- Wednesday, January 29, 2014
In your opinion: Cuomo's comments would make ridiculous reality
On Andrew Cuomo's recent comments: "Their problem is not me and the Democrats; their problem is themselves. Who are they? Are they these extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay? Is that who they are? Because if thatâ€™s who they are and theyâ€™re the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York, because thatâ€™s not who New Yorkers are."
- Tuesday, January 28, 2014
In Our Opinion: Cheers and Jeers
Cheers to state funding for farmers, and to Margaret L. Drugovich; Jeers to vandals.
In Your Opinion: State must to make education a priority
Our Gov. Cuomo sure needs to take a look at what's important in our area. Cooperstown and Neahwa Park should be the last thing that needs state funding.
In Your Opinion: Write legislators to benefit students
Through the efforts of many, our governor has newly stated that testing for early grades will be suspended, and a forum of educators and legislators will take a look at Common Core standards.
In Your Opinion: Church won't miss writer's bad attitude
It has taken me a period of about 24 hours to sit down with a response to Dorey Munch's letter, "We've left the church and won't be back."
- Monday, January 27, 2014
In Our Opinion: What we'd like Obama to say
â€œHe shall from time to time give to Congress information of the State of the Union and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.â€�
In your opinion: Schools in Delhi are top-rated
A number of recent articles in The Daily Star and U.S. News & World Report translate into a single message -- Delhi's schools are among our nation's best. Delaware Academy has steadily climbed the national rankings over the past three years and now ranks in the top 7 percent of American high schools.
In your opinion: Seward's funding is conflict of interest
I enjoyed your article about state Sen. James Seward, R-Milford. No doubt about it, we have the best leaders money can buy. Our political leaders should dress like NASCAR drivers with patches for their sponsors stitched to their suits.
In Your Opinion: Don't let money be deciding factor
I have had three close relatives who resided in VestraCare, Johnson City. The family was very satisfied with its care and services. Don't let dollar signs be where your heart is. We want quality, not dollars, in the Otsego Health Facility Corp. decision.
- Saturday, January 25, 2014
In Our Opinion: Lesson to be learned from a close call
A Garrattsville couple is lucky to be alive after carbon monoxide filled their home earlier this month.
In your opinion: Coca-Cola thwarts labeling of GMOs
According to a recent New York Times poll, 93 percent of the American public supports the labeling of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). And labeling is already the norm in 64 nations, including all of Europe.
In your opinion: Cuomo views wrong for N.Y., nation
Some various groups of New York state citizens: violent street thugs who assault unsuspecting victims who are usually elderly or Jewish, just for starters, hundreds of thousands of indolents who are only too happy to sit on their duffs and avail themselves of every welfare benefit that exists, a small army of women who use abortion routinely as birth control, over-the-top gay rights advocates who dress as phallic symbols, scantily clad drag queens and worse in their yearly gay rights parade.
- Friday, January 24, 2014
In Our Opinion: Board has chance to do right thing
It's not often in life that after making an egregiously poor decision you get a chance for a "do-over."
In your opinion: Why can't shows start on time?
It's hard enough to get people out for live music these days, but the ultimate show of disrespect for those who do is to start the show late. When a start time for a show is advertised, come hell or high water, the show should start AT THAT TIME.
In your opinion: Public deserves fair Manor process
Bits and pieces, inconsistencies and afterthoughts regarding the Focus Ventures bid for the Manor have surfaced. VestraCare must have submitted a more-professional proposal.
In your opinion: City should be ashamed of its roads
Over the course of the 19 years of my life, I have lived in the same town, on the same street and in the same house. While still young, my experiences in Oneonta have been unforgettable and relatively happy. However, throughout my life one problem within the city has consistently bothered me.
- Thursday, January 23, 2014
In Our Opinion: Cuomo's budget has something for all
If we didn't know beforehand, we could have easily surmised by the state budget Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed Tuesday that this is an election year, and that Cuomo's name will be on the ballot.
In Your Opinion: Forgotten committee's idea still valid
If you look carefully at the Organization Chart of the Otsego County Government, you will find, among several small boxes, something called the "Citizens Advisory Committee to the Otsego County Board of Representatives." This committee was created in 1971, and consisted of one member appointed by each member of the board.
In Your Opinion: Social Security claims process flawed
The problems with the implementation of Obamacare have outraged members of Congress and dominated the media, but they pale in comparison with the Social Security Administration's dysfunctional disability claims process.
- Wednesday, January 22, 2014
In Our Opinion: Cuomo wrong on whose views matter
The political quote goes back at least to Ronald Reagan.