Opinion

Make summer memorable

Editorials

With students getting out of local schools for vacation, their brains are shifting into summer gear, thinking about camps, jobs, taking trips, swimming, hanging out with friends and lounging around the house. We hope their summer includes at least these four things: ∫ Lots of reading. The ...

Express anger responsibly

Editorials

At the congressional batting practice earlier this month, we all saw what can happen when a disturbed person turns to violence. James T. Hodgkinson, after finding out members of Congress practicing baseball at the field in Alexandria, Va., were Republicans, retrieved a rifle and opened fire. In ...

Some at game lacked civility

Editorials

If you saw any video from the Congressional Baseball Game earlier this month, you may have been gratified by the let-bygones-be-bygones spirit of the participants. Democrats and Republicans who sometimes describe each other in less than flattering terms went out of their way to emphasize ...

Parade efforts appreciated

Letters to the Editor

On behalf of the Gloversville Parade Committee, we wish to thank all who were scheduled to appear in the Gloversville Memorial Day Parade. Canceling the parade is a very difficult decision to make, and one that has only happened twice before in the history of the Gloversville Memorial Day ...

Regular checkups make difference

Letters to the Editor

Around the world, people are celebrating June as Men’s Health Month. Men’s Health Month is built on the pillars of awareness, prevention, education and family. Men’s Health Month is credited with the increase in wellness activities for boys. Men’s Health Month is the time to encourage ...

Library barbecue was a success

Letters to the Editor

The Friends of the Gloversville Public Library would like to thank everyone who made our third barbecue a success. Sincere thanks to the Kenyetto Masonic Lodge for providing great food; to the volunteers who served the food; to the library staff who helped sell tickets and provided publicity ...

Time to invest in clean energy

Letters to the Editor

Now, maybe you don’t think that there is such a thing as climate change-global warming, in spite of all the scientific evidence, and the evidence you can see in your own back yard. So, how about this? Globally, new discovery of oil peaked in 1973, and it is expected that globally, new ...

Discourage teen alcohol use

Editorials

With Independence Day, graduation parties and barbecues, summer is often a time of celebration. The Four Rivers Alliance encourages you to remember that while these celebrations have certainly been earned, it is not necessary for teens under the age of 21 to celebrate with alcohol. They can ...

Health care remains crisis

Editorials

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says lawmakers in his chamber of Congress are primed to vote on a new national health care law this week. Details of the Senate bill are sketchy, but it clearly will have to be a better version than that approved by the House of ...

Communities working together

Letters to the Editor

I would like all the citizens of Northville and Northampton to stop for a moment and appreciate the style of appreciation and collaboration enjoyed between all the major civic and volunteer groups. This has been happening over years, and keeps happening because individuals step up, sign up and ...

America on the path to restoring goodness

Op-Ed Columns

Under the guise of freedom, evil in America follows what seems a trajectory of unlimited reign. God always states, “This far and no further.” There will come a time when the verdict of heaven overturns the verdict of time. God will pass judgment on the evil and all who have concealed their ...

Cheers and Jeers

Editorials

CHEERS — to summer reading. Local libraries are gearing up for their summer reading programs in an effort to keep young people’s minds sharp during their time off from school. Many of the programs will follow the theme, Build a Better World. Some libraries not only are offering rewards for ...

Camp David has value

Editorials

President Donald Trump’s style is, well, different. In many ways he seems determined to redefine the presidency. In doing so he may give his successors new tools to deal with both domestic and foreign policy. Let us hope he recognizes the value of some of the old, well-worn tools, ...

Protectors always at risk

Editorials

Americans’ admiration and gratitude for the bravery, dedication and toughness of the armed forces in combat zones is expressed so often and so fervently that those who serve ought to take it for granted. But we forget, sometimes, about the hundreds of thousands of men and women in the Army, ...

Havana must keep promise

Editorials

No doubt Cuban leaders counted on the United States not to look back after former President Barack Obama reversed longstanding policies toward the communist island in December 2014. But there is a new president in town, and he is right to insist Cuba keep its end of the bargain. For decades, ...

Keep probe impartial

Editorials

Speculation that President Donald Trump plans to remove the special investigator looking into Russia’s meddling with the presidential election has been rampant. Trump surely understands that would be a political disaster. With Democrats virtually salivating at the possibility they can find ...

Gloversville fire-pit regulations unfriendly

Local News

Let’s talk about something that burns me up. Now that outdoor backyard summertime fun is in full swing, let’s examine something that’s not so fun — getting a $25 annual “recreational” fire permit from the city of Gloversville. First, let’s start with the cost. Doesn’t it ...

Cheers and Jeers

Editorials

CHEERS — To improving lines of communication. The Gloversville Housing Authority is establishing a tenant relations committee made up of board members John Castiglione, Marcia Weiss and authority chairman Michael Ponticello. Tenants say their concerns have fallen on deaf ears and no one is ...

VA remains a problem

Editorials

Is there no end to the dishonesty and shoddy treatment of those who served our country by bureaucrats at the Department of Veterans Affairs? Apparently not. In late February, members of the Senate Judiciary Committee asked VA officials about how long veterans were kept waiting for help at the ...

Don’t restrict gas industry

Editorials

Natural gas wells could be a factor in protecting you against terrorists as well as making your life more comfortable. How? Several Arab nations are pressuring one of their own, Qatar, to end its support of Islamic terrorism. Some other countries, including ours, are considering economic ...