Opinion

Heed military on troop levels

Editorials

American troops are being used in a dangerous political balancing act by President Barack Obama. Some already may have died needlessly because of it. More unnecessary deaths - perhaps on a large scale - may lie ahead.Obama has been eager to keep U.S. boots off the ground in the Middle East. But ...

Officials must give answers

Editorials

Gloversville residents deserve to know why Kevin Jones, the former head of the city's Department of Public Works, no longer is employed by the city.While we urged city officials to end the speculation and discuss the matter earlier this month, we are compelled to mention it again given we now ...

SOS for the senior center

Letters to the Editor

I would like everyone in Gloversville to know what the senior center, at 53 Church St., means to me.I moved to the Gloversville area about 10 years ago. I was looking for some safe way to spend my time. In The Leader-Herald, I read about the senior center and decided to check it out. It was ...

Couple were nice to pay for supper

Letters to the Editor

We would like to thank the couple who purchased our supper at Big Mike's on Dec. 16.We were very much surprised that our bill had been paid anonymously by you.Thank you again and have a wonderful Christmas.KATHY andKENNY STEFKAGloversville

Senior center serves entire community

Letters to the Editor

The Leader-Herald reported in its Dec. 12 edition that the Gloversville senior center is seeking $100,000 to keep its doors open.The center has set up a GoFundMe Page - www.gofundme.com/996fqceg - to raise the money from the public.The Senior Citizens Service Center of Gloversville & ...

Ending sewer board a very bad idea

Letters to the Editor

It is with dismay and disappointment that I recently read that Gloversville and Johnstown may move to dissolve the Joint Sewer Board.As background, I was born in Gloversville and lived there with my family for almost 50 years. With two degrees in engineering I have had the good fortune to be ...

Thanks for getting cat out of tree

Letters to the Editor

Many thanks to the members of the Johnstown Fire Department who arrived Nov. 29 to aid this "neighborhood cat" who had spent three days stuck in a tree. You may not all be cat lovers, but the compassion you showed restored faith in the intrinsic good in human nature.To Mandy and Katie - you ...

New gun law asks much of owners

Letters to the Editor

The definition of assault weapon by New York state law includes a semi-automatic rifle with a removable magazine with any of the following: folding stock, adjustable stock, thumbhole stock, second-hand grip or protruding pistol grip usable by the non-trigger hand, flash suppressor, muzzle ...

Cheers and jeers

Editorials

CHEERS - To the bell ringers. You're familiar with the ring. You hear it when you enter and leave some of the businesses in the area. It's called the Red Kettle Campaign, and it's part of the Salvation Army. The annual campaign, which kicks off around Thanksgiving and continues through the ...

Buy local year-round

Editorials

It's Christmas Eve, and for most people, holiday shopping is over.While we are always happy to see people shopping at local businesses during the holiday season, we want to encourage people to keep shopping at our local small businesses, year-round.The same local businesses in Fulton and ...

Why buy from a foe?

Editorials

One wonders what President Franklin D. Roosevelt's reaction would have been had, in 1936, a federal bean counter suggested to him that taxpayers' money could be saved by purchasing engines for U.S. warplanes from Japan. Roosevelt probably would have had the person fired.But these days, many ...

Local groups can use help

Editorials

As Christmas fast approaches, we felt it was a good time to remind everyone of the importance of giving back to the community and making contributions to our local charities whenever possible. There are many worthy organizations and churches in our area that lend a helping hand, providing many ...

U.S. left in dark by allies

Editorials

How is it possible that leaders of 34 nations, including allegedly close allies of the United States, could form a military alliance without Washington knowing about it?U.S. intelligence officials have some explaining to do. Members of Congress should demand answers - and they had better be ...

State gov’t needs sunlight

Editorials

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo should support more transparency in government, especially after two of the "three men in a room" got nailed for corruption.Now is not the time to nitpick every little issue with legislation designed to improve the public's access to information from state ...

Do research before voting

Letters to the Editor

According to recent national polling data, Donald Trump remains decisively the top Republican candidate running for president, commanding a towering lead of more than 20 points from his next closest rival in some polls. This fact would not be so disturbing if it were not the case that Trump has ...

Parade, stroll helped downtown shine

Letters to the Editor

The advent of the holiday season in Gloversville began this year with the combined Home for the Holidays tree lighting and downtown stroll and the holiday parade. The evening was very successful in downtown Gloversville's Business Improvement District thanks to Karen Coppola bringing her ...

Global warming demands attention

Letters to the Editor

I have been writing about the crisis that is global warming. One of the biggest problems we face in doing anything about it is the fact that our congressmen are bribed by big business, under the guise of "campaign contributions," to pass legislation benefitting big business, which leads to the ...

‘Secret Santa’ helps deck the hall

Letters to the Editor

For some years now, a "secret Santa" has been placing a very large, beautiful Christmas wreath on the side of our Perth Town Hall several weeks before Christmas.We have no idea who he or she is, but we all want that person to know it is very much appreciated by myself and the other town ...

Thanks for help with parade

Letters to the Editor

The city of Johnstown Parade Committee would like to thank all those who helped out in any way with the "Home for the Holidays Parade" held recently in the city of Johnstown.Special thanks to the participants in the parade and the many downtown merchants who remained open during the parade and ...

Trees for Troops sees great response

Letters to the Editor

This letter is to acknowledge with enthusiastic appreciation the response my local district office has experienced with the Trees for Troops project.My office, along with local businesses, many area schools, service clubs, and many of the senior citizen clubs as well as individuals, offered ...