Letters to the Editor

Letters to the editor

Cheers to a fine small business There are many small businesses in our area that do not get the recognition and credit that they deserve. One of these is Adirondack Stretcher and Ambulette. Linda and Rick are amazing people whose level of caring and compassion is stellar. They go out ...

Gloversville school plan creates problem

The Gloversville school board has voted 6-2 to go ahead with a redistricting plan. Some children up to grade 2 will go to two different elementary schools, and some children in grades 3 to 5 will go to another elementary school. The reason that I say “some children” is because those in ...

Global warming:  See Greenland

Greenland. If you think it’s green, you would be wrong, for Greenland is basically one big sheet of ice. In fact, not only is it the world’s largest island, it’s ice sheet is the largest in the Arctic, it’s 2 miles thick in places. Ninety-nine percent of the Arctic ice is locked up ...

Fight goes on against colon cancer

Local organizations are making a difference to prevent colon cancer. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States among men and women combined, yet it’s one of the most preventable cancers. Colon cancer claims nearly 3,500 lives each year in New York, ...

Hold teachers to high standards

A recent media report indicated that New York education officials are poised to scrap a test designed to measure the reading and writing skills of people trying to become teachers. With all due respect, that is down right stupid. Who wants teachers who are not only proficient at literacy but ...

Wildlife Museum thanks merchants

The Wildlife Museum would like to thank all of the 120 merchants and people who have donated gift certificates for food merchandise and services for our fundraiser to support the Wildlife Museum. We would like to thank the Johnstown Moose Club for the use of their banquet room and their ...

Mental Health Assn. says thanks

The Mental Health Association in Fulton and Montgomery counties would like to extend a sincere thank you to the community for their tremendous show of support of our 19th annual miniature golf and family fun day. The March 4, event was great fun, with 18 holes of indoor miniature golf, ...

City firefighters coverage conflicted

I am writing to take exception to your news coverage of Feb. 13, Feb. 18 and Feb. 25, regarding contract negotiations between the Gloversville Common Council and the Gloversville Firefighters Association. Feb. 13: a lenghtly dissertation by your staff reporter Jason Subik, relevant to William ...

Something to think about

Potholes in the road with vehicles going over them. Banging on the road and vibrations on the utilities below, water, gas and electric when the ground is frozen. The shock must effect something. In the summer, the ground is soft. It could crack a pipe and create a small leak and a ...

Some people afraid of change

Have you wondered why part of the citizens of this country absolutely despise our new president? Some people are strange. They’re actually afraid of change. It seems they would rather stay in an unhealthy or stagnant situation than take a chance on something different. President ...

Trump’s news ban is frightening

I hope your readers are as frightened as they should be with Trump’s latest attempt to bring this country to its knees. His recent move to ban CNN and The New York Times from media briefings is the first major step to deprive citizens of news that speaks truth. When in the history of this ...

Our rights vs. the media

For the mainstream media and the elite classes now grieving over their momentous loss of power in the past election, “fake news” is their new weapon. This new corrosive theme represents the opening salvo of a massive effort to control the remarkably free and open information now available ...

Blaming others is cowardly

My Sunday morning ritual of drinking coffee while reading the paper was disrupted on Feb. 12, by an article in the “local” news section that read like a letter to the editor. I wondered if this was some new hybrid journalism combining news and opinion, opinionews, perhaps? Every writer ...

Trump’s obsessions and accusations

An open letter to President Donald Trump: Basically, Mr. Trump, you are letting all of America down with your tantrums and repeated accusations against those you perceive as not giving you respect. Are you that thin-skinned or obsessed that you can’t deal with questions that the press ...

Transgender youth need your support

I’m sure you’re aware that President Trump withdrew federal protection for transgender youth in public schools, including but not limited to access to the appropriate bathroom. I’m sure you’re also aware that transyouth are already at a much higher risk of suicide in this country (41 ...

Second Amendment and SAFE Act

“Now that Donald Trump is president, are we going to get the SAFE Act repealed?” Although we supported Mr. Trump and know he is pro-Second Amendment, the SAFE Act is a state law, not federal. Currently a repeal would have to pass the state Senate and the state Assembly (which has a ...

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 ...