- Saturday, November 30, 2013
In Our Opinion: Hanukkah offers a warm haven
The eight-day Jewish holiday of Hanukkah has always been more than a bit problematic for those who celebrate it.
Blame shooter, rather than victim|
I just got done reading the article in The Daily Star titled, "Experts warn: Stay safe in Orange" in a Weekend paper. According to the article, "Although New York state law does not require hunters to wear bright orange, studies on the Environmental Conservation website say that hunters wearing blaze orange are seven times less likely to be injured than hunters who are not wearing orange."
Forever stamp honors veterans|
On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, the United States Post Office issued a new stamp that pays tribute to 464 World War II Medal of Honor recipients. The Medal of Honor, the nation's highest award for valor in combat, is presented "for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life, above and beyond the call of duty."
- Friday, November 29, 2013
Vacant area could use restaurant
Eighty- four Lumber on Southside has been empty for awhile now. It would be nice to have a Red Lobster or Olive Garden go in there.
Pit bulls are a noble breed|
I must respond to Dorey Munch's vilification of the pit bull. While it is true that historically they were bred for fighting, it is also true that the dog had to be docile toward humans, otherwise it could not be handled by the owners during a match. Aggressive dogs are usually the result of abusive and irresponsible owners.
- Wednesday, November 27, 2013
In Our Opinion: We can be thankful for much
In 1621, the Pilgrims enjoyed such a successful harvest that they decided to have a feast of thanksgiving and invite the neighbors.
- Tuesday, November 26, 2013
In Our Opinion: Cheers and Jeers
Cheers to the OHS girls soccer team, the proposal to set up sheriff's department substations in Delaware County schools, and the addition of a Catholic Charities office in Delhi; Jeers to Edward Lentz for the appearance of impropriety at a polling site.
'Sharpie' pens not good for voting
I served for four hours as a poll-watcher during the last election and think it might be useful for me to share with the community the troubles many voters experienced completing their civic duty.
Safety Track not good for property values
The New York Safety Track on the Davenport/Harpersfield border claims it is the answer to a depressed real estate market in our area. In fact, in a recent Daily Star ad, Greg Lubinitsky, manager of NYST, stated that ONE property in the area was sold to a NYST supporter for "an above market price."
- Monday, November 25, 2013
In Our Opinion: Jobs summit gave Otsego its marching orders
We hear a lot in this area about the need for more jobs, but it isn't every day that someone comes into town to tell us exactly what we need to do to get them.
Obama still suffering from Pinocchio effect
Greetings from Central Texas, where we've just completed our annual Barack Obama Buffalo Chip Roundup of Obama lies. It set a new world's record for deceit.
Magee has helped farmers a great deal
On behalf of the Otsego County Farm Bureau, I want to thank Assemblyman Bill Magee for standing up for family farms here at home and at the state Capitol. One of his recent accomplishments for farmers was introducing legislation that capped the rise in agricultural assessment values at 2 percent, which passed the state Assembly and Senate and was signed into law by Gov. Cuomo.
- Saturday, November 23, 2013
City tree program is misguided
Recently, we have seen vandalism of trees planted in the city. While I never support vandalism, one must ask if the misguided program has left residents disgruntled.
Today's policies will hurt future generations
Like Mr. Henry Geerken, I can look back over a considerable time span. I find on reflection that one of my early heroes in the area of economics and government erred seriously in two important areas. Professor Milton Friedman advocated a change in U.S. policy in the area of government control of money supply and the ending of the military draft.
- Friday, November 22, 2013
Hatred, division still plague us|
Today is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. For those old enough -- and for those too young -- to remember, we offer these comments of news anchors Chet Huntley and Walter Cronkite. We believe their words remain relevant.
Get educated about Obamacare's mandates
Forty-nine percent of the public opposes Obamacare. If not enough people enroll, the Obamacare Health Exchange will fail. If this occurs, then Obamacare will fail.
Event to recognize survivors of suicide|
Each day in the U.S., approximately 100 people take their own lives, leaving behind loved ones to struggle with the loss, grief and all theses questions that begin with "Why?"
- Thursday, November 21, 2013
Election shows that Laurens voters care
We would like to thank the voters of the town of Laurens who supported us for two Town Councilman positions. We would like to congratulate ALL of the voters who turned out for this off-year election. Our system of government only works if the citizens vote.
Safety Track has brought commerce to area
I would like to express another viewpoint on the New York Safety Track. I am personally affiliated with the track. I grew up in the area -- Charlotteville -- and although it is beautiful and I wouldn't choose another hometown, we were/are very limited in opportunities. As of a year ago, I was ready to move in part because of very little commerce in the area.
- Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Danger lurks for GOP in 2016
A few weeks ago, all seemed dark for the future of the Republican Party after it was blamed -- rightly so -- for the shutdown of the government and the near defaulting of the country's debts.