Deja vu all over again. Five years ago, I attended my 50th high school reunion. Upon returning home, I wrote a letter to the editor telling of my shame and disgust with the condition of Gloversville. I was raised here, graduated here, worked here, gave birth to two of our three children here, and I was proud of this town.
Fast forward to five years later. My 55th high school reunion. As before, a wonderful time, seeing all the familiar faces again and renewing old friendships.
Gloversville? Same condition. I don't believe much new growth - businesses, etc. - has happened. Of course, I could be wrong on that, but to see the deploring conditions that still exist is so disheartening. I loved Gloversville?- who wouldn't have? - back in the 1950s and '60s.
I see a new Walmart coming in. Great. Give jobs to those abusing the welfare system. For goodness sake, get the owners of the terrible Loblaw building to tear it down. Who wants to come in and start a business with areas that look like that? The street signs are so rusted we had a difficult time finding places.
Mayor Dayton?King, are you really doing all you can for the city? When is the next election? Maybe some new candidates can come up with a plan to improve conditions. So many beautiful well-kept homes, right next to some that haven't been touched in years. Start a cleanup program to change that.
I could go on and on, but you get the picture. Bring Gloversville back to what it was. Yes, it can be done. Start that committee, please.
ROSEMARY (HOUGH) NEWTON
Holly Hill, Fla.