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Letters to the Editor

Cancer screenings remain important for everyone

‘The Cancer Services Program of Fulton, Montgomery and Schenectady Counties would like to remind everyone to schedule their breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screenings now. Cancer is still the second leading cause of death in New York state. Doctor’s offices and healthcare ...

Congresswoman Stefanik represents her district well

If you have read the “letters to the editor” section in recent weeks, you have seen the same half-dozen or so people penning letters over and over attacking Congresswoman Elise Stefanik. It is clear that they are all following the same page of unoriginal talking points they were provided by ...

Elect someone who will truly represent our district

New York 21 deserves mature, clear-headed, compassionate leadership that is not a hostage to vagaries of party loyalty or personal ambition. New York 21 deserves a representative familiar with the needs of the people and environment of this district. New York 21 deserves Tedra Cobb. As a ...

Stefanik doesn’t care about our health care

As we all know Representative Stefanik’s position on health care which is to do nothing except repeal and cut. We can look forward to her next endeavor, cutting back Medicare and Social Security. Yes, that’s right as the excess spending the Congress has been doing on the COVID-19 ...

Please pass the Johnstown school budget, say ‘yes’

On behalf of the Johnstown High School Class of 2020, I would like to thank Mr. Hale and the rest of the graduation committee for their efforts in making this year’s ceremonies nothing short of exceptional. Though it was not traditional this year, the hard work and effort which each person ...

Vote ‘yes’ tomorrow on the school budget

The recent school budget vote in Johnstown was yes — 1,526 votes and no — 1,137 votes. Apparently the quiet majority — people who previously didn’t care to vote — came to life and it resulted in just missing the 60 percent of the votes needed to pass the budget. The closeness of the ...

Why I plan to vote against the GJSD budget

I plan to vote against the Greater Johnstown School District budget for several reasons. There has been no meaningful explanation as to what happened to all the savings that were realized due to the March 2020, COVID-19 school shutdown. Surely there must have been meaningful savings in ...

We need solutions to bring us closer together as a country

As a former county district attorney, a former Superior Court judge and the current sheriff of Fulton County, I believe we are at a critical juncture in this country. The divide between certain segments of society and law enforcement is wider and deeper than it has ever been in our ...

Does Elise Stefanik have any principals left?

Roger Stone was convicted of numerous felonies by a federal jury. His crimes were based upon his lying to law enforcement, and his obstructing the investigation into Vladimir Putin’s efforts to help Donald Trump get elected in 2016. Incidentally, if that investigation was a “hoax,” it’s ...

It’s time to decide what we want for Johnstown

It’s time to decide what we want for Johnstown It’s time for the citizens of Johnstown to decide whether they want a vibrant, upbeat community or whether they simply want to be left alone so they can watch the town slowly sink in the west. The one thing that everybody for 100 miles around ...

I won’t vote for someone who supports mask ignorance

I’ve always wondered about people who want to kill off their supporters. For instance, I know of three people who have died of heroin overdose when taking heroin laced with something else. Why would a pusher want to kill off his customers? Currently, Donald Trump is holding rallies, masks ...

The aftershocks of COVID-19 coming into focus

The aftershocks of the COVID-19 virus epidemic are coming into focus. The future for the state, county and municipality tax revenues should fall precipitously. Workers and employers have become inured with the work-at-home concept which could lower company expenses for office space. But the ...

B-P did a great job on the seniors’ graduation

I would like to publicly thank the Broadalbin-Perth Central School District for a most memorable and creative graduation celebration for its high school class of 2020. The graduation festivities were nothing short of spectacular. They included, among other things, a virtual graduation video at ...

Mayor Jackson: Please vote ‘yes’ on school budget

This letter is to the residents of the city of Johnstown and those others who are part of the Johnstown School District. Both the city Common Council and I urge passage of the proposed school district budget. One of the most important factors a city, town or village needs is a sound, stable ...

It is time to re-open our schools

I worked in schools for nearly 50 years in every capacity. No public school in New York state is set up to deliver effective online instruction across all grades. So if that is the plan, it would be better to close the schools period. Further, opening schools at half capacity, social ...

A longer sentence for my wife and others in nursing homes

A longer sentence at nursing home. Me and the wife were hoping to be able to visit at the homes. My wife spends most of the day in her room at the Gloversville nursing home with the door shut. The room is so small it is impossible to maneuver her wheelchair in there between her bed and wall. ...

Democratic primary was a manipulation of votes

What happened on June 23, 2020? I just voted in the Democratic primary. The same 10 or 12 candidates that were running around the winter months, all dropped out. They’re still on the ticket! I did not vote for Biden, where did my vote go? Has everybody gone blind and deaf? Doesn’t ...

It is in our hands to mold the future of our country

Donald Trump will be defeated this November. He will be defeated because America, and what it stands for, is better than Donald Trump. America was founded by risk takers and we still celebrate risk taking. We took a risk on Donald Trump in 2016. We took that risk in part due to distrust and ...

Number one care appreciated at Ellis Hospital

Number one care appreciated at Ellis Hospital My stay at Ellis Hospital started on June 5, and I was discharged on June 13. I was operated in the morning of June 8 — open heart surgery, quadruple bypass. I had experienced several heart attacks before the surgery ...

Please lead by good example Rep. Stefanik

On Saturday evening, June 20, I watched the Trump re-election campaign kick-off rally in Tulsa, Okla., with great interest. The planned rally in a 19,000 indoor seat stadium during a pandemic in a state with a record number of COVID-19 cases, without mandatory social distancing and protective ...