Letters to the Editor

‘It is God’s will that everyone repent’

The following article is controversial, however, let me state God loves every man, woman and child on earth, and it is God’s will everyone repent. To begin with, everyone has a physical body. We have blood coursing through our veins and arteries. Our neurological systems have nuerons and ...

Let’s stand up for our community-minded efforts

National Grid is replacing the gas lines in our area, and they left a mess on our street. We talked to the on-site workers and called the “Customer Service” number, but everyone refused to clean up the mess, telling us we just had to live with it. We got results only after we sent an email ...

Cultural differences can be a strength, not a liability

I have seen several letters to this paper written by a gentleman who includes this line “A nation that doesn’t have borders, a common language and a common culture disintegrates.” The writer includes a list of former empires or manufactured nation states to prove his case. The United ...

People will continue to leave New York if nothing changes

A Bill of Attainder is a law that sentences a person, or group of people, to suffer punishment for a crime, or an alleged crime, without being able to exercise their judicial rights in defending themselves (see https://legaldictionary.net/bill-of-attainder/). The New York state legislature ...

Media always focuses on the negative news about Trump

I don’t agree with everything President Trump does. I surely do not like everything he says. However the mainstream media spends more than 90 percent of their coverage of the president in the negative area. Case in point — the media spent a great deal of time prior to July 4, telling ...

Bicycle thieves have stolen more than bikes

To the individual/individuals that came behind the back of our house, mind you we are in the middle of a row of six townhouses, and stole my son’s and his friends’ BMX bikes you are nothing but a low-life, rotten human being. First of all, these bikes meant a lot to these boys. BMX is their ...

Supreme Court makes wrong decision on census question

The Supreme Court has now prevented the U.S. Secretary of Commerce from putting the citizenship question in the 2020 census form; the court wants a “fuller account” of why he wanted to include it. In a split five-four decision Chief Justice Roberts, who was appointed by President G.W. Bush ...

Be prudent in your use of natural gas

Is natural gas a good transition fuel? Think again. Because of the fairly new technology of fracking, it is as dirty as coal, releasing large amounts of methane during removal. In fracking, toxic chemicals are forced into cracks in the shale, which releases the methane, which is then tapped for ...

There are bigger problems than how many cats as pets

It would be next to impossible to determine if someone has in their home over six cats unless code enforcement did raids based upon secret informants. Most landlords in the city do limit amount of pets tenants may have and many would say six cats is extremely excessive. Those who have massive ...

9/11 victims and veterans should have our help, support

Comedian Jon Stewart stressed that funds for 9/11 victims should still be available to victims. I’m a survivor, and fortunately I have no health-related problems. However, many people who are survivors, responders or involved in cleanup aren’t so fortunate. They deserve our support. ...

Unprofessional behavior seen during soccer games

As a Fulton United Soccer Club spectator, I have recently observed some very unprofessional behavior. When a team has worked hard and developed their skills, they should not be punished for their determination to do their best. Lately one team has been treated unfairly due to exemplary ...

Women get together to fill food pantry

Too often we fail to recognize how much goodness there is in this world and even in our very own communities. Kindness and generosity should not be overlooked and that is the goal of this commentary. Once a month, between 20 and 25 ladies from the Northville area get together. They eat, ...

The U.S. must have a common language, culture

The citizens of the United States must have a common language and a common culture. Absent borders, a common language and a common culture, a nation loses its identity and cohesiveness and eventually ceases to be a nation. Witness the fragmentation of the Roman Empire, the Soviet Union, ...

MacLauchin outlines his record and vision for town

My name is Bill MacLauchlin and I am running for a second term as the town of Palatine supervisor. I’d like to tell you a little bit about myself, my accomplishments and goals for my second term in office. As resident of the town of Palatine for nearly 50 years, I raised my family and ...

Local companies would be a great source for sports funding

While the Johnstown school board, in the face of its initial budget defeat, says the community must supply $200,000 to support the sports and extracurricular programs, I sense local companies will quickly respond to this need. Not only will companies derive tax write-off benefits, but they ...

There are angels among us

There are Angels among us, and there were two, sitting at the next table at the Golf Club on Sunday, June 16. When we went to pay our bill for the delicious breakfast buffet, the waitress informed us that the couple had taken care of it. What a nice thing to do. We thank then so very, very ...

Is change needed in Caroga?

As we near the primary season, I’d like to share my perspectives on the performance of the Caroga Town Board over the past 18 months. During that time, the following are some of our more significant accomplishments: ∫ Caroga News Flash — The board established and publishes a one-page ...

MacLauchlin is doing a good job fixing the mess left to him

To the residents of the town of Palatine —Taxes, Taxes, Taxes. In November 2017 Bill MacLauchlin was voted in as the town of Palatine supervisor. A week later, then-Supervisor Sara Niccoli, along with councilman Chris Novak and Hank Vanderburgh, voted to pass a budget reducing it by 35 ...

Please vote for Dana Beyer during the Republican primary

Ladies and gentlemen of Hamilton County, I am asking for your consideration to vote for me on primary day on the Republican Party line. I have the necessary qualifications, education and experience to excel in this endeavor. I completed my undergraduate studies at George Washington University ...

Vote for Marsha Purdue for Hamilton County court judge

Dear voters, The primary is June 25. I am in a contested race for the Republican, Conservative and Independence lines. In our community, where the majority of voters are Republican, voting in the primary is critical and may decide the final election. When you vote, please consider how ...