Opinion

The handprint of God is on every page of the Bible

Letters to the Editor

Martin Luther commenced the Protestant Reformation when he posted his 95 Theses way back before the 18th century. To summarize his propositions, he felt strongly: 1. Men are not under law, but under grace. 2. Men are not saved by works of righteousness. 3. Faith operates through ...

Elise Stefanik has never had our best interest in mind

Letters to the Editor

The race for the 21st Congressional District of New York is coming up this coming November which incumbent Congresswoman, the honorable Elise Stefanik is running for a third term. But I, Joseph Benton, believe that it’s in the best interest of all registered voters that reside in the 21st ...

Don’t let Kim bully U.S.

Editorials

For decades, North Korean leaders have been masters of using the carrot-and-stick approach to getting what they want. The key has been their ability to switch between the two with lightning speed. Last week, dictator Kim Jong Un did just that. He called off high-level talks between his regime ...

Unraveling the mystery

Editorials

Once again our children have paid with their lives to teach us a lesson about school violence. It is that banning so-called “assault rifles” or even semi-automatic pistols will not stop them. It is that people kill people, and unless we learn more about what triggers homicidal behavior, ...

Don’t be so easily fooled

Editorials

The scope of the analysis is breathtaking. The findings are alarming. The aftermath must lead to change. USA Today Network reporters — including Amy Wu from the Poughkeepsie Journal — reviewed more than 3,500 Facebook ads created by the Russian-based Internet Research Agency. This is the ...

Preserving our treasures

Editorials

It’s not so lonely at the top. And when it comes to protecting and preserving one of New York state’s greatest treasures, that’s a problem that must be fixed. A survey done last fall by the Adirondack Council found that people really DO love NY, particularly the Adirondack High Peaks ...

Cheers and Jeers

Editorials

CHEER — To the work of the Gloversville Housing and Neighborhood Improvement Corporation and the new volunteer urban forestry committee for the greening of downtown Gloversville. Recently the group, along with volunteers, planted several flowering pear trees and on Friday, four red maples ...

The school budget will keep good programs for students

Letters to the Editor

Education is important to the lives of many young people within our community. School is not only a place where students can enrich their lives, but also a place where they can be themselves. The basic educational system in Johnstown provides students with the necessary resources to enter this ...

Keep Underwood

Editorials

The state Legislature has the power to appoint someone to fill the Attorney General’s post until the November election. State law calls for a joint vote in the Assembly and Senate, and Assembly Democrats have almost enough votes to control the process and choose an instant incumbent who would ...

We need our own space program

Editorials

As former President Barack Obama reduced emphasis on space exploration during his administration, we were among those warning of the danger of doing away with a self-contained program. Too much reliance on Russia and other nations to handle space-related tasks could be dangerous, we ...

Space program is critical

Editorials

As former President Barack Obama reduced emphasis on space exploration during his administration, we were among those warning of the danger of doing away with a self-contained program. Too much reliance on Russia and other nations to handle space-related tasks could be dangerous, we ...

Clinton is on target

Editorials

For once, Hillary Clinton is right on target. Her warning about negotiations over North Korea’s weapons buildup is absolutely correct. Clinton, during a visit to Australia last week, said U.S. officials should make no concessions to the North Korean regime without seeing concrete action ...

Don’t hide history

Editorials

Terming a statue on the waterfront in Jersey City, N.J., “gruesome,” the leader of a group planning to renovate a plaza there, facing the New York City skyline, wants it removed. City officials have agreed. It is gruesome. And in some ways it may not be politically correct. But it needs ...

Global warming is not a myth or ‘fake news’

Letters to the Editor

In 2010, Donald Trump spoke of Global warming as “a con,” later tweeting that “the concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.” More Nazi-style propaganda? I think this is “fake news” about the Chinese who, on ...

We need to put a stop on tax hikes

Letters to the Editor

I received in my mail two tax proposals for the library and the school system — library begging for two percent; school begging for 4.9 percent. This is on top of a big, big, big tax hike in January. No one ever explained to the taxpayers of Fulton County where all that money went. No one ...

Too little, too late

Editorials

In a move that would have set fire to NCAA, the University of Wisconsin very nearly boycotted its Nov. 29, 2016, game against Syracuse University in the nationally televised Big Ten/ACC Challenge to protest compensation limits for college athletes. Former Wisconsin player Nigel Hayes proposed ...

‘Just say no’ wouldn’t work

Editorials

The administration of Donald Trump — who had a child out of wedlock after cheating on his first wife, and is in a legal battle with a porn star who says she had sex with him not long after his third wife gave birth — is promoting abstinence with a zeal perhaps never before seen from the ...

Let’s be our best

Editorials

First lady Melania Trump has an excellent idea with her “Be Best” campaign to help children. Too bad so many in the media, after listening to her unveil it Monday, focused most of their reporting on her relationship with her husband, President Donald Trump. It is true. Approximately half ...

Those who live in glass houses ….

Editorials

The accusations of assault and swift resignation of New York’s attorney general would have been unimaginable a few years ago. Other men have abused their power and hidden that from public view. Others have been outspoken and effective in championing a movement then turned out to be the kind ...