Letters to the Editor

Stubbornness can lead to harm

Bureaucracies are infamous for saying, “this is the way things are done and the way they’ve always been done” to explain ineptitude. But such intransigence can also harm. One example of this historic stubbornness to change is a mile stretch along the Glebe Street Extension (Route 148) ...

Be safe this summer with common sense

It’s summer time and we all have busy schedules. Those things we put on the list last year have been waiting for this time. Something we need to make sure we put on the top of the list is understanding about summer safety. We all know if we are going to be out in the sun, we should make sure ...

The new health care can exclude many

I attended one of the expert health care panels presented by the governor’s office last week. Of the many points raised, one particularly caught my attention. You see, I am the mother of an 11-year-old cancer survivor. In the parlance of insurance speak, that means my child has a ...

Thanks Boroson for 25-years of service

As the former chairman of the Gloversville Housing Authority, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dorothy Boroson for her 25 years of dedicated service as a commissioner of the authority. She exemplifies all the attributes anyone could ask for in a representative position. It was ...

Road traveled damaged car

My husband and I traveled home from North Carolina to visit family in June. We stayed for two and a half weeks before returning back to North Carolina. We have family in Gloversville, Lassellsville, and Dolgeville that we visited on a daily basis. The road traveling from Johnstown to ...

Democrats must face reality

Obamacare must go. The editorial in July 5, so true. B.O. thought he could lie really well. Insurance companies are in business to make money. They had billions of dollars saved but B.O. care is sucking them up. How many times in your life did you work with no insurance? I know I ...

The stars of the flag have a history, too

I liked Hints from Heloise’s July 2, 2017, article about the flag. One part states that there has to be a star in the top left blue corner for each state added. This wasn’t always true. During the War of 1812, there were 18 states, but the “Star Spangled Banner” had 15 stars and ...

The decline of the American culture

The decline of American culture began in the 1970s. The first store to open its doors on Sunday started the greed competition. This changed the whole fabric of the American way of life. Our values, loyalty and honor began to fade as the greed gene took over. The greed gene, as I call it, has ...

Johnstown High class made donation

The Johnstown High School class of 2016 recently made an extraordinarily generous donation to the Johnstown Public Library. The class, having been graduated for over a year and with money remaining in their fundraising account, decided to gift these unused funds to the library. Kudos, and thank ...

Why not start a glove museum?

A feature on NPR radio inspired this letter. An editor for the Atlas Obscura, which catalogs the world’s odd museums, amused by mentioning those of tubas, mustard jars and even funny papers. Well, why shouldn’t Gloversville have a glove museum since it long was the capital of glove ...

Don’t dump junk along highway

I don’t understand why people don’t use the dump rather than the roadside to get rid of their junk. I travel Route 309 every day, and I used to enjoy the ride up to Bleecker. In the past few years, though, I must say that it is a whole different story. I am very disgusted with all the ...

Fliers about housing in Northville untrue

In regard to the fliers passed around recently in the village of Northville, an anonymous writer seeks to persuade residents that providing housing to those seniors living on a low fixed income will actually result in hard-core criminals moving into the town; this is ridiculous and ...

Fix bathrooms at local beach

I find it disgusting and insulting that we have a New York state family park that has not had working bathrooms for two years. The bathrooms are on the property, but they have been locked and closed because “parts are needed for repairs.” It does not take two years to get parts. If those ...

Addiction is a disease

The current opioid epidemic has brought the disease of addition to the forefront of discussions among policy makers, health experts and parents. Individuals informed by science understand that addiction is a disease and plan effective prevention, treatment and recovery practices based on ...

Parade efforts appreciated

On behalf of the Gloversville Parade Committee, we wish to thank all who were scheduled to appear in the Gloversville Memorial Day Parade. Canceling the parade is a very difficult decision to make, and one that has only happened twice before in the history of the Gloversville Memorial Day ...

Regular checkups make difference

Around the world, people are celebrating June as Men’s Health Month. Men’s Health Month is built on the pillars of awareness, prevention, education and family. Men’s Health Month is credited with the increase in wellness activities for boys. Men’s Health Month is the time to encourage ...

Library barbecue was a success

The Friends of the Gloversville Public Library would like to thank everyone who made our third barbecue a success. Sincere thanks to the Kenyetto Masonic Lodge for providing great food; to the volunteers who served the food; to the library staff who helped sell tickets and provided publicity ...

Time to invest in clean energy

Now, maybe you don’t think that there is such a thing as climate change-global warming, in spite of all the scientific evidence, and the evidence you can see in your own back yard. So, how about this? Globally, new discovery of oil peaked in 1973, and it is expected that globally, new ...

Communities working together

I would like all the citizens of Northville and Northampton to stop for a moment and appreciate the style of appreciation and collaboration enjoyed between all the major civic and volunteer groups. This has been happening over years, and keeps happening because individuals step up, sign up and ...

Time to establish chartered library

As a board member of the Wilkinson Memorial Book Station in Broadalbin, I was pleased by the recent coverage your editorial staff gave to the surprising and controversial Proposition 4, a proposal by Amsterdam Library to raise $10,000 through taxes on properties located in the Broadalbin-Perth ...