Letters to the Editor

What is society coming to?

What is our society coming to when we have to consider putting armed guards in our schools, churches and shopping malls. What could anyone be protesting that shooting a group of school children would change. We have become a society in which discipline and justice are just words. How many ...

The real is issue is the separation of church and state

I have been very disgusted when following the news and media on the fight over the Second Amendment and the shootings at various locations. I believe it is time to pull our heads out of the sand and look at the real issue. I believe we will all agree that we have a major problem when we allow ...

There are good samaritans everywhere around us

I want to thank all of our super policemen, firefighters, refuse collectors, ambulances, doctors, and all who look out for us. These all wonderful people who help us when we need it. But what about the rest of the population? Who stopped with their truck to help my husband get up from the ...

Making healthcare decisions is difficult, so prepare

April 16, 2018 is National Healthcare Decisions Day. In furtherance of St. Mary’s mission and values, particularly our respect for human dignity, we encourage individual awareness of and participation in advance healthcare planning and decision-making. Making healthcare decisions is ...

NRA advocates need to stop acting like babies

The Second Amendment to the Constitution provided the right to have and use firearms. The Founding Fathers never saw, or even imagined, today’s assault rifles. Their purpose for the Second Amendment was to enable citizens to assist the local militias should a state or this new country come ...

New York needs to allow early voting too

Earlier this year the Democratic Caucus of the New York State Elections Commissioners Association formally endorsed early voting in New York state. The support for this voting reform was nearly unanimous within our caucus. The time is now for New York state to enact this vital reform. There are ...

Stop, take a breath and see what is behind the gun violnece

An open letter to Paul Tonko D-Amsterdam: As a person who has argued the case of Kampfer vs. Cuomo all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, in regards to guns and the Second Amendment, I respectfully ask for everyone to stop; school students, please stop; take a deep breath and see where the ...

Country without borders is no country

As to the letter by Don Wager to the editors, dated Feb. 18: Although it was an excellent and informative and he stated these immigrants where here to assimilate; he did not say they came here to invade such as the Muslins immigrants do. Muslins do not assimilate. Their religion forbade it. ...

It is vitally important to get colon cancer screening

With increasing health promotion programs in the workplace, more companies are implementing health and wellness strategies to reduce health care costs. Escalating health care costs continue to remain an issue of concern for health professionals and employers. Colorectal cancer awareness month ...

It is vitally important to get colon cancer screening

With increasing health promotion programs in the workplace, more companies are implementing health and wellness strategies to reduce health care costs. Escalating health care costs continue to remain an issue of concern for health professionals and employers. Colorectal cancer awareness month ...

We gave Lystek a chance and we don’t want them

In response to town of Glen Supervisor John Thomas who asks the residents of the town of Glen to give the Sewage Sludge “Recovery Plant” a chance. We did. For six months we attended Lystek’s informational meetings. Three of them to be exact. We read their letters that appeared in the ...

Think about how the dairy cows are treated

Farming; some thoughts Cows are mothers: They have the same problems that we do giving birth. Out west they live on the range. Last year a big blizzard about this time. Some farmers and ranchers lost cows and calves. About a week ago, my son-in-law went to check his beef cattle. There was ...

More left-wing gun myths

Terrified of guns and beyond ignorant, they just make stuff up. With National Right to Carry on the drawing boards, and maybe even enacted, implemented, still stalled or back to square one at this time. We the people are seeing every monumental lie and distortion imaginable about this time, ...

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 ...