Letters to the Editor

Prison is not a walk in the park

There’s how a holiday is spent at Coxsackie Prison. Coxsackie Prison, Greene County, had a brunch for Thanksgiving consisting of four to five potato chips, an apple, two sugar cookies; two pieces of salami; two pieces of cheese product; two juices; and bread. Then locked in their cells from ...

Now is the time for cervical cancer screening

You may have heard that January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. You may have also heard the news that cervical cancer screening guidelines have changed. And while this is true, the underlying message remains the same — women ages 21 to 65 should get screened to prevent cervical cancer or ...

I will stick with Capitalism, the USA and President Trump

The editorial cartoon in your Saturday edition (Dec. 29) somehow suggests that if you are 70, and you support Trump, you believe in fairy tales. I am in that category and I’m a proud, avid Trump supporter. I am also smart enough to know that he is doing an excellent job. I know this because I ...

Are all the Washington Democrats un-American?

It is a shame that Charles Schumer, a federal senator from New York state can care so little about United States citizens and care so much for illegal immigrants trying to enter our great nation illegally. He is willing to spend billions on care and aid for illegals and won’t agree to give ...

Why hasn’t Gov. Cuomo already fixed these things?

I want to express my appreciation to the Associated Press for the synopsis of Cuomo’s speech. He states that New York will build new bridges, airports and create new jobs. I want to ask, why hasn’t any of this been done in the first eight years of his administration? These are certainly not ...

Senior citizen luncheon deemed a big success

The Gloversville Senior Center along with Capital District Physicians Health Plan held a free senior citizen lunch on Dec. 12. The volunteers at the Gloversville Senior Center are proud to announce that we passed out 150 free homemade lunches consisting of roasted chicken breast, mashed ...

Time appreciate those who are usually overlooked

This is a bit overdue but still needs saying. As our country slides steadily into the abyss, my thoughts fall upon 2019, which I predict will be the worst one yet for me as 2018, was from start to finish. First off, I wish that more people would appreciate those tireless workers out there who ...

Thank you to everyone who helped our organization

Once again the officers and members of Catholic Daughters Court Catherine Esther 1264 would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of the people in the area communities who contributed items and money to the holiday collection for veterans and deployed military. We wish to thank the NBT ...

Don’t worry about power outages — it’s only Santa

My wife mentioned there had been a couple brief power outages in the last couple days; a few seconds at the most. I told her I had quite unexpectedly run into Santa. Not that guy at Walmart; Santa. He was getting a latte at Dunkin’ Donuts, wearing a disguise, but I knew right away who he ...

Wake-up property owners in Broadalbin

While it is understandable due to increased operating costs that the town has incurred, taxes may realistically have to rise. For the board to vote without prior notification to property owners or having a referendum of the plan to raise taxes by 177 percent is preposterous. The Broadalbin ...

League of Women Voters concerned about Broadalbin

The League of Women Voters of Schenectady County is very concerned about voting accessibility in the town of Broadalbin. The Broadalbin Municipal Complex on Union Mills Road in the town of Broadalbin does not meet the requirements of the Americans for Disability Act, a federal law passed in ...

Please do not forget about the animals during winter’s cold

Dear Fellow Citizens: Now that the cold weather is here, please keep watch for animals who are left out in the elements without any way of getting shelter or food. These animals have no way of helping themselves. They are totally dependent on us to take care of them. Please, keep watch for ...

A ‘short take’ on the Jamel Khashoggi tragedy

Just a short take on Jamel Khashoggi, a former foreign journalist for the Washington Post, who was a former member of the Saudia Arabian higher echelon of the Saudia government. Khashoggi was not a citizen of our country, nor did he want to be. He used his journalist base to air his dislike ...

How to prevent mass shootings in America

Jerusalem was destroyed in 586 B.C. America will befall the same fate if its citizens do not repent. I want to answer in this article why mass shootings occur, how to prevent mass shootings in this country and I also want to express peoples’ opinions on this matter. First, why all this ...

Fossil fuel companies run the country

Do teachers still teach children that we live in a democracy? I hope not, because currently, we live in an oligarchy, or government by an elite few. This elite few would be the big fossil fuel companies, which have the money to buy off our congressmen, so they will bend to their will. Our ...

Broadalbin fund balances need to be replenished

To the town of Broadalbin from your town supervisor and town board: In May of 2017, an audit by the Office of the New York State Comptroller of the town of Broadalbin began which would not be final until June of 2018. That fall, when preparing the 2018 budget, the previous town board faced ...

We can all make this a better world to live in

Evil people will always find a way to achieve their purpose, no matter the measures of control set up by the world. Society can however push back against the darkness that allows this evil to thrive. We need to actively seek to change who we have become. We are desensitized to violence. We know ...

Online vehicle transactions hurt the local economy

Reminder: If you process your motor vehicle transactions online or by mail, you are taking your tax dollars out of the county. Anything not processed in your local motor vehicle office results in all of your hard earned dollars going to the state. When a transaction is processed locally, the ...

Prescribed opioid abuse is a national epidemic

Prescribed opioid abuse is a national epidemic. Deaths have tripled since 1999 from the abuse of certain prescribed medications. In New York, it has been proven that for every 100 New York residents there are 37 prescriptions written for opioids such as oxycodone and hydrocodone. These drugs ...

Grateful for all the support I received

Never in a million years did I think I would have heard the words “you have cancer.” But I did one morning in April of this year. I had just turned 21 years old and was waiting to get called back to a job that I loved, dealing with some back pain that I thought was a result of playing ...