Opinion

Congress needs to keep its eyes on the prize

Editorials

Keep your eyes on the prize, members of Congress. And remember, politics sometimes has to be the art of compromise. With just days to go before important votes on tax reform packages are planned in both the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, a major difference of opinion has reared its ...

Bringing us back together

Editorials

From local classrooms to area veterans organizations and National Football League stadiums nationwide, the nation’s veterans were highlighted respectfully for several days in the past week. With Veteran’s Day falling on a Saturday, the observance highlighted several days, not just one, this ...

Turmoil is the order of the day

Editorials

Turmoil has been the order of the day among leaders of both the Republican and Democratic parties. Listing all the many concerns of millions of voters who have been loyalists of either party would require a book. But a book by Donna Brazile, former chairwoman of the Democratic National ...

Let’s move forward now

Editorials

As one of our sister papers said in an editorial, it is interesting to see how last year’s bitterly divisive presidential election affected this year’s local elections. While in the North Country they saw an overall politeness, and while there were minor exceptions, most of their ...

The president has lost my support

Letters to the Editor

After the remarks spoken most recently out of the mouth of the president of United States, I’m going to say this even though I believe I’m going to make a lot of people mad but I don’t care at all. I cannot, with good conscience, support the incumbent president of the United States, the ...

Cheers and Jeers

Editorials

CHEERS — To the men and women who gathered Thursday at the Broadalbin Inn to sign more than 1,000 cards to go to troops deployed overseas. The group met last year and signed more than 1,000 cards, a goal Sacandaga Community Preparedness Team president Dave Bardascini said they are looking ...

Atheists have their beliefs as well

Letters to the Editor

Reporter to George H. W. Bush : “ Surely you recognize the equal citizenship and patriotism of Americans who are atheist. Bush : No, I don’t think that atheists should be considered as citizens, nor do I think they should be considered Patriots. This is one nation under God.” I am an ...

Food drive is being conducted this week

Letters to the Editor

The Boy Scout Johnstown Food drive, which supports the Council of Churches Food Pantry, is being conducted this week. The Council of Churches Food Pantry is located in St. John’s Church, 2 N. Market St., Johnstown. If you did not receive a food drive bag, please put your donations of ...

Cash report sends warnings

Editorials

State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s latest cash report should send warning flags to anyone concerned about runaway New York spending. DiNapoli’s report, which comes at the halfway point of the state’s fiscal year, shows state tax collections to be $386.6 million less than the latest ...

Election didn’t turn out the way I wanted

Letters to the Editor

The outcome of the Gloversville mayoral race wasn’t one that I hoped for. As everyone knows, I supported the King campaign because of all the achievements that were made under the King administration over the past eight years. With all that said, I would like to congratulate Mayor-Elect Bill ...

Voting gave me hope about our future generation

Letters to the Editor

I voted [Tuesday]. It was 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7. I was voter number 241. There has never been an election that was unimportant to me. What made it even more special was that it was all young people who signed voters in and gave them their ballots. All of them were not much more than voting age. ...

Get the present laws correct

Editorials

In 2012, an Air Force court martial found Devin Patrick Kelley guilty of assaulting his wife and child. He served a year of confinement before receiving a bad conduct discharge. That should have disqualified him from purchasing firearms. Yet he was able to do so. He used them to massacre 26 ...

Gloversville Lion’s Club serves the community

Letters to the Editor

The Gloversville Lions Club has been “serving” in the city of Gloversville for nearly 80 years, purchasing eyeglasses and hearing aids for those in need, collecting food items for local food pantries, scholarships, and sponsoring community dinners, etc. The Gloversville Lions Club is ...

Gloversville teachers give to help keep children warm

Letters to the Editor

The Gloversville Enlarged School District’s Teacher’s Assistant Unit made a donation to the Warm the Children Fund for the 2017 winter season. It is a great pleasure to make this donation to such a wonderful fund that benefits the children in our community. We wish everyone a joyous ...

Of great concern

Editorials

Criminal charges against Paul Manafort and a business associate are not linked to President Donald Trump’s campaign last year, but they still should be of great concern. Criminal charges against Paul Manafort and a business associate are not linked to President Donald Trump’s campaign ...

Clean up their act

Editorials

President Donald Trump has been accused of discriminating against Puerto Rico in terms of U.S. aid to help the island recover from devastating hurricanes. Far from it. Trump appears to be discriminating against U.S. states with big disaster recovery bills. Trump previously had told the ...

Ask Jesus for forgiveness and for love

Letters to the Editor

Love is kind. The Greek word is chrestotes. Love is patient. The Greek word is makrothumia. Love is gentle. The Greek word is proates. Do we see the love of God universally? Yes. We look around our world, and we notice everything that can bring despair: a starving baby in Ethiopia; refugees ...

Personnel file wrongly disseminated on social media

Letters to the Editor

About two years ago, I first started thinking about running for mayor of the city of Gloversville. I was becoming more and more concerned that the city of Gloversville, my hometown, was not moving forward in a positive direction. Throughout this campaign, I have remained respectful of my ...

Yes, Convention can reign in state government

Letters to the Editor

Driving around the area, you can’t help but to notice that in addition to the usual signs for this candidate or that one, there are all of these red and black signs calling for a no vote on the proposal to hold a constitutional convention. Looking behind the curtain reveals that many of these ...

How can we help stop DV

Editorials

Stop and think how we can help prevent domestic violence. Abuse and control can take many forms, but awareness of emotional, economic, sexual and physical abuse is the first step to stopping it. Did you know that more than 1 in 3 women (35.6 percent) and more than 1 in 4 men (28.5 percent) in ...