Letters to the Editor

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 ...

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 ...