Letters to the Editor

Ponticello’s experience key

On Tuesday, Primary Day, Republican voters in Gloversville have the opportunity to vote for a mayoral candidate who has extensive experience in budget preparation, working within multiple contract terms simultaneously, and negotiations. This candidate is Michael Ponticello who has been ...

State funds are tax dollars

I am not a resident of Northampton or the village of Northville, but have noted many of politicians saying things like they are "looking for grants and other state funding as a way of alleviating the costs on the taxpayers." The most recent was Linda Kemper, who is running for re-election as ...

Voters will decide candidate

It was a great surprise to me to learn the publisher of The Leader-Herald, Pat Beck, a longtime champion of open meetings in government, moderated a closed and private forum for Gloversville Republican mayoral candidates at the Eccentric Club on Aug. 28.It was equally surprising the other two ...

Return?King to City?Hall

On Primary Day, Tuesday, the citizens of Gloversville have the privilege to cast their vote on the November ballot for mayor. You have one candidate who has proven to the community he can not only do the job, but do it well. This person has a record of positive accomplishments and has done an ...

Law describes duties, limitations of office

In her recent letter, Carolyn Kozlowski worried about how "average" people reading a July letter from another Broadalbin resident might interpret it. I located the letter, which was a taxpayer thanking town Supervisor Joe DiGiacomo and the Town?Board for approving the repair of a washout and ...

New Gloversville awaits

We live in a very depressed community evidenced by the blight and unemployment. The answer to this may be turning the many young people I see on our streets into homeowners and taxpayers.Why don't we seek out some programs and money that would provide pay and materials for these people to ...

Mark calendar for event

On behalf of the Hamilton County Youth Board, I would like to take the time to thank the countless individuals who helped make our Family Fun Day a huge success. We had more than 600 people attend this year's event!First and foremost, we would like to thank our sponsors: Stop DWI Program, St. ...

Mayor King a champion for community

Gloversville Mayor Dayton King is a community champion. That statement I make with the truest sincerity. No mayor I know of has ever been or will be as accessible as King. If you ever encounter a problem in Gloversville, all it takes is a quick Facebook message to Mayor King and he will help ...

Ponticello the best choice

Often I'm being asked who I think is the best choice for mayor of Gloversville. Shortly, registered Republicans will be asked to vote in a primary that will select the candidates for this very important job.This primary may present some difficulties for some people who know all three gentlemen ...

Contributions will help

On behalf of the entire Angel Flight Northeast organization, I would like to thank everyone who was so supportive over the past several months.In particular, I would like to acknowledge the patrons and visitors of Granny's Ice Cream Shanty in Johnstown. Their contributions to our mission are ...

Mets’ triple-A team should be in our area

In the great state of New York we have two major league baseball teams: the Mets and the Yankees. We also have several minor league teams: one A-level team in Troy (Tri-City ValleyCats), and three triple-A teams, with one each in Rochester, Syracuse and Buffalo. None of these teams are ...

Help to reduce suicides

Did you know that more than 38,000 people die by suicide each year in the United States? That's one person every 13 minutes. These are more than just numbers; they represent our family, friends, neighbors and colleagues.For the second year in a row, the state Legislature has declared September ...

Sheriff Lorey’s ability to lead in question

Hey, Sheriff Tom Lorey: The driver of the truck who killed my friend is making you look pretty foolish once again. Telling you one thing at the scene, The Leader-Herald something else, and The Daily Gazette something else - all different stories. If I was sheriff, I would be on his doorstep ...

Ponticello can lead city

Gloversville needs a mayor who can lead this city into the future. There are many people who still believe in this city, such as myself and Mike Ponticello. I hear the way people talk negatively about Gloversville, the deplorable conditions, the fragmented leadership, the crime and the blight. ...

Leave cats in city alone

Leave the cats in Gloversville alone. There is no reason to be bothered unless you want to help feed and shelter them. Remember, they are part of a colony. Some don't want humans. They live amongst themselves and their families. Save Our Cats, Kittens and Strays spays and neuters them. This ...

Some Gloversville residents are disgusting

What is happening to Gloversville? What kind of people are we attracting to Gloversville?I recently had two incidents happen I just can't believe, and they are very bothersome to me. I noticed a young lady walking down the street as I pulled my car into the garage. It was still daylight. When ...

Recovery is real, possible

September is National Recovery Month, sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. SAMHSA wishes to increase awareness and understanding of substance use and mental health disorders. Prevention does work, treatment is effective and people can and do recover every ...

Check out lake association

I attended the Great Sacandaga Lake Association's annual membership meeting Aug. 16. There were 32 people in attendance, of which five were GSLA board members, three were Sacandaga Protection Committee members, one was from the Hudson River Black River Regulating District, Mike Clark, one from ...

Jeffers represents character of community

It is customary for many people to neglect the importance of the local mayoral election, which will soon take place in the city of Johnstown. Many have subscribed to those suspicions that portray our municipal governments and the elections determining their operators as largely ineffectual, ...

Keep park wild forever

Did you know tourist sportsmen from other countries fly into Alaska for hiking, fishing, hunting, etc.? Then, the state puts on more troopers, boats, helicopters, planes and Coast Guard patrols and ATVs to watch over them. Some natives don't like what's happening to their state.We have a modern ...