- Letters to the Editor
- 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 ...
- Monday, January 13, 2014
Our purpose in Afghanistan is not clear
Why are we in Afghanistan? The answer depends on whom you ask, and in what year.Continued ...
No fast track for Trans Pacific Partnership
This is supposed to be a democracy where legislators worked for and at the behest of the people. Doing Trans Pacific Partnership in secrecy is antidemocratic. Don't fast track TTP, stop it now. It is a give-away to corporations.Continued ...
- Saturday, January 11, 2014
Freedom of speech means valuing it all
OK, enough is enough. The Daily Star in its infinite wisdom came up with a Saturday paper that covers Saturday and Sunday, costs more than the daily one and has yet to give me Sunday's news. Heck they can't even give me Saturday's news because the paper is printed before it has all happened.Continued ...
- Friday, January 10, 2014
Local volunteers do the best they can
Well Jim, let me ask you a few questions on our great volunteers of all counties.Continued ...
- Thursday, January 9, 2014
State lottery owes us a fair game
Regarding the New York State Lottery, I could be wrong, but I've done a lot of checking. Hard-working, honest people are entitled to a fair game. Should the lottery be investigated?Continued ...
Frack fight isn't really about methods
If I possibly inspired Richard Averett's Dec. 26 defense of renewable energy, I can say more.Continued ...
- Wednesday, January 8, 2014
GOP has duty to oppose Obama's actions
In his recent letter to The Daily Star, W.F. Roberts decries the lack of cooperation of our Congress to the policies of the Obama administration. Mr. Roberts assumes that these policies are all noble and worthy of support. In fact, almost all of the administration's proposals are harmful and, as his approval ratings indicate, unpopular and deserve to be defeated.Continued ...
- Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Paper got it wrong on Colo. shooting
This newspaper is in danger of letting its editorial opinions corrupt its news coverage. On Dec. 14, 2013, you ran a news headline on the recent Colorado school shooting that read "Gunman kills two, self at Colo. high school." The shooter actually shot only one person before he killed himself. Your headline was wrong.Continued ...
Volunteer EMS system has problems|
I returned to live in upstate New York in April and noticed the volunteer fire and EMS have stopped or slowed responses to calls in Delaware County and parts of nearby Schoharie County.Continued ...
- Monday, January 6, 2014
Thank a Democrat for 2014 prosperity
The New Year begins!Continued ...
Frack ban would lead to untenable reality
I am writing in response to a recent column titled "Informed Citizens will decide on Fracking." The title lays out the problem - the idea of relying on "informed" citizenry to make decisions.Continued ...
- Saturday, January 4, 2014
Richfield officials should do the right thing
With the New Year, many local towns and villages will be swearing in newly elected officials.Continued ...
Careless driver caused much damage
To the person who drove so carelessly on Southside Drive on Dec. 10, 2013:Continued ...
- Friday, January 3, 2014
Frozen senior meals not the same
The public should have all the information regarding Meals on Wheels. First, if the recipient can afford to pay, the cost is $3.50 per meal. Those who can't will not be denied.Continued ...
- Thursday, January 2, 2014
Snow 'tanks' leave many signs in woods
I often snowshoe after a big snowstorm and follow wildlife tracks to see where they lead. I have noticed lately however, that most tracks are obliterated overnight by what appears to be tank tracks. My assumption is the Pentagon has invoked yet another clandestine operation to protect us from terrorists, night patrols (to avoid detection) of commandos in snow tanks.Continued ...
- Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Attorneys don't always do what you expect
You pay your lawyer hundreds of dollars to represent you; a difficult amount for a blue-collar worker in this area.Continued ...
Be thoughtful when giving to charities
As 2013 draws to a close, Americans across the nation will give to charities. Data suggests that Americans remain incredibly generous even in tough economic times, and the majority of donations will come during the holiday and end-of-year season. It's important to be wise about your end-of-year giving because many of us want our money to be spent effectively and efficiently.Continued ...
- Monday, December 30, 2013
County must reverse new meals policy
On Dec. 9 I sent an email to each county representatives protesting the change to the Meals on Wheels Program. Five responded to my messages, one was Mr. McCarty, who at least had the courage to abstain on that vote.Continued ...