Letters to the Editor

Handy leader city needs

I am writing to lend my support to James Handy as the next mayor of Gloversville. Mr. Handy's years of experience on the city council, being a co-founder of RailFest, his ability to work not only with members of the council, but also with department heads, employees, unions and other local ...

Mayors’ powers limited

In a recent letter to the editor, a person wrote about what he remembers of the Gloversville of his youth and wanting it back. The present-day Gloversville was brought about because of the national and world happenings since the 1970s. The wars, the economy, the retail shifts and the lifestyle ...

King promoting growth

I would like to address all Gloversville citizens and encourage everyone to get to the polls Nov. 5 and vote for our current mayor, Dayon King. With his experience as mayor, he will continue to promote job growth and encourage a better future for our youth.As a business owner, I have seen much ...

Make effort to vote Nov. 5

My name is Alex Kuchis, and I am running for Montgomery County Legislator for the 9th District. This district encompasses the village of Hagaman, the town of Amsterdam surrounding the village, the hamlet of Cranesville, the Rockton neighborhood in the city of Amsterdam, as well as the ...

Disabled find employment in local area

October is National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month and at Lexington we are happy to recognize the individuals we support with finding employment in our community. We also are grateful to the businesses that partner with us to provide employment opportunities to men and women with ...

Wentworth right for job

Who is there every time there is a crisis in Gloversville? It seems that Robin Wentworth is the loudest voice on the Gloversville City Council when it is time to speak out or fight for the people of Gloversville. It only would be logical that she becomes the councilman-at-large, as she has ...

New blood will aid county

It's election time yet again. We, the taxpayers of Montgomery County, are to be afforded the opportunity to select individuals to head up the very first Legislature of Montgomery County.For the last 23 years I have been following our county workings. In that time frame, we have seen some ...

Julius best pick for city

I am writing to ask the citizens of Johnstown to join me in voting for Michael Julius as the next mayor of Johnstown. I have been privileged to know Michael as a friend for more than six decades. We grew up in the same neighborhood in Johnstown and Michael still lives in the home and ...

City, county headed in right direction

I am writing to all residents in Gloversville's 3rd Ward to ask for your vote on Election Day, Nov. 5. As your current county supervisor, I work diligently to represent your interests and make our community better. My wife and I raised our family here on Kingsboro Avenue and I want our city to ...

Don’t call people clowns

In reply to the letter to the editor written by Robert Jones, titled "'Obamacare' is the law," published Oct. 19I, as one of the "clowns" he references, would remind Mr. Jones of several points concerning laws.No Congress is held to the actions of a previous Congress. A law passed in 2010 can ...

Julius right choice for city

On Nov. 5, the citizens of Johnstown (those who bother to vote) will choose a new mayor.Their election is not about how many signs you can plaster the city streets with or about name recognition. This election will determine the path Johnstown will take to the future.We need someone who is ...

Voters’ support sought

To the constituents of the town of Mohawk, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Mark Hoffman. I am running for the Mohawk Town Council as an independent candidate. My platform for the position is the Think for Yourself party.At the county, city and town level, the emphasis should not be ...

Jeffers will bring fresh ideas into office

The city of Johnstown Republican Committee would like to hereby officially announce its endorsement of Scott Jeffers for the office of mayor in the city of Johnstown.Mr. Jeffers is currently a member of the Johnstown Water Board and has held several positions in the Johnstown and Fulton County ...

Vote down Prop. 5 Nov. 5

Election day is coming, and ballot Proposition 5 asks voters about an Adirondack land swap. I write to call attention to Proposition 5.Should we-the people of New York state-swap land with a mining company? Will we give away our rare old-growth Adirondack Forest Preserve? Could we give up 200 ...

DiGiacomo cares for town

Over the past few years, it has become very evident the voting of the people is very, very important in determining what our governments are going to be like.Over the past 12 years in the town of Broadalbin the property tax rate has been held constant by the supervisor(s) and the Town Board. ...

Thanks for helping book and bake sale

The Friends of the Gloversville Public Library would like to once again thank the community and many volunteers who helped to make our recent book and bake sale a great success.Thanks to everyone who donated books, to those who came to buy books, and to those who donated baked goods for the ...

Generosity appreciated

To all of the contributors to and patrons of St. Cecilia's Rummage Sale, held in Fonda on Friday and Saturday, we would like to express our most sincere gratitude. Because of your generosity we were able to raise needed funds to help us support our local food pantry.One patron in particular ...

Handy not the answer

I am writing to express my concerns if Jim Handy gets elected as the mayor of Gloversville.Handy was the councilman-at-large while Tim Hughes was the mayor and allowed Hughes and then-City Attorney John Clo to receive buyouts they didn't earn.What about when City Clerk Gary Margiotta, a 16-year ...

Helen Martin ready to lead Johnstown

Who is Helen Martin and who does she think she is?Who does Helen Martin think she is, running for mayor of Johnstown as a Conservative? I've known Helen Martin for years and I know quite a lot about her. I know that Helen is not a Democrat and I know that she isn't 29; let's just say that ...

Vote ‘no’ on Proposition 5

Proposition 5, on the Nov. 5 ballot, seeks approval to exchange 200 acres of "forever wild" forest preserve in the Adirondack Park with a mining company. This is a raw deal and should be voted down.There are three main reasons to vote "No" on Proposition 5.First, Proposition 5 sets a terrible ...