- Letters to the Editor
- Monday, May 6, 2013
Newman Development good for city
As a center city resident and landlord, I too am concerned about the Newman Development.Continued ...
Columnists' opinions were misleading
I urge that you publish a response to the misleading statements about the Social Security Disability program that were presented in your paper in the columns by Froma Harrop, so called "From the Left," and Pat Buchanan.Continued ...
- Saturday, May 4, 2013
Government failed on background-check law
I have to give The Daily Star a ton of credit for giving everybody a fair chance to voice their opinion (opinions don't have to worry about fact checking), no matter how vicious or untrue they are. Tuesday's edition is a fine example of this (see Pinkey and the 'Mad Texan'). What bothers me than these two is the failure of the Universal Background Check to pass because half of our senators voted against it, knowing that 90 percent of the population is in favor of it.Continued ...
- Friday, May 3, 2013
Visit the Manor to see how special it is
Don't see any more letters supporting the Manor. We can't give up so quickly! I wish everyone could take one hour of their time and go visit the Manor -- walk up and down the halls, talk to the sweet residents (and the workers too.) See how worried they are and yet they still try to smile when a visitor comes.Continued ...
County board must learn from mistakes
Too bad the county board learned so little from their disastrous venture into solid waste management (MOSA) that it has become mired in yet another disaster.Continued ...
- Thursday, May 2, 2013
Courage needed to fight sequester cuts
My anger and frustration with the sequester came to a head yesterday when I discovered that, due to the reduction in Federal grants funding Head Start, Oneonta Head Start will have to lay off eight people, and deny day care service to thirty two families, starting on July 1.Continued ...
Flag stands for rights we all should respect
I am writing in response to Ms. Popek's piece, "Stepping on the flag, and other memories" on behalf of all U.S. military veterans.Continued ...
- Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Claims of fracking's safety are misleading
Regarding the letter from John Janitz Jr. of Mount Vision:Continued ...
Life is too precious to waste on self-pity|
As anyone should know, life here on Mother Earth won't last forever, give or take, in years, months, etc. Like a loaf of bread, a dozen eggs, or carton of milk, we too all have an expiration date on us, with or without all the preservatives in our foods, drink, etc. (minus the bar codes, mind you).Continued ...
- Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Media should be tougher on Democrats
It was refreshing to read an article by Miriam A. Thurber, a sophomore at Unatego Junior-Senior High School. Some of our democratic liberal teachers and media failed to indoctrinate her against the Second Amendment and common sense prevailed.Continued ...
- Oppose the Reproductive Health Act
- Monday, April 29, 2013
Outreach, not legislation, will stop mas
A brief history of Eric and Dylan, who committed the Columbine massacre, shows that they were both violent with mental problems and had criminal backgrounds. They had been seen giving Heil Hitler salutes to each other in school, made prejudiced comments using Darwinian Evolution theory terminology and even made a video for a high school class that portrayed themselves as hit men; shooting students and using profane language.Continued ...
Online comments detract from news articles
Having been a reader of The Daily Star most of my life, I would like to suggest that you turn off the website feature of being able to comment on each article. For years now I have read the online version of the paper and do not find much value in all of the online trolls that constantly drone on and on about their agenda in every article, articles that are not even relevant.Continued ...
- Saturday, April 27, 2013
Raising deposit would help fight litter
In honor of Earth Day, I felt compelled to air one of my pet peeves concerning litterbugs.Continued ...
Drug war hasn't meant fewer addicts
Thanks for publishing Daniel Liddle's thoughtful letter: "The war on drugs has been a nightmare" (April 17).Continued ...
- Friday, April 26, 2013
Gas development could have saved Manor
The continuing discussion about the outcome of the Manor is a losing situation for all. The Manor should never have been built in the first place. The debt load it places on our county is not sustainable now and in the future. There is no other solution at the present time other than to sell and cooperatively work with the new owners.Continued ...
Brunswick right about Obama, Congress
Cary Brunswick's column for April 16 all too accurately sums up one of the most disappointing elements of President Obama's attempts to "compromise" with a foot-dragging Congress, the Boehner-McConnell crowd in particular.Continued ...
- Thursday, April 25, 2013
Week highlights children's needs
Young children in the Tri-County area deserve the best that we can give them.Continued ...
Gun repeal, not reform, is what's needed
Our founding fathers recognized that they couldn't predict the future. Thomas Jefferson wrote in a letter to James Madison: "No society can make a perpetual constitution, or even a perpetual law. The earth always belongs to the living generation. … Every constitution, then, and every law, naturally expires at the end of 19 years. If it goes longer, it is an act of force and not of right."Continued ...
- Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Don't let Manor decision be final
Thanks for your April 11 front-page article presenting a fair, thorough history of the Otsego Manor controversy.Continued ...