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Letters to the Editor

Judge Sullivan is unfit to sit on the bench

In its editorial on Nov. 17, The Leader-Herald had praise for one Judge Emmettt Sullivan, who is a U.S. District Court Judge in Washington, D.C., and stated that Sullivan “had ordered that USPS inspector sweep postal facilities to discover mailed-in ballots that had not been delivered in a ...

Voters need to be informed

While Johnstown voters agreed to keep the Water Department independent, it is possible the election could [be] contested. My election official did not tell me about the referendum on the back of the ballot, so I did not vote on it. Others might not have been informed too. At the bottom ...

Even if your candidate lost, democracy won

We just completed an especially challenging and historic election process. Amid a global pandemic and fears of violence in the streets, we remained calm and voted in record numbers. Civil servants and volunteers worked diligently over long hours to count legitimately cast votes. It took several ...

Kudos to Sheriff Giardino

Having lived much of my life in Gloversville and Broadalbin, I was thrilled and proud to see the news of Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino defying your dictator governor’s Thanksgiving family gathering decree. Kudos to you, sir! We Oregonians are also stuck with a dictator for a ...

Let’s make Gloversville great again; support Code Blue

“Baby it’s cold outside,” so the song says. Some of us may be saying that to each other as the winter months start to settle in. That is why it saddens and unsettles me, that our city is not allowing the code blue shelter to open this year. The folks who put this shelter together should ...

No right to be wrong with your facts

On Nov. 12, an editorial that appeared in the The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisian was published in your paper with the following statement directed at Joe Biden, and I quote, “Instead, you need to prepare for dealing with the country’s version of the despicable Illinois Speaker of the ...

The people have spoken

President Lincoln in March 1861 appointed William Henry Seward as his Secretary of State. Seward had been one of several Republican contenders for the presidency in 1860. He had big ideas and an even bigger ego. Shortly after his appointment Seward, approached Lincoln in private, proposing ...

Preventing underage gambling with partnership

In March of this year, the HFM Prevention Council partnered with the New York Council on Problem Gambling to participate in the YOU(th) Decide project to work to prevent underage gambling in Fulton County. Agency staff have been raising awareness among youth, parents and community leaders ...

Remember the caregivers, their responsibilities are hard

This November, during National Family Caregivers Month, we recognize the impact of caregiving and honor the more than 16 million Americans caring for someone with Alzheimer’s. As a caregiver for my husband, who has an unspecified dementia, I can testify that under the best circumstances, ...

Salute to our veterans for their service

On this Veterans Day 2020, on behalf of the American Red Cross Eastern New York Region, I salute our veterans, currently active men and women of the Armed Forces and their families. As a son of a Navy veteran, I am in awe of their courage and commitment to service. Their sacrifices are ...

Quite the experience voting in the presidential election

“My voting was quite an experience.” I went to do my early voting the other day. I had to wait outside for 10 minutes in the pouring rain. This is inhumane. I realize there is no place for us while waiting to vote. This is poor planning on their part. LINDA KELLY Johnstown

Fleas can kill your pet

I need to share something with all of you Death by fleas Most people don’t think a few fleas are a big problem. I’m here to educate you. A female flea has ovaries it needs two blood meals to reproduce. One flea bites 2,000 times in 24 hours. Can you imagine an infestation? They ...

Phone trees when trying to get a real person are annoying

I called Fulton-Montgomery Community College to learn the cost per hour of courses. I was met by its robot operator system which asked what I wanted. I began explaining but it did not understand so I said “finance” until I was cut off. I called again and was told to choose 1, 2, 3 or ...

Friends of Library say thank you for raffle success

The Friends of the Gloversville Public Library’s basket raffle was a huge success. Thank you to all the community members that purchased tickets — congratulations to all the lucky winners. Thank you to the following people who donated baskets: Nancy Krawczeski and Richard Stack, Mike and ...

Landlords association forming to help protect landlords

Small landlords in New York state are facing more challenges today than ever before as they struggle with eviction bans, high property taxes and government-imposed restrictions. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s efforts to prevent evictions during the pandemic have been particularly troublesome. Some ...

Where is the compassion?

It is with a heavy heart that I am writing you today to discuss the Code Blue Shelter located on 33 Bleeker St. in Gloversville. There are no words for how upsetting it is to hear that there is not much support for this extremely important community accommodation for the homeless. The city of ...

Donald Trump has no compassion for anyone

Donald Trump’s incompetence, lack of leadership and character have been on display daily for the last 4 years and we have suffered greatly. Let’s start with the 20,000 documented falsehoods, his repeated lies so divisive they have made Americans distrust each other and the free press, a ...

Whose word do we want to follow for the next 4 years?

We can count on both of this year’s presidential election candidates to keep their word, but the question is, whose word do we want to follow if we get it? Trump promises to limit immigration to those who want to live where they can work to get ahead and will contribute to our prosperity ...

Your vote will have the final say

Those who vote for Trump must have had their head in the sand for the last few months. I’ve been around for many moons and have never heard any such citizen, much less our president, talk and act like he does. I have always stayed behind our standing president no matter what his party may ...

Join me in voting down the Water Board resolution

In 2015 city of Johnstown voters rejected an attempt to abolish the Water Board and eliminate Article 6 of the City Charter. City officials took the loss as if they had won. I had a ringside seat to the Jackson circus and it wasn’t pretty. Barely competent, no leadership, nepotism and the ...