Letters to the Editor

Concerned about Lystek trucks entering Route 5S

Since December, it has been consistently reported that the facility proposed for the town of Glen by the Canadian Sewage Waste-to-Fertilizer company, Lystek would result in the addition of 10 to 20 trucks per day to our community’s local traffic. On December 21, 2017, Glen Supervisor-Elect ...

Personal communication make difficult by cell phones

We’ve been to the moon, have cell phones that do everything but cook and clean but God’s creation called “people” have slid back from what they were created to do. I have a “what’s wrong with this picture” example. I saw two couples sitting at a basketball game. All four ...

U.S. leadership matters around the world

I would like to share my experiences to give locals some insight into a world that exists outside Fulton County. I lived in Europe, primarily Greece, for nearly a decade and when I first arrived in 2006, President George W. Bush was despised. I met people who had thrown Molotov cocktails at the ...

McAuliffe best candidate for county court judge

With the race for the Fulton County Family Court Judge approaching, I want to announce whom I believe is the best candidate to sit on the bench. I, Joseph Benton, fully endorse attorney Gerard McAuliffe to succeed outgoing Fulton County Family Court Judge the honorable, Edward Skoda. Attorney ...

Comments made at meeting were made as taxpayer

At recent public meetings, my statements regarding the Lystek Inc. move into the Glen Canal View Park, in Fultonville, represent a concerned taxpayer and neighbor, and not the Fonda-Fultonville School Board. Thank you. BONNIE COUTURE Fultonville

‘SAFE Act’ wants to arm children

On the news this morning there was something very disturbing, the New York State Legislature has voted to put high powered rifles in the hands of 12 year old children and allow them to hunt deer and bear in New York state and the reason given is that this would help offset the loss of declining ...

The name of a ‘business’ park matters

Names matter. For the better part of 20 years, every time I traveled Route 5S between Main Street and Riverside Drive, I would go past the sign for the Glen Canal View Business Park. Some have lately been referring to this as an “industrial park.” That limits our park. “Industrial” ...

President not representative of American way of life

The president of the United States a few weeks ago proved again that he is nothing more than a racist bigot. During a bipartisan meeting in the Oval Office President Donald J. Trump used a racial slur towards immigrants that come from Africa and Haiti. I’m embarrassed as an American ...

For our ecosystems, time is now to give up fossil fuels

Indigenous people have lived close to the land for eons. Making their living partially or wholly by subsistence they are in tune with nature. They know when a storm is brewing (without National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Weather), they know how and when to plant and when to harvest, ...

HFM Prevention Council earns peer engagement grant

The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services has recently awarded HFM Prevention Council a grant to offer Peer Engagement Services in Fulton and Montgomery counties. According to OASAS, the primary goal of the Peer Engagement Specialist is to utilize their own ...

The mayor prefers only his Facebook ‘friends’

The mayor threw me under the bus. On Tuesday, Jan. 9, I heard that Mayor Dayton King had not reappointed me to the Gloversville Transit Commission. On Wednesday, Jan. 10, I called the mayor’s office to ask why. The following dialogue ensued: The mayor: I don’t reappoint people who ...

Fulton County veterans deserve a full time representative

I am both a federal retiree and an Air Force veteran. About 18 years into my federal job two things happened. 1. A law was passed that if I received a federal pension, I would receive only half of my earned Social Security when I retired. 2. A law was passed to lower federal retirement ...

Dangerous business wants corporate welfare

A wise man once said, “If you want to be rich, take care of what you have.” Of course we all know that this is a metaphor. If we want to have the riches of family, friendship, a healthy and rich community, then we need to attend to them. Our beutiful and historic Mohawk Valley is ...

Lystek is not good for Montgomery County

This is a response to the paid Lystek advertisement in the Leader-Herald on Jan. 6. Lystek International Ltd. is the American operational arm of Lystek International Inc. (i.e. “Lystek”) – a Canadian Subsidiary owned by the massive Ottawa-based Conglomerate “R.W. Tomlinson ...

Mayor Dayton King has helped Gloversville

The 2017 Gloversville mayoral race was a very hard-fought campaign between incumbent mayor Dayton J. King and candidate William “Bill” Rowback. On election day Nov. 7, 2017, Bill Rowback was declared the winner of the Gloversville mayoral race. After the result of [the official] recount, ...

Unresolved issue between homeowner and city remains

As you all well know, [there is a] creek issue on the property on East Main Street in Johnstown. To begin with, three years ago we had a sink hole in our driveway in which the city temporarily fixed. Then promised us a new driveway and our yard in as good, or better condition, than before. ...

City government should obey their own laws

Last February, after a snowstorm, I wrote Mayor [Vern] Jackson wondering whose responsibility it was to clear two stretches of sidewalks along 30A — between Glebe and Fon Clair and that between East State and Main. Should the state or the city be plowing? He responded with the address of ...

You have the ability to prevent cancer

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month and the Cancer Services Program of Fulton, Montgomery and Schenectady counties wants to raise awareness that there are two ways to prevent cervical cancer. One way is through regular screening. Cervical cancer screening tests can find the cells that ...

Don’t take a chance on not going to heaven

Another Christmas has come and gone leaving behind many tired out, depressed and let down people. Naturally, if Christmas means nothing more than giving and receiving gifts and eating too many sweets, it’s hardlya recipe for joy unspeakable. However, if we look forward to it as the ...

Thank you to everyone who stood by us

The wife and family of Randy Jezowski would like to thank the Caroga Lake Fire Department and ambulance EMTs for the skill, valor, and tireless effort they provided trying to save the life of a most wonderful man. We would also like to thank the doctors and nurses of Nathan Littauer Hospital ...