Letters to the Editor

King shows leadership

Four years ago, neither I nor my wife voted for Dayton King to be mayor of Gloversville. Honestly, I felt that our city was in too much disarray and he seemed so "new" to the scene, he would be met with too much resistance, and that he would simply be stifled by the system already in place. I ...

King works for the people

As a business owner in Gloversville, I would like to express the importance of electing dedicated and competent individuals to represent us in local government. This is the government that is the closest to us and thankfully, the government we as individuals have the most influence ...

Wentworth works hard

Anyone who has been paying any attention at all to Gloversville city government over the last several years knows or should know who Robin Wentworth is.For those of you who only complain but don't pay attention, Robin is currently serving on the Gloversville Common Council representing the 1st ...

King works for the people

As a business owner in Gloversville, I would like to express the importance of electing dedicated and competent individuals to represent us in local government. This is the government that is the closest to us and thankfully, the government we as individuals have the most influence ...

‘Unite’ can keep politics

This is what the Unite Northampton Team wants you to believe.Who has paid for months worth of blasting statements and ads in papers, mailings and websites? Will taxpayers' money be wasted in that same manner?What are you really so threatened about with Supervisor Kemper?Who will pay for all of ...

Vote and support sought

I am running as the Republican candidate for Ward 6 county supervisor in Gloversville. Although I am running unopposed, I feel the need to reach out to the residents of Ward 6 to ask not only for your moral support, but also for your vote. This is the seat currently held by Richard Ottalagano, ...

Vote and support sought

I am running as the Republican candidate for Ward 6 county supervisor in Gloversville. Although I am running unopposed, I feel the need to reach out to the residents of Ward 6 to ask not only for your moral support, but also for your vote. This is the seat currently held by Richard Ottalagano, ...

Tobacco industry plays tricks on youths

Halloween is upon us and we will soon be noticing the scary sights and sounds that come with it - from children's trick-or-treat chants to scary costumes and movies.Therefore, this a great time to remind people about the tricks being played on youth by the tobacco industry. The tobacco industry ...

Vote against land swap

There will be a proposition on your ballot on Election Day asking you to vote to swap 200 acres of forever wild forest land for 1,500 acres of land owned by NYCO Minerals Inc. NYCO claims that the strip mine it's presently working will be depleted in three to five years, and the land swap will ...

Devoted service shown

I think the residents of Broadalbin need to take a hard look at the facts about the candidates for supervisor .I have served the town for the last 14 years. In those years, I have been involved in construction of the new town hall, construction of a salt storage shed, construction of two town ...

Examine imaginary scale

For the last 25 five years, I have been the English teacher at the Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery ?Board of Cooperative Educational Services' Alternative High School. I was a part of a team of professionals that educated students who were considered "at risk" for dropping out of high school. Our ...

Gilbert gets the job done

The residents of Caroga Lake and Town Board have an exceptional town clerk. I want to publicly thank Linda Gilbert, town clerk for Caroga Lake, for being my mentor.I met Linda at a New York State Clerk Association seminar last winter where she, as vice president of the association, was hosting ...

Choose Kemper for post

I have known Linda Kemper, the supervisor of Northampton, for the past six years. As a colleague on the Board of Supervisors, I find Linda to be hard-working and resourceful in her duties. She is knowledgeable of the issues facing Northampton as well as the whole county.She continues to be ...

King fails to plan ahead

By now, letters against the candidacy of Mayor King have highlighted many issues with his performance. While those who only get their information from the mayor's scrubbed and sanitized Facebook page may minimize, or not even be aware of, these issues, my gut tells me the majority of ...

Christopher better choice

Anyone who tries to elevate himself by putting someone else down should not be a town supervisor. Broadalbin's town supervisor, Joe DiGiacomo, has done this. When a person is elected by the people, the supervisor should try to get along with this elected official. This, for the good of the ...

Debate was appreciated

Kudos to the Johnstown High School Participation in Government students for organizing Friday's mayoral debate, and to all of the students who supplied questions, participated and displayed a genuine interest in the future of their city.I understand that there are plans to televise the debate. ...

Neil McGovern knows Lake Pleasant

I'm writing today to urge voters in Lake Pleasant to re-elect Neil McGovern as their town supervisor.Before I ran for Congress, I knew very few people in Hamilton County. So I asked around: Who should I go see there? Who knows the issues, big and small? Who can explain what drives the local ...

Handy leader city needs

I am writing to lend my support to James Handy as the next mayor of Gloversville. Mr. Handy's years of experience on the city council, being a co-founder of RailFest, his ability to work not only with members of the council, but also with department heads, employees, unions and other local ...

Mayors’ powers limited

In a recent letter to the editor, a person wrote about what he remembers of the Gloversville of his youth and wanting it back. The present-day Gloversville was brought about because of the national and world happenings since the 1970s. The wars, the economy, the retail shifts and the lifestyle ...

King promoting growth

I would like to address all Gloversville citizens and encourage everyone to get to the polls Nov. 5 and vote for our current mayor, Dayon King. With his experience as mayor, he will continue to promote job growth and encourage a better future for our youth.As a business owner, I have seen much ...