Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?
"No, but I'm going to after Thanksgiving."
_ Joan Bookhout, Mount Vision, retired.
"No, not yet, (it's) too early. I'll end up doing it Christmas Eve."
_ Rick D'Ambrosio, Franklin, chef.
"No, I always wait until the last minute. It only takes me an afternoon."
_ Bill Thetford, Richmondville, chef.
"Not yet. I do it Christmas Eve. I'm always late with it."
_ Jeff McQuinn, Oneonta, disabled.
"A few things for the kids already, but not more than that."
_ Julianne Miron, Laurens, homemaker.
"No, but I will start by (Thanksgiving) weekend."
_ Karina Naber, Davenport, nurse.
Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?
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:
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
- Thursday, December 5, 2013
Hill could use some down-home discipline
"Growing up on a dairy farm, you certainly learn discipline and a commitment to purpose."
Why not allow crossbow hunting?|
This year, we have had a big stir with the unconstitutional SAFE Act issues and I believe that is why the crossbow hunting legislation has been put off. I am an archer and hunter and I would like to see the crossbow allowed during rifle and or muzzleloader season.
Solar, wind powerare a joke|
Those times I've expressed my thoughts on environmentalism, I never addressed those facets of solar and wind power.
- Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Rainy-day funds in danger of drying up
Municipalities, organizations, businesses and families have a lot in common in that they all feel a lot more comfortable if they have put something away for a rainy day.
Pinkey right on guns, wrong on bullying
Regarding Mr. Pinkey 's Nov. 19 column:
- Tuesday, December 3, 2013
In Our Opinion: Cheers
To Dave Kelly, Thanksgiving meal volunteers and recently honored SUNY Oneonta police officials.
Experience at track was a pleasant one
I would like to share my experience with NYST after spending a day participating in one of their track days. First off, to debunk some of the misinformation being circulated about the facility.
- Call center jobs nothing to celebrate