Letters to the Editor

‘Rock’ to help Fort Plain

I am writing to invite your readers to attend a very important event. On Sunday, a benefit concert, Rock the Mohawk, featuring four live bands, will be held at the Fort Plain Elementary School gymnasium. The music begins at 1 p.m.; the doors will open at noon.All proceeds from this event will ...

Kindness of community appreciated

The Berkshire Volunteer Fire Department wishes to express our sincerest thanks to all who recently attended our annual roast beef dinner in our new firehouse. We were overwhelmed and pleased by the support of our friends and the members of our community. According to our members who have been ...

Response to request heartfelt, amazing

Recently, my office has participated in a book and game collection for the Boys & Girls Club of Gloversville and library-suitable books for the Hale Creek Facility.The response to our request has been heartfelt and amazing. We have helped to stock the library shelves at Hale Creek with ...

Celebrating 238 years

On Sunday, the U.S. Marine Corps celebrated its 238th birthday."The Marine Corps does what the country asks of it. And I see it as a statement on the incredible flexibility the corps offers the nation," said Gen. James T. Conway.Semper Fi.Sgt. GENE BUYCEKorea 1953 veteranMayfield

Do you remember?

If you are old enough to remember the day President Kennedy was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963, we'd like to hear from you. What were you doing that day? How did you hear about the news and how did you react to it? What do you remember about the day? What effect did the assassination have on ...

State has a religion: secular humanism

A religion is a specific system of beliefs or a philosophy of life. New York's state religion, which is taught in its public schools, is secular humanism. Its principle relies on moral relativism - there is no objective morality; no higher authority than humans; no free will, only animal ...

Help Friends earn funds

The Friends of the Gloversville Library will hold a fundraiser at the Gloversville McDonald's on Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. Please help the Friends earn 20 percent of all proceeds during the fundraising hours.Enjoy a night out with the family and help the library at the same time. You do not ...

Service may offer what you are seeking

This letter is directed to any reader who currently does not participate in a religious service offered by one of our local churches, perhaps because you cannot subscribe fully to their respective doctrines. I suggest that you check out our group of Living Hope Freethinkers, which meets each ...

Thanks to our veterans

The members of the Youth Journalism Club - Emily Meher, Emily Kincheloe, Mystia Kirby and Cody Gray - would like to thank our veterans for everything they have done for us, especially all of the sacrifices they made for our freedom.We are lucky to have your bravery and you risking your lives ...

Community helps make cemetery special

Another wonderful summer season has come and gone, and many people we have come to love and respect have passed away.As the caretaker of the Mayfield Union Rural Cemetery, I realize each and every person, young or old, who are laid to rest have made a mark in the history of our area. They have ...

Running to battle cancer

My name is Bill "Sears" Rowback. I am running for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I raise money to help cure blood cancer by running different races during the year.I will be going to Walt Disney World from Jan. 8 to 12, 2014, and will attempt to run 3.1 miles on Thursday, 6.2 miles on ...

Running to battle cancer

My name is Bill "Sears" Rowback. I am running for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I raise money to help cure blood cancer by running different races during the year.I will be going to Walt Disney World from Jan. 8 to 12, 2014, and will attempt to run 3.1 miles on Thursday, 6.2 miles on ...

Cyclists should consider the other lane

Regarding an article by James Reed, who recommends new laws to protect bicyclists, what could best serve safety is having all bicyclists travel on the left side of the road. This stipulation would give bicyclists the advantage of observing all oncoming vehicles and maintaining a safe interval ...

Prior director not forgotten

I feel compelled to make a correction to an article written Oct. 18, which stated I was appointed to probation director in January 2013 to succeed longtime former director Warren Greene. I was actually appointed director upon the retirement of Michael Kirkpatrick, who began his probation career ...

Step up and help out local little league

Having just finished my term as president of Gloversville Little League, I would like to thank the community, parents and volunteers for your support, while encouraging everyone to continue the momentum we have started with our Revitalize Parkhurst Field campaign.Opened in 1906 as A,J&G ...

Better leader might help parties agree

After closely watching the testimony on the Affordable Care Act, it's quite clear the government screwed up.I'm a Republican, but that has nothing to do with what's going on. The vast majority of your readership demands in English what's really going on.First - an undertaking in health care is ...

Students created informative event

Recently, the Johnstown High School Participation in Government students organized and ran a city of Johnstown mayoral debate at the Johnstown Performing Arts Center. The students conducted themselves very professionally in creating an informative event for the voting public and the entire ...

Don’t hesitate to offer help with dinners

I want to thank everyone who helped with our recent Harvest Dinner at the Bleecker Fish & Game Club.They say many hands make little work. Well, we could have used a few more hands, but we managed. With the 300-plus members we have, I would think we could get a little more help with the ...

State should have better permit system

I fought the law and the law won.I received four tickets for storing boats, equipment and shelter on state land. I still think the Adirondack Park Agency and the state Department of Environmental Conservation could come up with a better permit system for tenting on state land. There are ...

More ‘rebuilding days’ needed in village

Four months later, after severe flooding in the town of Fort Plain, only the second "rebuilding day" was coordinated by the Fulton-Montgomery Long-Term Recovery Committee. The event is glorified in the article "Recovery from flood continues in village" by Casey Croucher.The unexpected act of ...