Letters to the Editor

A ‘short take’ on the Jamel Khashoggi tragedy

Just a short take on Jamel Khashoggi, a former foreign journalist for the Washington Post, who was a former member of the Saudia Arabian higher echelon of the Saudia government. Khashoggi was not a citizen of our country, nor did he want to be. He used his journalist base to air his dislike ...

How to prevent mass shootings in America

Jerusalem was destroyed in 586 B.C. America will befall the same fate if its citizens do not repent. I want to answer in this article why mass shootings occur, how to prevent mass shootings in this country and I also want to express peoples’ opinions on this matter. First, why all this ...

Fossil fuel companies run the country

Do teachers still teach children that we live in a democracy? I hope not, because currently, we live in an oligarchy, or government by an elite few. This elite few would be the big fossil fuel companies, which have the money to buy off our congressmen, so they will bend to their will. Our ...

Broadalbin fund balances need to be replenished

To the town of Broadalbin from your town supervisor and town board: In May of 2017, an audit by the Office of the New York State Comptroller of the town of Broadalbin began which would not be final until June of 2018. That fall, when preparing the 2018 budget, the previous town board faced ...

We can all make this a better world to live in

Evil people will always find a way to achieve their purpose, no matter the measures of control set up by the world. Society can however push back against the darkness that allows this evil to thrive. We need to actively seek to change who we have become. We are desensitized to violence. We know ...

Online vehicle transactions hurt the local economy

Reminder: If you process your motor vehicle transactions online or by mail, you are taking your tax dollars out of the county. Anything not processed in your local motor vehicle office results in all of your hard earned dollars going to the state. When a transaction is processed locally, the ...

Prescribed opioid abuse is a national epidemic

Prescribed opioid abuse is a national epidemic. Deaths have tripled since 1999 from the abuse of certain prescribed medications. In New York, it has been proven that for every 100 New York residents there are 37 prescriptions written for opioids such as oxycodone and hydrocodone. These drugs ...

Grateful for all the support I received

Never in a million years did I think I would have heard the words “you have cancer.” But I did one morning in April of this year. I had just turned 21 years old and was waiting to get called back to a job that I loved, dealing with some back pain that I thought was a result of playing ...

There is a rat poison that will kill your pets

People should be made aware that there are rat poisons available now that contain the active ingredient Bromethalin. If ingested, there is no antidote for this poison. There are antidotes for the anticoagulent type rat poison. Anybody with a dog or cat should avoid products that contain this ...

Dayton King’s letter had several errors

There are several errors of fact in the recent letter to the editor of this newspaper from Dayton King, who urges people to vote one way and then lie to their friends, families and neighbors about whom they voted for in the upcoming State Assembly race. The facts of this matter are that the ...

The importance of support for one another

At one time or another, all of us as individuals, have felt alone. We have felt the feeling of there being nowhere to go or no one to turn to for the support that you both want and need. Friends and family offering supporting ears to listen or arms to wrap around you in comfort don’t get ...

Civil service exams weeds out nepotism

We were shocked to learn that the North Adams, Mass. Police Department would no longer use the civil service exam in seeking recruits. That sounded rather un-American. But the reasons given for the change by the North Adams Police Chief Michael Cazzaglia as reported in the Berkshire Eagle, ...

What is so hard about having basic television?

Once you practice to deceive, what a tangled web you will weave. What happened to free TV, etc. Now we have Internet, computers and cell phones and what else? Do you want all that? I don’t. Then we got Time Warner; of course that was a pay deal. They sold out to Spectrum, more money; on ...

9/11 survivor extends sympathy to families, friends of victims

As a 9/11 survivor, I would like to extend my sympathy to the friends and families of the shooting victims, both past and present. I experienced the horror of people fleeing from the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. It wasn’t the first, and sadly not the last terrorist strike. After ...

Elise Stefanik will protect our Second Amendment rights

I am writing to thank Congresswoman Elise Stefanik for her steadfast advocacy of our Second Amendment rights. Elise holds a strong disposition to protect our constitutional principles and has not wavered from fighting for our right to keep and bear arms. During her tenure as our Congresswoman, ...

Gloversville Senior Center thanks all who helped

The Gloversville Senior Center would like to send a big thank you to all those whom help make the senior centers “Renew Wedding Vow Ceremony and Reception for Dottie & Grey Pitkin a wonderful success. We wish to thank Pecks Flowers for bride bouquet and groom boutonniere, Century ...

Robert Smullen is the best candidate for Assembly

Robert Smullen is clearly the best candidate running for state Assembly this fall, and I urge everyone reading this to vote for him on Election Day. As a fellow veteran, I know what his service in the Marines means for our country, our state and our community. As a lifelong resident of Fulton ...

Tell them you plan to vote for Smullen, then vote Rubino

I’m very proud to endorse Keith A. Rubino to be our next NY State Assemblyman. Keith will work hard to improve our community and if elected will be in the majority and will be able to bring more much needed resources to our city, county and entire district. The city of Amsterdam is ...

There are some great GOP candidates, vote party line

Nov. 6, is a very important day for all New Yorkers. It is the day we have the opportunity to bring about much needed change to government in New York. For too many years our state has had the dubious distinction of being one of the highest taxed states in the country. Many throughout the state ...

Robert Smullen would be a strong supporter of our rights

I respect my friend Robert Smullen. He is an honest hard working family man. As a fellow Pine Tree Riffle Club member, I know Robert is an ardent supporter of the Second Amendment, and as Robert said, “I support all U.S. Constitutional Amendments.” Robert will be a strong voice for us ...