Opinion

A real opportunity

Editorials

While some ultra-liberal members of Congress are advocating crazy, impossible initiatives such as the “New Green Deal,” some of their peers are going quietly about the business of doing something productive about climate change. Last week, U.S. Reps. David McKinley, R-W.Va., and Scott ...

The editorial blamed the wrong party in shutdown

Letters to the Editor

In an editorial on Feb. 13, I believe that [the columnist has] put forth a false idea about who is responsible for the recent government shutdown. In the first place, in December when the GOP controlled both houses of Congress, the president told the GOP Senate Leader Mitch McConnell that he ...

Be prepared for outcome

Editorials

The Times Herald-Record on sports gambling Feb. 12 The Alliance of American Football kicked off its premier season over the weekend. Well, that’s not quite accurate because this new professional football league does not believe in kickoffs. It also does not believe in kicking extra ...

Give the president credit

Editorials

Give President Donald Trump credit for being transparent about his plan to exert executive authority in what many view as a challenge to Congress. At least Trump, unlike his predecessor, is not engaging in a covert operation. For months, the president has insisted at least $5.7 billion is ...

Writer endorses Richard Giardino for sheriff

Letters to the Editor

I have known Sheriff Rich Giardino most of my life. I’ve known the Giardino family forever. I’ve always found Rich to give 100 percent to everything he does. He has the experience, as not only a police officer, but an attorney, ADA, district attorney, county judge, and sheriff for the ...

Columnist gets the facts wrong

Letters to the Editor

In her recent column titled “A monument to powers” (Leader-Herald, Feb. 16), Linda Chavez states as fact, “Immigrants, including those who have come here illegally, are less likely to commit crimes than people born here.” I suggest that Ms. Chavez read (or reread) 8 U.S. Code 1325 (a) ...

State roads

Editorials

The Observer-Dispatch on state infrastructure Feb. 10 State Sen. Joseph Griffo isn’t just spouting political bluster when he says there needs to be parity between downstate and upstate when it comes to infrastructure investments. The facts back him up. ∫ Three years ago a state ...

When will it reach the breaking point?

Editorials

We Americans are failing to cope with a serious crisis, and it has little to do with border security. It is the national debt, which topped $22 trillion this week. For most people, it is difficult to become too concerned about mere numbers on paper or expressed digitally. But the debt is more ...

Columnist failed to consider income tax inequality

Letters to the Editor

In his recent column “The state of the Disunion” (Leader Herald, Feb. 6), Dr. Reich ranted that the biggest problem facing the United States is income inequality and states that President Trump has “made the super-rich far richer at the expense of average Americans.” What Dr. Reich ...

Writer is misguided concerning airport plane

Letters to the Editor

The article, “Airport awarded grant for new sign,” in the Feb. 3, edition garnered an online comment from Jack Smolic. Mr. Smolic had one word to say about the sign but had much more to say about the XA3D Skywarrior used by the Navy that sits at the entrance to the airport. He seems to ...

A tale of two counties

Editorials

Guest editorial I seem to be caught in a “Tale of Two Counties” mystery. On Feb. 1, I attended the “State of the County” and heard a finally woven de piction of statistics which presented Fulton County as a financially solid, forward looking and economically vital county. On the ...

The people will know who to blame

Editorials

When winning at all costs becomes the primary objective of politicians, the American people suffer. Important initiatives are not undertaken. Bad things can happen. During much of the so-called “government shutdown,” it appeared that both President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy ...

Let’s get the service ‘back online’

Letters to the Editor

This morning while driving by the now closed Fulton County Ambulance Service, I noticed two JAVAC Ambulances parked at the fire station. Something is very wrong with this picture. As reported, if Medicare/Medicaid are only reimbursing Fulton County $200 while stated cost is $500, are the ...

Support Richard Giardino for Fulton County sheriff

Letters to the Editor

This letter is submitted as my endorsement for the re-election of Richard Giardino to the position of Fulton County Sheriff. I have known Richard for decades and worked closely with him, both as a member of the New York State Police and as the Gloversville Chief of Police. Like all of the ...

Medicare for all won’t work

Editorials

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, continues to explore his potential as a candidate for president. During the weekend, he took his “Dignity of Work” tour, he visited New Hampshire. True to form — and his record — he stuck to issues of interest to working men and women. Higher wages, ...

Opposition to the legalization of recreational marijuana

Letters to the Editor

Today across New York, county sheriffs joined the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police, the New York State Association of County Health Officials, the Automobile Association of America\New York, the New York State Parent-Teacher Association, the Medical Society of the State of New ...

Encourage and support for our ambulance service

Letters to the Editor

When faced with an emergency, who will respond? Ambulance Service of Fulton County (ASFC) just shuttered their doors, probably never to serve the community again. The Johnstown Area Volunteer Ambulance Corps (JAVAC) has had ongoing financial problems that have impeded their service to the ...

Obesity needs to be addressed

Editorials

The Day Feb. 5 For all but the recent fraction of their history, the challenge facing humans was finding enough food to survive. That remains a problem for about 795 million people globally who do not have enough food to lead healthy lives. Yet in much of the developed world the modern ...

Fulton County needs proactive approach

Editorials

Guest editorial By GREGORY YOUNG Last week, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced more than $2 billion in funding to combat homelessness across the country, but none of that money will be coming to Fulton County due to local government inaction. A cover story in ...

Race relations a challenge

Editorials

It is easy to understand why some Virginians may not be paying the same amount of attention as they would in a normal year to the president’s State of the Union address on Tuesday. Residents of the Old Dominion have their own political preoccupation this week. Credit Gov. Ralph Northam for ...