- Sunday, June 29, 2014
In Your Opinion: Stammel not consistent on positions
Andrew Stammel's June 4 letter makes the assertion that my previous response to him on May 28 is "riddled with logical and factual inaccuracies." He makes this claim but makes no argument supporting it.
- Saturday, June 28, 2014
In Our Opinion: Respect the paths graduates choose
"What are you going to do?"
In Your Opinion: Court ruling doesn't mean no drilling
This June, readers of The Daily Star were fortunate to be able to contrast an eighth-grade understanding of the law with the decisions of two Supreme Court judges and three appellate court judges. All five judges affirmed the right of home rule for local governments to zone drilling along with other heavy industry.
- Friday, June 27, 2014
In Our Opinion: The eagle has landed in pipeline battle
"For my own part. I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen the representative of our country. He is a bird of bad moral character. He does not get his living honestly ... besides he is a rank coward: The little king bird not bigger than a sparrow attacks him boldly and drives him out of the district."
In Your Opinion: New leadership needed in Harpersfield
This January, the state Supreme Court ruled on the question of whether NY Safety Track, a Harpersfield road-safety facility, is legally permitted to conduct superbike and track events. The ruling was a resounding NO.
- Thursday, June 26, 2014
In Our Opinion: Primaries' lesson was respecting the electorate
If there is a lesson to be learned from the results of Republican primaries Tuesday, it is this:
In Your Opinion: Deputies shouldn't have use of vehicles
Recently, Otsego County Officials were in the news trying to find ways to cut county spending and keep taxes at bay.
- Wednesday, June 25, 2014
In Our Opinion: Medical pot bill isn't enough
"Disillusioned and shocked" is how one area man described his reaction to New York state's medical marijuana bill.
In Your Opinion: Prohibition won't stop drug abuse
Reading the coverage in the Daily Star about the halfhearted legislation to legalize medical marijuana makes one want to ask a question. Why is cannabis illegal?
- Tuesday, June 24, 2014
In Our Opinion: Cheers
To the sixth annual Jason's Run, and organizers' continuing efforts to promote motorcycle safety.
In Your Opinion: City needs to fix West Street
OK, winter is over and I swallowed hard not to blow up over the road conditions of the streets in Oneonta after rumor had it that the workers were only allowed to work eight hours and then dismissed to go home because of a no-overtime policy. Letâ€™s adhere to the policy, but who cares about the safety of the streets.
- Monday, June 23, 2014
In Our Opinion: It's time for baseball to ban chewing tobacco
There is a great baseball player who by all rights should be on the stage next month during the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cooperstown, but he won't be there.
- Saturday, June 21, 2014
In Our Opinion: Legislature on right track with heroin bill
We have never really understood why anyone would want to use heroin.
In Your Opinion: We need to fix inequality of wealth
A wise man once said: â€œThe test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.â€�
In Your Opinion: Obama violating the Constitution
If it was discovered that the hordes of illegals pouring over our southern border were all determined to vote for and emulate tea party Republicans, the Obama regime would guard that border as viciously as the Nazis did on the beaches of Normandy.
- Friday, June 20, 2014
In Our Opinion: Bed tax grab not right solution
It's not surprising that city of Oneonta Mayor Dick Miller, village of Cooperstown Mayor Jeff Katz and town of Oneonta Supervisor Bob Wood are looking to wring some more money out of the tourist trade.
In Your Opinion: Democracy offers most freedoms, tolerance
The types of government in the world are dictatorial, democratic, religious and secular. There is no one single government to offer peace and freedom to all. Democracy would work for everyone except those who cannot freely exist under a democracy.
- Thursday, June 19, 2014
In Our Opinion:
The question of raising the federal minimum wage can feel like a Sophie's Choice.
In Your Opinion: Tenney supports Republican principles
I believe that the choice is clear for the 22nd Congressional Republican primary. My vote goes to Claudia Tenney, who is the only one who consistently espouses conservative Republican principles.
- Wednesday, June 18, 2014
In Your Opinion: Pondering the right wing in America
Things to ponder: