Opinion

Ex-director’s take on GHA finances

Letters to the Editor

A few weeks ago I attempted to give the Leader-Herald a more detailed explanation of the financial condition of the Gloversville Housing Authority (GHA), after reading the opinion piece written by Frank DeSantis, Feb. 5, 2017. After serving more than 30 years as director, I thought my ...

On funny money, the movie industry and economy

Op-Ed Columns

The recent warning from the Gloversville Police Department about the insidious local circulation of “Motion Picture Use Only” funny money — bills used for TV and film productions that feature distorted portraits but otherwise look similar to real currently — has me thinking about real ...

Salvation Army experiences success

Letters to the Editor

At the January advisory board meeting, it was reported the holiday programs achieved of surpassed their goals. As many may or may not know, the Salvation Army provides an array of programs and assistance to families and individuals in need on a year-round basis. The Salvation Army has been a ...

Trump wants to cut what makes us great

Letters to the Editor

“Let’s make America great again,” says President Trump. Well, if America was ever great, it was because we helped our friends and allies in both World Wars, we cooperate with other nations, and we give foreign aid to help in disaster areas and third-world countries. Trump wants to get ...

Life is bearable if we know God

Letters to the Editor

Inevitably there are some things in life we must face. First, one sad aspect of life is everyone must face old age. As we grow older, our bodies commence to degenerate. Despite cosmetics, human bodies will age. It is inevitable. Second, all mankind must face death. Death is the affliction ...

Liberals find shoe on other foot

Letters to the Editor

As the proverbial shoe moved to the other foot Nov. 8, liberals suddenly found themselves worrying about the future and their own survival. In the circle of life and partisan politics, what goes around, comes around, and liberals’ heads are spinning. The thought of our nation with ...

Colorectal cancer awareness needed

Letters to the Editor

March is just around the corner. It’s Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. It is a great time for employers to adopt a paid time off policy for cancer screenings. Government agencies, local businesses and other municipalities already offer four hours of paid time off to their employees. We ...

A big thank-you from Citizens Band

Letters to the Editor

On behalf of the members of the Board of Directors of the Johnstown Citizens Band, we would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks to the Johnstown Senior Citizens Center for its recent donation of $500 to be used to offset the cost of the upcoming 2017 summer concert ...

Cheers and Jeers

Editorials

CHEERS — to hundreds of new jobs. Dollar General announced on Wednesday it will begin construction of a 750,000-square-foot distribution center in the Florida Business Park Extension on Route 5S. The announcement means the addition of 430 jobs at the center, plus another 200 temporary ...

McMaster right choice

Editorials

Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, named by President Donald Trump to be his new national security adviser, has been described as “a prominent military strategist known as a creative thinker.” That is precisely what the nation needs. McMaster replaces Gen. Mike Flynn, who lost his job because ...

Trump’s order to repeal rules

Editorials

On Jan. 30, President Donald Trump issued an order that requires federal agencies to eliminate two regulations for every new one they establish. It was in keeping with his pledge to reduce the cost and intrusiveness of government. Now, two organizations and a labor union have filed a lawsuit ...

Roe v. Wade: The real truth

Editorials

Pro-abortion activists want women to think the 1973 Supreme Court ruling known as Roe v. Wade is, without question, a good thing. It is not, of course. And the pro-abortion forces would prefer you not know that for years, one of their staunchest opponents was the woman behind Roe v. ...

20-year deal questionable

Editorials

Recently, the Fulton County Board of Supervisors directed county Planning Director James Mraz to meet with representatives of Ameresco of Framingham, Mass. to explore the concept of developing, designing and presenting a solar energy project at the Tryon Technology Park. The firm wants the ...

Turning over a new leaf

Editorials

Several presidents have treated their vice presidents notoriously and sometimes irresponsibly badly. The late President Harry Truman knew all about that. When he took office upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt, he had to be told about the atomic bomb. Roosevelt had kept him in the ...

Coal provides cheap power

Editorials

Between 2011 and last year, the United States lost enough coal-fired electric generating capacity to serve about 47 million homes. What has that meant to the millions of families who have lost access to low-cost electricity generated with coal? Money. Monthly electric bills have gone up and ...

Great team makes Walleye a success

Letters to the Editor

While the stability of the ice didn’t cooperate for the contest portion of our ice fishing tournament, we still celebrated the ninth annual Walleye Ice Fishing Challenge with prize drawings that took place on Jan. 28 at Lanzi’s on the Lake in Mayfield. The tournament once again was a ...

Plea to the public: Please submit your news electronically

Op-Ed Columns

People sometimes submit information to the newspaper on handwritten pieces of paper which occasionally get lost, misplaced in the scrapheap of daily news. It doesn’t matter what it is — a senior club’s accounting of its recent meeting or a juicy crime report— it could get ...

Trump is right:  U.S. has skeletons

Letters to the Editor

As with most of President Trump’s statements, the media fails to see what he is saying. During his interview over the weekend, he was making a point, we are no different than Russia’s leader, Vladimir Putin. Our government will go out of its way to silence any person that speaks out ...

Need better people, fewer gun laws

Letters to the Editor

It is obvious that gun control isn’t effective when it comes to stopping murders. “If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns,” seems to be the case. The black market and others supply millions of guns to thugs and criminals, and there is no shortage of criminals to purchase ...

Fight Dish increases with your own hike

Letters to the Editor

To Dish company users. I want to let you know how I lowered my bill. I complained about all the little charges and they took some of the channels away. There seems to always be an increase, so I decided to deduct the cost of electricity to run their equipment and a cost to store their ...