Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Tedra Cobb will be at senior center on Oct. 11

First I would like to admit I was mistaken in my prior letter in The Leader-Herald saying that Elise Stefanik was a no show at Marc Butler’s veterans picnic, because she evidently did. However, she did not show up as scheduled, but hours later after almost everyone but a very few left. ...

The North Country needs a real champion

If you are like me, healthcare is an important priority. Yet our Congressional representative, Elise Stefanik, has done everything in her power to gut the Affordable Care Act, kicking 64,000 of her constituents off health insurance. She also voted to defund Planned Parenthood, depriving ...

Only nine days left to register to vote in November

Are you registered to vote? If you are eligible why not? You have until Oct. 12, to get registered. Go online or contact the board of election office. The office is behind the sheriff’s office on Route 29. This year we have some highly qualified Democrat candidates to vote for. I urge you ...

Stefanik puts party and big money donors ahead of us

In this midterm election, healthcare is probably the most important priority. Our Congressional representative, Elise Stefanik, has done everything in her power to gut the Affordable Care Act. She voted for the repeal of the ACA, potentially kicking 64,000 of her Upstate New York constituents ...

Time for Mr. Kavanaugh to grow up and be responsible

Mr. Kavanaugh, I have been a teacher for 47 years in elementary schools and middle schools. When some of the children pushed, shoved or harassed a classmate, their excuse was “I didn’t do it.” Sound familiar Mr. Kavanaugh? When you and Christine Ford were on the CNN Anderson ...

Unleash your inner hero with United Way

“Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. It’s a bird. It’s a plane.” No, it’s you. As children we all had dreams of being a hero — saving the day — standing up for “truth, justice and the American ...

From weariness to renewed vigor

I weary when people tear down the wall of separation between church and state and rewrite American history to validate misconceptions. As an Air Force Chaplain, I honored that separation, reminding commanders why a Christian prayer was inappropriate with an audience which included persons of ...

Elise Stefanik is a wolf in sheep’s clothing

It looks like Gary left the retirement party for Assemblyman Marc Butler at The Pine Tree Rifle Club when most of the guests left. A few people always seem to hang a while longer. Around 15 or so. Then who shows up, Elise Stefanik. Maybe just in time not to have to answer the tough questions by ...

Disappointed in Stefanik, we need to vote for Cobb

As a long time resident of the 21st Congressional District, who has raised her children here, and who cares deeply about this part of our beautiful state and all the people who live here, I’d like to share my thinking about the upcoming Congressional election. I’ve been concerned about a ...

Beware of vicious German shepard

Every Wednesday I walk a friend’s dog, from Clyde Street, up Woodward and return to Clyde. Twice in the past five weeks, an aggressive, young German shepard, who is with a thin woman of small frame has tried to attack me and the dog. The first time, this dog came from the sidewalk and tried ...

City of Johnstown: You’ve just been ‘Trumped’ by Walmart

Walmart’s recent decision to seek huge reductions of their property tax assessments in the city of Johnstown isn’t too surprising, because Walmart imports so many items from China; President Trump’s principal target in his ill-conceived tariff war. According to Johnstown’s City ...

Elise Stefanik has not cared about our district

Fulton County sometimes gets labeled as redneck, angry and ignorant. We may be mostly rural, but that does not make our opinions ignorant. We may be angry at times, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t good reasons. We are not a red or blue district. We are purple, with residents spanning the ...

Stefanik has done great work to help people, businesses

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has worked tirelessly to help small businesses throughout our district. She has backed efforts for comprehensive tax reform to remove the burdensome regulations that restrict both business and job growth. She voted for H.R. 1312, the Small Business Capital Formation ...

Stefanik was late, but at veterans’ picnic

I think it is very important in this “political season” to get the record straight. People write all kinds of half-truths and not truths in the editorial section Leader Herald. I for one would tell you when this is my opinion and when it is fact. Fact is, at the Marc Butler’s picnic ...

Whom does Elise Stefanik represent?

Ms. Stefanik’s voting record suggests she represents a very wealthy community dependent upon military spending. In fact, her constituents are grounded in the middle class, and many are dependent on federal programs such as the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition ...

Why would any woman relinquish her rights?

It is unbelievable in this day and age that our government thinks it ought to have the authority to set rules about a woman’s body. Have you never asked why there are no such rules for men? Didn’t women fight hard and win the right to govern their own bodies and thinking, their ...

St. Anthony’s groundskeeper is an amazing asset to cemetery

On Sunday, Sept. 2, my boyfriend and I visited St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Johnstown in search of a good friend and former neighbor who passed away late August. It was our first visit to St. Anthony’s and we were very impressed with the beautiful grounds and serene feeling. It was a very ...