Opinion

Consider views of Mohawk residents

Letters to the Editor

I recognize The Leader-Herald primarily serves the residents of Fulton County.However, regarding the article published Aug. 6, "Possible Road Routes Identified," your readers might want to know there is considerable opposition to the proposed highway from the residents of Montgomery ...

Consider adoption at Johnstown clinic

Letters to the Editor

I wish to thank the Johnstown Animal Clinic for what it doeswith stray cats and kittens. At this time, they have approximately 32 strays ready for adoption. They have had their shots, been neutered, treated for fleas, dewormed, etc. And Dr. Amy French, along with her dedicated staff, does ...

Thanks for support of golf tournament

Letters to the Editor

The Gloversville Huskies Football and Baseball Alumni Clubs would like to thank John Hines, Roy Lomanto and the entire staff at the Hales Mills Country Club for helping at our annual Huskies Golf Tournament this past weekend.This year's tournament was the best one to date, and it was all due ...

Cheers and jeers

Editorials

CHEERS - To sprucing up downtown Gloversville. The Gloversville Business Improvement District has some good ideas to make downtown look nicer. The group is considering getting rid of the bicycles with flower baskets on downtown streets and replacing them with large flower pots. The group also ...

Bear in mind safety tips

Editorials

For many people in this nation, the only way to see a real, live bear is to visit the zoo.For people in the local area, that is not the case.Hopefully, local folks were reminded of that fact recently after a man and his dog were attacked by a black bear in Stratford.Thankfully, state officials ...

Justice must be done

Editorials

An Islamic State terrorist who helped create the horror of American Kayla Mueller's last months probably will be held accountable for her crimes, even though U.S. officials have announced they will not charge her in this country.They could have done so. Umm Sayyaf, the wife of an Islamic State ...

What can Biden offer?

Editorials

Vice President Joe Biden may know something the rest of us do not about investigations into Hillary Clinton's misbehavior while she was secretary of state. Knowledge he does share with many others is that Clinton is not enjoying the unconditional support she had hoped for as a candidate for ...

Reform N.Y. election rules

Editorials

The recent court dispute over whether Fulton County District Attorney Louise Sira should be allowed to run in the Republican and Conservative party primary elections for Fulton County Court judge has proven one thing to us - it is time for New York state to revamp its antiquated party primary ...

A-bombs ended war

Editorials

No human being with an ounce of compassion in his or her soul would deny that what happened 70 years ago last week - the only hostile use of atomic bombs in history - was a horrible event. At least 129,000 people and as many as 246,000 perished when the bombs were dropped on Hiroshima, Aug. 6, ...

State must aid projects

Editorials

If the state is serious about helping the local area, it must provide the funds to make projects work.Nineteen economic development proposals in Fulton County are seeking state funding.As the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth noted, the county wanted to inundate the state with ...

Peace with God made at the cross

Letters to the Editor

The Greek word for peace is eirene. Romans 5:1 speaks of peace with God. To attain this, peace with God is made at the foot of the cross. We confess we are sinners. Christ took upon our sins at the cross and in exchange gave us his righteousness. Christ shed his blood paying our sin debt. ...

Kate’s Law would protect Americans

Letters to the Editor

Illegal immigrants: There are way too many - and there shouldn't be any. The second they enter this country they have committed a crime and they are criminals. If you want to come here, then come here the legal way and only the legal way.The second you want to call these people undocumented, ...

Thanks to everyone who helped out

Letters to the Editor

I would like to extend my extreme thanks to everyone at the Glen Fire Department who came to my aid July 4. Also, a very special thanks to the Hernigle family.You all are the greatest.DAPHNE ZUCKERFultonville

FFCS should try for spot in the Foothills

Letters to the Editor

My desire to see Fonda-Fultonville Central School District in the Foothills Council is going down the drain now that the school board is applying for re-admission to the Western Athletic Conference (WAC).I really wonder if Tom Ciaccio, superintendent of FFCS and a Foothills star athlete, was ...

Cheers and jeers

Editorials

CHEERS - To a medical marijuana plant. The state recently approved a proposed medical marijuana facility at the new Tryon business park in Perth. The operation will grow and prepare the medical marijuana and eventually create up to 100 jobs. Medical marijuana appears to be a promising and ...

Aid for study required

Editorials

The state or federal government should come through as soon as possible with funding to help pay for a study of a possible regional transportation system for Fulton and Montgomery counties.Such a system could provide another reliable transportation option for local residents - but the idea ...

Obama powers crazy plan

Editorials

During the past couple of years, Americans worried about how they will pay their electric bills in the future have had one consolation: natural gas. Though it is substantially more expensive than coal for power generation, at least there is plenty of it and the technology to use it is refined ...

Courts must hear petition

Editorials

President Barack Obama must have gotten a good laugh out of a federal court decision less than two months ago. Timing is everything, Obama may have chuckled.In early June, a panel of judges in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia threw out challenges to the Environmental ...

Don’t ignore real threat

Editorials

Cecil, the lion killed illegally in Zimbabwe by an American dentist, will not have died in vain if what happened to him draws attention to the threat of extinction of his kind. But the government of Zimbabwe, where Cecil was killed, is doing all it can to divert attention from the ...

Let troops carry guns

Editorials

It is impossible to say how many members of the armed services would have survived attacks on them during the past few years had they been, well, armed.But Pentagon policy is that service men and women at many facilities, including recruiting stations, cannot carry guns, Americans have been ...