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Letters to the Editor

There is a better way to handle snow removal

A local city warned residents that if they shoveled snow into the streets, they would be fined. But could not a resident sue that city for plowing in his driveway with a mountain of snow? In which case the city would spend much time in court defending itself. Rather than threatening the ...

Biden’s pipeline decision is not an attack on the rule of the law

Murgatroyd. I am a registered Republican, a Mayflower descendent, and by DNA, 51 percent Norwegian. However, I find the newspaper, “the Epoch Times” which arrived in my post, billing itself as “traditional, honest journalism without any spin, false narratives or hidden agendas” to be ...

Garbage collection is important

I found it interesting that the Common Council and mayor of Gloversville, said they informed the members of Gloversville about the privatization of the garbage collection. I am a subscriber to this paper and read it both in print and online and I have seen very little information about this ...

Where have you been?

Referencing a letter to the editor, “Everyone should get along with one another,” apparently Ms. Iacovone has been asleep for the past four years. Some of the “great accomplishments” that the 45th President has bestowed on the American people are: The greatest economy in our history, ...

Biden comments have made me upset

I have delayed submitting this piece because I was concerned that my temper would get the best of me. President Biden, during a CNN forum, made the following comments. He stated that old veterans and police officers were white supremacists and were demented. This is a man who never served ...

Everyone should get along with one another

Referencing a letter to the editor “America deserves the truth”, Mr. Wager is absolutely right. We do deserve the truth, but what is the truth? Is it undermining the Constitution of these United States by asserting with no proof that countless individuals and states cheated the election ...

Broadalbin needs the tax locks cut

Seems we have a problem in Broadalbin with serving our citizens. We pay lots of taxes and are afforded little in the way of any “return on our investment.” First, our children are prevented from enjoying the Great Sacandaga Lake. For some reason, the Department of Environmental ...

Now is the time to get cancer screenings

February is National Cancer Prevention Month but being aware is not enough. The Cancer Prevention in Action Program (CPiA) urges people to lower cancer risk by making healthy choices, getting the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to prevent cancer, and staying up to date on cancer ...

Elise Stefanik is afraid of Trump supporters

Well, we had a good run. We had a peaceful transfer of power 44 times over the span of 220 years. That run ended this year. We should not be surprised. Donald Trump had repeatedly dodged questions about his acceptance of election results and his resistance to the peaceful transfer of power ...

Americans deserve the truth

Seeing as how our newest president has wiped off the dust and hired a bunch of Obama’s former lackies, I think that the new administration should be called the O’Biden administration. These are some of the same people that had a G.D.P. under 2.0 for eight years, told us that manufacturing ...

Discounts for everyone on President’s Day

I’ll bet you can’t wait. The sales, the glitz around the sales, the extended sales, and the special coupons. Funny commercials with caricatures of the celebrities to be celebrated with their own “special” day. So, as you enjoy your new mattress, LED TV, furniture, convection oven, ...

Donald Trump is the evolution of mankind

Maybe rebellion is in Donald Trump’s British genes. There are precedents in history. In 1534, Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger (the Older had been a poet/ diplomat for Henry VIII, left a rebellion to prevent Queen Mary from marrying a Catholic Spanish prince. From his Allington Castle, he ...

March is problem gambling awareness month

March is problem gambling awareness month. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many challenges to everyone across the nation. With that there has been an increase in the number of people that have found themselves struggling with problem gambling. Major triggers for problem gambling are being ...

Getting back to normal soon

Jon Stead, the Fulton County executive, explained the delay in county recyclable pickups — the COVID outbreak decimated the staff down dramatically. But he said he appreciates the public’s patience while the staff recovers and expects life to get back to normal soon. DAVID CHILDS Johnstown

Delighted Vincent DeSantis is running for office again

I’m delighted to see that Mayor DeSantis is preparing to run for another term. Five years ago my wife and I moved from Oregon to the village of Catskill, Greene County. I work for a non-profit and she is employed as the executive director of our local community center. Over six months ...

Don’t let COVID put off your cancer screening tests

Feb. 4, [was] National Cancer Prevention Awareness Day, but being aware is not enough. According to two April 2020, reports, cervical cancer screening dropped nationwide by 83 percent, mammograms by 87 percent and colonoscopies by 90 percent. These declines are due to the temporary shutdown ...

Elect Mayor DeSantis for four more years

Mayor Vincent DeSantis has announced his candidacy for re-election to the Gloversville mayoral seat for a four-year term. I support his candidacy 100 percent and urge Gloversville residents to pay attention to the progress and improvements made in Gloversville under the leadership of Mayor ...

Make America great again by unifying

Make America great again? Not hardly. Not when this recent violent insurrection in Washington, D.C. caused our allies to look on in horror, while Iraq commented that the U.S. is no better than they are. We now have a new administration, and its time to end the hate and divisiveness that is ...

The sword of Damocles hangs over their heads

Joe Biden and his people calling in some 25,000 National Guardsmen and building fences around the inauguration and retaining some of them is just Democrat theater. Supposed extreme rightwing, white supremacist bogeymen were going to attack the event. But predictably that drama fell ...

The state of America today

At 75 years old, I am getting old and crotchety but I still know right from wrong. I am not always right but I know the difference. What is happening in this country for the last six months and in particular the first week of the Biden administration is just wrong and the American people will ...