Letters to the Editor

Some Gloversville residents are disgusting

What is happening to Gloversville? What kind of people are we attracting to Gloversville?I recently had two incidents happen I just can't believe, and they are very bothersome to me. I noticed a young lady walking down the street as I pulled my car into the garage. It was still daylight. When ...

Recovery is real, possible

September is National Recovery Month, sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. SAMHSA wishes to increase awareness and understanding of substance use and mental health disorders. Prevention does work, treatment is effective and people can and do recover every ...

Check out lake association

I attended the Great Sacandaga Lake Association's annual membership meeting Aug. 16. There were 32 people in attendance, of which five were GSLA board members, three were Sacandaga Protection Committee members, one was from the Hudson River Black River Regulating District, Mike Clark, one from ...

Jeffers represents character of community

It is customary for many people to neglect the importance of the local mayoral election, which will soon take place in the city of Johnstown. Many have subscribed to those suspicions that portray our municipal governments and the elections determining their operators as largely ineffectual, ...

Keep park wild forever

Did you know tourist sportsmen from other countries fly into Alaska for hiking, fishing, hunting, etc.? Then, the state puts on more troopers, boats, helicopters, planes and Coast Guard patrols and ATVs to watch over them. Some natives don't like what's happening to their state.We have a modern ...

Grateful for warm welcome at event

Patriot Federal Bank and Patriot Asset Management would like to say thank you to the Hagaman Volunteer Fire Department, the Montgomery County Sherriff's Office, the Montgomery County SPCA, and the 500 community members who attended our Amsterdam office's grand opening and Family Fun Night on ...

Ponticello will help city

I am writing this letter in support of Mike Ponticello for mayor of Gloversville. This position in city government is very important and, therefore, understanding the needs of the community and having the passion to seek out solutions in an effort to improve our community are essential.Mr. ...

Thanks to attendees at Class of ’73 reunion

Thank you to all who attended the Johnstown?High?School Class of 1973 reunion held Aug. 3 at The Johnstown Family Moose. This was our 40th and we (the committee) wanted to make sure it was special. The food was delicious. The Moose cook, Al, did a great job with the food. Classmate Michelle ...

Thanks for help with fire

I would like to thank the Gloversville Fire Department for coming to my garage so fast the night of Aug 16.Also, I'd like to thank the Police Department for its help. I'd especially like to thank my neighbor, Larry Darling, his daughter, Aspen, and also Judy Zimmer, who both saw it at the same ...

Mohawks fans made son’s summer great

Dear Mohawk fans;First of all, congratulations on yet another championship.It isn't often that die-hard Boston Red Sox fans - like the Nogowski family - would willingly congratulate a New York team on multiple championships, but this one was certainly different.It was no accident that the ...

Thanks to nice nurses

I want to send a very special thank you to all the nurses on the third floor of the Nathan Littauer Hospital.They were all so very nice and very special, except for that one nurse who was very rotten to my wife because she was helping me, which was was because I asked her to.I cannot help but ...

Catch band next season

What did you do the evening of Aug. 7? Sit home and watch TV?Well, we got off our duffs and went over to Melchoir Park in Gloversville and listened to and watched the Gloversville Civic Band.Excellent is the word to describe it. From The Star-Spangled Banner (everyone stands and is proud) to ...

Triathlon brought many visitors to area

The Fourth Annual Peck's Lake Sprint Triathlon took place Aug. 3 on and around Peck's Lake. The day's conditions made for a great day. The event hosted 137 athletes and their families and friends with approximately 72 percent of participants from outside of Fulton County, including participants ...

Thanks for supporting Gloversville band

I wish to take this opportunity to thank all who made our Gloversville Civic Band concert season a success.Kudos to the board of the Gloversville Citizens' Band, the Fulton?Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Gloversville Department of Public Works and our performers.Special thanks to ...

Help after fall appreciated

July 31 was supposed to be an entertaining evening for us. We headed to the Civic Band concert at Melchoir Park in Gloversville.Everything changed soon after our arrival. Both of us suffered a fall. Many came to our aid immediately, individuals who we cannot thank personally because we do not ...

Johnstown library helped kids dig reading

The Johnstown Public Library's 2013 Summer Reading Program was a big success, with 308 children registering to "Dig into Reading" with us this summer. Readers read for a whopping 3,302 hours - the grandest total since 2005. Most of our 30 programs and workshops were filled to capacity, with ...

Treasure peace of nature

When seated underneath a canopy of leafy branches reaching out from towering, full-grown trees, one will immediately experience the peace and contentment that's connected with nature.Compare this environment with today's constant, raucous mix of television violence, computer game mania, ...

New Burger?King will serve area well

Thank you to the Fulton County Planning Board, and to Carrols Corp. and Jim Meinecke for moving so quickly to get the approval for a new Burger King by the Walmart Supercenter.This is very exciting. This new Burger King should draw more restaurants to the area. How often do you see just one ...

Ten reasons to vote King

The top 10 reasons to re-elect Gloversville Mayor Dayton King:1.) King is a family man, devoted to the core of community - family.2.) He believes in the city.3.) He is approachable.4.) He is fair and nonjudgmental.5.) I truly believe he will continue to bring this city forward.6.) His heart is ...

Tobacco companies offer deadly discounts

Youth smoking is still a problem in New York and remains the leading cause of preventable death. We need to protect our youth and put an end to the deadly discounts that are addicting our kids to tobacco. The evidence is undeniable - people smoke more when cigarettes cost less. Studies show a ...