The Delaware Gazette- RSS OPINION Feed Sat, 29 Nov 2014 02:15:33 EST 1800 Small Farm program starts in February I hope that all of you had the opportunity to enjoy Thanksgiving with friends and family. It's hard to believe that December is upon us. Where did the fall go? It seems that winter is setting in early this year. Sat, 29 Nov 2014 01:59:04 EST (No heading) Delaware County District Library's newest edition of our quarterly newsletter “Check It Out!” hits the streets next week, and it is chock full of information on programs, events and goings-on at the library. This issue features teen... Sat, 29 Nov 2014 01:01:01 EST Grand juries are a safeguard “The prosecutor in this case didn't really have a choice about whether he would bring this to a grand jury.” Fri, 28 Nov 2014 23:34:08 EST Who will be God’s messenger for you? The Prophet Malachi gets the last word in the Old Testament. He declares the coming of the Lord to the people of God who have been lulled into a religion of convenience and hobby, boredom and routine. Malachi means “God rescues.” Is his... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 23:39:02 EST ‘The science is absolutely clear’ To the editor: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:09:02 EST A day for mixed blessings A reminder is probably not necessary. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. Another year of our lives has nearly concluded. Time seems to advance faster as I become older. Since my minuscule family has now dwindled down to just my mother, Thanksgiving for me... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:54:04 EST Turn horse waste into a valuable product Growing up here in Delaware, horses were my passion. Riding, training, grooming, showing, walking, feeding – anything to do with horses and I was a happy camper! Except one thing – hauling and spreading manure! Wed, 26 Nov 2014 01:09:04 EST Thoughts on farms, taxes and religion I wonder if the powers that be want the farmers out of business so the contractors can buy up the land and build more houses and commercial buildings. I feel that is why there is a push to raise taxes on farmers 100 to 150 percent, due to the... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:07:03 EST ‘Just keep making promises’ To the editor:Immigration reform is one of the big topics in the news today. Passing it is President Obama's top priority for this year; the Keystone pipeline or sealing the southern border surely are not. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:27:06 EST Above Jupiter’s clouds Jupiter has now become the dominant object in the sky. Around the middle of the night, look for it as an extremely bright “star” high in the south off of Leo's front end. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 22:31:03 EST Dorcas is filling in for Gloria Hello, everyone, from our home to yours. It's a very Novemberish day: cool, cloudy and gray. It's a perfect day to stay inside and sip on a cup of coffee as I write. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 15:31:04 EST ‘Local Author Fair’ at Orange branch Dec. 7 Delaware County District Library's Orange branch is hosting a very special event on Sunday, Dec. 7 — “The Local Author Fair.” Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:01:04 EST ‘Irreversible tidal wave of lawlessness’ To the editor: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 01:41:03 EST My greatest fear was to give God my greatest hope This week my husband and I are celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary. It was just five years ago, days after our 10th anniversary, that we underwent yet another round of fertility treatment in our journey to conceive a child. Our story was so... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:39:01 EST Merging with caution “A city is not gauged by its length and width, but by the broadness of its vision and the height of its dreams.”– Herb... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:34:02 EST Painful days for these parents Often I wonder what I missed by not becoming a parent. It is a subject of mixed emotions. Most parents worry. I am a worrier even without children, as is my mother, and supposedly so was a grandmother, whom I never knew. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 03:54:02 EST Climate change is not a settled issue To the editor:Is no measurable global warming in almost 18 years the same as a pause in warming? Just wondering. … Thu, 20 Nov 2014 03:28:17 EST Don’t clog your pipes over the holidays Call me deranged, or a little sick, but I get a big belly laugh when I think of the scene from “National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation” when Cousin Eddy dumps his RV waste directly into the storm sewer and it backs up into... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 01:09:01 EST Thanks for a great parade Just a little note, with a great big “thank you” to all who made the Veterans Day parade of 2014 a success. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 01:42:01 EST Voters ‘sick, tired and broke …’ To the editor:Definition of narcissism: self-love; excessive interest in one's own self appearance, comfort, importance, abilities, etc. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 01:20:05 EST