Letters to the Editor

Reasons to vote for Groff

We should vote for Jim Groff for supervisor of Northampton. When considering his track record, one of the most important accomplishments has been to bring the St. Mary's doctors' office to Northville. Because the hospital is so far away, we needed a way to care for the people of ...

History in the making

The story "Park seeks new heights" that appeared in The Leader-Herald reminds me of the fact the general public, especially our young people, really don't know much about their history.Some people even suggest that history is not relevant. Why learn what happened years or even hundreds of years ...

Community showed love for ‘The Eddie’

It was both inspiring and humbling to see the support of the community at "The Eddie."After my husband's tragic death on June 25, my children expressed their desire to establish a scholarship fund in their dad's name to benefit Johnstown High School seniors pursuing careers in math and science. ...

Group to meet Thursday

There are currently more than 5.4 million people in the United States with Alzheimer's disease, and more than 15 million people caring for them. As a family caregiver, emotions can run high and one may feel many different emotions - guilt, sadness, anger and resentment all at once. These ...

Candidates unimpressive

I have been a longtime resident and once a business owner in and around Gloversville most of my life.I am not very happy with the choices we have for mayor in Gloversville.First, let's look at James Handy. He stated he had a plan to fix the blight problem in the city, which I know is a very ...

Tournament helped club

On June 15, the Gloversville Boys & Girls Club held the 1st annual Zach Biron Memorial Dodgeball Tournament. Much needed funds were raised to support programming at the club. The purpose of the Boys & Girls Club is to provide social, educational, health, leadership and character ...

‘Block dog’ should not be left to wander

This letter is in reference to Kathryn Spira's article which appeared in The Sunday Leader-Herald on Sept. 1, "Our neighborhood's 'block dog.'"To begin, I sincerely have a great deal of respect for Kathryn and thoroughly enjoy reading her columns. She and her husband are kind and loving dog ...

Will project pay fair share?

Yippee - another nonprofit, non-taxpaying entity funded from the public coffers may come to Gloversville and buy the Estee Commons property.We are near our tax max - why is everyone jumping through their rear end? Will this new proposed housing project pay its fair share of taxes, unlike the ...

Thanks for dog’s pictures

Let's talk about the most recent case of animal abuse, shall we? When I heard about and saw the pictures of Dolce, the puppy found abandoned in Amsterdam, I felt complete sadness and disgust. This little dog was estimated to have been left on the street for about eight weeks with no food or ...

Water level decline at issue

I agree with the conclusion of your Aug. 20 editorial "Great Lakes' waters steady." False alarms are counterproductive. How could anyone who's been watching the Arctic glaciers melt at alarming rates (see www.chasingice.com) conclude that the oceans will rise enough to affect even Lake Ontario, ...

Skeptical about sarin claim

In 2002, then-Vice President Dick Cheney said we have "pretty much confirmed" Iraq has weapons of mass destruction. After that statement and 10 years of military occupation, none were found. John Kerry recently said we "have high confidence" that Syria's Bashar Assad used nerve gas (a WMD) on ...

Too many to individually thank for aid

On Aug. 9, we had a benefit for Donald W. Morgan to help with medical bills and upcoming medical costs. Donald had his voice box removed in June after battling cancer for a year. He also lost his sense of taste and smell.The benefit was a success and I would like to thank everyone who gave gift ...

Mohawks’ latest season a huge success

The Amsterdam Mohawks recently won their fourth championship in the last five years, and while doing so, hopefully created an enjoyable summer for many people in and out of the area. While we will be announcing some major changes to make our product better and even more affordable soon, we ...

Were workers used properly?

News Center 6 reported last month that village worker Charles Peterson alleges he was terminated for confronting Mayor William Peeler about village employees working on Peeler's personal property on village time and village dime.Peeler claims they were only removing sidewalk, and that all ...

Exhibit unveiled Tuesday

Please join us as we unveil a new exhibit of art at the SVAN Arts Center at 132 S. Main St., Northville, on Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. People can enjoy the opportunity to talk with many of the artists who have work on display. The oil paintings, acrylic paintings, pastel paintings, pencil ...

Martin would help vitalize Johnstown

On Tuesday, voters in the city of Johnstown will have the opportunity to nominate Republican 3rd Ward Councilwoman Helen Martin for the office of mayor.During her 22 years as a resident, Helen has been a prominent voice in community affairs. Currently city chairwoman of the tourism-special ...

Improvements planned

I am James E. Handy, candidate for mayor of Gloversville. I feel I best represent the interest of the citizens of the city both young and old alike, along with many unfortunate people who find it difficult to make ends meet.Relating to these individuals is easy for me because as a young person, ...

Mayor devoted to area

I need to start by saying that I do not live or pay taxes in Gloversville but feel the need to write this letter about its current mayor, Dayton King. His character and devotion to helping and making improvements to the community cannot be disputed.I knew Dayton as the little brother of Joe ...

Ponticello best for mayor

I would like to encourage the Republican voters of Gloversville to consider voting for Mike Ponticello in the Republican primary.Mike, who loves Gloversville, has been involved in not only the schools, but as a recreation director in the city and county supervisor.He has the range of experience ...

Son’s energy, accessibility benefit city

Dayton King is my son. I am writing this letter in support of his re-election this year, and I realize my opinion will certainly be viewed as biased. However, I do want to let the residents and voters of Gloversville have a glimpse of what it is like to have your son be the mayor of our ...