Letters to the Editor

Ex-director’s take on GHA finances

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 ...

Salvation Army experiences success

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

“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

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

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

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

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 ...

Great team makes Walleye a success

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 ...

Trump is right:  U.S. has skeletons

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

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

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 ...

Time for GOP to back Trump

President Donald J. Trump’s cabinet appointments should not be having such a hard time getting approved. President Obama’s five cabinet appointments were approved, with the Republicans cooperating, on the day Obama was inaugurated. Trump has to sit and sweat it out while his own ...

Tedisco’s law is serious work

As the person directly impacted by the brutal murder last year of our dogs, Kirby and Quigley, I was very disheartened to read your Feb. 8 editorial: “Now, Time for Serious Work,” which trivialized the horror inflicted on our family and minimized the outstanding work of Sen. Jim Tedisco to ...

Increase wages for direct support

As a parent of an individual with developmental disabilities, I am heart sick over the news that Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget for 2017 does not include the requested $45 million needed each year for the next six years in order to increase the wages of direct support professionals. My ...

Smear merchants; pro-freedom reform

“Smear merchants” who want to smear you, blame your Second Amendment-protected rights for crime and block every pro-gun, pro-freedom reform of President Donald Trump. They’re coming out of the woodwork. The lies, the distortions, the baseless accusations of racism and hatred and the ...

Caroga residents sign petition

As residents of the Town of Caroga, we are frustrated by the lack of leadership and transparency as publicly demonstrated by our current town board. As of the November election, our board has been operating with an open seat. In the election for Town Supervisor, James Long received 242 votes, ...

GHA causing many issues for tenants

I am a tenant of the newly acquired property under Gloversville Housing Authority. I am also the vice president of the tenants association and an advocate for the building. We attended the monthly GHA board meeting at Kingsboro Towers. We were not able to get a space inside the room so we ...

Smokeless powder regulations

leased an Explosives Industry newsletter that changed the agency’s treatment of nitrocellulose, a primary component in the production of smokeless powders used in modern ammunition. This change had the potential to seriously disrupt ammunition supply in the United States because it changed a ...

Thank you for help after car accident

On Saturday, Jan. 7, around 10:30 a.m. on County Highway 107 in the town of Johnstown, I was in a horrible car accident. I did manage to walk away with just a laceration to my head, but if you saw the vehicle, you would wonder how I survived. There were many good people that helped me ...

Caroga needs to fill town board position

The town of Caroga has been experiencing many changes in the composition of its town board. Our current board has only four out of five seats filled, which could present a stalemate when the board is asked to vote on major issues. As a concerned citizen, I wish to see another person appointed ...