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Letters to the Editor

Thanks to the Gloversville Senior Center for hosting Writers Circle

I would like to express my appreciation to the Gloversville Senior Center and all the members of the Writers Circle group for hosting me recently at one of their author luncheons at the center. It was a real pleasure to meet other writers for a most stimulating conversation about poetry and ...

A letter to the person who abandoned chihuahua on road

I would like to thank whomever it was that dumped “Buddy” the chihuahua on the side of Route 67 in the cage on Monday, Nov. 3. My wife was coming home from a doctor’s appointment at St. Mary’s Hospital and spotted the cage and the garbage bag and decided to investigate. Fortunately ...

Annual Thanksgiving meal canceled for lack of coordinator

For many years, a Thanksgiving meal has been provided to our two communities at the Church of the Holy Spirit on South Main Street in Gloversville by the Twin Cities Council of Churches and its many volunteers. Unfortunately, this year we were unable to find someone to coordinate the meal. ...

Political gulf between upstate and downstate can’t be bridged

The political and economic gulf between the residents of upstate and downstate New York has become so wide that it can’t be bridged, in my opinion. So the simple solution would be to split New York starting at PA-NY border along the line dividing the Delaware watershed and the Susquehanna ...

First Gloversville Public Library book sale since a big success

We had our first book sale since the renovated Gloversville Public Library reopened. It was a big success, so we would like to thank all of those who helped us carry the many boxes of books upstairs and came every day to lend a hand like Mrs. Jennifer Gillis and the Key Club members, Caren ...

Thank you to Friends of the Gloversville Library

Each year a week in October is set aside nationally to highlight and celebrate the hard work and dedicated volunteers that make up friends of libraries groups. During this special week of celebration, the staff of the Gloversville Public Library would like to thank the Friends our library for ...

The poll workers for election worked hard, did a great job

I commend the women from the Fulton County Board of Elections who administered voting in Tuesday’s election at Forest Hill Towers. They arrived at 5 a.m. and departed at 9:30 p.m; that’s 16 ¢ hours of dedicated service to the residents of Fulton County, New York. And they were of good ...

The benefits of having customs, traditions and moral values

Editor’s note: This is Part II of Mr. Pettit’s letter to the editor. Customs, traditions, moral values and rules of etiquette, not just laws and government regulations, are what make for a civilized society, not restraints on inanimate objects. These behavioral norms — transmitted by ...

If the Democrats got the perfection they demand

Oh, the liberals are so, so delicate — and demanding. Their latest quibble with the president is that he spoke harshly of the murderer al-Baghdadi. Trump called the murderer a dog and used other unflattering descriptions of the man. Are the liberals (mainly Democrats) naive? Or do they think, ...

Are guns really the problem?

Editor’s note: The following is Part I of a two-part letter. Every time there’s a shooting tragedy, there are more calls for gun control. Let’s examine a few historical facts. By 1910, the National Rifle Association had succeeded in establishing 73 NRA affiliated high school rifle ...

Board of Supervisors need to address the sheriff’s office crisis

The Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino told the Fulton County Board of Supervisors more than a year ago that the sheriff’s office was heading to a crisis and they took no action. It is very clear by the Fulton County Board of Supervisors’ words and actions, that public safety is not a ...

Family and community are at the forefront for Max Spritzer

I am proud to say that I have known Max Spritzer, personally, for over ten years. Family and community are at the forefront of what matters to him, and whether you have been lifelong friends, or are a stranger who has just crossed paths with Max, it is truly evident. He is a very approachable ...

Best chance at restoring the town’s status is with the CAC

The Sherman’s Amusement Park saga in Caroga Lake has vehemently divided the town as much as any issue I’ve ever seen. The result has been 4 years in limbo, unable to make a decision. Meanwhile the town suffers and slowly deteriorates, as does the Sherman’s Park itself. Most home owners ...

Vote ‘yes’ to allow CAC to purchase the Sherman property

Though we are not residents of the town of Caroga, we are residents of Fulton County and believe that what is good for Caroga is good for Fulton County. Over the last four years, we have attended the many different concerts that the Caroga Arts Collective has offered. We have spent more time ...

Please do your part to save wild life and the environment

Where are they? Where are the bullfrogs and spring peepers whose voices once filled our nights? Where is the riot of birdsong at dawn and at dusk? Where are the lightning bugs that used to light up the evenings, so numerous that you could almost read by them? Where are the Junebugs that used ...

Johnstown Reformed Church 125th anniversary celebration

What an evening of entertainment was experienced on Oct. 26, at Johnstown Reformed Church as part of our 125th anniversary. The attendance was relatively small in number but large in participation and appreciation. We were blessed to have musicians from Johnstown High School perform (both ...

Vote ‘Yes’ to sell Sherman’s to the CAC

Growing up in Johnstown meant summers at “camp” and occasional trips to Sherman’s for rides, games, popcorn and my favorite, the beautiful carousel with its carved horses, some with real manes and tails. Time passes and changes are inevitable: no longer living in Johnstown, relatives ...

Julia Garcia is the best candidate

Choosing well qualified judges to serve in our courts is very important. On Election Day, my choice and yours should be Julia Garcia. There are six attorneys running for the four seats open in the state Supreme Court 4th District. She is my first choice. I have met her and heard her life ...

Hamilton County is at a crossroads

Hamilton County will soon be at a crossroads. The first Tuesday of November has always held a significant importance in the political and social makeup of villages, towns and counties. The direction of each can turn and twist with the election of board members, clerks, treasurers, supervisors ...

Vote for Brenda Leitt for Gloversville’s future

My name is Rev. Richard Wilkinson, senior pastor of the Gloversville Free Methodist Church and director of the Center of Hope at 33 Bleecker St. in Gloversville. I want to express my endorsement of Brenda Leitt for the 4th Ward City Council Woman in Gloversville. I have had the privilege to ...