Letters to the Editor

Who is really watching who?

The election of William Rowback as Gloversville’s new mayor brings up the question as to whether he, as a retired fireman, will be permitted to vote on civil servant contracts. He will be supported by his pension and this should create a conflict of interest. Which brings up the question as ...

Who is really the winner

Have you ever wondered where all the lottery money goes? I think a lot of us have. Jack Kennedy said, “Too much is given, much is demanded;” so true. Money should make us have an easier life but a lot of times it’s not true so we have the saying, “money is the root of all evil.” ...

Thank you to everyone who honored our veterans

To FFCS, its board of education, those who organized the assembly for veterans, Charles Lenig and the school band, Superintendent Tom Ciaccio, Greg Furlong, Larry Coddington, my fellow VFW members, Dennis Cotter, Dan Stevens and their wives, my special friend, Joe Sullivan, Wendy Sullivan for ...

Time to pass the Republican tax plan

The Republican Tax Plan will explode the national debt screams the liberal TV ad. I listened to the peevish ad and wonder what liberal media mountebank wrote this specious advertisement and ask: when did liberals become national debt hawks? In the eight years of Barack Obama’s presidency, not ...

Welfare system in need of reform

On the topic of welfare, I truly believe that people who never worked a day in their life, should not be getting help from the government. People who work minimum-wage jobs and live in poverty try to go to Fulton County Department of Social Services to get the help that they need but DSS tells ...

VanDeusen thanks his supporters

I would like to thank the voters in the town of Johnstown for their overwhelming support of me on this past Election Day. I am truly honored by and appreciative of the support I received. I look forward to serving each and everyone of you in this position as we address the issues facing our ...

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful

Thanksgiving — a time to be thankful for what we have been given. At the senior center in Gloversville, we have many individuals and organizations that have helped us over the years, the list would cover pages. My dad always said, “Keep it short,” so for now I’ll pick two. Several of ...

Local shelters best for cat adoption

My name is Julie Case, aka Kittigurl. I help people with cats and have for almost 28 years. I was asked to foster for kitten angels, that was fine but I was put down and yelled at and talked down to and told I had to listen. They are not a no-kill agency. I tried to discuss three cats they ...

The president has lost my support

After the remarks spoken most recently out of the mouth of the president of United States, I’m going to say this even though I believe I’m going to make a lot of people mad but I don’t care at all. I cannot, with good conscience, support the incumbent president of the United States, the ...

Atheists have their beliefs as well

Reporter to George H. W. Bush : “ Surely you recognize the equal citizenship and patriotism of Americans who are atheist. Bush : No, I don’t think that atheists should be considered as citizens, nor do I think they should be considered Patriots. This is one nation under God.” I am an ...

Food drive is being conducted this week

The Boy Scout Johnstown Food drive, which supports the Council of Churches Food Pantry, is being conducted this week. The Council of Churches Food Pantry is located in St. John’s Church, 2 N. Market St., Johnstown. If you did not receive a food drive bag, please put your donations of ...

Election didn’t turn out the way I wanted

The outcome of the Gloversville mayoral race wasn’t one that I hoped for. As everyone knows, I supported the King campaign because of all the achievements that were made under the King administration over the past eight years. With all that said, I would like to congratulate Mayor-Elect Bill ...

Voting gave me hope about our future generation

I voted [Tuesday]. It was 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7. I was voter number 241. There has never been an election that was unimportant to me. What made it even more special was that it was all young people who signed voters in and gave them their ballots. All of them were not much more than voting age. ...

Gloversville Lion’s Club serves the community

The Gloversville Lions Club has been “serving” in the city of Gloversville for nearly 80 years, purchasing eyeglasses and hearing aids for those in need, collecting food items for local food pantries, scholarships, and sponsoring community dinners, etc. The Gloversville Lions Club is ...

Gloversville teachers give to help keep children warm

The Gloversville Enlarged School District’s Teacher’s Assistant Unit made a donation to the Warm the Children Fund for the 2017 winter season. It is a great pleasure to make this donation to such a wonderful fund that benefits the children in our community. We wish everyone a joyous ...

Ask Jesus for forgiveness and for love

Love is kind. The Greek word is chrestotes. Love is patient. The Greek word is makrothumia. Love is gentle. The Greek word is proates. Do we see the love of God universally? Yes. We look around our world, and we notice everything that can bring despair: a starving baby in Ethiopia; refugees ...

Personnel file wrongly disseminated on social media

About two years ago, I first started thinking about running for mayor of the city of Gloversville. I was becoming more and more concerned that the city of Gloversville, my hometown, was not moving forward in a positive direction. Throughout this campaign, I have remained respectful of my ...

Yes, Convention can reign in state government

Driving around the area, you can’t help but to notice that in addition to the usual signs for this candidate or that one, there are all of these red and black signs calling for a no vote on the proposal to hold a constitutional convention. Looking behind the curtain reveals that many of these ...

There are many reasons to vote ‘no’ on Prop 1

As a result of researching the issue, I have concluded that there are many solid reasons to vote “no” on Proposition 1, a Constitutional Convention. The following are only six of the many realities to consider: 1. It is estimated it will cost taxpayers well over a staggering $300 million. ...

There are good reasons for voting ‘yes’ for Prop 1

There are some good reasons for supporting a Constitutional Convention (Proposition 1) on Nov. 7. For one, there is the prospect of more ethics reform being enacted. Something which would help in this regard is term limits on the governor and legislators. One could argue that this might remove ...