Letters to the Editor

Vote would be appreciated

My name is Chris Swatt and I'm asking for your vote for councilman-atlarge for the city of Johnstown.It was my intention to run as the Republican Party representative, but my petitions were challenged by my opponent and declared invalid. This is my first time going through this process, and I ...

Thanks for the support

Ethan Allen's family would like to thank all our family, friends, community and businesses for all their prayers, support and donations for Ethan. Ethan's benefit on Sept. 8 at the VFW Post 942 in Fonda was a huge success because of all the businesses, family and friends who donated and came to ...

Time for new leadership

Gloversville and Fulton County have given me so much: a quality education, a passion for history and an appreciation for the outdoors. I'm running for Gloversville 5th Ward supervisor because I love this community and want to give back and to help us achieve our full potential. Through both ...

Improve health programs

One important indicator of the maturity of an individual is how well that person can holistically take care of himself. This is also true for nations. The United States, through its struggling new health care plans, is trying to reach a higher level of maturity regarding its health services for ...

Elect Martin for mayor

I just want to say that I hope you will vote for Helen Martin for Johnstown mayor. Helen has tirelessly promoted Johnstown and Fulton County in state meetings and has served as the 3rd Ward councilwoman and has been the city rep to the water board. She has been active at the Johnstown ...

Sound decisions made

It has been my pleasure to serve Northampton residents as supervisor for the past eight years. I've met many wonderful people and built strong alliances at the state, regional, county, Adirondack and local levels, enabling me to properly represent the public and taxpayers' best interest. I've ...

Tobacco marketing causes youth smoking

Every day, our kids are exposed to a tremendous amount of tobacco marketing in convenience stores, gas stations, pharmacies and grocery stores. It is not an accident that tobacco products are displayed in the most visible location in stores - directly behind the checkout counter. Exposure to ...

Cast votes for Republicans

On Tuesday, the voters of Gloversville will be voting for two citywide offices, mayor and councilman-at-large. In addition, in Wards 3, 4, 5 and 6, Republican voters will have the opportunity to vote for true Republican candidates for supervisor. Although the Republican candidates for county ...

Elect Julius and Kemper

Being very disappointed with national and state political leaders, I would like to recognize a couple people running for office locally. Annually, I look for integrity in those who shall receive my vote. Michael Julius, who is seeking election for mayor in Johnstown, was my pharmacist for many ...

Tactics leave sour taste

I was born and raised in Northville. When I graduated from high school, I moved away for about 13 years. My family decided to move back a few months ago. My husband and I want to raise our children in this small town we call home.Since returning, I must say that the articles I have read and ...

Support Handy for mayor

This letter is written in support of my husband, James Handy, for mayor of Gloversville. I am asking for your support by voting for him on Election Day on Tuesday. He will bring back experience, honesty and integrity to the office of mayor.Jim has served our city as council member, ...

Republicans are to blame

Your recent editorial, "Shutdown madness," concentrates on the kinds of government agencies or facilities that were closed during the Republican tantrum in the House of Representatives and you complain about the choices made by the executive branch.But, you should have concentrated on the ...

Choose GOP candidates

On Tuesday, we will be going to the polls to cast our votes for individuals who will lead our county, the 4th Judicial District and six ballot proposals that are amendments to our New York State Constitution. We have a talented, competent and qualified group of Republican candidates running on ...

Fonda-Fultonville to meet Tuesday

FONDA - The Fonda-Fultonville Central School District Board of Education will have a special board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the multi-purpose room.

Take time to learn about wealth divide

Recently at training, I was given a test to see how much I understood the current climate for the average working family. Please be honest with yourself and take the test before you read the answers.The goal of the test is to raise awareness about the divide in today's society - no, not that ...

Reject ‘good old boys’

Northampton voters should beware.As a former Town Board member who donated hundreds of hours working on the town court renovations, town hall lighting system, plus working on grant applications, I feel it is time to get back on the Northampton Town Board.After being defeated two years ago, the ...

Ticket misrepresents facts

Recently, the Kemper/Poulin ticket asked the question why the town tax rate is 96 cents per $1,000 and the village rate $7.75 per $1,000. If you have all the facts, it is easy to understand that there is no way to make a proper comparison.For example, if you take the village budget and use the ...

Consider buying angel pin

Regarding the Tuesday article in The Leader- Herald, "Effort supports girl with heart ailment," I would like to add some additional information.I am doing an angel pin fundraiser for Anna King and her family. Originally from Mayfield, 13-year-old Anna and her family now live in Texas. Anna ...

Achievements numerous

My name is Robin Wentworth and I have served as Gloversville Ward 1 councilwoman since 2008. I am running for councilman-at-large to serve the residents of the entire city. I am a lifelong resident of Gloversville, graduated from Gloversville High School and Fulton-Montgomery Community College ...

Julius perfect for position

As the date of the election approaches, many of us are considering who is the best candidate for mayor. I for one believe the best candidate is Michael Julius. He is a lifelong resident of Johnstown and understands the nuances of this particular city. He understands its people and its history. ...