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Cheers and jeers

June 23, 2012
The Leader Herald

JEERS - To an alleged animal abuser. This week, authorities found three dead dogs in a town of Mayfield house. On Friday, authorities charged the animals' owner, Tirzah R. Henry, 30, with two counts under the state Agriculture & Markets Law. We were pleased to see this investigation led to charges.

CHEERS - To facades. In a story in February about the newly acquired Gloversville Schine building, one of the investors in Memorial Hall LLC, Jim Strickland, said, "I'm excited about it, and I also think this cooperative approach and large number of investors is going to be a great model for giving this building [what] it needs to find its place again." It's good to drive down Main Street and see the building is finding its place again. Enhanced facades from simple paint to complimentary awnings greet residents and visitors. This group is doing an extraordinary job; it's noticeable.

JEERS - To an epidemic of inconsideration. Graduations are in full swing. Some already have occurred; others will take place today. Unfortunately, some people who attend the graduations are inconsiderate. Some talk while young people are speaking, use cellphones and show little respect. This all boils down to rudeness. Those who still show respect, etiquette and consideration should not accept this. Superintendents and principals in attendance should lead by example, and when they notice people being inconsiderate, they should speak up and demand the respect the students deserve.

CHEERS - To a starring role. Fage will be featured in a national ad campaign the state has produced. This particular advertisement was created to promote successful businesses in the state and features shots of Fage's yogurt factory and local dairy farms. This is a positive reflection on Fulton County and the Johnstown Industrial Park.



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