Letters to the Editor

Man did good work as gas station worker

When I was a little kid, you didn't have to pump gas much because most gas stations were full service. The attendant would set the gas nozzle on auto, and while the tank was filling, he would wash the windshield, check the oil and honor any other request you may have, like checking the tire ...

Vandals showed lack of respect for work

Respect - such a small word, and maybe that is why no one pays attention to the meaning.My grandson, Jordan Twardy, visited the Wilson Nature Trail in Johnstown. Jordan decided he wanted to fix the trail so the community could enjoy the property. The property was given to the city by the ...

School supplies needed

Thank you to all who helped 100 kids in need last year with basic school supplies and backpacks.Price Chopper is hosting Tools For School - a school supply collection - again this year. The Salvation Army needs your help to fill 150 backpacks for those who have applied for assistance this ...

Contributions helped ride reach goal

On behalf of the Pine Tree Rifle Club, the members would like to thank the following businesses and donors for their generous contributions making the motorcycle benefit ride for the Fulton County Sheriff's K-9 Division on June 22 a successful event: Adirondack Harley-Davidson, American Legion ...

Fond memories of camp

My first summer camp was the first year Woodworth Lake opened.The first camp-out was the first year the council owned Woodworth - the road ended at the old farmhouse at Hines Pond. I skinny-dipped in the lake the summer before the camp opened. My brother did the plumbing - unchanged after all ...

Public made ice cream social a treat

We just held our second ice cream social and bake sale at the First Presbyterian Church of Johnstown and would like to say thank you to all those who helped.We would like to thank Stewart's Shops for their generosity in donating the ice cream and toppings. We would also like to thank all of ...

Happy to be back in city

There is a smile on both our faces. We are so happy to be back on the "four corners" here in Gloversville. Thank you to all our well-wishers and the kindnesses we've received.Our move went quickly, and now we are trying to set up the store, hoping to be open soon. We are planning an open house ...

Youth basketball clinic a hit in Wells

On July 6 and 7, I hosted a youth basketball clinic at the community hall in Wells. The clinic focused on basic fundamentals, game situations, and foul shot and hot shot completions. As I have been involved in the game for many years now this was the first clinic I have ever run.The success of ...

Carbon tax a hot idea

If we want to sustain our way of life in New York state, we need to decrease carbon-dioxide emissions. Rising temperatures and extreme weather events caused by greenhouse gas emissions affect many aspects of our lives from crop farming to fishing, dairy farming, tourism, winter sports and ...

Get to know other races

The nationally watched trial of George Zimmerman over the tragic death of Trayvon Martin should be a wakeup call to all of us to make a greater effort to establish friendships with people of other racial backgrounds. Familiarity can breed contempt, but more often, it nurtures tolerance, ...

Minden ditches made flooding worse

I am from the township of Minden. The Highway Department spent one year digging deep ditches along both sides of the roads.Some roads have no shoulders and are potentially hazardous.But here is the worst result of this project: The water runs faster and more plentiful down the ditches into ...

Adopt carbon tax, dividend legislation

The proposal for a substantial investment in the Mayfield school district's secure energy future is a welcome development ("Mayfield district considers solar panel project," July 25). Solar panels can bring opportunities for technology education and electricity savings. We want more ...

Are newspaper’s numbers creative?

For several weeks, I've seen The Daily Gazette's self-promotion regarding how its circulation growth has trumped all other local newspapers, including the Times-Union and The Leader-Herald. Imagine my surprise when the Business Review ran "The List" of Newspapers (ranked by paid circulation) ...

Road change not needed

I just toured the road changes at the new Walmart. I have just one question: Why?Seems to me, all of the changes were to direct traffic to the store without regard to other businesses in the area. A simpler solution could have been made. But then, I am not an expert; I just look at the ...

Enjoy Civic Band music

On Wednesday night, you can hear beautiful music from Melchoir Park and the 39-member Civic Band. Many of those members drive for miles to entertain the music lovers in Gloversville.The remaining concerts are at 7 p.m. this Wednesday and Aug. 7, where you can tap your toes to "Les Miserables," ...

Renewable-energy plan cost-effective

Funded through a state program at no cost to the Mayfield Board of Education with an estimated $180,000 savings on the district's electric bill, the solar panel project sounds like a win for taxpayers, the schools and students ("Mayfield district considers solar panels," July 25). This also ...

Help group with crusade

The Committee on Human Rights will meet at the Gloversville City Hall lounge at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 5.Discussion will center on local problems such as the water system and whether county government should take over the water departments.Also, there will be suggestions and opinions as to the ...

Repair of road in Broadalbin appreciated

Let me begin by saying I am very proud to be a homeowner in the town of Broadalbin, and in past years, I have always been very happy with the services provided for my tax dollars. My four children and I live on Union Mills Road, just a little over a mile beyond the highway garage.Friday night ...

Festival was enjoyable

Thanks to everyone who came out and supported the annual Summer Strawberry Festival at the Church of the Holy Spirit on June 21.The beautiful weather and live music made it an enjoyable and relaxing evening. While there was a line for the dinner foods, we hope that it was worth the wait.Thanks ...

Summer program offers valuable service

ABC 10 News recently reported on the kick-off of the Schenectady summer lunch program. This annual program, funded by the New York State Education Department and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, provides free lunches to hungry kids. Unfortunately, hungry kids aren't just in the inner city. ...