Letters to the Editor

Thank you for support of event

I personally would like to thank my co-chairs over the years — Pam Lavicka, Sue Gray, Leslie Mihalek and Misty Nichols — for being a big part of helping to make “Light up the sky with the Marching Rams” successful during its 18 years of existence. You were instrumental in getting the ...

Historic election of Donald Trump

Team efforts began Nov. 7, 2012, paid off in 2016 with the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States. In addition, America preserved pro-gun majorities in the U.S. House and Senate and a substantial pro-gun majority in governors’ offices throughout the country. Those ...

Indian Point closing a bad idea

For years the Cuomo administration, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and their hysterical and retrograde antinuclear allies, including Riverkeeper, have waged a shameless campaign of fear, loathing, and—in the fashion of the day—fake news against Indian Point. “Not safe!” they ...

Addiction treatment available locally

If you or a loved one needs treatment for an addiction disorder, there are several ways to get the level of care that you or your loved one needs. For outpatient services: call St. Mary’s Addiction Services in Gloversville at 773-3532 or Amsterdam at 843-4410. Or call the Family ...

Saw the writing on the wall

Here we go again. Back in 2015 when the Smart Water agreement was discussed openly we objected to the concept and the provisions. We tried to mount a petition but apparently no one was interested in the discussion. Again in 2016 we continued our protest and since the city agreed to it, we had ...

Thank you for many years of support

On behalf of the AHS Marching Rams, Boosters and alumni, we would like to thank Mayor Michael Villa, the Hagaman Fire Department, the APD, the DPW, AHS Marching Rams Band directors and majorette advisor for helping to make our show, “Light up the sky with the Marching Rams” a huge success. ...

Gun rights being threatened

Local authorities intent on grinding down gun rights have plenty of help. For example, should their outrageous actions be challenged in court, they will likely find support from some of the 300 plus judicial appointees President Obama placed in the lower federal courts over the eight years ...

Respect the flag

The other day, as I drove down Route 29 and through Broadalbin, not much had changed  except  a little snow and cooler weather — but there was one, and only one, very important change. The American flag at the Post Office was respectfully lowered to half staff and was the only flag out of ...

Hope renewed for bus service

When I looked at the front page of my Sunday Leader-Herald on Dec. 11, I was so happy to see that our new mayor as of Jan. 2, Mayor Vern Jackson, will be discussing renewing bus service in Johnstown again. I spent a lot of time on letters to the editor, attending and speaking at the Common ...

Year in review: Councilman Rizzo addresses issues

By TIMOTHY RIZZO As the year ends, I would like to share the accomplishments and concerns as councilman for the town of Johnstown. As elected, my core values were to promote the town for a better outcome with honesty.  There were times of contradiction, different views, and at times ...

Winning really matters

This is our historic moment to go on the offensive — to restore the full measure of freedom throughout our nation: Passing Right-to-Carry reciprocity, ending state and local firearms and ammunition bans, ending gun-free zones on military bases and ensuring our right to self-defense once and ...

Thank you for support of benefit

The family of the late Jerry Marshall Sr. would like to thank everyone who participated in our benefit to raise money for the American Heart Association, with your support we raised $1020 this year. Special thanks to everyone who donated to the raffles, to the bowlers and their families, ...

Spirit of humanity rarely experienced

On the Thursday before Christmas, while leaving the Johnstown Price Chopper parking lot, I fell. My right knee was so badly sprained, I could not get myself up. Two young women from separate vehicles ran to help me, one who said she worked in health care. She was able to get me standing, ...

Flashing yellow lights a problem

Have you noticed, as I have, that there is a new fad gaining popularity everywhere on the roads? It involves the use of flashing yellow lights on vehicles that are clearly not engaged in providing emergency services. For example, the other day I saw a blue, sub-compact car with a sign on its ...

Endorse the Second Amendment

Rights positions of President-elect Donald J. Trump are all that we would want them to be. America will be a safer place with our Second Amendment rights endorsed, better respected and protected. These are his own words: “Defend the Second Amendment of our Constitution. The right of the ...

A K-9 thank you for fundraiser

I would like to thank everyone that made the raffle held to raise money for the Fulton County sheriff’s K-9 Unit a great success. In total $9,300 was raised, which will help purchase two canines for the department as patrol dogs to protect and serve the public. These dogs cost $7,500 each, ...

National Forest Service centennial

The year 2016 is the year that the National Forest Service celebrated its centennial anniversary, observing the ongoing diligent protection of America’s most treasured resources of more than 403 national parks. Now, another celebration has appeared on the horizon. Preparing to honor the ...

St. Mary’s Institute expresses thanks

On Sunday, Dec. 4, St. Mary’s Institute hosted its annual spaghetti dinner and auction. This year we celebrated a wonderful outpouring of support from our community who enjoyed a memorable afternoon of holiday merriment. On behalf of the entire student body, the faculty and staff of St. ...

National Impaired Driving Prevention

December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month because traffic fatalities that involve impaired drivers increase significantly during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Impaired driving includes drunk driving, drugged driving, and distracted driving. The goal of this national ...

One size doesn’t fit all

“Let’s enforce Leandra’s Law” (Dec. 18) highlights New York state’s poor 27 percent ignition interlock (in-car breathalyzer) compliance rate. This low rate is partially due to the law targeting all DUI offenders with a one-size-fits-all policy. Hardcore drunks, who are responsible ...