- Letters to the Editor
- 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 ...
- Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Obama worse than terrorists
The greatest threats to America are not from Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Tehran or Kim Jong Il in North Korea but from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the headquarters of Barack Obama and his "Evil Empire."Continued ...
- Monday, April 22, 2013
DEC never introduced mange into wild
In regard to this past Friday's letter to the editor from Mr. Oliver alleging that the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation intentionally introduced mange into the wild, we must respond that this is totally and categorically false.Continued ...
We should learn from 'First Americans'
When we talk about Indians or the derogatory, "Redskins," we should all sigh for a moment. We should have respect for people who lived here 5,000 years ago. The First Americans! The First TRUE Americans? Or at least before us or after early America's Paleo Indians.Continued ...
- Saturday, April 20, 2013
Flu vaccine statistics are misleading
Though the flu season is winding down, I think some comment on the effectiveness of the flu vaccine is in order.Continued ...
Manor sale would end long, proud legacy
I have been going to the Manor, and before that the Meadows, to provide medical services since the early '80s initially as a medical resident and for the last 13 years as an attending physician. At the Meadows there used to hang a remarkable panel that included many familiar local names with ages ranging from months to the geriatric years. The panel was essentially the directory to the graves of paupers who were buried nearby. It was a powerful reminder that the Meadows, and subsequently the Manor, was a direct descendent of the county poor farm system.Continued ...
- Friday, April 19, 2013
Pet owners, beware of mange
My family learned the hard way that the state Department of Environmental Conservation introduced sarcoptic mange into our area.Continued ...
Pipeline would be violation of our beliefs
The Constitution Pipeline violates our belief in the sanctity of private property.Continued ...
- Thursday, April 18, 2013
Gibson well outside of mainstream
The Daily Star said in its April 10 editorial about Gibson's possible run for governor, "A problem could be that his conservative views on such issues as abortion, gun control and gay marriage put him in the mainstream of national GOP doctrine but out of the mainstream when it comes to New York's liberal electorate."Continued ...
GOP wants freedom only for its causes
Chuck Pinkey want everyone out of his gun cabinet. He is afraid of an unreasonable search. What does he call vaginal ultrasounds? He and his right-wing companions think it is okay to invade a woman's body but not their gun cabinets.Continued ...
- Wednesday, April 17, 2013
War on drugs has been a nightmare
The Daily Star is starting to scare me in suggesting that making drugs legal should be on the table.Continued ...
Feds should help save dairy farmers
Your editorial of April 8 asked Gov. Cuomo and Sen. Schumer to "just show dairy farmers the money." Past increases in the government's raw milk support price have led to more production. This seems to be The Daily Star's answer. Both local farmers and the Greek yogurt industry would benefit.Continued ...