- Monday, February 10, 2014
In Your Opinion: Chili Bowl shows CANO's role in community
We all know that arts and culture organizations contribute much to the quality of life in our region. What some may find surprising is these organizations also contribute to the economic vitality of the communities they are located in.
- Saturday, February 8, 2014
In Our Opinion: Talk about Manor is anything but cheap
A nursing home with more services, more beds, medical offices, new therapies, assisted-living residences and day-care programs that will create dozens of new jobs.
In Your Opinion: Volunteers are fine, but system needs work
Mr. Wyckoff, as a former volunteer, I do greatly admire those who volunteer. I stopped volunteering when I assisted the coroner in placing a burned 6-month-old baby in a body bag. Although it was a while ago and the protocol might have changed some, I do know how it works.
In Your Opinion: Not enough buses to throw Grandma under
There's more than one way to throw Grandma under a bus.
- Friday, February 7, 2014
In Our Opinion: College drug study is too simplistic
Usually when a local college gets ranked at the top of a national list, we're ready to cheer "We're No. 1!" along with everyone else.
In Your Opinion: We need clarity on federal budget expenses
Our biggest problem in solving the deficit and debt is burying the programs and related numbers to anyone who would look at them with hope of some kind of understanding.
- Thursday, February 6, 2014
In Our Opinion: Lure of heroin ruins local lives
"You know when you're underwater, and you need to come up for a breath? And it's taking too long to get to the surface? That feeling, of having no oxygen left, your whole body feeling like fire, salty and aching with the desperate need to breathe? That's it, only not exactly, because it's worse."
In Your Opinion: Marcy South battle will be fought again
They were veterans of the unending battle between the Albany/Power Company alliance and the citizens of Otsego County. There were veterans of the war of Marcy South. They had come out meet as the thermometer hovered at zero. They told stories of their land being taken, of surveyors invading under cover of darkness, of crops destroyed, of trees clear-cut, of fields which continue to be defoliated and of streams poisoned. They were veterans of the battle of NYRI in 2008. Now the enemy is back. They continue the war between New York City's wants and Otsego County's needs.
In Your Opinion: Nation needs to get priorities in order
These two, short sentences and the list below tell you a lot about our government and our culture:
- Wednesday, February 5, 2014
In Our Opinion: Let's keep farming accidents to a minimum
The horrific accident last week that claimed the life of a Westford dairy farmer was in every sense of the word a tragedy
In Your Opinion: Tea Party would take us back to Wild West
This is not about H.G. Wells or "Back to the Future," this is about the Republicans successfully returning us to the 1920s, the days of the "Robber Barons" and dirty politics.
- Tuesday, February 4, 2014
In Our Opinion: Cheers
To Relay for Life, events to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and to OWL.
In Your Opinion: Public sent message to special interests
I am a member of a fifth-generation farming and logging family of Chenango County. I now live just over the border in Otsego County. I would like to thank the voters in both counties that voted in November's town board elections.
In Your Opinion: Traditional beliefs are ridiculed
We here in the USA are seeing our freedoms and rights being skewed.
- Monday, February 3, 2014
In Our Opinion: Local officials should be more attentive
The adage that "You can't fight city hall" was disproved last month in two court rulings that set local activists cheering and no doubt set some teeth on edge down at the town hall.
In Your Opinion: Thanks for good wishes after poisoning scare
A huge "thank you" to all the people from our community who let us know in many ways how glad they were that we survived our carbon monoxide poisoning!
In Your Opinion: Texan 'values' leave a lot to be desired
Michael Barone's praise of Texas ("American values alive and well in Texas") leaves out a few inconvenient facts.
- Saturday, February 1, 2014
In Our Opinion: Ultimately, the game has become a holiday
Perhaps the wisest thing anyone has ever said about all the hoopla surrounding the Super Bowl came from former Dallas Cowboys running back Duane Thomas.
In Your Opinion: Richfield board is moving forward well
After an exciting and very lively political campaign season and well-attended election, Richfield Springs held its first 2014 Town Board meeting Monday evening, Jan. 20, at 6:30 p.m.
In Your Opinion: Real 'extremists' are pro-choice minority
If you missed the March for Life bus to Washington, D.C., on Jan. 22 or the re-aired taping on EWTN, you can see all the speeches and the masses of people (mostly teens) that filled the streets by searching on a computer for â€œMarch For Life 2014 videos.â€�