Opinion

Fracking ban would be irresponsible

Editorials

Three Democratic candidates for president, and perhaps more, are hoping to gain votes by proposing all-out prohibitions on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, used in the oil and natural gas industries. Sens. Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have all proposed the bans. Look ...

Solar energy is a losing proposition for the ratepayers

Letters to the Editor

In an earlier letter to the editor (Leader Herald, Aug. 27, page 6A) I calculated what would be needed to build a solar-electric power plant (SPP) to replace the soon-to-be-closed 2000 MWe Indian Point Energy Center in Westchester County. A consortium of foreign companies has proposed to ...

A scary experience and help from the fire department

Letters to the Editor

Johnstown Firemen are great. I got down to check a plug that seemed to be loose; could not get up. I had to call 911. I was lucky the phone was near. “What is your emergency?” she said. “I’m on the floor and can’t get up,” I said. “Is your door locked?” she said. ...

The right move to make

Editorials

Leaders of the quasi-terrorist organization known as the Taliban had every reason to believe their strategy of shedding blood to prod Americans into pulling out of Afghanistan would work. It has in the past, for both Islamic extremists and others. Not this time. President Donald Trump had ...

Never forgetting Sept. 11, 2001

Editorials

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, four American aircrafts, under the control of 19 Al-Qaeda hijackers, careened down from the skies over lower Manhattan; Arlington, Virginia; and Stonycreek Township, Pennsylvania before smashing down in four jet-fueled balls of flame, while spectators from the ...

What a wonderful month for The Glove Theatre

Letters to the Editor

What a wonderful month of August it has been for the Glove Theatre and the city of Gloversville. I would like to extend an appreciative thank you to Jennifer Flynn, her crew and the amazing cast of “Willy Wonka Kids” for filling the Glove Theatre to capacity for four delightful ...

Thank you to all who give to Leatherstocking Honor Flights

Letters to the Editor

Leatherstocking Honor Flight has been honoring area veterans for over 10 years with a fantastic trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials dedicated in their honor. These trips are very powerful and have a huge impact on the veterans who take the trip. They return home with a much better ...

Changing the Sunday paper must be a communist conspiracy

Letters to the Editor

It is with great sorrow that I have lost the one constant in my life for Sunday. Each Sunday, after church, I read with great joy The Leader-Herald. The paper came today [Saturday]! What will I do [Sunday]? I say there is nothing short of a communist conspiracy to ruin the Sunday of many ...

Fool me twice, shame on me

Editorials

Well, they’re at it again, trying to pit Americans against each other and thus, disrupting the upcoming presidential eletion. The Russians? We don’t know, although it is certain that the Kremlin’s online campaign of inciting dissention among us never stopped. Someone decided ...

New York leads the way

Editorials

Attorneys general in 49 states may want to take a look at a big payout from the Google YouTube online service. Google has been fined $136 million by the Federal Trade Commission over allegations it harvested personal data about children without seeking their parents’ consent. In addition, ...

Infringing on the rights of innocent Americans

Editorials

More than a million people in our country are “known or suspected” terrorists, according to the government, in a claim that reaches astronomical heights of imbecility. It makes sense for U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies to maintain a list of people who truly pose threats to ...

Don’t throw up our hands and quit

Editorials

We Americans are renowned worldwide for our ingenuity and resourcefulness. When we encounter challenges, we find ways to overcome them. That makes proposals by several Democratic candidates for president quite puzzling. Where, pray tell, is the can-do American spirit? Five of the ...

Let’s not forget the Bahamas

Editorials

What happened to people in the Bahamas during the weekend is difficult to comprehend. For a full day and a half, Hurricane Dorian parked itself directly over Grand Bahama and Abaco islands. Sustained winds as high as 185 mph, torrential rain and 20-foot storm surges brutalized our neighbors ...

Columnist’s statement was wrong

Letters to the Editor

In a recent Op/Ed column (Leader Herald, Aug. 31, (Saturday/Sunday), page 6A), Judge Andrew Napolitano states, “A tariff is a sales tax that, because it has not been enacted by Congress, as the Constitution requires of all federal taxes, is unconstitutional.” He is wrong. Article 1, ...

Smells like a money grab

Editorials

Syracuse Post-Standard Aug. 25 New York state is reaching into your pocket again, this time for $25 to replace your license plates if they are 10 years old or older. Add $20 if you want to keep your license plate number. With more than 3 million old plates on the road, the fee is expected ...

Stiff fines for robocallers

Editorials

How many times after your phone has rung have you looked at the caller ID, seen it was an in-state number, and answered — only to have a recorded voice offer you help in paying off your student loans? Welcome to ‘robocalls,” those annoying automated communications that at times seem to ...

Investigation must continue

Editorials

A few of the women victimized by the late Jeffrey Epstein got their day in court on Tuesday, and some expressed frustration that they will never see him there. Epstein, the rich sexual abuser who committed suicide in jail earlier this summer, was to have been tried on various charges that he ...