Opinion

Sept. 9 through 15, Liberty ARC to honor DSP’s

Letters to the Editor

This week marks the celebration of National Direct Support Professionals Week. Throughout the week of Sept. 9 through 15, Liberty ARC will honor and show appreciation to our dedicated, hardworking and experienced Direct Support Professionals. DSPs are the people you see in the community, ...

Nathan Littauer staff and nurses treated me with care

Letters to the Editor

On Aug. 22, I was a patient at Nathan Littauer Hospital some day surgery. Dr. Nicholas Filippone and staff of NLH were outstanding to me and my needs. I was treated with care, compasion and dignity by all who cared for me. Mydischarge nurse, David Lee and the radiologist, Tammy Parker, were ...

Purely a political move

Editorials

Democrat senators who made a mockery of fairness in disrupting a hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh insist they are being denied information they need to decide whether he is qualified. Not really. Senators have been given many more documents regarding Kavanaugh than were ...

Mike Smrtic is the candidate to endorse

Letters to the Editor

I would like to endorse Mike Smrtic for Family Court judge. I have known Mike for over 20 years as my lawyer and friend. Mike has always communicated clearly and concisely. Mike encourages open communication to achieve mutual understanding. Mike’s professional attitude and caring ...

How do you move an entire country and then where to?

Letters to the Editor

Sept. 8, was the day that worldwide demonstrations were held to “rise for climate, jobs and justice.” We might perhaps have added national security to that list. Last year, I attended a program about climate change and national security. For instance, the drought in Syria, caused by ...

17 years ago today, 9/11

Editorials

Do you remember where you were 17 years ago today? Most of us do because it was one of those days that will live in infamy, like when JFK was killed or Martin Luther King. On Sept. 11, 2001, I was in the news room of a weekly newspaper that focused entirely on local news — The Ballston ...

Michael Smrtic is highly qualified for judgeship

Letters to the Editor

To the voters of Fulton County In this upcoming election for Family Court judge, it is crucial to vote for the candidate who is the most qualified and most experienced for the position. As a former Fulton County judge for 10 years and a Supreme Court justice for over 16 years, I understand ...

Thank you for helping make car show a success

Letters to the Editor

The Ephratah Recreation Commission would like to say thank you to all the people who made our car show a success. To all the show car owners thank you. Thank you to a Johnstown area business for the car wash bucket. A special thanks to the Wohlgemuth Road Lexington house for there ...

Screens not on windows is now considered blight

Letters to the Editor

Recently, the Common Council in Gloversville enacted a blight law that would have the Gloversville Police Department serving citations for windows on houses not being covered with screens. Really? Is this what our elected officials do in their free time or are they being paid to seek out ...

Cause for celebration

Editorials

There is some cause for celebration at the Labor Day barbecue this year. Unemployment is down and those 401(k)s are getting meatier because the stock market is up. The number of private sector jobs on Long Island rose by 1 percent over the year in July — slightly less of a jump than the ...

They forgot about Upstate

Editorials

The two candidates running for the Democratic Party nomination for governor — incumbent Andrew Cuomo and challenger Cynthia Nixon — staged their one and only debate Aug. 29 at Hofstra University on Long Island. They did Upstate New York voters a disservice by largely ignoring their ...

I stand with Robert Smullen

Letters to the Editor

I stand with Robert Smullen. It is the least I can do and it will never feel like it is enough.  I have known Bob and his family my entire life. After losing my own father at an early age, I was fortunate to have men like Bob’s dad, his grandfather and uncles to turn to for role models. ...

Elise Stefanik understands the North Country economy

Letters to the Editor

The growth of small businesses in upstate New York is essential to increasing and maintaining a strong North Country economy. Congresswoman Elise Stefanik understands this notion, and has fought to remove the burdensome government regulations and restrictive tax rates which have kept so many ...

Allowing time should be honored

Editorials

Hearings begin for a Supreme Court nominee even as much of his record remains hidden. Will the Senate advise and consent, or rubber stamp? For all appearances, Brett Kavanaugh is headed for confirmation as a Supreme Court justice. But that is no reason for Democrats to allow such a ...

Disregarding the taxpayer

Editorials

Government officials often are not the most popular people. Whether because federal agencies do things that can cost people their jobs or due to general dislike based on ideology, some have good reason to worry about their safety. Apparently, former Environmental Protection Agency head Scott ...

Do what we can

Editorials

The paradises promoters of socialism promise often turn out to be bottomless pits of misery. Even questioning the totalitarian regimes can be dangerous. Central and South America are proving to be incubators of repression and economic want because of socialism. In Venezuela, which should be ...

Don’t be fooled by the mud-slinging

Letters to the Editor

As a student of local history who researches old newspapers for interesting stories, I have to admit I’ve never encountered any tales of old-time primary contests that match the soap opera dramatics, vitriol, hypocrisy and unctuous self-righteousness currently being heaped on myself and other ...

Thank you to everyone who helped support the museum

Letters to the Editor

The Walter Elwood Museum recently hosted its annual ice cream social-dairy day, on Thursday, Aug. 2. On a beautiful summer evening, many folks attended this wonderful community event. The museum raised much-needed operational funds and monies which will help the museum provide educational ...

Now is the time to support Robert Smullen

Letters to the Editor

Although I am not a close personal friend of Robert Smullen, I do support his candidacy for the New York State Assembly. For over 50 years I have been aware of the Smullen family and their service to Fulton County. Their reputation has always been excellent and the family highly regarded. This ...

Thanks to working people

Editorials

We hear a lot about unemployment rates, the gross domestic product, business inventories and a variety of other economic indicators. But among the most interesting are productivity reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In essence, productivity data compares the value of goods and ...