Opinion

Cheers and jeers

Editorials

CHEERS - To new pavement. Crews working for Gloversville are in the middle of paving several city streets. The smooth surface is a vast improvement. It's nice to drive down Kingsboro Avenue and other streets without feeling like you're on a country road. Unfortunately, this is the city's ...

Be neighborly about signs

Editorials

The primaries have not even happened in Fulton and Montgomery counties, and there are already plenty of campaign signs rocking the scenery.To those who have put up signs: Win, lose or draw, please take down your signs after you are done running for office - preferably within a week of the ...

Pakistan acts like enemy

Editorials

Pakistan, while proclaiming it is a U.S. ally in the war against terrorist groups, this week is proving it is just the opposite.Authorities in Pakistan are permitting a massive gathering by the Taliban, who needed a haven to hash out their differences over a new leader to replace the late ...

Obama stifles dissent

Editorials

Liberals learned half a century ago that a very effective way of stifling dissenters is to claim they are war mongers. The infamous mushroom cloud television commercial against 1964 presidential candidate Barry Goldwater demonstrated that.So now, President Barack Obama is doing the same thing ...

Get in on film effort

Editorials

This week, filming for Tom Berenger's new film "American Dresser" is expected to take place at the New York State Fair. Parts of the movie will be filmed throughout the Syracuse area thanks to New York state's efforts to lure film production companies to central New York. The state paid for the ...

How did crimes occur?

Editorials

Arodolo Roberto Castillo-Serrano should be sent to a U.S. prison for a long, long time. But members of Congress should be asking how he got away with his crimes for so long - and how many others like him are victimizing young illegal immigrants.Castillo-Serrano, from Guatemala, has been in the ...

Keep the key to Sherman’s

Editorials

It's easy to imagine what Sherman's Amusement Park looked like once upon a time: the Ferris wheel spinning, children riding on the carousel, couples enjoying the dance hall - all part of a summer day on?Caroga Lake.What's hard to envision is what sort of future the now-dormant facility - where ...

Learn more about breastfeeding

Letters to the Editor

August is National Breastfeeding Month and The Birthplace at St. Mary's is promoting breastfeeding as the healthy, natural choice for mothers and their newborns.According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, "Implementing policies to promote breastfeeding is widely supported to ...

Officer went above, beyond call of duty

Letters to the Editor

This is a shout out to the Johnstown Police Department.Sometimes we don't realize how much they do for our community. Being a senior citizen who has lived in this community most of my life, I am comforted to know they are there when you need them.This past winter, someone broke my backdoor ...

What is the cost to turn lights on?

Letters to the Editor

I am wondering if someone can tell me what the cost is of turning on your automobile headlights? I am convinced there must be a price, although I haven't noticed a coin slot for payment, as there are more and more drivers travelling our state's roads who neglect to put their lights on under ...

Brady disclosure rules violated

Letters to the Editor

It seems the saying, "You can't beat City Hall," also applies to the Fulton County District Attorney's Office. I gave a talk on Aug. 4 concerning my son's trial. As I read the reporter's coverage in The Leader-Herald, I was just amazed - amazed that the whole point of my talk was not there - ...

Mike Smrtic has the experience

Letters to the Editor

As so much information has been publicized recently about the upcoming judicial race, I feel compelled to write in as to why I personally believe Mike Smrtic is the best person to be our next Fulton County Court Judge and Surrogate.I have known Mike for more than 22 years and have been ...

GOP candidates will not change Caroga

Letters to the Editor

On Sept. 10 in Caroga, voters in the Republican Party will choose between two candidates for town supervisor.But no matter who you choose, you will get more of the same. What has either one done for you, the taxpayer, other than lie to you?There are four candidates running for Town Council. One ...

Transfer Sherman’s to group with plans

Letters to the Editor

At its August meeting, the Caroga Town Board adopted a resolution to explore the possibility of leasing, selling or donating the former Sherman's Amusement?Park property to the Caroga Lake Music Festival.A large crowd was gathered for this meeting and many supported the resolution - viewing the ...

Cheers and jeers

Editorials

CHEERS - To free school supplies. Several local groups have been helping children get prepared for the start of the school year by handing out free school supplies. One of the biggest efforts was that of the Change of 1 Ministry in Gloversville. The organization, with the help of the 33 ...

What is the cost to turn lights on?

Letters to the Editor

I am wondering if someone can tell me what the cost is of turning on your automobile headlights? I am convinced there must be a price, although I haven't noticed a coin slot for payment, as there are more and more drivers travelling our state's roads who neglect to put their lights on under ...

Officer went above, beyond call of duty

Letters to the Editor

This is a shout out to the Johnstown Police Department.Sometimes we don't realize how much they do for our community. Being a senior citizen who has lived in this community most of my life, I am comforted to know they are there when you need them.This past winter, someone broke my backdoor ...

State must learn to focus

Editorials

The Empire State has many problems, but officials have recently focused their efforts on a multibillion-dollar fix for an airport coming off a record year.As local residents and officials struggle with unemployment, failing roads, crushing mandates and an ever-frustrating education system, ...

Army must stay effective

Editorials

Army Capt. Kristen Griest and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver made history last week. They became the first women to make it through the Army's rigorous Ranger training program.Now, they may be part of making even more history as the Army studies whether combat tasks still off-limits for women, such as ...

HUD must verify incomes

Editorials

Perhaps you have done well during the past few years. When you got married, you and your spouse didn't have two dimes to rub together. Your low family income qualified you easily for government-subsidized housing.Then both of you worked hard and moved up. Regular pay raises boosted your income. ...