Opinion

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 - ...

Young has earned re-election to post

Letters to the Editor

I'm writing to encourage the people in the 5th Ward of Gloversville to re-elect Gregory Young for supervisor. I did not vote for Mr. Young two years ago, but his performance while in office has made me want to vote for him this year.Greg supports the people in our community and isn't looking to ...

Wentworth shows needed qualities

Letters to the Editor

To the Voters of the 1st Ward: I'm a former councilman and deputy mayor of Gloversville.I know what it takes to be a councilman: dedication, hard work, listening to your constituents and asking the tough questions. Robin Wentworth has, and has done, all of the above, and that is why I am ...

Thanks for chance to run for council

Letters to the Editor

I would like to thank the community for allowing me this opportunity to run for a spot on the council in the November general election for the town of Johnstown.As a councilman, I would apply my skills and promote the best solution for the problem, concern or task, allowing the town to improve ...

Keep Johnstown’s Water Board

Letters to the Editor

Johnstown Mayor Michael Julius has criticized and not communicated with the Johnstown Water Board from the moment he became mayor.The Water Board has tried to meet with him on numerous occasions, but he will not do so. The same is true with the city treasurer. He will not speak to or meet with ...

Julius’ claims about Water Board wrong

Letters to the Editor

Johnstown Mayor Michael Julius has flooded the airways recently with rhetoric about the city's Water Board and water system.The Water Board needs to let voters know the truth as they prepare to cast their votes Nov. 3 on the mayor's proposition to abolish the independent Water Board.Julius ...

Ponticello’s heart is in Gloversville

Letters to the Editor

I am writing this letter regarding the 5th Ward Gloversville supervisor's race.I do believe we should all look back before we quickly move forward regarding the candidates and their endeavors.Mike Ponticello is one of those people in question. His resume glows with involvement and volunteering ...

Giardino mistakes right for a privilege

Letters to the Editor

I urge you not to vote for Richard Giardino for Fulton?County sheriff because he has repeatedly shown (and he has repeatedly said so in writing) he believes that our inviolable rights are not rights at all, but privileges for him to decide who, when, how, etc.Richard Giardino claims New York ...

Consolidate services to help city’s seniors

Letters to the Editor

As another election year approaches, I find myself in a difficult position. As a registered Democrat, I have seen what happens when one party controls city and county politics for too long.Greg Young?- a Democrat, seeking re-election as 5th Ward supervisor in Gloversville - came to my house ...

Giardino most qualified for sheriff

Letters to the Editor

I am writing in support of electing Richard Giardino as the Fulton County Sheriff. I have known Richard Giardino for more than 23 years and worked with him for just over 22 years as an employee of the Fulton County Sheriff's Office.He is a man of integrity and has always shown himself to be a ...

Vote ‘yes’ on Proposition 1

Letters to the Editor

I write to ask the city of Johnstown's voters to vote "yes" for Proposition 1 on Nov. 3.A "yes" vote eliminates duplication, which costs time and, therefore, money. Both the Water Department and treasurer maintain accounting records, collect revenue, process purchases, pay claims and maintain ...

Wentworth looks to continue good work

Letters to the Editor

As your 1st?Ward councilwoman in Gloversville since 2008, I would agree Gloversville is certainly on the verge of some very good things happening in our city. I would like to point out that this is due to the work that has been taking place over the past eight years, the work of your current ...

Ponticello eyes part in city’s rebirth

Letters to the Editor

My name is Mike Ponticello, and I am a candidate for 5th Ward supervisor in Gloversville.I was elected and served as the 5th Ward supervisor from 2012 to 2014. I am again asking you to allow me that opportunity. I have lived in and owned the same home for 25 years in the 5th Ward. I am a ...

Anadio an asset to Gloversville

Letters to the Editor

Councilwoman Ellen Anadio has worked very hard during her past two terms serving the residents and taxpayers of the 4th Ward.Among her efforts are: the Walmart project, which has brought needed revenue and jobs to the city; she wrote the animal control law, the personnel policy handbook, as ...

Use caution when workers on road

Letters to the Editor

My husband, Andy, is the Department of Solid Waste employee who was hit by a car while working on the morning of Oct. 9 in Johnstown. It was the worst day of our lives, but we both know it could have definitely had a much worse outcome.For that reason, we wanted to express our sincere gratitude ...

Cheers and jeers

Editorials

CHEERS - To demolishing run-down properties. The Fulton County Demolition Team, as part of Operation Green Scene, is demolishing dilapidated properties at 14 and 17 Park St. in Gloversville. The team, one of the county's success stories, not only is getting rid of unwanted blight in ...

Better use for funds

Editorials

The $1.5 billion New York Upstate Revitalization Initiative competition seems like another gimmick designed to get kudos for politicians at the expense of other - though far less exciting - needs.On Wednesday, the Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council and the MV500 group presented ...

Resignation timely

Editorials

Allison Hickey may have resigned as head of the Veterans Benefits Administration just in time to avoid being caught in the middle of a scandal.After she revealed plans to leave, Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald praised her for reducing a backlog of veterans' claims for ...

Ignorance improbable

Editorials

In about a week, the 2016 signup season for Obamacare insurance will begin. Federal officials say they expect new enrollments to lag behind hopes, though millions of people eligible for government-subsidized insurance have not signed up for it.Lots of people just don't understand they can get ...