Opinion

Getting people to move back

Editorials

So many New Yorkers have given up on our state that we are one of the few states actually losing population. In fact, New York topped the list, losing an estimated 48,510 residents between July 1, 2017, and July 1, 2018. That’s more than any state. Of course, that’s not the worst of the ...

Rumor has it isn’t a story

Editorials

On Tuesday, some news organizations ran with the “story” that Gloversville Mayor Dayton King had worked out a plea deal in his criminal case of official misconduct for allegedly using the city’s postal meter to send out personal and outside business mailings, as well as doctor the ...

Prison is not a walk in the park

Letters to the Editor

There’s how a holiday is spent at Coxsackie Prison. Coxsackie Prison, Greene County, had a brunch for Thanksgiving consisting of four to five potato chips, an apple, two sugar cookies; two pieces of salami; two pieces of cheese product; two juices; and bread. Then locked in their cells from ...

Now is the time for cervical cancer screening

Letters to the Editor

You may have heard that January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. You may have also heard the news that cervical cancer screening guidelines have changed. And while this is true, the underlying message remains the same — women ages 21 to 65 should get screened to prevent cervical cancer or ...

Back in court Wednesday

Editorials

Wednesday, Gloversville Mayor Dayton King will be back in court on a charge of official misconduct. It is the second time in a year the mayor has been charged with allegedly using his position as mayor for his own personal gain. How this round will go is anyone’s guess, but as happens in any ...

Not too late for flu shot

Editorials

If you managed to get into the new year without suffering through a case of influenza, even though you haven’t been vaccinated against the virus, congratulations. Now, go get that shot. The most dangerous part of the flu season lies ahead. Flu activity began tracking upward in ...

Long-care system broken

Editorials

The Post-Star on failures in the long-term care system. A story last week by Post-Star reporter Kathleen Moore made clear that, when it comes to taking care of our old parents and grandparents, we are depending on the kindness of strangers. Those strangers are certified nursing assistants, ...

I will stick with Capitalism, the USA and President Trump

Letters to the Editor

The editorial cartoon in your Saturday edition (Dec. 29) somehow suggests that if you are 70, and you support Trump, you believe in fairy tales. I am in that category and I’m a proud, avid Trump supporter. I am also smart enough to know that he is doing an excellent job. I know this because I ...

Are all the Washington Democrats un-American?

Letters to the Editor

It is a shame that Charles Schumer, a federal senator from New York state can care so little about United States citizens and care so much for illegal immigrants trying to enter our great nation illegally. He is willing to spend billions on care and aid for illegals and won’t agree to give ...

Why hasn’t Gov. Cuomo already fixed these things?

Letters to the Editor

I want to express my appreciation to the Associated Press for the synopsis of Cuomo’s speech. He states that New York will build new bridges, airports and create new jobs. I want to ask, why hasn’t any of this been done in the first eight years of his administration? These are certainly not ...

Cheers and Jeers

Editorials

CHEERS — To Mayfield senior Garret Delaney for making a milestone in his high school athletic career, reaching 1,000 points. He is only the third student at Mayfield to reach that goal — he joins Babe Baldwin and Dave Clark. Baldwin, a 1957 graduate ended his career with 1, 826 points, ...

Men behaving badly in 2018

Editorials

Most years, “best and worst” roundups follow a certain pattern. They identify unconnected events on both sides of the ledger — volcanoes and shark attacks!; stock market rallies and Gritty memes! What's striking about 2018 is that despite devastating natural disasters (wildfires, ...

Do your part in 2019

Editorials

On the subject of New Year’s resolutions, upstate New York is pretty much like the rest of the country. Many people will make resolutions for the new year— some of them very meaningful and important, others half-hearted and frivilous. As in past years, some of those resolutions will fall ...

A fresh start in 2019

Editorials

On paper, 2018 was a difficult year. As we were discussing what should be the Top 10 stories for this year’s Year in Review publication, we were stunned at the number of “bad news” stories over the number of good news. Locally, there were many tragic deaths from drug overdoses, suicides ...

Senior citizen luncheon deemed a big success

Letters to the Editor

The Gloversville Senior Center along with Capital District Physicians Health Plan held a free senior citizen lunch on Dec. 12. The volunteers at the Gloversville Senior Center are proud to announce that we passed out 150 free homemade lunches consisting of roasted chicken breast, mashed ...

Time appreciate those who are usually overlooked

Letters to the Editor

This is a bit overdue but still needs saying. As our country slides steadily into the abyss, my thoughts fall upon 2019, which I predict will be the worst one yet for me as 2018, was from start to finish. First off, I wish that more people would appreciate those tireless workers out there who ...

Do not revictimnize the victim

Editorials

Recently, The Leader-Herald ran an article about a Montgomery County sheriff deputy who allegedly broke into his estranged wife’s home in the middle of the night to “talk” with her about their break down of their marriage. Ray Waldynski allegedly entered the home while his ...

The ban on bumpstocks

Editorials

The Lexington Herald-Leader on a ban on bump stocks — Dec. 21 The U.S. Justice Department’s recent ban of bump stocks — devices that allow semi-automatics to fire at a faster pace — is welcome news after congressional gun-safety efforts stalled earlier this year. Fulfilling a ...

Porch thieves and packages

Editorials

The Plattsburgh Press-Republican on package thieves Dec. 21 It’s shocking to learn how low some humans will stoop to compromise others to advance their own situations. Speaking of stoops, porch pirates are a recent example of that point. As has been reported in various media this season, ...