Letters to the Editor

Beating evil requires daily commitment

People seem to be overwhelmed by the amount of unnecessary violence in the world around them. Many citizens can't understand how God would permit crime and unethical behavior to exist.The world is governed by two principles: free will (reason) and nature (laws of physics, chemistry, etc.). Life ...

Great community helping

On July 13, a fundraising benefit was held at Devoe Park in honor of Pete Cinelli. On behalf of the benefit organizers and the family, I'd like to thank all who attended and made the event a success.Special thank yous go out to: the DeVoe family for donation of the park; George Pratt and Gary ...

Tobacco advertising harmful to children

Project Action Tobacco-Free Coalition in Hamilton, Fulton and Montgomery counties educates community leaders and the community about store tobacco product displays, tobacco marketing in stores, pharmacies and grocery stores about ending tobacco marketing in stores.In 2003, the passage of the ...

Broadalbin Dept. did good work, fast

Congratulations to the Broadalbin Town Highway Department crew for its quick work on a road project.The town had a blocked culvert that potentially could have caused some trouble, especially with all the rain we were getting.In one day from the time the job was approved, the highway crew had ...

Program can help boost conservation

"Church youth conservation advocates initiatives" is an expanding youth-oriented program being warmly received in various faith-based communities. Sound, useful, obtainable information and advice is made readily available to the parish youths (and adults) who make up the congregations of ...

New Johnstown engineer doing great job

In 2003, my husband and I laughed over the warning on TV, it said flooding was possible in Johnstown, not knowing within two hours our basement would have 2 feet of water and our in-ground pool would look like the Mississippi River. Our neighbor across the street (Judy Gosselin) would end up ...

Problem gambling can stop

Throughout New York state, problem gambling affects people of all ages, genders, occupations and backgrounds. Nowadays, we are all connected to social media in one way or another, making it almost impossible to live without Facebook, Twitter, Pintrest or even Instagram.Add to that the popular ...

Prescription drugs can be dangerous

Did you know 20 percent of Americans, ages 12 and older, have admitted to using prescription drugs for non-medical reasons? People are abusing prescription medications for a number of reasons: to get high, fall asleep, wake up, or deal with stress.Many people believe because prescription ...

Coverage lacking up north

Why is it The Leader-Herald does not cover the news or accidents north of Route 30A and Route 30 North in Mayfield?Yes, the newspaper did cover "The Doins" in Northville and the school voting, but that was it. In the past four weeks there have been several major accidents and road closures due ...

Volunteers helped soccer camp

My name is Mike Hallenbeck, and I am the head coach of the Gloversville girls varsity soccer team. Last week, the coaches of the girls soccer program (Wendell Edwards, Rachel Reile and I) ran a youth soccer camp for students ranging from grades three to eight. We had 43 campers show up and ...

Clean Indoor Air Act has saved lives

Since 2003, an untold number of lives have been saved in New York state due to the passage of the Clean Indoor Air Act. This historic 2003 law prohibited smoking inside almost all workplaces, bars, restaurants, bowling facilities, taverns and bingo halls in New York state protecting millions of ...

Picnic table shows patriotism

It was brought to our attention a letter to the editor was published in The Leader-Herald in regards to an American flag picnic table.We will personally be receiving that picnic table - custom made in honor of our son, Bobby Bower, who died suddenly June 10, 2012, while home on leave from the ...

Generous donations helped spark event

The Johnstown Area Community Center would like to take this time to give thanks for the generous donations from our local businesses and individuals that made our star-spangled fireworks celebration at Knox Field possible.Thank you to: Price Chopper, Stewart's, County Waste, Nathan Littauer ...

Bicyclists must obey law

I am constantly appalled by the lack of sense bicyclists in this city exhibit.Recently, I was driving my car south on Fremont Street in the vicinity of the library. The light at the intersection of Fremont and Fulton Streets was green in my direction; I began to enter the intersection when a ...

Gloversville Civic Band will perform Melchoir Park in

The Gloversville Civic Band will start its summer concert series Wednesday. With the cooperation and encouragement of Mayor Dayton King, the Common Council and DPW, we are very pleased to be able to perform once again in beautiful, serene Melchoir Park on Kingsboro Avenue. Concerts will be held ...

Immigration bill about getting re-elected

To all good legal and hardworking citizens: We now have Congress contemplating an immigration bill that will reward individuals who broke the law and entered our country illegally. Our elected officials on both sides of the aisle are tripping over themselves trying to cater to a group of people ...

Experience credit to NLH

I want to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of Nathan Littauer Hospital for their professionalism and kindness during my recent hospitalization.A special thanks to Dr. Fillipone and nurses, Cindy, Brigid, Miriam, Brianna and Cathy.My whole experience from the emergency room through discharge ...

Thanks to Glove for bringing in tour

Did anyone happen to notice two large buses pull up in front of the Glove Performing?Arts Center recently about 2:30 p.m.? Well, I did, and what a joy it was to see activity in our downtown area.The group was from the Theatre Historical Society of America. As they exited the buses, some went in ...

Support for Mom great

We wish to express our sincere gratitude for the years of support from so many as our mother journeyed through her illness.The thoughts, prayers, the cards, the visits, the food - each and every outreach to our family was greatly appreciated.We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. "It's ...

Taxpayers fund the library

It is so nice that the Gloversville library receives generous donations and grants.My problem with that is why the taxpayers of Gloversville give money to them all the time; did they just forget to mention all the families in the city and town who pay too?LINDA SWEETGloversville