- Saturday, March 22, 2014
In Your Opinion: Support healthy choices at school
March is National Nutrition Month, and a good time to focus on giving kids healthy school food choices. Students usually consume up to half of their daily calories in school, so access to nutritious meals and snacks is important for their health and ability to learn.
- Friday, March 21, 2014
In Our Opinion: Tax 'freeze' is a political con
Gov. Andrew Cuomo called it "the single best thing the Legislature can do for the state of New York." But Michael Borges of the New York State Association of School Business Officials called it "bad for our schools, it's bad for our students, and, ultimately, it's bad for the state of New York."
In your opinion: Choices are easy in next election
While the elections are eight months away, I feel strongly about the choices we will have in the four most visible races.
- Thursday, March 20, 2014
In Our Opinion: Spring is finally here ... well, sort of
Hope, they say, springs eternal.
In Your Opinion: Reality is better than reality TV
There are indeed many alternatives to cable television, as Monday's (March 10) front page article makes clear. However, the article did not mention a most fulfilling and delightful alternative: interaction with living, breathing, real human beings.
- Wednesday, March 19, 2014
In Our Opinion: Open NY website doesn't open very much
To mark Sunshine Week, which is devoted to open government, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is celebrating the one-year anniversary of the Open NY website at data.ny.gov.
In Your Opinion: Lessons taught by Norma Hutman
In March 2011, Oneonta lost Norma Hutman. I had the great fortune to work with Norma in readers' theatre and to get invited to her big, grand old house several times. For a while, I was sad that the house no longer stood or that her theatre troupe, Snark and Bandersnatch, folded. These days, I think its fitting. Norma's house was filled with relics from her life; without her in it, it just wouldn't be right. Similarly, there was so much of Norma in S & B that any attempt to carry on would fall pretty short of expectations.
In Your Opinion: College for inmates is good investment
Thank you for reporting that local state politicians, Seward, Tenney, Lopez and McGee, oppose the governor's proposal to provide college education for prisoners.
- Tuesday, March 18, 2014
In Your Opinion: We need freedom to reject aberrant lifestyles
Editor Sam Pollak's recent column (March 1-2) sardonically questions people of faith who in good conscience would not provide services to same-sex couples. He cites the recently vetoed Arizona legislation that would grant this right. Pollak attaches language such as "bigot," "hate," "fear," "prejudice" to those who would support such legislation.
In Our Opinion: Cheers
To Hartwick College's challenge grant, to Caring Connections and to state tournament attendees.
In Your Opinion: Bring back 'For Better or For Worse'
Please put back "For Better or For Worse" and take out the new comic you are running. It is neither a very interesting nor a funny comic, and my friends and I very much miss "For Better or For Worse."
- Monday, March 17, 2014
In Your Opinion: Check chimneys often for creosote
A scary thing happened recently. We had a chimney fire. Our woodstove got burning too hot and the creosote in the chimney began to burn.
In Your Opinion: U.S. should help Americans first
The money OUR government gives to foreign countries as aid is $55 billion, not $55 million. That's 55 thousand million distributed to 180 countries. That is 5 percent of our federal budget.
- Saturday, March 15, 2014
In Our Opinion: Take steps toward healthy life
The doldrums of winter are weighing on many of us -- some of us literally.
In Your Opinion: Nanny state has undesired impact
In thinking of what our citizen/government relationship has seemingly changed into over the last 80 years, I'd like to ask some questions.
- Friday, March 14, 2014
In Our Opinion: City wise to look at code change
Laws and regulations often chase real life, reacting to disasters (or near-disasters) after they've happened.
In Your Opinion: Beers tournament was fun, worthwhile
Hi, my name is Alex Funk. I am a member of Boy Scouts Troop 49 in Hobart.
In Your Opinion: 'Old-time religion' is plenty tolerant
This agitation for a right to reject gays in public spaces (masquerading as "religious liberty") is merely a hypocritical sham. When I went to Sunday school, I was taught that my Redeemer thought highly of associating with those you held to be sinners -- not shunning them. Is the Redeemer out of date?
- Thursday, March 13, 2014
In Our Opinion: Bar's online post crossed the line
We're not naive enough to get outraged about the fact that some local college kids did some pretty heavy drinking recently to celebrate "St. Oney's Day."
In Your Opinion: Flashback strips a welcome opportunity
Doonesbury on hiatus. Tragedy or opportunity? I love this cartoon strip. I realized how much I loved it in 1983 when Trudeau took a 20-month sabbatical, and many papers dropped him, instead of using flashbacks.