Letters to the Editor

Tedra Cobb has proven she is the person to send to Congress

I first met Tedra Cobb more than 30 years ago, when we were students and resident assistants at State University of New York at Potsdam. On campus, she was widely regarded as smart, earnest, and kind. I had the chance last week to see her in Johnstown in front of many dozens of senior citizens, ...

Elise Stefanik has listened and is the right choice Nov. 6

I’ve noticed lately several misleading letters written by gremlins opposed to Congressperson Elise Stefanik’s re-election, claiming she hasn’t done this or shouldn’t have done that. One even castigated her for not appearing at the Johnstown Pine Tree Rifle Club’s annual event honoring ...

October is National Farm to School Month

October is National Farm to School Month, a time to celebrate the connections happening all over the country between children and local food. As a fourth generation dairy farmer in Fonda, I’m proud to provide my community with wholesome, nourishing milk for meals in school and at ...

Tedra Cobb will fight to improve health care, lower costs

I am writing in support of Tedra Cobb to be our next Congress person to represent the 21st District. Her opponent has voted to reduce health benefits in the Affordable Care Act, which has forced thousands to be dropped from their plans. Tedra Cobb will fight to improve health care and reduce ...

A new look at James Tedisco

I voted for Mr. Tedisco – several times. He was the tax guy, the dog guy, and seemed to be such a nice man smiling in the newspaper pictures. This year I decided to verify my opinion by studying his voting record (votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/4401/james-tedisco). Here is what I ...

This election is important to our area

This year’s election for the 21st Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives is an important one for our community and our country. Elise Stefanik is the right choice. I closely follow the actions of public officials at all levels of government and it is clear that Stefanik ...

‘Thank you’ to Friends of the Gloversville Library

In recognition of ‘Friends of Gloversville Public Library Week,’ I’d like to thank all members of the Friends for their commitment to the library and to the city of Gloversville. The library provides priceless public services, free of charge, to all who choose to take advantage of its ...

There is an outstanding candidate for governor

It seems like every time Gov. Andrew Cuomo is elected, we get more and more in debt as a state and we become less and less free and nothing changes. Meanwhile we have an outstanding candidate by the name of Larry Sharpe this year who is running for governor of New York state, he’s running ...

Dayton King is an honorable man

I’m writing this letter to the editor in response to Erica Kane’s Oct. 9, letter on Dayton J. King’s character as mayor of Gloversville. First of all I’m going to say that Ms. Kane stated that the honorable Dayton J. King denounced the Republican Party which is correct he did, but if ...

Elise Stefanik cares about the North Country

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik is determined to protect the fundamental rights and values of North Country residents. This includes protecting our Constitutional rights, supporting our military and veterans, and helping small businesses thrive. Elise is also very dedicated to supporting our ...

I am proud of Assemblyman Santabarbara and his work

Success in our endeavors is only possible through a persistent application of energy, a strong vision, and the necessary expertise deliver a solution. In this area, we are lucky to have an assemblyman who has that energy, vision, and expertise to effectively meet and exceed our communities’ ...

The difference between the candidates is very clear

National Rifle Association ratings were just released and the difference between the candidates is clearer than it has ever been. Democrat Tedra Cobb received an F. Representative Stefanik received an A. Cobb received the lowest score of any Congressional candidate to ever run in the North ...

People parking in handicapped spaces

I would like to open peoples’ eyes about handicapped people. You can do things for yourself without help. You can walk and go to the bathroom and do everything by yourself. I have to wait for somebody to take me. But I can read peoples’ hearts. Now we’ve all got to respect other people ...

We all need to step up to the plate to make Gloversville fun

It was with great anticipation that I awaited the three Twilight festivals during this past summer. The summer 2017 Twilight festivals were pretty good so I hoped this year’s festivals would be even better. Unfortunately, they were not. Why was this? I don’t know. They needed more vendors. ...

The $10 million is going to a downtown that doesn’t exist

Having grown up in Amsterdam, I was glad it won the governor’s $10 million “hunger games” grant to refurbish its downtown. The problem is Amsterdam no longer has a downtown, decades ago eliminated by the building of a bewildering slither of overlapping highways. Once its downtown was as ...

King mocks Rowback on social media and lacks character

On Sept. 29, at 8:21 p.m. Mayor [Dayton] King made a public Facebook post related to Halloween. In the post, which tags the Gloversville Fire Department, King stated “I will likely dress up as a firefighter this year, if I can get my mustache to grow in.” As part of the post, King attached ...

Mountain Valley Hospice offers its services

Mountain Valley Hospice, servicing Fulton, Montgomery, Hamilton and Saratoga counties, supports patients with a life-limiting illness and their families with a team of professionals and volunteers to provide care that is palliative, holistic and supportive. Hospice uses a combination of special ...

Elise Stefanik is part of the ‘DC Swamp’

Our congresswoman Elise Stefanik does not deserve to be re-elected because she is part of what President Trump calls the “DC swamp.” First off, Stefanik admittedly voted for Trump’s opponent, John Kasich, in the GOP presidential primary showing how out of touch she is with the majority ...

When is enough, enough?

When are the Republicans, in the House and the Senate going to say enough is enough? We have a president that has weathered the storm from the media, the Democrats, Liberals, progressives and even some Establishment Republicans. That, most Republican elected presidents or politicians, ...

October is breast cancer awareness month

October is breast cancer awareness month and the Cancer Services Program of Fulton, Montgomery and Schenectady counties would like to remind your readers about getting screened for breast cancer and share some important information. About one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast ...