Letters to the Editor

Now is the time to be screened for colon cancer

Colon cancer (also called colorectal cancer) is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in men and women in New York state, but it doesn’t have to be. Colon cancer can be prevented through screening. Abnormal growths in the colon and rectum can be found and removed before they turn ...

Editorial position on fair share is unrealistic

Au contraire, Leader-Herald, I find the editorial position on fair share or agency fees for union members to be unrealistic. As a person who was involved in the infancy of the Gloversville Teacher’s Association and the collective bargaining system, I believe that the system works fine as ...

Gloversville DPW crews deserve praise for work done

Kudos to the snow-removal crews of the Gloversville Department of Public Works, for their extraordinary efforts in removing the accumulated snow from the curbs of our business district. I watched in fascination as they worked last night around 1 a.m., a time when most of the rest of us are ...

Thank you due to Johnstown library for hosting event

Recently a group of local home-grown musicians, myself included, gave an evening of old-time train songs to a very supportive audience at the Johnstown Public Library as a fundraiser for the new series of Johnstown summer concerts organized by Bill Ackerbauer. There were no empty seats and the ...

Complaint filed with Ethics Board over mayor’s actions

Editor’s note: The following is the letter William Rowback Jr. filed to the Gloversville Ethics Board in his formal complaint against Mayor Dayton King. As everyone is aware, Mayor [Dayton] King and I participated in a debate that was broadcast live on radio (AM 1340 WENT) on Oct. 28, ...

We all seem to be victimized when it comes to phone bills

We all seem to be victimized by the state legislature and its Public Service Commission when considering our telephone bills. Frontier, for instance, bills for service not yet rendered. We received our bill Feb. 19, for services through March 12. If one pays late, there is a five percent ...

Unions safeguard American workers

The 400 words to correct the inaccuracies in an editorial about fair share is an impossible task. I must rely on your readers to research this topic to fully understand the implications that the editorial seems not to mention. Or please feel free to contact me at CSEA Capital Region office in ...

Enough is enough, leave Melania Trump alone

Enough is enough. The latest against the Trump family by the media is Jessica Schladebeck writing for the New York Daily News, and printed in another newspaper on March 2, 2018, was an article titled, “Melania Trump’s green card details emerge.” Melania Trump came into this country as a ...

Stefanik not noted for responsible spending

If you care about responsible spending and fair taxation, think twice before sending Elise Stefanik back to Washington this fall. Like others, I used to believe that Republicans were a party of fiscal discipline, concerned with the debt and balanced budgets. The last several years have proven ...

Sportsman’s license sales part of clerk’s job

A recent article in the Leader-Herald stated that the new Johnstown city clerk e-mailed the mayor regarding scrapping the sale of Environmental Conservation sportsman licenses in the office. There was an item of misinformation printed in that article. It should be clarified that the local ...

Easter’s focus should remain about Christ

“Easter Legacy — Bunnies or Christ” My father was a minister. I always looked forward to going to church on Easter. Yes, I had news shoes and an Easter bonnet. But even as a young child, I realized that Jesus gave his life on a cruel cross so the world might be saved. One Easter ...

What will Lystek really bring to the area?

Savvy old time farmers in Montgomery County have a saying, “Like follows like.” It is worth remembering when considering the proposal of Lystek International for Montgomery County to give them corporate welfare and change the governing rules to allow their “bio-solid” company to locate ...

Letters to the editor

I support Ronald Kim for 21st Congressional District Ronald Kim is a Democrat from Glens Falls, running in a field of nine Democrats to unseat Republican Elise Stefank in the U.S. House of Representatives 21st Congressional District of New York. I know Ronald and I wanted to share a little of ...

Letters to the editor

Stop the idocy; we do not need assault weapons We are a free country governed by laws. Without laws there would be anarchy. We have the right to bear arms under our Second Amendment right. So where do we draw the line between our rights and anarchy. I can’t own hand grenades, or a flame ...

Thank you for assistance at recent fire

On Feb. 10, the Gloversville and Johnstown Fire Departments were once again summoned to work at the scene of a large building fire at the former tannery of Tradition Leather on West Eleventh Avenue. The fire was well on its way to destroying the all wooden structure on arrival of the first due ...

The Lystek plant is a bad idea

Lystek Glen Park Organic Materials Recovery Center or Lystek Sewage Sludge Processing Following are facts. Sources are given in parentheses. This plant proposed for the Glen Canal View Business Park will process sludge from sewage treatment plants into “fertilizer.” The process consists ...

A country without borders is not a country

Immigration? I, am, so sick and tired of the Democrats, Liberals, Progressives, media and some swamp Republicans representing (undocumented) immigrants that snuck into this country illegally. We have immigration laws that are on the books, and for too many years, have not been enforced. Now ...

Sewage sludge processing plant a bad deal for Glen

In reading and listening to the commentary of the few area residents that are actually for the proposed Sewage Sludge Processing Plant in the town of Glen, it appears they are focused on two things: Jobs and taxes. Specifically, their commentary — which often uses a demeaning and ...

State budget lacking for those with psychiatric disabilities

In Governor Cuomo’s budget proposal, $10 million was allocated towards the community-based mental health housing system. However, even though we are grateful to be in the budget, we have not received increased funding in decades. As the executive director of Catholic Charities of Fulton ...

Newspaper shouldn’t politicize its headlines

Sir, today I read your front page article headlined as follows: “Trump: FBI, DOJ have ‘politicized’ probe in favor of Democrats.” Immediately, I decided to read the actual article by Miller, Jalonick and Day which was released by the AP News Service. The AP headlined this very same ...