Letters to the Editor

Halloween dance will be treat for patrons

We would like to invite all of those reading this to join the Rosary Society at the Holy Trinity Parish Center on Glebe Street in Johnstown on Oct. 26 from 7 to 11 p.m. to a fall Halloween dance with the music of The Gentlemen, which includes parishioner Gary McCoy.This will be a fundraiser for ...

Handy better than King

In my 70-plus years of living in the city of Gloversville, I have watched my city go from a vibrant metropolis to a shadow of its former self.Saying that, I would like to endorse for mayor James Handy, as he is far and away better than the alternative.Four years ago I made an uneducated and ...

Buchanan’s column wrong on shutdown

Pat Buchanan, in his column published Wednesday, tried to make the Republicans in Congress seem to be doing the right thing when, in fact, they are playing politics to the detriment of the people of the country.He suggests they are trying to get the federal government going again by offering to ...

Demolition hurts Caroga

This is addressed to the Caroga Town Board:I am one of many who think tearing down the old school is a slap in the face to many of us who spent 12 years there. Of course, all the new imports don't have a clue about its history.The school was built in 1856 and could have been restored, which is ...

Important reminders before busy time

As we approach a very busy time for most people, I wanted to share some important reminders. Remember that for people older than age 65 who have Medicare, the Health Insurance Marketplace is not for you. The Marketplace is for people who are younger than age 65 and uninsured, underinsured, or ...

Issues to address in Caroga

As a taxpayer in the town of Caroga, why are you paying higher taxes and getting fewer services?Why was the maintenance of town hall ignored since 1991 until 2006? You paid almost $250,000 in engineering studies for a building that was deemed urgently needed, and after it was built it just sat ...

Treatment of veterans dead wrong

There would not be a budget crisis today if the Senate had done its constitutional duty and passed a budget. The House passed a budget and sent it to the Senate for consideration. However, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid blocked the proposed budget disallowing fellow senators to consider, ...

Come visit Johnstown cemetery

The officers and trustees of Johnstown Cemetery acknowledge and thank the fine care that Christine Sweeney and her team are doing, and the road and tree work by Robert Morrison and company. Johnstown Cemetery has never been better.This cemetery occupies 50 acres at the very center of our city, ...

Letter writer did not have facts straight

This is a rebuttal to the recent letter to the editor, "Tell Republicans in Congress to grow up."Get your facts straight.Negotiations? Nancy Pelosi was the speaker of the House at the time Obamacare was voted on and passed, meaning the Democrats had control of the House. Remember, she said, "We ...

Julius best choice for area

Michael Julius has lived in Johnstown all his life. He attended Johnstown schools, graduated from Albany College of Pharmacy at Union College, and after working for 20 years in pharmacies, opened a very successful pharmacy of his own in Broadalbin. Now retired, he decided to run for mayor of ...

Letter on health law missed the mark

Your editorial published Oct. 2 was spot on. It was Mr. Preuninger's letter published Tuesday that was full of distortions and misrepresentations. Here are a few examples.He says millions of Americans are denied basic health care. I recommend he research Medicaid and Medicare. The letter ...

Ratings should be out

I live in Albany County and we have inspections of restaurants and they are rated for cleanliness, handicapped accessibility, etc. After eating in an old restaurant on Route 30, I would be very interested in seeing its ratings. I called to see when the last inspection was and what health ...

Columnist plays fast and loose with facts

Syndicated columnist Kathleen Parker made some surprisingly inaccurate statements in her recent column in The Leader-Herald about the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. She wrote, "Many companies are cutting worker hours to below the threshold 30 hours because of the [ACA] mandate." ...

Angels work at hospice

Our area is extremely fortunate to have Mountain Valley Hospice available. My father, Douglas W. Maidment, recently passed away. I cannot adequately express how wonderfully and lovingly everyone at hospice treated Dad and me.Each and every person there is an angel from heaven. Heartfelt thanks ...

Man gets prison for robbing bar

JOHNSTOWN - A man who robbed a bar and threatened to kill two people last spring in Gloversville was sentenced Tuesday in Fulton County Court to state prison.Edward C. Jones, 54, of 2128 Route 67, was sentenced by Judge Polly A. Hoye to to 1 1/2 to three years in state prison as a ...

Police investigating possible abduction

GLOVERSVILLE - City police said officers are investigating a report of a possible abduction.Police said at about 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, two juveniles reported seeing a gray or tan four-door car, possibly a Buick or Oldsmobile, traveling west on Forest Street. There were two people in the front of ...

Large group enjoyed gourmet event

Mohawk Harvest hosted its fourth annual Harvest Dinner on Sunday and what an evening it was. We had one of the largest crowds ever for this local foods celebration, and the reviews of the elegant event have been glowing.The success of this truly gourmet evening goes to many. The magic for our ...

Don’t leave poison on trail

I would like to express a concern about the FJ&G Rail?Trail section in Gloversville.My beautiful dog was fatally poisoned by eating rat poison on the rail trail.No one should be leaving rat poison on the rail trail, and my heart is broken.MARCIA L. COOKJohnstown

Editorials should be based on facts

Your editorial published Oct. 2 represents yet another broadside in the seemingly endless barrage of distortions, misrepresentations and outright lies which have been employed over the past 25 years to ensure that millions of Americans are denied access to basic health care services, something ...

Story on war in Guatemala revived memories

With reference to the article published Sept. 30 on Page 5, "U.S. Trial Wraps Up for Guatemalan Soldier," I was amazed that this war was still under discussion.My parents and I were there until l954. In fact, my father was a missionary for 25 years to the Mayan Indians. He served the village ...