Letters to the Editor

Vote ‘no’ on Proposition 5

Proposition 5, on the Nov. 5 ballot, seeks approval to exchange 200 acres of "forever wild" forest preserve in the Adirondack Park with a mining company. This is a raw deal and should be voted down.There are three main reasons to vote "No" on Proposition 5.First, Proposition 5 sets a terrible ...

Previous thoughts wrong

To U.S. Sen.?Charles Schumer, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Rep. Bill Owens:Thank you for taking the time to respond with you views on the Democratic Party's Affordable Care Act. Since I am sure you believe everything you expressed to me, and I know you would not lie, I would ask you to ...

Jeffers best pick for mayor of Johnstown

I have lived in Johnstown most of my life. I grew up here and graduated from Johnstown High School in 2002, and upon completion of my studies I joined the Navy and left the area. I was honorably discharged this past July and have chosen to return to Johnstown to start my post-military life.Mr. ...

Stagliano has skills for executive’s post

Longtime St. Johnsville Supervisor Dominick Stagliano is no stranger to the workings of local government. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience that qualify him to fill the new post of Montgomery County executive.Over the years I've known him, Dominick has done what he thought best for ...

Care great on other end

As chief of Northampton Ambulance Service, I recently found out what it is like to be on the other end of emergency medical services?- I was the patient.Through what was a scary, potential threat to my life, I was able to get through everything because of a team of individuals I have worked ...

CROP walk helping local food pantries

On Sept. 29, Johnstown Reformed Church hosted the annual CROP walk to raise money for world hunger and local food pantries. CROP stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty. More than $7,000 was raised for world hunger and local food pantries. Twenty-five percent of the donations will ...

Choose Handy for mayor

I would like to put my endorsement in for mayoral candidate Jim Handy. It's time for a change and Jim is the one to do it. I have known Jim most of my life, and whatever is asked of him, he comes through or finds someone who will answer the questions. He will never leave you hanging.He will be ...

Cost to follow Christ can be suffering

Hupernikao is the Greek word meaning conqueror. Those who love in Christ's name are conquerors of hatred. Like a magnet, the love of Christ attracts people to the savior. However, the cost of following Christ means suffering and persecution. Someday, Christ will separate the "sheep" and the ...

‘Obamacare’ is the law

For all you clowns out there: Democrats, Republicans and the so-called Independents, quit arguing about "Obamacare," whether you are for it or against it.It is the law of the land. If you like it and can benefit from it, join it. If you don't like it but can benefit from it, join it. If you ...

Restaurant inspections not local work

I would like to respond to Mr. Clifton Thompson's question regarding restaurant inspections in Fulton County.Fulton County Public Health is a partial service health department, which means that it does not provide environmental services. Restaurant inspections are performed by the Herkimer ...

Handy choice for city

This is to inform the city of Gloversville voting public that I am a candidate for the mayor of the city of Gloversville.Tuesday, Nov. 5, is the general election.I will be on the Independent line under the party named Working for You.Please evaluate the candidates running for the mayoral office ...

Help available to stop domestic violence

Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson is a critical partner in identifying those impacted by domestic violence - also known as intimate partner violence. Our health care staff in Johnstown and other communities see firsthand the impact that abuse - physical harm, psychological abuse, sexual assault, ...

Halloween dance will be treat for patrons

We would like to invite all of those reading this to join the Rosary Society at the Holy Trinity Parish Center on Glebe Street in Johnstown on Oct. 26 from 7 to 11 p.m. to a fall Halloween dance with the music of The Gentlemen, which includes parishioner Gary McCoy.This will be a fundraiser for ...

Handy better than King

In my 70-plus years of living in the city of Gloversville, I have watched my city go from a vibrant metropolis to a shadow of its former self.Saying that, I would like to endorse for mayor James Handy, as he is far and away better than the alternative.Four years ago I made an uneducated and ...

Buchanan’s column wrong on shutdown

Pat Buchanan, in his column published Wednesday, tried to make the Republicans in Congress seem to be doing the right thing when, in fact, they are playing politics to the detriment of the people of the country.He suggests they are trying to get the federal government going again by offering to ...

Demolition hurts Caroga

This is addressed to the Caroga Town Board:I am one of many who think tearing down the old school is a slap in the face to many of us who spent 12 years there. Of course, all the new imports don't have a clue about its history.The school was built in 1856 and could have been restored, which is ...

Important reminders before busy time

As we approach a very busy time for most people, I wanted to share some important reminders. Remember that for people older than age 65 who have Medicare, the Health Insurance Marketplace is not for you. The Marketplace is for people who are younger than age 65 and uninsured, underinsured, or ...

Issues to address in Caroga

As a taxpayer in the town of Caroga, why are you paying higher taxes and getting fewer services?Why was the maintenance of town hall ignored since 1991 until 2006? You paid almost $250,000 in engineering studies for a building that was deemed urgently needed, and after it was built it just sat ...

Treatment of veterans dead wrong

There would not be a budget crisis today if the Senate had done its constitutional duty and passed a budget. The House passed a budget and sent it to the Senate for consideration. However, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid blocked the proposed budget disallowing fellow senators to consider, ...

Come visit Johnstown cemetery

The officers and trustees of Johnstown Cemetery acknowledge and thank the fine care that Christine Sweeney and her team are doing, and the road and tree work by Robert Morrison and company. Johnstown Cemetery has never been better.This cemetery occupies 50 acres at the very center of our city, ...