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Let’s take a walk through Mitch McConnell’s graveyard. The graveyard is his desk in the Senate where nearly 400 bills, passed by the Democratically controlled House of Representatives, go to die. These commonsense bills never reach the 100 senators for a vote. Mitch strangles them at birth.

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“Find the cost of freedom,” wrote Stephen Stills in 1970 upon visiting a Civil War site. Those who fought and died to defend our freedoms are indeed “buried in the ground” as Stills and company sang.

Recognizing the need to compete with social media, The Daily Star created “Sound Off” — a place where one can find meaningful anonymous commentary mixed in with mean-spirited personal attacks based upon statements true and false. While I am not a big fan of this type of thing, I will confess…

With the close of another year upon us, it is always interesting to look in the rear-view mirror and pay tribute to those who have left us. This year we said goodbye to sports figures, politicians, folk heroes, writers and more. But for some reason, maybe because we feel we know them (from a…

The Daily Star’s recent op-ed was right to question Cuomo’s energy plan. However, missing from that op-ed and from Joe Mahoney’s article regarding National Grid’s moratorium on gas hookups on Long Island, was any detailed analysis of what is happening.

Driving from Delhi to Roscoe a few years ago to see the Christmas tree from Oneonta at Rockefeller Center, we passed small houses in which people had put up one string of lights. One house had all red. Another had all blue. At Rockefeller Center, there were green and red and blue and white, …

We recently celebrated a D’Imperio family tradition on Thanksgiving Eve. We call it our “Cousins Christmas Party.” We hold this little party at our house and all of the smaller cousins in the family are invited for a night of surprises and fun. The focus is manly on the littlest ones, as a w…

At the radio station where I work, we receive dozens of news releases, press updates, public service announcements and community notices each week. I am sure this newspaper gets the same, or even more. Most of them run toward the mundane, everyday workings of a small community. Meetings are …

Try saving some money by telling your cable/broadband provider you plan to eliminate the television service and stream over the internet and the response will likely be that you are going to have to pay more for internet access.

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Obituaries

COOPERSTOWN - A Celebration of Life for Ann B. Clinton, who passed away on Dec. 27, 2019, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home, 82 Chestnut St., Cooperstown, with the Rev. Terry Brant, pastor of the First Christian Church of South Valley, o…

GILBERTSVILLE - Thomas Michael Delaney Jr., 55, of Gilbertsville, was called to be with the angels while surrounded by his family on Jan. 15, 2020. Tom was born on July 14, 1964, in Norwich, Connecticut, the a son of Thomas and Anita (Lemire) Delaney Sr. On Aug. 19, 1989, he married Bernadet…

GARRATTSVILLE - Chester W. Warley, 88, of Garrattsville, passed away at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown on Jan. 15, 2020. He was the son of Reginald and Beatrice Warley. Chester is survived by his wife, Simonne. His family has entrusted his care to Johnston & Stanimer Funeral Home …

NORTH HARPERSFIELD - Gloria J. Gomez, 88, formerly of Garnerville and Stony Point, passed away on Jan. 14, 2020, following a short illness. She was born on April 24, 1931, in Brooklyn, the daughter of the late Raimundo and Segunda (Gainza) Altonaga. She married Angel P. Gomez in 1956. She wa…