Opinion

Grateful to Jim Tedisco for everything he has done

Letters to the Editor

Jim Tedisco became our senator two years ago and I am grateful for everything that he has done for Fulton County. He was able to obtain numerous grants, including several public safety grants for a variety of fire departments and first responder organizations based throughout the entire ...

Elise Stefanik is a special and hardworking individual

Letters to the Editor

We have been fortunate to have a dynamic young woman representing Hamilton County and the North Country in Congress over the past four years. This young woman is a fresh face from the same old, same old. Our country is facing many challenges and the outlook and approach she has brought to her ...

Nov. 6 is important

Editorials

In the course of a month, President Donald Trump has gone from calling Christine Blasey Ford a “credible” witness against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to mocking her testimony to calling it a “hoax” to saying the discussion is over because, in his words, “We won.” Call it ...

Democrats narrative guilty until proven innocent

Letters to the Editor

Senator C. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are a disgrace to everything this country stands for. Both of them from day one believed Dr. Ford was telling the truth about the alleged sexual assault by Judge Kavanaugh. Whatever happened to due process and the presumption of innocence in the great ...

Amend Adirondack Park Agency’s dictatorial conduct

Letters to the Editor

The following is a brief review of state administration and management of the Adirondack Forest Preserve. Forest Preserve Lands were incorporated into Article XIV of the state Constitution effective Jan. 1, 1895. Management of the Preserve has been delegated to the New York State Department of ...

Parents need to be parents

Editorials

Columbus, Ohio, police Officer Peter Casuccio made headlines this week after telling an 11-year-old the boy was lucky to be alive. Good for Casuccio for doing what the lad’s parents should have. Casuccio was on patrol last Saturday when he received a call about two youngsters brandishing ...

Vote Rubino for 118th District on Nov. 6

Letters to the Editor

Clearly, when Fulton-Montgomery Community College hosted the first debate between Robert Smullen and Keith Rubino, sponsored by the League of Woman Voters of the United States, Utica Rome Metro Area, a star was born. Rubino “dominated” the debate — hands down — and is supported by the ...

Cheers and Jeers

Editorials

CHEERS — To Gloversville City Clerk Jennifer Mazur and her idea and effort to have two trees planted in Myers Park dedicated to Richard and Axel Steenburg. The men are two of the victims of the Schoharie limousine accident which claimed the lives of 20 people, most of them in their late ...

The power of being an Independent voter

Letters to the Editor

I was pleasantly surprised to be listening to the radio last weekend when several callers phoned in to discuss the power of being an Independent when voting. As they stated, this allows them to vote for a person they deem the best choice for the job for which he/she is running. This was ...

Global warming is a real threat, vote for Tedra

Letters to the Editor

If you have read any of my earlier letters to the editor, you will know that I, along with 98 percent of our scientists, consider global warming to be a human-caused crisis, in opposition to our current administration, which denies that there even is such a thing as global warming. Let me ...

Stefanik wants to take away your health care

Letters to the Editor

Do you have a pre-existing health condition? Elise Stefanik wants to take your health care away because that’s how the insurance companies and lawyers who have contributed over $680,000 toward her campaign told her to vote. An analysis by the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics of ...

Elise Stefanik has listened and is the right choice Nov. 6

Letters to the Editor

I’ve noticed lately several misleading letters written by gremlins opposed to Congressperson Elise Stefanik’s re-election, claiming she hasn’t done this or shouldn’t have done that. One even castigated her for not appearing at the Johnstown Pine Tree Rifle Club’s annual event honoring ...

More mature behavior needed

Editorials

Actions by some Democrats in the U.S. Senate has resembled nothing as much as a temper tantrum during recent weeks. One might have thought that after the vote to confirm the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, they would have decided more mature behavior was appropriate. But ...

It does cost the taxpayer

Editorials

The recent sewer issues plaguing the new Johnstown high school swimming pool is something school officials, and taxpayers should be concerned with. There is a bigger picture here. With the recent defeat of a budget that had to be reconfigured and then voted on again, school officials kept ...

October is National Farm to School Month

Letters to the Editor

October is National Farm to School Month, a time to celebrate the connections happening all over the country between children and local food. As a fourth generation dairy farmer in Fonda, I’m proud to provide my community with wholesome, nourishing milk for meals in school and at ...

Tedra Cobb will fight to improve health care, lower costs

Letters to the Editor

I am writing in support of Tedra Cobb to be our next Congress person to represent the 21st District. Her opponent has voted to reduce health benefits in the Affordable Care Act, which has forced thousands to be dropped from their plans. Tedra Cobb will fight to improve health care and reduce ...

Letters to the Editor

Editorials

The letters to the editor in advance of the Nov. 6 election are coming in, and we love it. It’s great to see so many people passionate about having a voice in the direction of our nation, state and county government. A letter to the editor is an excellent, free opportunity to spread the ...

Limited in scope

Editorials

Behavior by some Democrat leaders in the wake of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation as a Supreme Court justice reminds one of some sports fans who just can’t believe their team lost. You know the refrain: We was robbed! But Democrats who engaged in character assassination against Kavanaugh ...