Letters to the Editor

Parade efforts appreciated

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

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

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

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 ...

Communities working together

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 ...

Time to establish chartered library

As a board member of the Wilkinson Memorial Book Station in Broadalbin, I was pleased by the recent coverage your editorial staff gave to the surprising and controversial Proposition 4, a proposal by Amsterdam Library to raise $10,000 through taxes on properties located in the Broadalbin-Perth ...

Banks should be friendlier

It seems unfair that people have to have an account in a bank to buy change. The other day, I went to a local bank to buy some coins so I could do my laundry. I was told that since I didn’t have an account with their bank, I could not buy any coins. I was told they would have no recourse ...

Memories of strawberries

Wild strawberries — I try to let them grow — reminds me of long ago. Us kids would pick pails full — so very good, you know. Now out behind my house a bird sings. He flies to the big spruce trees and back again. He sits on his house and sings so hard. “Where is my mate? She was in ...

Keep eye on aide services

If you have aide services for yourself, family and friends, please be aware of the services and watch what is going on. If you or the above mentioned have had an aide for a long period of time, watch that they do not take them away. Ask for the reasons why this is being done. If it has anything ...

Prayer service was wonderful

I would like to thank the Rev. William Hodgetts Jr. of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran and the Rev. Dr. John Califano of St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran for providing the community with a wonderful prayer service. The prayer service was on April 30. The theme of the day was “From Conflict to ...

Parade participation was appreciated

The city of Johnstown Memorial Day Parade Committee would like to take the opportunity to thank all those who took part in the recent parade and service. We thank you for helping us to show our gratitude to those who have served in the past and are currently in service to our country. Along ...

Transportation Day was a success

On behalf of Pleasant Avenue Elementary School administration, faculty, staff and students, I would like to thank the many volunteers who made our Transportation Day a great success. It was a great joy to see the countless smiles on the students’ faces as they learned about the different ...

Local children are amazing

Recently, the predicted graduation rate for Gloversville High School was published. I first saw the article on social media, and the comments threaded below the post made me feel sick. And angry. Certainly, everyone is entitled to their opinion; but at what cost? It seems everyone always has ...

Thanks for helping local food drive

As co-chairs of the Council of Churches Food Pantry, which is housed at St. John’s Church in Johnstown, we would like to thank our Johnstown postmaster, local letter carriers, and generous residents. The letter carriers recently conducted their annual food drive. The response by our ...

Fight cancer, turn your world purple

It’s May — time to paint your world purple to fight back against cancer. This year’s Fulton-Montgomery County Relay for Life is being held on Friday, June 2, beginning at 4 p.m. and going until midnight. The opening ceremonies begin at 6 p.m. The event is taking place on the campus ...

St. Johnsville needs baseball park funds

I’m a resident of St. Johnsville, in Montgomery County. We don’t have a lot in St. Johnsville, but we do have one of the nicest baseball parks in the county. We have a unique grandstand which sets off our park, but it is aging and in need of extensive repairs (estimated at $150,000 to ...

Is Rep. Stefanik pro-choice?

My wife and I recently received an opinion survey from the office of Congresswoman Elise Stefanik. The second question asked us to select two of 14 issues listed which we felt should be her top priorities. Notably missing from the choices was protecting the unborn. When Ms. Stefanik ...

Are you finally tired of Republican rule?

Fulton County became my home more than 30 years ago, coming to reside in a community that my wife was born and raised in. When I moved to the area, I learned that Republicans had long dominated local politics. Many liberal-leaning people told me that Democrats usually struggled to put forth ...

Honor the purpose of Memorial Day

Memorial Day is will be celebrated tomorrow, May 29. It was originally called Decoration Day — a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. More than two dozen cities and towns claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day. Waterloo, Seneca ...

Make politicians wear body cams

There is much discussion about police officers wearing body cams when on duty. This is a good idea in that the cams tend to protect the public and ensure that proper procedures are followed. The cameras also protect police officers from perpetrators who might claim they were not lawfully ...