Opinion

Voters need to elect the qualified candidate

Letters to the Editor

Seven days from today is the general election for the Gloversville Mayoral race. So I encourage all citizens of Gloversville that are registered voters do what’s best for the city of Gloversville. Our city cannot afford to elect an individual who lacks the experience and qualifications needed ...

Please vote ‘no’ on the Constitutional Convention

Letters to the Editor

This election year, when most candidates are running unopposed in our area, you will find one very important issue on the ballot. In New York state, on the back of your ballot, Proposition 1 asks if you support a 2019 Constitutional Convention, and to this I say no. Any changes to the ...

Pardon our sarcasm

Editorials

Iranian Revolutionary Guard officials announced Tuesday that the country’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khameini, has restricted the range of missiles manufactured in Iran to 1,240 miles. Oh. Everything’s all right, then. All that worry over Iran’s missile and nuclear weapons programs ...

Term limits are needed to help keep politicians honest

Letters to the Editor

It seems like everyday we hear more stories of corruption, influence peddling and bribery of our elected officials. It seems that as soon as one gets elected to any political office, they lose all sense of honesty. The concept of serving those who have elected them is replaced by dedicating ...

No good deed goes unpunished

Letters to the Editor

Yesterday I received a parking ticket downtown. I am a volunteer and have been for almost five years at the food pantry at 33 Bleecker, run by the First Free Methodist Church. I pick up bread twice a week bring it to the center to be distributed to the twin towers (Kingsboro and Forrest) and ...

Experience counts, re-elect Dayton King

Letters to the Editor

Dayton King has served as the mayor of Gloversville for two consecutive terms which will end on Dec. 31. The residents of the city have an opportunity to elect King for a third term. Experience counts. During King’s two terms, he has assembled some of the best department heads to cause the ...

Money should go to victims

Editorials

In September, the National Park Service announced it would provide $98,000 for a project to honor the legacy of the Black Panther Party. The money was to go to the University of California at Berkeley. One wonders whether the park service would have paid that much to honor the legacy of one ...

Running for council position to give town new insight

Letters to the Editor

My name is William “Billy” Witts. I am running for town councilman in the town of Hope. I have attended Long Island University and lived in the town for over 40 years on 260 Old Northville Road at “Witts End.” I was employed by New York state as a director of a group home for the ...

King is the most qualified to be Gloversville mayor

Letters to the Editor

This past Saturday, I listened to the WENT forum between Gloversville mayoral candidates, Dayton J. King and William Rowback Jr. For those of you who may be undecided, I would like to offer my opinion, based on 30 plus years in career education and workforce development, as to who I believe is ...

Thank you to everyone who helped me battle cancer

Letters to the Editor

My name is Sebastian Lasher. Some of you might know me from Sebby Strong. On Dec. 19, 2015, my mom rushed me to the emergency room because my face was very swollen. There Dr. Wakeman and the amazing nurses took good care of me, but they had to send me to Albany, then I was placed in ICU for the ...

Probe necessary

Editorials

The corruption attendant to much of what goes on in Puerto Rican government makes an investigation of a $300 million contract involving recovery from a devastating hurricane virtually mandatory. Neither President Donald Trump nor members of Congress should shrink from such a probe. Puerto ...

Elect Jamin Clemente as third ward councilwoman

Letters to the Editor

I urge voters in Gloversville 3rd Ward to elect Jamin Clemente for council member. Jamin is up to the job of representing the residents and taxpayers of our ward. I have known of Jamin’s work ethic (as well as her dad’s) on Gloversville Enlarged School District Board of Education; she ...

Reminder of what we face

Editorials

Before they heard four U.S. special operations troops had been killed in a firefight against Islamic terrorists in Niger on Oct. 4, most Americans probably did not know our country had armed forces in that country. But we have had troops there for many years. The total now is about 800, who ...

Vote yes for change, vote yes for Prop 1

Letters to the Editor

On Nov. 7, we have an opportunity that comes around only once every 20 years — to establish a Constitutional Convention. New York is at its greatest when it stands up for participation, democracy, and the power of ordinary people. Both party’s inability to get any meaningful change ...

Dayton King is no longer who he said he would be

Letters to the Editor

Many of us remember the Dayton King from eight years ago. That young, good intentioned, seemingly honest guy looking to be mayor. Eight years has taken a real toll on Dayton King. What we’re left with is this current slick talking, thumbs up flashing, career politician that leaves us with a ...

Interference is unacceptable

Editorials

One hundred forty-five million dollars will buy an awful lot of gratitude. The question in former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s case is whether she showed her appreciation in unacceptable ways. Even before she lost the 2016 presidential election, Clinton demanded an investigation ...

There are always two sides to any story

Letters to the Editor

I am a Broadalbin senior citizen and I was appalled by the letter that Ms. Canfield and Ms. Boltash had written. I lost my husband two years ago and was devastated. I have no family local and nowhere to turn. My friends told me to call the Broadalbin Assessing Department that they could help ...

Cheers and Jeers

Editorials

CHEERS —To Broadalbin-Perth High School for the innovative Adirondack Humanities course it implemented this year. The two teachers, Dan Simonds and Tony Mucilli, credit principal Mark Brooks for being “instrumental in advocating for new ideas, new models of teaching and curriculum that ...