Letters to the Editor

Observing Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day is observed worldwide each year on Aug. 31. Awareness Day is meant to help raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths. It is a day to support the families and friends of those who have died or have permanent injury as a result ...

Poll causes reader to respond

Do you feel all monuments of the Confederacy should be removed? Yes — 3.79 percent No — 96.21 percent I have never written an opinion to my local paper in my life and hate the idea that this issue has provoked me enough to express my opinion now. I am born and raised on the ...

Look at the big picture

A terrible thing occurred in Virginia this past week, a rally that turned deadly. Now let’s look at the big picture here. People in this country have the right to rally and protest, in this case it was the KKK, bigots, neo-Nazi’s and hate mongers with a vile message to deliver. And in the ...

What can one do when the power goes out?

I live in an area with no cell phone service. Frontier is going to put in a fiber optics line. A corded phone and fax machine and Digital Subscriber Lines router uses analog. When the power goes out, I plug in my corded phone and it works. So with fiber optics, how will I use the ...

Priest was a blessing to dying father

I would like to pay a tribute to Father Joseph P. D’Agostino, who died on Aug. 1, at the Teresian House in Albany. He was 100 years old and a priest for 74 years. He spent a number of years as a priest at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Gloversville. When my dad became sick and was ...

Names don’t suggest immigrant inflow

Couldn’t help noticing that the article “Gloversville Police release warrant list” carried over 200 names. Exception for a half a dozen names, they all seemed to be American-English names, especially “first” names. I didn’t see any names that would suggest a recent immigrant name ...

There is a lot of good with GHA

With all of the negative publicity regarding the Gloversville Housing Authority lately, I would like to share something wonderful. My husband Frank is the maintenance staff at Forest Hill Towers. The tenants, recently gave our 2-year-old son an amazing birthday party. They baked cakes, ...

Mayor King works tirelessly for all

I am writing this letter in support of Dayton King, mayor of Gloversville, in his bid for re-election. King has worked tirelessly to improve the city and the lives of those who reside in Gloversville. As a 22-year veteran of the Gloversville Police Department, I had the opportunity to work ...

Former resident cast support for King

My name is Stacey Leonard, and I’d like to write a message in support of Mayor Dayton King’s reelection as Gloversville’s mayor. I am from Guilderland, but I lived in the area Mayor King served a few years ago. I thought I knew what a mayor’s job entailed. However, once I experienced ...

King easy to talk to, approach on issues

I am writing this letter in support of the re-election of Mayor Dayton King as Gloversville Mayor. King is approachable. I have contacted him several times during his two terms regarding issues of blight, snow plowing and general questions that I needed answers to. He has always responded ...

Kim Jong-un must be stopped

In this time of great peril, it would be well to remember the words of George Santayana: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” A policy of appeasement did not dissuade Hitler from starting the second World War and I doubt appeasement will dissuade Kim Jong-un ...

Addressing the workforce shortage

Our good president of our Fulton-Montgomery Community College says there is a workforce shortage. Says who, our good president of FMCC should read the classifieds of our good Leader-Herald, I see not workforce shortage advertised there, actually that jobs are sparse at best. President ...

Where does this madness end?

It all started with the removal of a monument of the Ten Commandments from a federal building in Alabama. It then progressed with the removal of the Confederate flag from more federal buildings. Now a systematic well-coordinated plan to remove monuments of the Confederacy is marching like a ...

Higher inflation = decline in quality

Have you noticed how much thinner paper and plastic bags are today? One wonders if groceries will fall through. Have you noticed that plastic bottles containing milk are not as sturdy as they once were? Thumb or finger impressions can be seen as these containers are held for use. Have you ...

Working for love and peace

Some people wonder why I keep working for peace? I guess it is because I am a Christian and Jesus taught love and forgiveness. He taught non-violence and it is clear that the level of violence in our daily lives and the resources this violence consumes is bringing our country down. Too many ...

A vote for Dayton King is the right one

Re: Gloversville mayoral race It’s race time in Saratoga. It is also primary race time in Gloversville for mayor. When I look at the racing form, Mayor King is the sure bet. Over the past seven plus years, Gloversville has gone from nearly needing to be put down to looking more like a ...

Caroga Music Festival is the best

Mozart, Mendelssohn and other composers have become a very important part of the Adirondack Mountains. This unbelievable music has been made possible by the Caroga Lake Music Festival, now in its sixth year. These young, talented musicians from all corners of the world, present music of the ...

Climate change is real and will affect us

Life on earth, human life in particular, evolved to live in our current environmental conditions. However, we humans are fighting against ourselves, changing the chemical composition of the atmosphere with our fossil fuel-generated greenhouse gasses, methane and carbon dioxide. This, in turn, ...

Look at the entire picture

I am writing this letter in hopes of reaching voters and potential voters. I am a city resident and have been all of my adult life. I do remember a much different city back in the 70s and 80s, but that was also a time when parents could and did discipline their children. These days things are ...

God needs to be a part of your life

What can be done? 1. If you watch TV or listen to the radio, of course you realize that our country is saturated with hatred and violence. There’s only one remedy for such behavior: God needs to appear on the scene. In person? You say? No, but I’m suggesting that his people, whoever ...