Editorials

Local animal shelters are priceless

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 ...

Consider the obvious choices

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 ...

Bush’s Clean Air Act is a brilliant legacy

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 ...

Charitable donations can add Christmas cheer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

The flag and the weather

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

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

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 ...

Voters and candidates

The question raised by the 1972 movie “The Candidate,” starring Robert Redford, is whether winning a political campaign is worth compromising or even sacrificing your values. That is the sort of question traditionally ignored in American politics, but it seems especially relevant to us ...

Give a little this season

Most of us are lucky enough to not have to worry about where our Thanksgiving meal is going to come from. Unfortunately, there are literally hundreds of people in Fulton County who live alone, don’t make enough money, are unable to drive or do not have transportation in order to enjoy the ...

Honoring our veterans

One hundred years ago yesterday, the conflict many hoped was “the war to end wars” drew to a close. For decades, Nov. 11 each year was observed as Armistice Day. Now, we know it as Veterans Day, honoring those among us who have served at any time in the armed forces. Though the last ...

Don’t go down the rabbit hole

Liberals are predicting that the Supreme Court’s conservative majority will rewrite laws according to their policy preferences. So someone should point out that the conservatives this week behaved as if laws mean what they say regardless of the policy outcome. In Mount Lemmon Fire District ...

Cheers and Jeers

CHEERS — To the group of Mayfield students and their advisors, Eileen Rovito and John Caraco, for continuing to help keep the Rice Homestead looking nice. Each year, students from Mayfield Central School District go the historical home and help rake leaves and clean up the grounds in ...

A story of beavers and volunteers

We often hear a lot about the integrity, bravery, and commitment of those who serve their communities as volunteer firefighters. What we hear about less often is the dangers of beavers. Yes, beavers. Those two things combined in my life Tuesday night, as unbeknownst to me, a colony of beavers ...