Letters to the Editor

Editorials should be based on facts

Your editorial published Oct. 2 represents yet another broadside in the seemingly endless barrage of distortions, misrepresentations and outright lies which have been employed over the past 25 years to ensure that millions of Americans are denied access to basic health care services, something ...

Story on war in Guatemala revived memories

With reference to the article published Sept. 30 on Page 5, "U.S. Trial Wraps Up for Guatemalan Soldier," I was amazed that this war was still under discussion.My parents and I were there until l954. In fact, my father was a missionary for 25 years to the Mayan Indians. He served the village ...

Sending sympathy to staff

I would like to send my sympathy to Lexington staff for the passing of very important individuals. I myself worked for Lexington for 26 years, and have recently ended my career with them. Although I loved working with the individuals, the last house I was at cared for very frail individuals. I ...

Financial donations added interest to event

The Adirondack Velo Club recently held our second annual cyclocross race at Johnstown High School. We would like to thank our sponsors, volunteers and the Greater Johnstown School District.Without the generous support of Brown's Ford, Fulmont Insurance and Alpin Haus it would have been ...

Too many still smoking

I was very excited to see New York state celebrating 10 years of clean indoor air over the summer.However, despite our success in the last decade, tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States. There is more work to be done. We still have around ...

Tell Republicans in?Congress to grow up

The Leader-Herald's stand against President Barack Obama and support of Republican lies no longer surprises this reader. I would like to set the record straight.The Republicans in Washington have succeeded in doing what they sought to do from the start: shut down government as we know it. If ...

Loan issue confusing

Regarding the future of Pine Brook Golf Club, I am confused. The club takes a $325,000 loan and then rents the club and restaurant for $2, and allows the managing firm to keep all of the revenues? How did they expect to pay the loan? Am I missing something?Sounds like fraud, or a way to give ...

Visit businesses that helped with party

The Gloversville 50-55 Plus Seniors would like to thank all the following merchants for their donations to our recent card party Sept. 23 at the Gloversville Senior Center. Seventy-six members and guests attended. It was a huge success.We at the senior club realize how hard it is for all the ...

Help create safe community

Project ACTION Tobacco-Free Coalition of Hamilton, Fulton, and Montgomery Counties partners with local organizations in our community. One of the local partners is Montgomery County Domestic Violence and Crime Victim Services of Catholic Charities of Fulton and Montgomery Counties. The program ...

Labels should match crime

I am curious as to what they will do to the Johnstown police officer who was recently charged with having sex with a minor.Would they label him, as they do young people, as a sex offender? In my opinion, if he is found guilty he is a pedophile. Hopefully, they would label him accordingly, as ...

Youth smoking still a problem in N.Y.

Project ACTION Tobacco-Free Coalition in Hamilton, Fulton, and Montgomery counties educates community leaders and the community about store tobacco product displays, tobacco marketing in stores, pharmacies, and grocery stores about ending tobacco marketing in stores.According to a surgeon ...

Thanks for support in race

I would like to thank everyone who voted for me in the Republican primary for town of Johnstown council.It was a very close election. Your support was greatly appreciated.As a write-in-candidate, I would appreciate your support in the general election Nov. 5.CLARINDA BELLENJohnstown

Tobacco products should be out of site

Tobacco products are highly addictive and cause the deaths of 25,000 New Yorkers every year. These deaths would be preventable if our youth never become addicted to cigarettes or tobacco products. Studies have identified a clear link between retail tobacco marketing and youth smoking.School ...

Visit fair on?Saturday

Hello friends and neighbors. Please join us for a Fall Flea Market and Craft Fair this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Love City Fellowship, 521 N. Main St., Gloversville.There will be delicious food, crafters, area vendors, a large flea market, baked goods, children's games and more. It will ...

Too few pondering the future of park

How about it, teachers, town boards and clergymen - do your students or people know about the history and future of the Adirondack Park? The future of the park is being considered in many places.Maybe you could ask forest rangers, state Department of Environmental?Conservation officers, state ...

Support for library evident

On Sept. 22, the Friends of the Gloversville Public Library held its seventh annual fundraiser, "Celebrating the People of the Adirondacks." The program included a raffle of 23 baskets and two mega-baskets as well as a silent auction.The event was held to raise funds for the completion of the ...

To stop terrorism, don’t terrorize others

This is regarding the Sept. 16 editorial "Terrorism must end," and the conclusion that "Surely, there is some way to end the vicious cycle." Between these two noble thoughts lay such tragedy.The editorial described the U.S. strategy against terrorism for the past decade as primarily defensive, ...

Agree with pet letter

I agree with Elissa Rosa from Johnstown. She basically said, "If you cannot afford a pet, don't get one."At the end of August, someone dropped off five dogs on the North Bush Road in the town of Caroga. They left them in a driveway where there was no house. All they had was a blanket and a box. ...

Ready to get a kick out of soccer club?

The Amsterdam Youth Soccer Club, started in 1990, is an independent youth organization run solely by dedicated volunteers, generating all of its revenues from player registrations, sponsorships, and fund raisers. The AYSC is not supported by governments and supports more than 300 players during ...

Some benefits are earned

I am writing this letter to try and shed some light on what some call "entitlement programs."Medicare is not an "entitlement" but something most people have paid into since the day they began working/earning a wage.Social Security Disability is not a free benefit or entitlement, either. It is a ...