama administration. The media, which includes The Daily Star, turn a blind eye to misconduct of this president and his administration.Continued ...
- Saturday, February 22, 2014
In Your Opinion: Pinkey's column distorts the facts
Chuck Pinkey and his distortions: In attributing the phrase "equality of income" to the liberals, he conveniently omitted the 'IN" (inequality). Unemployment figures are another misrepresentation of facts, just like Fox getting all the numbers wrong on election night. Maybe the "frogs" didn't vote for Obama, but he won the election and received over 50 percent of the popular vote!Continued ...
- Friday, February 21, 2014
In Your Opinion: Taxes are never simple for farmers
Concerning the legislation passing to cap raises in agricultural land taxes at two percent per year on eligible land in agricultural districts (should be assessed value, not taxes):Continued ...
- Thursday, February 20, 2014
In Your Opinion: Abortion sometimes beats the alternative
Keeping open that uncloseable can o'worms, I am really shocked that the Star allowed a man well-known in the local anti-abortion debate to dominate Jessica Reynolds' article.Continued ...
- Wednesday, February 19, 2014
In Your Opinion: Vote Charles King for president
I am writing in reference to the letter by Mr. Charles King of Otego, dated Feb. 6, titled "Nation needs to get priorities in order":Continued ...
- 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 ...