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Letters to the Editor

With no paper on Sunday, may say goodbye to Leader-Herald

I have always liked having a Sunday paper; now they are giving us a paper on Saturday only and nothing on Sunday. What a joke. The paper is still the same size as always but we get coupons and two cartoon pages; wow. They still charge us the same price; what a rip off. I agree with Bob ...

Solar energy is a losing proposition for the ratepayers

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

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. ...

Month of September dedicated to National Literacy awareness

As a board member of Literacy New York-Fulton, Montgomery, and Schoharie counties, I know that learning to read, write, and communicate is not just a goal of young children, but also a goal of many adults in Montgomery and Fulton counties. These adults, approximately 12 percent of the ...

Smaller, more fuel efficient cars threatening lives of Americans

Aren’t you amazed what wonderful fuel economy you’re able to enjoy with your modern car or truck? You probably don’t think very much about it as we’ve all come to accept that as common place. Since 1975, when the so-called Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards went into place, our ...

What a wonderful month for The Glove Theatre

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

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

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 ...

Columnist’s statement was wrong

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, ...

Speed limit needs to be addressed on dangerous road

Once again this past weekend there was a bad accident at the intersection of Route 122 and West State Street Extension, in the town of Johnstown. I have lived above this area of road my entire life and cannot understand why, after the countless, dangerous accidents both on the curve and ...

‘Thank you’ to all who help make this season successful

As conductor of the Gloversville Civic Band, I wish to thank all of those who have made our summer band series such a success. The board of the Gloversville Citizens Band, our many corporate and private sponsors, Department of Public Works and the Recreation Department have shown wonderful ...

Street needs a little ‘lawn care’

So I was driving down North Street recently after dropping off my son and couldn’t believe what I saw. It appeared that the street has a miniature median running down the middle of it. From about West Street down to near Arlington Avenue there is a crack in the middle of the street and there ...

So much for the governor’s energy plan

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has called for 70 percent of New York’s energy to come from renewable sources by 2030 (see https://www.nyserda.ny.gov/All-Programs/Programs/Clean-Energy-Standard/Renewable-Portfolio-Standard/RPS-Documents). The following example shows why replacing a conventional power ...

We cannot prevent evil by passing more laws

You published an editorial from The Wall Street Journal, titled, “Flagging Future Killers,” which rightly bypasses gun control, since no gun ever pulled its own trigger. Beyond that, the dangerous folly of gun control is self-evident from the statistically demonstrable fact, that gun ...

It is all about the money

The Johnstown Water Board is in the business of selling water to individuals and businesses. The water board has a procedure in place for design and installment of water mains and service laterals. The board requires qualified people to do the work. There will be no shortcuts or exceptions to ...

Writer responds to Monday editorial

Response to editorial of Monday Aug. 19 “Taking steps to prevent tragedy” Having fought the issues of gun control and the SAFE Act in the case of Kampfer vs Cuomo, 14-110. Your editorial is way off. This society, in this country, has created its own monster. Today’s society is a ...

We should expect our schools to provide a profitable return

As I begin the migration from Ohio to my family’s homestead in New York, I am amazed at the cost associated with school taxes. I come from an Ohio school district with a similar student population, same excellence in education, and an Ohio property of similar value to my New York property. ...

Tougher gun laws do help prevent mass shootings

Let’s talk about mass shootings and what can be done to prevent these recurring tragedies. Think a good guy with a gun will stop a bad guy with a gun? They won’t. Thirty-two seconds was how long it took Dayton police to kill a lone gunman. Thirty-two seconds was also enough time to kill ...

Roundabout will be a nightmare

Construction started on the Mayfield roundabout. I think it is a big mistake. Growing up in Westchester County, I remember the roundabout called the Hawthorne Circle. It connected the Saw Mill River Parkway and the Taconic Parkway. It was deemed dangerous, and removed in 1971. I see similar ...

Our kids don’t stand a chance

I am a fan of Johnstown High School sports. I go to lots of games and I am thrilled at the success many of the teams have. Now I watch the coaches and administrators struggle to find funding for these sports. The cause is obvious — people are leaving the city and there are now insufficient ...