"Chicken Speedies from Pepe's. It's really delicious."
Kayla Card, college student, Morris
"I don't think I can go to a fair and not have a blooming onion. They're so good!"
Alison Mattice, college student, Mount Vision.
"Sausage, peppers and onions. The flavor is better at the fair."
Joe Maddalone, retired, Sidney
"Funnel cake. It's hot and has sugar on it."
Nick DeLaney, seventh-grade student, Ridge, Long Island
"French fries. I just love them. They're better just the way they cook them."
Steve Yager, highway department employee, Richfield Springs
"Pizza. I just like pizza, especially when someone else makes it."
Kyle Yager, fifth-grade student, Richfield Springs
What's your favorite fair food?
"Chicken Speedies from Pepe's. It's really delicious."
Pope reminds us of our better natures
This guy named Jorge Mario Bergoglio had checked in to a church-run boardinghouse in Rome last March, and when he dropped by to check out, pick up his luggage and pay his bill, he had a different name.
Meredith should act on frack ban
What good news that two-hirds of Otsego County residents now live in communities with bans or moratoriums on shale fracking (Daily Star, Dec. 13).
Otsego has betrayed its senior citizens
Sometimes, we look at the actions of our local representatives and just have to say this:
Frack opinions skewed by self-interest
Every day I become more opinionated on the fracking issue. Here's my feelings.
State hypocritical about use of funds
Here we are with New York state and its hypocrisies abounding.
- Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Mom's thoughts remind me to treasure life
Upon going through my mom's (Lillian) belongings, since her passing recently Oct. 23, I was surprised to come across something she had written herself.
True 'legends' in Vietnam were U.S. soldiers
Don't blame bans for Norse Energy's woes
Joe Mahoney's article, Fracking firm threatens to sue over delay, while in general correct, contains a few details that are misleading.
- Monday, December 16, 2013
Budget more important than what's in it
The late, great Everett Dirksen, who served the citizens of Illinois in Congress from 1933 to 1969, was a powerful politician who embodied a Republican Party that -- unlike today's -- was more concerned about responsible governance than political absolutism.
Seward, Clark should get wise on pesticides
There are two people who needed to read the Nov. 11 Star article regarding Cooperstown's decision to ban pesticides from Doubleday Field. The first is state Sen. James Seward, who in 2010 voted against the Child Safe Playing Fields Act. This legislation prohibited use of these dangerous chemicals on school fields and playgrounds and day care centers -- a common sense measure if there ever was one. But Seward caved in to pressure from pesticide manufacturers and applicators, disregarding the health and well-being of children exposed to pesticides just when their developing brains and bodies are most vulnerable.
'Civic duty of voting' is an illusion|
Mitchell Lynch's Oct. 28 article regarding the "civic duty of voting" is disturbing. He claims America to be a "free nation." I don't understand how anyone who considers themselves remotely educated can call America a "free nation," when the first tenet of communism is fundamental to the American political scene; that is to have a central authority control the monetary system.
- Saturday, December 14, 2013
Mandela left much work yet to do
In many ways, looking at the life of Nelson Mandela was like a Rorschach test. Evaluations depended more on the viewpoints of onlookers than what may have been reality.
Sheriff's department does a good job
In response to Mr. Stavola's piece titled "Sheriffs should emulate state police":
- Friday, December 13, 2013
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.
- Thursday, December 12, 2013
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.
- Pope reminds us of our better natures