Opinion

Endorsing Ponticello for ward supervisor

Letters to the Editor

I am writing this letter to endorse Mike Ponticello for 5th Ward county supervisor. He has lived in the area for over 25 years and his qualifications and experience will serve the community well. I have worked with Mr. Ponticello in the past on several issues to promote the 5th Ward, where his ...

Bringing fresh perspective to board

Letters to the Editor

It has been a true honor to represent Gloversville's 5th Ward as supervisor for the past two years. As a fifth-generation Gloversville resident, I take great pride in sharing my vision and working with other community leaders to improve our city and county.I am proud to bring a fresh, ...

Highway head not required to have CDL

Letters to the Editor

My name is Scott Walters and I am a candidate for the town of Broadalbin Highway Superintendent job.It has been a pleasure meeting and speaking with so many of you during this campaign and I thank you very much for your support and encouragement.At this time, I would like to point out that ...

Agrees with Westover on county needs

Letters to the Editor

I would like to take a moment to let the taxpayers of the town of Johnstown know a little bit about one of their candidates for town supervisor.James Westover has been a customer of mine for over 20 years. In that time I have gotten to know him very well. As a fellow town of Johnstown business ...

Vote the Republican slate Tuesday

Letters to the Editor

On Tuesday, election day, the voters of Gloversville will be presented with an exceptional slate on Row B, Republican. This slate is headed by 4th Judicial District Supreme Court candidates Mary Farley and Martin Auffredou, Each is committed to upholding the laws of the State and have ...

On Tuesday, election day, the voters of Gloversville will be presented with an exceptional slate on Row B, Republican. This slate is headed by 4th Judicial District Supreme Court candidates Mary Farley and Martin Auffredou, Each is committed to upholding

Letters to the Editor

To the residents of the 3rd Ward, Gloversville. My name is Ben Robb. As most of you know I am running for the position of 3rd Ward councilman.I have had the privilege, while campaigning door to door, to meet with a great deal of you. Overwhelmingly, your concerns are the same as mine. Jobs is ...

Votes count, so get out and vote

Letters to the Editor

On Tuesday, residents of the city of Johnstown will have an opportunity to vote on revisions to the city's charter. The charter does not get revised often, the last time being in 2001. I was one of the 15 Johnstown residents on the Charter Commission.In my opinion, all commission members came ...

Ponticello best choice for job

Letters to the Editor

Michael Ponticello is running for Fulton County supervisor from Gloversville's 5th Ward. Mike has a great understanding of Gloversville, Fulton County, and the citizens who reside here.I know of nobody that exudes community pride like Mike. He is also a realist and understands the region's ...

Friends of library thank all who helped

Letters to the Editor

The Friends of the Gloversville Public Library would like to thank the following people for their generous support of this year's Friends' Week activities and ninth annual basket raffle.This year's basket donors are: Mary Louise Armstrong, Pat Donovan, Gloversville Teachers Association, Polly ...

Daughter is best choice for judge

Letters to the Editor

esidents who are eligible to vote to please support my daughter, Louise K. Sira, for Fulton County Court Judge and Surrogate. My daughter has spent 22 years of her career earning a reputation as an individual who operates with integrity, respect, and commitment in carrying out the ...

Cheers and jeers

Editorials

CHEERS - To choosing the chamber of commerce. The Montgomery County Legislature this week decided to renew its arrangement with the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce to promote county tourism for another year. Some Montgomery County legislators were talking about possibly taking ...

Drive carefully on Halloween

Editorials

If you're going to pick a day to be extra careful when driving, Halloween is the day.With all of the children and adults walking on the streets to attend parties or participate in trick-or-treating, the chances of car-pedestrian accidents go up.In addition, Halloween is a particularly deadly ...

Clinton aimed to protect self

Editorials

No one reacted with a sense of alarm and protectiveness to repeated pleas for help from U.S. diplomatic personnel in Benghazi, Libya during the months before Sept. 11, 2012. And after a State Department outpost there was attacked by terrorists that day, killing Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens ...

No one left accountable

Editorials

Look under "accountability" in the dictionary and who knows whose pictures you may see? What will not accompany the text is a portrayal of a federal bureaucrat.Never, ever does anything serious seem to happen to government officials who fail to do their jobs properly, waste massive amounts of ...

Work with developer

Editorials

The Historic Preservation Review Board recently voted down a request from Two Great Guys Realty to allow for the demolition of the former Littauer Building, located just south of the center of historic downtown Gloversville, and several adjacent brick and brownstone buildings the company owns - ...

Face storm over spending

Editorials

During the next several weeks, conservative members of Congress will face a perfect storm of politics over government spending.First, they have to increase the federal borrowing limit early next month, or some agencies of government will run out of money. Much of what Washington spends is ...

Tax decrease a nice start

Editorials

Gloversville Mayor Dayton King has submitted a reasonable budget proposal for 2016.The $16.48 million proposal calls for about a 1 percent property-tax rate decrease - from $21.31 per $1,000 of assessed property value, to $21.06 - and includes no layoffs or new positions.We are sure ...

Turn manure into fertilizer

Letters to the Editor

Following up on the recent letter by an area gentleman in which he expressed negative feelings toward those horse "plops" frequently and freely distributed on rural highways by generous Amish equine, I must state I find his attitude strange for the following reason.I happen to be acquainted ...

Generosity will aid MHA in helping kids

Letters to the Editor

On behalf of the Mental Health Association in Fulton & Montgomery counties, I would like to personally thank the Fulton County Tourism Department of the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Peck's Lake Protective Association for donating a portion of their proceeds ...

Mary Farley good pick for court

Letters to the Editor

I am enthusiastically endorsing Mary Farley for election to the Supreme Court for the 4th Judicial District.She is eminently qualified and deserves election to this important position.(Although we do share the same last name, Mary Farley and I are not related.)Hailing from St. Lawrence County - ...