- 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.
- Tuesday, April 23, 2013
In Our Opinion: Cheers
To Carol Blazina, OFO winners, and Theology on Tap
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."
- 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.
In Our Opinion: Earth Day a time for reflection
Today is Earth Day -- a day when all are encouraged to appreciate nature, learn about environmental issues and reflect on how we can participate in global stewardship.
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.
Do you feel less safein light of the attackson the Boston Marathon?
- Saturday, April 20, 2013
Post-MOSA plan still hazy, four years later
"Dubben: County will probably leave MOSA in 2014" read the headline on a story in The Daily Star way back in 2010.
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.
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.
- Friday, April 19, 2013
Help family farms before they fade away
Take a drive through the local countryside, and it probably won't be long before you see one.
Pet owners, beware of mange
My family learned the hard way that the state Department of Environmental Conservation introduced sarcoptic mange into our area.
Pipeline would be violation of our beliefs
The Constitution Pipeline violates our belief in the sanctity of private property.
- Thursday, April 18, 2013
It's past time to fight corruption
When we hear of one outrage or another, it's common to say: "there ought to be a law." But sometimes, we learn of something that seems so obvious that we're left incredulous and utter: "You mean, there isn't a law? Really?"
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."
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.
- Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Brooks' legacy bigger than his business
We imagine that when Griffin and Frances Brooks began barbecuing and selling chicken halves at their farm in 1951, they were far more concerned with making a living than creating a restaurant business that became virtually synonymous with Oneonta.
We all grieve for Martin Richard
We don't know whether 8-year-old Martin Richard was killed by a domestic or foreign terrorist. But all Americans tremble in our hearts when we think of the agony now being experienced by the family of this Boston boy killed at the Marathon finish line.
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.
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.