Letters to the Editor

If you commit a crime you are suppose to pay for it

To all the liberal minded people out there, here is a question to you. If someone commits a crime and I help them afterward by giving them food, lodging, money etc., I can be arrested and put in jail for aiding a criminal. When all the sanctuary cities and other citizens decide to help the ...

Opiate crisis has caused another type of crisis

As almost everyone knows, there is an opiate crisis in this country at this time. The DEA with hospitals and doctors cooperating are united in stamping out the illegal use of opiates by persons who use them for “recreational” purposes. Many of these persons are dying from overdoses. This ...

Neglect is going on every day in some nursing homes

I was so happy to read in the paper that a family member cared enough for a loved one in a nursing home sued for neglect. That neglect is going on in all of the nursing homes in this area, and they all use the same excuse “we are understaffed.” That may be because too much of the cash is ...

A well-deserved congratulations to nurse

A well-deserved congratulations: I would like to add my congratulations to Nurse Practitioner Randie Salmon with being honored as Medical Professional of the Year by St. Mary’s Healthcare. In the many years she oversaw the care of my partner, Kathryn Spira, she showed maximum care, ...

Timothy Rizzo letter had intentional deceit

In response to Councilman Rizzo’s Year in Review, it would be negligent not to point out the intentional deceit. Mr. Rizzo states the town breached a contract by mowing roads that town residents live on three times. Only two roads were mowed three times because of deer. Mr.Rizzo states the ...

Church is back in service

In early December, when the boiler in St. John’s Church in Johnstown, stopped working, we reached out to churches in our neighborhood, wondering if we could hold our services temporarily in their buildings. The response was immediate: of course we could. Consequently we have been able to hold ...

Are we looking at socialist hell?

My question about the state legislature’s large pay raise, which includes a limit of $19,000 in outside income, is does this apply to retired civil servants whose pensions are not taxed? If so, are we not looking at a socialist hell? DAVID CHILDS Johnstown

Time to change priorities, in my opinion

I would like to express my opinion on the premises of not being judged by any other person on important issues that as a citizen in a “mixed up society.” We are sending mixed messages to our children, the teachers in our local schools are tying to educate our children not to use drugs, but ...

’18 year in review for town

My prior “Year in Review” received numerous forms of positive feedback about transparency on my opinions informing the public of what’s going on with your tax dollars. With no surprises, the “word” of local officials has not been so “open” as you were informed or witnessed at ...

The problem is not the people seeking refuge

Pardon the sarcastic tone, but I can’t wait to find out what part of Mexico Stephen Paddock crossed over from before shooting 500 people in Vegas or to learn that Parkland shooter, Nikolas Cruz, is an anchor baby. No doubt James Alex Fields was an illegal who had been given a driver’s ...

Writer is calling vast majority of Americans ‘un-American’

Many people in Fulton County recognize the name of Bruce Van Genderen as someone who knows quite a bit about budgeting and finance. Mr. Van Genderen’s Jan. 6, letter to The Leader Herald suggests he also knows how to distinguish a patriot from someone who is un-American and those who “hate ...

Prison is not a walk in the park

There’s how a holiday is spent at Coxsackie Prison. Coxsackie Prison, Greene County, had a brunch for Thanksgiving consisting of four to five potato chips, an apple, two sugar cookies; two pieces of salami; two pieces of cheese product; two juices; and bread. Then locked in their cells from ...

Now is the time for cervical cancer screening

You may have heard that January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. You may have also heard the news that cervical cancer screening guidelines have changed. And while this is true, the underlying message remains the same — women ages 21 to 65 should get screened to prevent cervical cancer or ...

I will stick with Capitalism, the USA and President Trump

The editorial cartoon in your Saturday edition (Dec. 29) somehow suggests that if you are 70, and you support Trump, you believe in fairy tales. I am in that category and I’m a proud, avid Trump supporter. I am also smart enough to know that he is doing an excellent job. I know this because I ...

Are all the Washington Democrats un-American?

It is a shame that Charles Schumer, a federal senator from New York state can care so little about United States citizens and care so much for illegal immigrants trying to enter our great nation illegally. He is willing to spend billions on care and aid for illegals and won’t agree to give ...

Why hasn’t Gov. Cuomo already fixed these things?

I want to express my appreciation to the Associated Press for the synopsis of Cuomo’s speech. He states that New York will build new bridges, airports and create new jobs. I want to ask, why hasn’t any of this been done in the first eight years of his administration? These are certainly not ...

Senior citizen luncheon deemed a big success

The Gloversville Senior Center along with Capital District Physicians Health Plan held a free senior citizen lunch on Dec. 12. The volunteers at the Gloversville Senior Center are proud to announce that we passed out 150 free homemade lunches consisting of roasted chicken breast, mashed ...

Time appreciate those who are usually overlooked

This is a bit overdue but still needs saying. As our country slides steadily into the abyss, my thoughts fall upon 2019, which I predict will be the worst one yet for me as 2018, was from start to finish. First off, I wish that more people would appreciate those tireless workers out there who ...

Thank you to everyone who helped our organization

Once again the officers and members of Catholic Daughters Court Catherine Esther 1264 would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of the people in the area communities who contributed items and money to the holiday collection for veterans and deployed military. We wish to thank the NBT ...

Don’t worry about power outages — it’s only Santa

My wife mentioned there had been a couple brief power outages in the last couple days; a few seconds at the most. I told her I had quite unexpectedly run into Santa. Not that guy at Walmart; Santa. He was getting a latte at Dunkin’ Donuts, wearing a disguise, but I knew right away who he ...