Letter from Susan M. Straub
Why doesn’t the Cooperstown American Legion/Vets Club do more events?
We would love to participate. It seems, sadly, that those men and women are over the age of 70 and cannot do as much as veterans who may have served in Afghanistan.
Susan M. Straub
Letter from Tracy Carman
Choosing who we want to represent our interests in Albany is about looking at the track record and asking who will do more for our area.
In the 122nd Assembly District, the answer is clear. In Brian Miller’s six years in office, he has had only one bill passed and signed into law. More often than not, he voted AGAINST legislation that would help our district.
Letter from JoAnn Gardner
The 2022 midterm elections are upon us and once again we need to sift through the news and all of the flyers we receive in the mail to figure out who to vote for.
In the 19th Congressional District, I have learned that Josh Riley supports the CHIPS and Science Act that was responsible for bringing the multi-billion dollar chip plant to the Syracuse area. This is a game changer for families who watch their kids graduate and move out of the area in search of good paying jobs.
Letter from Veronica & Bill Kirnan
We have been raising our family in the Town of Montgomery, Orange County, New York, for many years. We are about to lose our current Assembly person, Brian Miller, and we know that many of you reading this letter will have an opportunity to vote for Brian this year for the first time.
Letter from Wayne Mellor
Sustainable Otsego is a non-partisan, social media network and political action committee with three guiding principles: 1. Sustainability; 2. Economic independence; and, 3. Home rule.
For the November 8, 2022 election we endorse:
Letter from Keith Willcox
In his letter of October 13th, Bruce Beckert gives a concise image of the current Republican Party. His sources of honest information might’ve included Fox News and Infowars, but those in the know are already familiar with them. He did sign his name, which puts him ahead of the “Sound-Offers” in that other paper. Most importantly, he urges us all to vote. Not to worry, Mr. Beckert.
Letter from James Marci
I love New York. It’s the tourism slogan here in the Empire State, but I do truly have a love for this place. New York is my home, it’s where I’ve been brought up, and I feel as though I have a loyalty to protect it. New York is my home and fellow New Yorkers are my family. It’s because I have this strong connection to our state that I feel a deep sense of despondency when I hear my fellow New Yorker say that they are giving up on New York and leaving for supposedly greener grass.
Letter from Douglas B. Lansing
Some shared thoughts as you head to the polls:
Each candidate for each election should be evaluated based on their own merit. In my opinion, voting only “for my team” or “against your team” is lazy American citizenship. Down-ballot voting is dangerous for all of us.
American democracy has veered from our Founding Fathers’ intended destination. We, the citizens of America, have to bring the American Republic back on course.
Letter from Mary Anne Whelan
To the Editor:
I am writing as a Registered Republican and in protest of Stefanik’s representation of our party. She is a person who consistently misrepresents herself, just as she does the results of the past Presidential election. This is a person who said that Pence, the honorable Vice-president during the Trump administration, did the wrong thing by certifying the clear results of the Electoral College and the popular vote. Which means that in her view he should have helped overthrow the lawful and constitutionally based process, to keep Trump in power.
Letter from Bruce Beckert
This election is like none other in our time. It will either cement the global elite’s plan for our country or start us back on a path that will ultimately save this country so our grandchildren can have a lifestyle of freedom and opportunity that we have been so blessed with.
The Democrats have gotten used to swaying liberal Republicans, buying key elections with global elites’ dollars or just stealing elections. They have worked our judicial system, our media and the mind of some, so they can pull off most of their tricks. If patriotic Republicans don’t achieve wide margins we will see more elections stolen. Contrary to what many liberals think, a successful Democratic midterm election will lead to a country we will not recognize or be able to reverse. Democrats want a one-party system of government which will end our democracy, our way of life and the principles that have propelled us to the greatest power in the world.
Letter from Gerry Welch
Ian’s devastating toll on mobile homes suggests that mobile home building codes need to be upgraded to be hurricane-resistant.
It would be easier to manufacture mobile homes more safely than conventionally-built homes. Reinforced framing with impact-resistant siding and windows should be code. To counter storm surge or rising water, design the chassis to attach to four steel poles, ground secured, with hydraulic lifts to raise and lower the home. Safe haven in storms. Government subsidies would enhance deployment.
Letter from Anthony Scalici
This being the start of another school year, and for some the first, I would like to offer from my perspective a few remarks about the state of our school today. The last number of school years, particularly the most recent two and a half, have been rocky and unique in many ways. As this is the start of my 30th year on the school board, I could go on about how different public education has become, but let me say first what has not changed — the value and importance of teachers and support staff. These are the people who students see and interact with every day. What has changed in no small way are the uncertainties and pressures under which they have had to work during the long COVID restrictions. This should be enough to warrant community-wide admiration. But to this, add the not so visible demands placed upon them by New York State for data collection and reporting, attention to social/emotional lives of children, documentation of NYS Standards adherence, and the external haunt of school violence. These have made their jobs much more. Our school employs an impressive new generation of professionals in every position who maintain concern and caring for each child and young adult in the building.
Letter from Andrew Hamill
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, knew the definition of duty, service, and leadership from the time she was young and up until her passing. One way her leadership became known was during the world’s annus horribilius (horrible year)
and the United State’s second day of infamy: September the 11th, 2001, when Her Majesty instructed the Coldstream Guards to play our National Anthem to help display unity.
She led a long life of service, duty, and leadership as a Sovereign, Monarch, Supreme Governor of the Church of England, but most importantly as the matriarch of her family, the Windsors. Regardless if we support the Monarchy or not, let us remember Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
Andrew (AJ) Hamill
City of Oneonta
Letter from Chip Northrup
Dr Willard Harman of the Biological Field Station understands the biodynamics of toxic slime (“blue green algae”) and he knows what can be done to mitigate their blooms — which may become chronic if left unaddressed — in which case lake water would become non-potable, fish would die, and people would get sick. The Biological Field Station is going to come up with plans to attempt to address the problem —before Glimmerglass Lake becomes Pea Soup Pond.
Other watersheds have had this problem, other watersheds have addressed the problem, other watersheds have solved the problem. We are fortunate that we have Dr. Harman and the Biological Field Station to attempt to keep the glimmer in Glimmerglass without mercilessly maligning mussels.
Letter from Gerry Welch
“The Snowball Effect explains how small actions carried out over time can lead to big results.” The Fireball Effect explains the opposite. Melting streets.