Letters to the Editor

Writer endorses Richard Giardino for sheriff

I have known Sheriff Rich Giardino most of my life. I’ve known the Giardino family forever. I’ve always found Rich to give 100 percent to everything he does. He has the experience, as not only a police officer, but an attorney, ADA, district attorney, county judge, and sheriff for the ...

Columnist gets the facts wrong

In her recent column titled “A monument to powers” (Leader-Herald, Feb. 16), Linda Chavez states as fact, “Immigrants, including those who have come here illegally, are less likely to commit crimes than people born here.” I suggest that Ms. Chavez read (or reread) 8 U.S. Code 1325 (a) ...

Columnist failed to consider income tax inequality

In his recent column “The state of the Disunion” (Leader Herald, Feb. 6), Dr. Reich ranted that the biggest problem facing the United States is income inequality and states that President Trump has “made the super-rich far richer at the expense of average Americans.” What Dr. Reich ...

Writer is misguided concerning airport plane

The article, “Airport awarded grant for new sign,” in the Feb. 3, edition garnered an online comment from Jack Smolic. Mr. Smolic had one word to say about the sign but had much more to say about the XA3D Skywarrior used by the Navy that sits at the entrance to the airport. He seems to ...

Let’s get the service ‘back online’

This morning while driving by the now closed Fulton County Ambulance Service, I noticed two JAVAC Ambulances parked at the fire station. Something is very wrong with this picture. As reported, if Medicare/Medicaid are only reimbursing Fulton County $200 while stated cost is $500, are the ...

Support Richard Giardino for Fulton County sheriff

This letter is submitted as my endorsement for the re-election of Richard Giardino to the position of Fulton County Sheriff. I have known Richard for decades and worked closely with him, both as a member of the New York State Police and as the Gloversville Chief of Police. Like all of the ...

Opposition to the legalization of recreational marijuana

Today across New York, county sheriffs joined the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police, the New York State Association of County Health Officials, the Automobile Association of America\New York, the New York State Parent-Teacher Association, the Medical Society of the State of New ...

Encourage and support for our ambulance service

When faced with an emergency, who will respond? Ambulance Service of Fulton County (ASFC) just shuttered their doors, probably never to serve the community again. The Johnstown Area Volunteer Ambulance Corps (JAVAC) has had ongoing financial problems that have impeded their service to the ...

Judge Sira has brought a lot to Fulton County

I am writing with regard to a recent article published in the Jan. 27, edition of The Leader-Herald. The subject of the article is the Hon. Louise K. Sira, Fulton County Court Judge and Surroigate. I write not to challenge the contents of the article, as I believe Mr. Anich accurately recited ...

Open letter to Gov. Cuomo and the state legislators:

We, the congregation of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Fort Plain, condemn the recent actions you have taken by inflicting on our state a horrific abortion law that not only allows for embryos but also babies up until the time of their birth to be murdered. You enact laws to protect domestic ...

Three strikes and you’re out

The U.S. Constitution which is the supreme law of the land gives the federal government the authority to collect only the following taxes: excise, duties and imposts (Article I, Section 8); capitation which is a direct tax levied in proportion to the population of each state (Article I, Section ...

We must humble ourselves and forgive one another

“God is always loving and if we confess and repent, he is always willing to forgive.” Gloria Copeland “Blessed Beyond Measure.” There is a short tale that goes somewhat like this: It is judgment day and court is in session. The prosecuting attorney is Satan and the defense attorney is ...

Life in the womb is a human life

It is indeed a sad day for New York state with the passage of the “Reproductive Health Act.” It is made even sadder as we witness the enthusiasm and celebratory attitude of its supporters upon news of its passage. This legislation is both extreme and unnecessary in what it allows-even the ...

A reply to Councilman Baldwin’s response

Mr. Baldwin’s response to the “year in review” is just an “opinion.” But I truly thank Mr. Baldwin for writing an editorial, but clearly it is an attack on me. What have other councilman done for your municipality? 1) The response failed to detail the confirmation of three mowings, ...

Help with recovery is available right here

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, dependence on alcohol and drugs is our most serious national public health problem. Millions of Americans misuse or are dependent on alcohol or drugs. Most of them have families who suffer the consequences, often ...

Our DPW crews did a great job during storm

Wow! That was quite a snow storm. One thing we lucky people of Gloversville did not have to worry about was the condition of our city streets. I would like to commend the wonderful DPW employees who worked tirelessly from the beginning of the storm right through until after the end of the ...

Local libraries deserve recognition

Congratulations to all of the public libraries locally and throughout the nation for continually expanding their highly successful book reading competitions which have seen tremendous increases in the number of grade school students enhancing stronger and stronger interest in reading as many ...

Thank you to the people who live a generous life

Our community has once again demonstrated the true meaning of Christmas with their generous and kind spirits. Since 1994, the “Gingerbread Project” of Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home has reached out to an agency that works with children and families to help brighten their ...

Misconceptions about the Reproductive Health Act

The RHA is an abortion expansion bill that Gov. Cuomo had as a focal point of his re-election campaign last fall and now has called for it to be passed in the first 30 days of the legislative session—perhaps even as early as next week. The governor even rallied with Hillary Clinton in New ...

Protect your home against termites

Many people live in houses and in most cases the occupants did not build the house in which they live; somebody else built it. But just because somebody else built it does not mean that the current occupants appreciate it any less than those who built the house. Both the builder and the ...