Opinion

Local animal shelters are priceless

Editorials

A recent Leader-Herald article about a Gloversville man getting jail time for abusing a kitten missed the mark when giving credit to which agency took care of kitten following the abuse. While the Gloversville Animal Control was the agency that first responded to the incident and found the ...

How to prevent mass shootings in America

Letters to the Editor

Jerusalem was destroyed in 586 B.C. America will befall the same fate if its citizens do not repent. I want to answer in this article why mass shootings occur, how to prevent mass shootings in this country and I also want to express peoples’ opinions on this matter. First, why all this ...

Fossil fuel companies run the country

Letters to the Editor

Do teachers still teach children that we live in a democracy? I hope not, because currently, we live in an oligarchy, or government by an elite few. This elite few would be the big fossil fuel companies, which have the money to buy off our congressmen, so they will bend to their will. Our ...

Consider the obvious choices

Editorials

Fulton County recently received three public proposals for its building at the County Airport. The 1,200-square-foot building is located on airport property and has been traditionally used in the past as either a restaurant or bakery. The original concept saw it as a place where pilots ...

A witch hunt or investigation by a brutal book?

Op-Ed Columns

By JUDGE ANDREW P. NAPOLITANO The nation has paused this week from its toxic political battles to remember the kindness and gentleness of President George H.W. Bush. He was kind to Bill Clinton, who defeated him in 1992, and to Ross Perot, whose unusual entry into the presidential race that ...

Bush’s Clean Air Act is a brilliant legacy

Editorials

From the ADIRONDACK DAILY ENTERPRISE George H.W. Bush never visited the Adirondacks as president, as far as we know, but perhaps no other president had as much of a positive impact on the Adirondack Park, from the White House. Theodore Roosevelt comes to mind, of course. As New York’s ...

Broadalbin fund balances need to be replenished

Letters to the Editor

To the town of Broadalbin from your town supervisor and town board: In May of 2017, an audit by the Office of the New York State Comptroller of the town of Broadalbin began which would not be final until June of 2018. That fall, when preparing the 2018 budget, the previous town board faced ...

Charitable donations can add Christmas cheer

Editorials

Time is short for those of us who have fallen behind on our Christmas shopping. As we cope with the struggles of everyday life while trying to find the perfect gifts for everyone on our lists, let us not neglect to take care of the one task that ought not to require any thought: ensuring Santa ...

Red Kettle campaign

Editorials

The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign kicked off on Thanksgiving. It is one of the main fundraising events for the Salvation Army and all it takes is a little bit of change from all of us to help the local organization reach its goal. Capt. Wendy Senior of the Gloversville Salvation ...

The internet needs rules

Editorials

Revelations at Google and Facebook show disturbing deceptions. Government must regulate the companies as a matter of both individual and national interest. Americans would rightly be incensed if their government were gathering information on them on the scale that companies like Facebook ...

Reducing drug costs

Editorials

Did you hear that the Trump Administration has saved Americans $26 billion on prescription drugs? Probably not, and one person who seldom mentions it, oddly enough, is President Trump. A report from his own White House shows how faster approvals at the Food and Drug Administration are lowering ...

Thank you to our community

Editorials

Today is Thanksgiving. While many of us will be enjoying the festivities with loved ones, many others will alone, perhaps cold and perhaps hungry. But thanks to the Twin Cities of Churches, many of those people will get a home-delivered Thanksgiving meal today with all the trimmings. Once ...

Safe travels this holiday

Editorials

Today is one of the busiest travel days of the year. Everyone is setting out to spend this holiday of Thanksgiving with people they love. But it is also one of the dangerous times of the year to drive whether drinking or not. AAA projects 54.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or ...

Ensure justice will prevail

Editorials

Five million dollars is a lot of money. It is not nearly enough to compensate three men for being imprisoned wrongly — for 20 years. At least they ought to have some assurance that true justice will prevail in their cases. In 1995, three Cleveland,Ohio, men, Laurese Glover, Eugene Johnson ...

Not smiling over Amazon

Editorials

Amazon selected Long Island City in Queens and National Landing in Arlington, Virginia, as the two locations for its new headquarters (HQ2). Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio are touting it as the biggest economic development initiative in the history of New York state, with more than ...

We can all make this a better world to live in

Letters to the Editor

Evil people will always find a way to achieve their purpose, no matter the measures of control set up by the world. Society can however push back against the darkness that allows this evil to thrive. We need to actively seek to change who we have become. We are desensitized to violence. We know ...

Online vehicle transactions hurt the local economy

Letters to the Editor

Reminder: If you process your motor vehicle transactions online or by mail, you are taking your tax dollars out of the county. Anything not processed in your local motor vehicle office results in all of your hard earned dollars going to the state. When a transaction is processed locally, the ...

The flag and the weather

Editorials

It has been brought to our attention that some people are leaving their flags out all hours of the day and all kinds of weather, so we thought a little flag ettiquette may be appropriate. According to the official United States Flag Code, previous to Flag Day, June 14, 1923, there were no ...

Cheers and Jeers

Editorials

CHEERS — Real estate agents know the meaning of curb appeal. If a client likes what they see when they first drive up to a piece of property, they are more likely than not take it to the next step and see if the home is what they are looking for. Locally, area business people, council ...

Innocent until proven guilty

Editorials

On Wednesday, Gloversville Mayor Dayton King was arrested. Again. This time he allegedly used the city’s postal meter to send personal and outside business mail after hours, and, according to state police information officer Kerra Burns, the amount was less than $500. He is also accused of a ...