Letters to the Editor

Robert Smullen, I am proud of you

Robert Smullen is as honest as the day is long. He may have made some mistakes but as I read about the events, it seemed to me as the mistakes are honest mistakes and that Mr. Smullen tries to correct his mistakes. They don’t seem to be made to be mean or to be dishonest. I have known ...

Elise Stefanik was a no show at scheduled veterans’ picnic

On Saturday retiring 118th District Assemblyman Marc Butler had the annual picnic for veterans at the Pine Tree Rifle Club. Congresswoman for the 21st District Elise Stefanik was scheduled to speak but no showed up to the event. This was not only disrespectful to the veterans in attendance, ...

The theme of this letter is about joy

Antiochus Epiphanes wanted to wipe out the all true religion. Great adversity followed. Do Christians need fear adversity? No, the joy of our Lord is our strength — that’s point A). B) Joy is reflected on the countenance. C) Joy is a quiet stillness and contentment of the soul. D) A ...

Think carefully about who you want to represent you

As you think about who you want to represent you in Congress for the next two years, please consider three sets of facts about our current House Representative, Elise Stefanik, and how how they contrast with her challenger Tedra Cobb. First, you may be surprised to learn that Elise Stefanik ...

NRA sues New York over ‘blacklisting’ campaign

The National Rifle Association is suffering grave financial harm that threatens its ability to pursue its advocacy mission because of a “blacklisting” campaign by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York regulators, the gun rights group said in a federal lawsuit. In an amended version of a federal ...

Join me and vote for Mike Smrtic today

For the past several years, I have been honored to hold the title of fire chief for the Caroga Lake Volunteer Fire Department. This is a position that comes with great responsibilities and difficult challenges. Throughout many of these challenges, I have been fortunate enough to be able to ...

Sept. 9 through 15, Liberty ARC to honor DSP’s

This week marks the celebration of National Direct Support Professionals Week. Throughout the week of Sept. 9 through 15, Liberty ARC will honor and show appreciation to our dedicated, hardworking and experienced Direct Support Professionals. DSPs are the people you see in the community, ...

Nathan Littauer staff and nurses treated me with care

On Aug. 22, I was a patient at Nathan Littauer Hospital some day surgery. Dr. Nicholas Filippone and staff of NLH were outstanding to me and my needs. I was treated with care, compasion and dignity by all who cared for me. Mydischarge nurse, David Lee and the radiologist, Tammy Parker, were ...

Mike Smrtic is the candidate to endorse

I would like to endorse Mike Smrtic for Family Court judge. I have known Mike for over 20 years as my lawyer and friend. Mike has always communicated clearly and concisely. Mike encourages open communication to achieve mutual understanding. Mike’s professional attitude and caring ...

How do you move an entire country and then where to?

Sept. 8, was the day that worldwide demonstrations were held to “rise for climate, jobs and justice.” We might perhaps have added national security to that list. Last year, I attended a program about climate change and national security. For instance, the drought in Syria, caused by ...

Michael Smrtic is highly qualified for judgeship

To the voters of Fulton County In this upcoming election for Family Court judge, it is crucial to vote for the candidate who is the most qualified and most experienced for the position. As a former Fulton County judge for 10 years and a Supreme Court justice for over 16 years, I understand ...

Thank you for helping make car show a success

The Ephratah Recreation Commission would like to say thank you to all the people who made our car show a success. To all the show car owners thank you. Thank you to a Johnstown area business for the car wash bucket. A special thanks to the Wohlgemuth Road Lexington house for there ...

Screens not on windows is now considered blight

Recently, the Common Council in Gloversville enacted a blight law that would have the Gloversville Police Department serving citations for windows on houses not being covered with screens. Really? Is this what our elected officials do in their free time or are they being paid to seek out ...

I stand with Robert Smullen

I stand with Robert Smullen. It is the least I can do and it will never feel like it is enough.  I have known Bob and his family my entire life. After losing my own father at an early age, I was fortunate to have men like Bob’s dad, his grandfather and uncles to turn to for role models. ...

Elise Stefanik understands the North Country economy

The growth of small businesses in upstate New York is essential to increasing and maintaining a strong North Country economy. Congresswoman Elise Stefanik understands this notion, and has fought to remove the burdensome government regulations and restrictive tax rates which have kept so many ...

Don’t be fooled by the mud-slinging

As a student of local history who researches old newspapers for interesting stories, I have to admit I’ve never encountered any tales of old-time primary contests that match the soap opera dramatics, vitriol, hypocrisy and unctuous self-righteousness currently being heaped on myself and other ...

Thank you to everyone who helped support the museum

The Walter Elwood Museum recently hosted its annual ice cream social-dairy day, on Thursday, Aug. 2. On a beautiful summer evening, many folks attended this wonderful community event. The museum raised much-needed operational funds and monies which will help the museum provide educational ...

Now is the time to support Robert Smullen

Although I am not a close personal friend of Robert Smullen, I do support his candidacy for the New York State Assembly. For over 50 years I have been aware of the Smullen family and their service to Fulton County. Their reputation has always been excellent and the family highly regarded. This ...

Larry Sharpe has a true vision for New York

Larry Sharpe, Libertarian candidate for governor, visited Gloversville on Aug. 28, and spoke at the American Legion, where he explained many of his ideas to improve New York state. One of his core policies is to move control and decision making from the state level in Albany toward the ...

Gerard McAuliffe is the choice for family court

Family court judge is one of the most challenging jobs to which one can aspire. A family court judge must have extraordinary legal ability, uncompromising ethics and a cool as a cucumber temperament. I have known Gerard McAuliffe professionally for over 25 years, and I can attest to the fact ...