Opinion

Let’s marvel at InSight

Editorials

Let’s take a moment to marvel at what we can do when we are at our best. NASA’s InSight lander successfully touched down on Mars [earlier this month], a few minutes before 3 p.m. Eastern time, ending a journey of more than six months and 300 million miles. The path to the successful ...

Don’t forget others in Christmas prep

Editorials

Time is short for those of us who have fallen behind on our Christmas shopping. As we cope with the struggles of everyday life while trying to find the perfect gifts for everyone on our lists, let us not neglect to take care of the one task that ought not to require any thought: ensuring Santa ...

Wake-up property owners in Broadalbin

Letters to the Editor

While it is understandable due to increased operating costs that the town has incurred, taxes may realistically have to rise. For the board to vote without prior notification to property owners or having a referendum of the plan to raise taxes by 177 percent is preposterous. The Broadalbin ...

League of Women Voters concerned about Broadalbin

Letters to the Editor

The League of Women Voters of Schenectady County is very concerned about voting accessibility in the town of Broadalbin. The Broadalbin Municipal Complex on Union Mills Road in the town of Broadalbin does not meet the requirements of the Americans for Disability Act, a federal law passed in ...

Congress should safeguard black lung program

Editorials

Of course Congress should safeguard a federal program to help victims of black lung disease. But no amount of money from Washington can do more than ease the suffering of those afflicted by the malady and their families. So lawmakers also ought to be looking into why black lung, known ...

The price to pay in Broadalbin

Editorials

The town of Broadalbin officials have taken some heat lately for an hefty 177 percent increase in taxes. The increase, while no fault of the present board or town Supervisor Sheila Perry — previous administrations adopted unbalanced budgets and did not plan for the future — is a tough pill ...

Cheers and Jeers

Editorials

CHEERS — To the first Mayfield Christmas Parade on Saturday. The village pulled together the holiday event and it was well-attended by many, including people from areas outside of Mayfield. The festivities, which included Mayor Jamie Ward reading “T’was the Night Before Christmas”, ...

A ‘short take’ on the Jamel Khashoggi tragedy

Letters to the Editor

Just a short take on Jamel Khashoggi, a former foreign journalist for the Washington Post, who was a former member of the Saudia Arabian higher echelon of the Saudia government. Khashoggi was not a citizen of our country, nor did he want to be. He used his journalist base to air his dislike ...

Should have been handled differently

Editorials

Everyone agrees: Friday’s incident at the Brooklyn HRA office, where cops fought to pry a baby from his screaming mom, should never have happened. And there’s a ton of blame to go around here. Police Commissioner James O’Neill immediately ordered an investigation into the nightmare, and ...

Not in this lifetime again

Editorials

As U.S. presidents born nearly a century ago, the late George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter each reached the age of 94. Observing Carter seated in the front row during Bush’s Wednesday funeral, we couldn’t help but reflect on how dramatically the nation’s political landscape has changed ...

Local animal shelters are priceless

Editorials

A recent Leader-Herald article about a Gloversville man getting jail time for abusing a kitten missed the mark when giving credit to which agency took care of kitten following the abuse. While the Gloversville Animal Control was the agency that first responded to the incident and found the ...

How to prevent mass shootings in America

Letters to the Editor

Jerusalem was destroyed in 586 B.C. America will befall the same fate if its citizens do not repent. I want to answer in this article why mass shootings occur, how to prevent mass shootings in this country and I also want to express peoples’ opinions on this matter. First, why all this ...

Fossil fuel companies run the country

Letters to the Editor

Do teachers still teach children that we live in a democracy? I hope not, because currently, we live in an oligarchy, or government by an elite few. This elite few would be the big fossil fuel companies, which have the money to buy off our congressmen, so they will bend to their will. Our ...

Consider the obvious choices

Editorials

Fulton County recently received three public proposals for its building at the County Airport. The 1,200-square-foot building is located on airport property and has been traditionally used in the past as either a restaurant or bakery. The original concept saw it as a place where pilots ...

A witch hunt or investigation by a brutal book?

Op-Ed Columns

By JUDGE ANDREW P. NAPOLITANO The nation has paused this week from its toxic political battles to remember the kindness and gentleness of President George H.W. Bush. He was kind to Bill Clinton, who defeated him in 1992, and to Ross Perot, whose unusual entry into the presidential race that ...

Bush’s Clean Air Act is a brilliant legacy

Editorials

From the ADIRONDACK DAILY ENTERPRISE George H.W. Bush never visited the Adirondacks as president, as far as we know, but perhaps no other president had as much of a positive impact on the Adirondack Park, from the White House. Theodore Roosevelt comes to mind, of course. As New York’s ...

Broadalbin fund balances need to be replenished

Letters to the Editor

To the town of Broadalbin from your town supervisor and town board: In May of 2017, an audit by the Office of the New York State Comptroller of the town of Broadalbin began which would not be final until June of 2018. That fall, when preparing the 2018 budget, the previous town board faced ...

Charitable donations can add Christmas cheer

Editorials

Time is short for those of us who have fallen behind on our Christmas shopping. As we cope with the struggles of everyday life while trying to find the perfect gifts for everyone on our lists, let us not neglect to take care of the one task that ought not to require any thought: ensuring Santa ...

Red Kettle campaign

Editorials

The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign kicked off on Thanksgiving. It is one of the main fundraising events for the Salvation Army and all it takes is a little bit of change from all of us to help the local organization reach its goal. Capt. Wendy Senior of the Gloversville Salvation ...