Opinion

An FBI probe is warranted

Editorials

It was difficult to watch the Blasey Ford-Kavanaugh hearings on Thursday for so many reasons and now to see the opposing sides play it all out in very nasty tones on social media. There seems to be no gray area and those inclined to believe Blasey-Ford did not have their minds changed and those ...

The Senate needs to flip

Editorials

Last week, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan announced that he had appointed a former federal judge to review how the Archdiocese of New York handled sexual abuse of minors and sexual harassment of adults. It should come as no surprise that the cardinal has been motivated to act. He knows what ...

Beware of vicious German shepard

Letters to the Editor

Every Wednesday I walk a friend’s dog, from Clyde Street, up Woodward and return to Clyde. Twice in the past five weeks, an aggressive, young German shepard, who is with a thin woman of small frame has tried to attack me and the dog. The first time, this dog came from the sidewalk and tried ...

Congress must act

Editorials

If you enjoy outdoor recreation, whether that means camping in a wilderness area or just taking the kids to the playground at a city park, there is an excellent chance you owe a debt of gratitude to a federal program of which you may never have heard. It is the Land and Water Conservation ...

Elise Stefanik has not cared about our district

Letters to the Editor

Fulton County sometimes gets labeled as redneck, angry and ignorant. We may be mostly rural, but that does not make our opinions ignorant. We may be angry at times, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t good reasons. We are not a red or blue district. We are purple, with residents spanning the ...

Stefanik has done great work to help people, businesses

Letters to the Editor

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has worked tirelessly to help small businesses throughout our district. She has backed efforts for comprehensive tax reform to remove the burdensome regulations that restrict both business and job growth. She voted for H.R. 1312, the Small Business Capital Formation ...

Stefanik was late, but at veterans’ picnic

Letters to the Editor

I think it is very important in this “political season” to get the record straight. People write all kinds of half-truths and not truths in the editorial section Leader Herald. I for one would tell you when this is my opinion and when it is fact. Fact is, at the Marc Butler’s picnic ...

Using a political weapon

Editorials

One may be tempted to wonder why, if they are so eager to get at the truth, powerful Democrats in the U.S. Senate kept allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh under wraps for so long. Actually, there is no question about the cynical game being played by Sen. Dianne ...

Whom does Elise Stefanik represent?

Letters to the Editor

Ms. Stefanik’s voting record suggests she represents a very wealthy community dependent upon military spending. In fact, her constituents are grounded in the middle class, and many are dependent on federal programs such as the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition ...

Why would any woman relinquish her rights?

Letters to the Editor

It is unbelievable in this day and age that our government thinks it ought to have the authority to set rules about a woman’s body. Have you never asked why there are no such rules for men? Didn’t women fight hard and win the right to govern their own bodies and thinking, their ...

It’s a way to start change

Editorials

An organization founded by families of children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting knew they needed to try something different — something a whole lot of other adults had ignored — if they were to make a difference in kids’ lives. “We empower and help one population ...

Ford’s story needs to be heard

Editorials

Republican leaders in the U.S. Senate have an obligation — one of fairness as well as self-defense politics — to do all in their power to hear Christine Blasey Ford’s story about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. If that means shuffling their schedule, so be it. Until a few days ...

Both deserve to be heard

Editorials

Confirming a Supreme Court nominee is an intensely political process. That’s certainly been the case with Brett Kavanaugh. But the emergence of a woman willing to testify about her allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh when both were teens is a cry to put politics aside. ...

Cheers and Jeers

Editorials

CHEERS — To the proposal from the Caroga Arts Collective to further enhance on its summer music festivals to turn the former Sherman’s Amusement Park property into a first-class arts venue. While the proposal would possibly mean selling the town-owned property to the CAC, moving forward ...

Vote for Tedra, vote for the environment

Letters to the Editor

Having witnessed the progress made since the 1970s to clean up our waterways, decrease air pollution, get rid of toxic dumps, prohibit the use of dangerous pesticides, and increase the fuel efficiency of cars, I now fear that we are going backwards under the current administration. We need ...

Fed ‘font police’ have showed up

Editorials

Those following closely had to realize there would be at least one more crazy twist in the verbal brawl between New York and federal officials over what are appropriate highway signs. Despite warnings from the federal government, state officials installed the “offending” signs in 2016 and ...

Robert Smullen, I am proud of you

Letters to the Editor

Robert Smullen is as honest as the day is long. He may have made some mistakes but as I read about the events, it seemed to me as the mistakes are honest mistakes and that Mr. Smullen tries to correct his mistakes. They don’t seem to be made to be mean or to be dishonest. I have known ...