HEAP funding has been cut enough
It can't be easy to rely on government assistance to keep your home heated during the winter.
Health care plan is Obama's latest fraud
In 2008, I criticized the Democrats for nominating a novice candidate to run for president, especially and associated with known anarchistic terrorist, and communist. I was called a bigot and racist for my comments at that time by two apparently ignorant leftist Democrats.
We shouldn't apologize for Christmas
In my opinion, we need to stand up for our American right to worship according to the dictates of our own conscience. If Christianity offends some people, then that's their problem. No one is forcing their belief on others or them.
IDA right choice to lead county efforts
Bureaucracy isn't usually associated with swift, decisive action. So we will admit to being a little bit surprised when local stakeholders came together less than a month after a recent economic development summit to implement some of the changes a consultant had recommended.
Call center jobs nothing to celebrate
Your recent editorial, "Call center good use of public funds" disappointed.
Obama's promises fit for Wonderland
President Obama frequent "You can keep your doctor ..." statements reminds me of Humpty Dumpty's answer to Alice (In Wonderland)'s question:
- Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Obamacare is lowering premiums
Part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act, also known as "Obamacare," is providing a Patient's Bill of Rights, which prohibits insurance companies from imposing lifetime limits, and states that your insurer has to use at least 80 percent of your premiums on the actual health care that you're receiving, not on administrative costs and CEO bonuses. Millions of Americans have already received rebates.
Torre selection will be boon for C'town
The cheering you might have heard Monday emanating from the Baseball Hall of Fame -- possibly drowned out by that of the merchants of Cooperstown and surrounding environs -- probably hasn't completely died down yet.
Sheriffs should emulate state police
Respect is something that is earned and should never be taken for granted. Morals and family values is another aspect of life that should be above par. I have family members who worked for various Law Enforcement Agencies around the state where to say the least, respect, morals, and pride played an important role in our every day lives both on the streets and in the home. You don't have to come from a family like mine to have these traits.
- Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Haste made waste for Obamacare
The Affordable Care Act was nothing more than an insurance restructuring bill passed hastily through a Congress that wanted their names associated with health care reform and signed by a president that wanted to be remembered as the man that tackled America’s health care problem. Unfortunately, haste makes waste, as we learned in kindergarten. The administration blatantly lied to the American people numerous times about the bill, yet won’t allow a second look at something that is crippling the middle class and the economy.
Certificates needed for all poll watchers
I am concerned about a statement made by Otsego County Democratic Chairman Richard Abbate that it has been a longstanding practice not to collect poll-watcher certificates in rural counties such as Otsego. I am not sure where he got his information, but all counties in New York state, upstate or downstate, must follow the law.
To the inaugural Turkey Trot; the Canadian Pacific charity trains; and the Greater Oneonta Historical Society mural project.
- Sunday, December 8, 2013
Thanks to all who helped on campaign
I would like to express my deepest gratitude to all of the people in this town who made my election to the town board possible.
Safety Track ad was misleading
I recently read the full-page statement that Greg Lubinitsky had in The Daily Star concerning New York Safety Track, but I noticed numerous disputable issues.
'Shop local' isn't just another catchphrase
Like the relentless drone of the Salvation Army bell-ringer or the unending round of Christmas carols, the exhortation to "shop local" risks becoming yet another part of the holidays we tune out.
- Saturday, December 7, 2013
In Our Opinion: Keep Pearl Harbor memories alive
"Yesterday, December 7, 1941 -- a date which will live in infamy -- the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan."
Answers still needed from Benghazi
Regarding the cartoon titled "Since Republicans say they want questions asked about the Libyan embassy incident":
Safety Track was misrepresented to town
In his Nov. 16 open letter in The Daily Star, Greg Lubinitsky would have you believe that he has come to our community as a savior, to lift us from our poverty while offering life skills to downtrodden youth.
- Friday, December 6, 2013
Safety Track should pay taxes, fines
Apparently Mountain Top Airfield, the parent company of New York Safety Track, finds it easier to pay for a full page ad than to pay for its school and property taxes. Mountain Top Airfield, which owns the land on which New York Safety Track runs, has brought legal action against the town of Harpersfield and the Charlotte Valley School District to cut its assessment taxes in half.
Dems, not GOP, caused the shutdown
- HEAP funding has been cut enough