What are your thoughts on the Casey Anthony verdict?
"I don't think justice was served. I wouldn't let my daughter out of my sight for 30 minutes, let alone 30 days."
_ Madison Ely, Oneonta, nurse.
"Justice wasn't served. All the evidence pointed to her _ the foul stench in her car, but mostly the lies."
_ Amanda Long, Oneonta, nurse.
"I can't see how they didn't find her guilty. Her daughter deserves better."
_ Denise Ortez, Walton, homemaker.
"Hey, the jury never said she was innocent, just that there wasn't enough proof."
_ Danny Jacob, Davenport, retired.
"(The prosecution) never put all the pieces together. Who are we to decide?"
_ Allen McCurry, Oneonta, self-employed.
"She got away with murder. How can you not report your child missing?"
_ Dalton Early, Sidney, retired.
What are your thoughts on the Casey Anthony verdict?
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.
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.
Farm bill is important to us all in the U.S.
The government of today is ineffective, and to put it mildly, is the cause of most problems in the United States. One effect from this ineffectiveness, the continued delay in passing the farm bill.
- Monday, December 2, 2013
Notification is vital for parole hearings
There are prisons for all kinds of purposes. Regrettably, some are used to interrogate or isolate political foes. Most are used to punish lawbreakers. But the primary reason why society requires prisons is to protect people from those who would do them harm.
Don't let local politics mimic national
I thank the residents of Hartwick, Milford, and New Lisbon for electing me to represent them on the Board of Representatives. I am honored and humbled. I especially thank those who actively supported my campaign.
Old movie brings treasured scene
Much ado these days, in print and on TV, about the Gettysburg Address -- and quite rightly so. I am reminded of an old movie, "Ruggles of Red Gap" -- it's a pleasant, charming comedy, but I treasure it for one scene in which Charles Laughton recites the Gettysburg Address. Wonderful!
'Gun" should not be a prohibited word
If I had not seen it myself in Chuck Pinkey's column, I would not believe it. He reported that on two separate occasions, Jim Losie, of Losie's Gun Shop in Oneonta, attempted to buy ads in local school publications, to SUPPORT the school's activities.
- Thanks to all who helped on campaign