- Friday, February 7, 2014
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€�
- Friday, January 31, 2014
In Our Opinion: 'Invisible' homeless deserve to be seen
Invisibility is a status usually reserved for superheroes or daydreams. In those contexts, being invisible gives one the power to outwit enemies, gain access to privileged information and other cool stuff.
In Your Opinion: Dems must fight obstructionist GOP
In 2009, Democrats started doing a stimulus bill, and Dave Obey, the chairman of the appropriations committee, told the ranking Republican member of that committee, Jerry Lewis: "We want to work with you. Go to your members, let us know what things you like, what things you don't like." Rep. Lewis laughed and said: "I've got orders from on high. We are not going to cooperate."
In Your Opinion: Let's name teams after vegetables
I have given serious thought recently to a problem to come that has been ignored, unfortunately, by everyone. It is this: now that the names of sport teams that denigrate Native Americans are being changed, I am sure that the people of PETA will soon pay attention to the names of animals used for sports teams.
- Thursday, January 30, 2014
In Our Opinion: Obama stayed true to core beliefs
Although he showed a willingness to go around Congress with executive orders, in his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Barack Obama did not actually declare martial law.
In Your Opinion: Few know enough to judge Snowden fairly
There is a lot that is not being discussed or even considered in the public debate about Edward Snowden.