Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Butler: I am proud to stand with Robert Smullen

When I made the difficult decision last year to retire from the New York State Assembly, I truly hoped we would see a fair and thoughtful election here in the 118th District Instead, we have witnessed a campaign that has devolved into a relentless series of mean-spirited personal attacks on ...

Gerard McAuliffe is the only ‘highly qualified’ candidate

I endorse J. Gerard McAuliffe for Fulton County family court judge. While the endorsement from a former town justice may mean little, the fact that Gerard received a rating of “Highly Qualified” from the Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission should hold substantial ...

The Glove Museum is a hidden treasure

When I read a story several weeks ago about Dan Storto’s Glove Museum in Dorloo, it was clear to me that I had to take my family to see this creation, as my grandmother worked her fingers to the bone sewing gloves at home for various glove factories from Fulton County. On July 29, my family ...

Gerard McAuliffe has what it takes to be a family court judge

Having worked in the sheriff’s office for 22 years, I met and worked closely with most, if not all, of the attorneys in the area. My first contact with Gerard McAuliffe was when he was an attorney working with the Public Defender’s Office. Over the years I witnessed Gerard’s passion for ...

Global warming is real and we need to be pro-active

It’s summer, 2018, and the Northern Hemisphere is burning. Is this a surprise? Well, not to me. It’s just another indication of global warming and we can expect more to come in the future. How hot is it? In our own area, we have been under “heat advisories” several times this summer, ...

Tedra Cobb will be a solid leader in Congress

If you are a local voter, chances are good that you voted for Donald Trump in November 2016. You may have voted for him because you liked his business experience and expected him get the economy working for everyone. You may have voted for him because he would disrupt the status quo and root ...

The Leader-Herald jumps to an unwarranted conclusion

This letter is in response to the editorial published on Sunday, July 29. The Leader-Herald’s attitude was that Trump’s critics had egg on their faces because the EU “appeared” to cave. Really? Appeared? And with that non-fact, and with absolutely no evidence, just a possibility, the ...

Our country is falling prey to terror organizations

Re: Today’s America vs. U.S. Constitution Opening the newspaper or reviewing the news on the Internet or even listening to the news on the television shows how this country is falling prey to organizations such as ISIS. With the onslaught of disrespect against the president of the United ...

Not marking the no passing zones is dangerous

Recently I drove from the Rockwood area to Johnstown on Route 29. A paving project was in progress for about two to three miles. Temporary marking on the new blacktop consisted of a white line on each outside edge of the road and dashed yellow lines in the middle of the highway. This dashed ...

Molinaro may seem like an answer, but he isn’t

Molinaro may seem like an alternative to Cuomo but the more you look at him the more alike they appear. He uses words like “smaller government” but while county executive he grew the Dutchess County government spending from $393 million in 2013 to over $480 million in 2018. He has no ...

The election is not about party loyalties, it is about ethics

When I met Tedra Cobb last August, it was immediately apparent to me that she is a person of ethics, commitment, and experience. I am the parent of a son with autism, and I work with people with disabilities, so disabilities rights are personal to me. Tedra is not a big money corporate ...

The Trump administration’s war on the conservation

The news that the Trump administration intends to end the automatic protection for threatened animals and plants as well as limiting habitat safeguards meant to shield recovering species from harm has created a growing firestorm of anger among dedicated bedrock wildlife protectors, conservation ...

Library welcomes new summer ‘faces’

There are a couple of new “summer” faces at St. Johnsville’s Margaret Reaney Library. Miss Samantha, our library page, has proven to be a quick study competently handling the four times a week Interlibrary Loan delivery. Delivery is the way we request from and fill requests for ...

Efforts are being made to re-open Broadalbin Beach

Yesterday, I once again wrote to Robert Stegemann, Regional Director of the DEC in Ray Brook, Essex County, asking for a meeting to discuss the outlook for any future operation of a beach on the Sacandaga in town of Broadalbin. Several attempts to meet in the past year have not been ...

Michael Smrtic is the most qualified for position

I have practiced family law in Fulton County for 29 years. I changed my party enrollment from Republican to Democrat back in 2008, so I will not be voting in this primary (although my husband is still an enrolled Republican and he can cast a vote), but as an attorney who appears in Family Court ...

Understanding the Democrats vengeance is important

Wake up call? When are the citizens of this country going to wake up to the hypocrisy and the outright lies from the Democrats and the main stream media. They have been so obsessed with taking down Donald Trump before and since the election. Since the Helsinki summit they have even become ...

‘Stupid’ politicians need to get off of Trump’s back

I have a slant on the Trump-Putin relationship that I haven’t heard anywhere else. To begin with, if we go back 80 years to World War II, who helped us the most in beating Germany? Russia! Great Britain took the brunt of the war but it was Russia that helped us the most. Down the road I ...