Opinion

Behavior of worker was inappropriate

Letters to the Editor

On Nov. 3, a town board election was held in St. Johnsville at the Community House on Washington Street.Several of us were 100 feet from the polling place giving voters the option of doing a write-in ballot on several of the openings on the town board.We were there from 7:45 a.m. until the ...

Bus would help more than seniors

Letters to the Editor

Another winter without a city bus in Johnstown? Let's hope not.My "real hope" lies within Johnstown Councilman-at-Large Christopher Swatt.I want to publicly thank this man who understands the serious need and cares about the people. I know he is doing everything he can to support us and help us ...

Thanks for help with parade

Letters to the Editor

The Classic Image Holiday Parade would like to thank everyone for their help toward the 2015 parade in Gloversville.We had at least 7,000 spectators and it was a huge success. You all did a great job decorating your entry.Thank you to area businesses, our elves, Santa, Tamara Healy, Ryan ...

Cheers and jeers

Editorials

CHEERS - To holiday parades. The area has been enjoying several holiday parades lately. Among them were parades in Gloversville, then Broadalbin, and on Friday night, Johnstown. All of the efforts are impressive, and they've been getting a good turnout. In addition, the weather has been ...

Throw book at Silver

Editorials

State lawmakers may start seriously tackling the problem of corruption when one of their own gets the proverbial book thrown at himself or herself by a judge.When it comes time for former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to be sentenced, we hope a judge gives him the maximum penalty possible.A ...

Bad path to road funding

Editorials

Many observers, especially officials in the 50 states worried about highway funding, applauded action by Congress this week to provide $281 billion in transportation funding during the next five years. Where, some may have wondered, did lawmakers come up with the new money?They didn't, to a ...

Foolish to trust China

Editorials

Chinese leaders came in for lavish praise from President Barack Obama during the climate change conference in Paris. "Our leadership on this issue has been absolutely vital," Obama said of our two countries.That is nonsense - and Obama knows it.China emits nearly twice as much greenhouse gas as ...

Give reason for departure

Editorials

The recent departure of Kevin Jones from his job as director of the Gloversville Department of Public Works has left people wondering why. The public is left to speculate about the reasons behind Jones leaving the job because city officials have given no explanation.Jones' tenure as DPW ...

How would we react?

Editorials

Terrorism tends to gain attention when single, large-scale attacks claim many victims, as in the Paris massacre of 129 people by Islamic State operatives.But terrorism is a much more immediate, personal fear for many Israelis. They live under what Palestinian terrorist groups have labeled a ...

Security a serious matter

Editorials

There seems to be more concern than ever about security. Though incidents like the terror attacks in Paris seem a world away from Fulton County, the sad reality is that it is entirely too easy for demented people to do evil things.With that in mind, we support Fulton County's look at adding ...

Thanks to staff, donors and veterans

Letters to the Editor

Community Health Center of St. Mary's Healthcare and Nathan Littauer Hospital would like to thank everyone who helped to make our free breakfast for veterans at St. John's Episcopal Church in Johnstown on Nov. 11 a success.CHC would like to thank Mother Rev. Laurie Garramone, St. John's ...

Thanks to all who aided benefit

Letters to the Editor

The eighth annual Community for a Cure 5K took place on Oct. 4, with all proceeds benefitting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.The organizing committee would like to sincerely thank all those who contributed to the success of the event.Thank you to Tractor Supply for allowing us to ...

Parade deserved entire section

Letters to the Editor

Gloversville finally had something good and positive to write - and publish all kinds of "feel good" stories - about. The Gloversville Holiday?Parade downtown was amazing, and the first real good news story in years.The Leader-Herald should have had a whole section committed to this event; it ...

Cheers and jeers

Editorials

CHEERS - To a festive night. The Gloversville holiday parade and tree-lighting events on Nov. 20 were a great success. Hundreds of people got into a festive mood and lined the streets. It was nice to see the impressive turnout. We tip our hat to the organizers.JEERS - To holiday scams. This is ...

Stand by Turkey

Editorials

President Barack Obama's bluster toward Russia after one of that country's warplanes was shot down by Turkish fighters Tuesday will not cause Vladimir Putin to lose any sleep - and that is a problem. Our president has allowed adversaries to cross too many of his red lines for the Russian leader ...

Give thanks for efforts

Editorials

In a world filled with anxiety over so many problems, it can be hard to remember we all do have reasons to be thankful.So today, we suggest people remember to give thanks for the great work done by volunteers in our community who help make the holidays a better time for others.There are many ...

Will Europe man up?

Editorials

If the purpose of terrorism is to terrify, the Islamic State had an extraordinary week. Brussels, capital of the EU and command post of mighty NATO, is still in panic."In Brussels, fear of attack lingers" was Monday's headline over The Washington Post's top story, which read:"Not since Boston ...

When expedience feels like wisdom

Editorials

By LEONARD PITTS JR."Let's stop worrying about people's rights."Sadly there are dozens of junctures in American history from which that shameful quote might spring.It could date as far back as 1798 when President Adams signed the Alien and Sedition Acts, making it illegal to criticize the U.S. ...

Which party will emerge?

Editorials

By MICHAEL BARONEEach of our two political parties, ancient by world standards, seems to be facing a gathering storm.Part of the gathering storm for Republicans is Donald Trump's candidacy and his persistent lead in most primary polls. He is given to outlandish proposals and lacks the ...