Letters to the Editor

Get the facts before voting in November

When you enter your polling station in November, do not be deceived. Instead of being pulled in by deceptive political ads shown on television, get the facts straight. It is no longer a Republican or Democratic issue. This is well pointed out by the letter to the editor submitted by Patricia ...

Now is the time to fix stop before a child is hurt

This is an open letter to the Fulton County Highway Superintendent, the Board of Supervisors, Traffic Safety Board and the Buildings and Grounds Highway Committee. Several requests, over the past year, have been made to the highway superintendent and committees to have the stop and stop ...

Everyone needs to come together to make America great

Wake up to reality. The Democrats and the media (its propaganda arm) keep calling Donald Trump and his voters: Nazis, racists, bigots, misogynists and just about every other phobics in the dictionary. We’re the uneducated, deplorable, Bible clinging and gun toting followers that work hard ...

Citizens Against Local Landfills continue the fight

Citizens Against Local Landfills is expressing deep concern about recent developments in Montgomery and Fulton counties regarding the hallmark waste disposal agreement that the counties put into place following the dissolution of Montgomery Otsego Schoharie Waste Management Authority, the ...

Gerard McAuliffe is best candidate for judgeship

I highly recommend voting for Gerard McAuliffe for Fulton County Family Court judge because I worked in law enforcement for 31 plus years. I was actively involved in all aspects of criminal investigations as well as Department of Social Services investigations and Family Court proceedings. In ...

Michael Smrtic is a consummate professional

I was asked to document my experience as a local attorney who specializes and concentrates a large portion of my litigation practice on family law matters and matrimonial action. I have three decades of experience and have handled, litigated, tried and/or negotiated well over 2,000 family ...

Smrtic has the knowledge and temperment for job

Veterans understand what it means to have honor, to live by a code, and what it means to take an oath to put others first. Anyone who knows Mike Smrtic knows that he is exactly that kind of family man and that kind of attorney and will undoubtedly be a that kind of judge. As a vet I will ...

Thank you to everyone who helps support the Civic Band

As conductor of the Gloversville Civic Band, I wish to thank all of those who have made our summer band series such a success. The board of the Gloversville Citizens Band, our many corporate and private sponsors, Department of Public Works, the mayor, government officials and candidates have ...

Milkweeds are an important component of the ecosystem

When I moved here, milkweeds were coming up wild. They are beautiful. Let them grow for the monarch butterflies. The flowers smell like perfume. As I sat on my porch last evening, I saw a small black butterfly; so cute. Did you ever stop to think as you mow everything down, you are actually ...

Incumbent is saying outright lies about opponent

I don’t know if you flip through the TV channels like I do when I don’t know what I want to watch but the other night a political ad caught my attention because it was so negative. It was Elise Stefanik’s attack on Tedra Cobb. I know politics has always been a dirty business, so when I ...

Gerard McAuliffe is uniquely qualified for judge position

I am supporting Gerard McAuliffe for Fulton County Family Court judge because family matters. His experience as a parent and his experience in family and matrimonial law uniquely qualify him for Family Court judge. Gerald McAuliffe is a gentleman treating all with respect. His life and ...

Thank you Bill Ackerbauer

Thank you, Bill Ackerbauer, for obtaining the grant for the Thursday night concerts in the Johnstown Sir William Johnson Park at the Charles J. Jenner Memorial Band Shell. I got to see three of the four concerts. They were spectacular! I hope that you can continue the concerts next year. ...

YouTube’s new policy

YouTube’s announcement in March of a new firearms content policy is troubling. National Shooting Sports Foundation suspects it will be interpreted to block much more content than the stated goal of firearms and certain access any sales. Especially worrysome is the potential for blocking ...

Mike Smrtic is the right choice

The position of Family Court judge requires a thorough understanding of the law and experience working in the Family Court System. But equally as important are the attributes of integrity, compassion, ethics and understanding. Mike Smrtic is an experienced attorney who has spent many years ...

Snowflakes need to get over their outrage

Irony of the Left! The left wants us to believe President Trump is a national security risk while a Chinese spy drives Diane Feinstein for 20 years. While Podesta gets caught in a phishing hack with his password as “password.” While Hillary bleach bits 30,000 e-mails under subpoena ...

Our own town hall needs to be fixed to correct its blight

To whom it may concern: Year after year, we have heard the word blight mentioned during town board meetings at Caroga Lake. Yes, there are some homes in the area that are in need of repair, and undoubtedly, they should be refurbished. However one must not overlook the blight here in the town ...

Gerard McAuliffe is the right candidate for family court

In his bid to be elected Family Court judge, Gerard McAuliffe has stated, “I believe that the family unit is the fabric of our society. Strong family values are the backdrop that shape our community.” One who espouses these values is needed, greatly, in our leadership community. I believe, ...

Our president does not respect anyone and is racist

Leaders should always value the lives of all its people and treat everyone equal. But the leader of the free world, the incumbent president of the United States, the honorable Donald J. Trump doesn’t respect everyone at all. In the 21st century I never thought that the current opponent of the ...

Stefanik will follow what her GOP masters tell her to do

Being born and raised in Gloversville, I have never seen a political movement with the local energy currently evolving from the Democratic Party. To my mind, there was one reason for this new local dynamism: Tedra Cobb is running against Elise Stefanik to be our House representative for New ...

If capitalism is so bad, why does everyone want to come here?

The Democratic socialists of this country are talking about free: health care, college, income equality, government jobs for everyone and the government running about everything in our lives. People better think twice about this — our government can’t even run the United States Postal ...