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Letters to the Editor

Democrats in Virginia could catalyze next bloody rebellion

In Virginia, a racist governor who would violate his Hippocratic Oath by allowing late-term aborted live babies to die, and the Democrat-controlled statehouse, seek to “steer the state to the left on abortion, gun control, public benefits for illegal immigrants, LGBT issues, taxes and ...

In the eyes of the world, we are inhumane, untrustworthy, selfish

“Make America Great Again”? Hah! The world considered Nazi Germany to be the “evil empire” when they locked up Jews in concentration camps. What does this say about Trump’s policy of separating families at the border, families fleeing drought, starvation, and violence, and locking the ...

We need the earth but the earth does not need us

My son said, “we need the earth but the earth does not need us.” So true. What are you doing to help the earth? Mowing, she doesn’t like. A perfect lawn isn’t perfect. She likes wild flowers like we use to have. Daisies, buttercups, violets, dog tooth violets we picked in the woods when ...

Johnstown Retired Teachers committed to the community

I read with interest “GJSD staff stays active in community” (Jan. 13 issue). I wholeheartedly commend the dedication of these Johnstown teachers beyond the classroom. I appreciated that the Leader-Herald highlighted their contributions. I would like to call your readers’ attention to ...

Authority should not be confused with legitimacy

There are now bills that have been introduced in both houses of the New York State legislature, S1278 and A7348 (see https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/S1278) that propose to enact “The Automatic Voter Registration Act.” Illegal and legal immigrants who have New York drivers ...

Why does a governor travel except in state which he governs?

While the middle class in Upstate New York suffer under fiscal programs that seem to only benefit New York City, our governor has decided to visit Puerto Rico to tour the recent earthquake devastation. As a taxpayer, I need to ask, why the governor of New York needs to travel anywhere except ...

‘For Whom the Bells Toll’: In remembrance of precious children

On Friday, Jan. 24, buses from the Capitol District area will be bringing people to Washington, D.C. to join in the annual March for Life, in remembrance of over 61 million babies whose lives brutally ended in abortion. Locally on Wednesday, January 22 (the 47th year of Roe vs. Wade), ...

Keep the belief in the reality of Jesus Christ in your life

The following narrative, though old, ancient and very true contains some profound truths on faith. I must write about it because like one of the protagonists in the narrative, we at some points in our lives doubted the reality of Jesus. To begin with, for several sorrowful frightened ...

Thank you to those who made contributions to Ft. Plain Library

On behalf of Fort Plain Free Library staff and members of the Board of Trustees, I would like to express my deepest appreciation to all of the local businesses, families, and individuals who made contributions in support of our specialty basket raffles and our holiday open house on Dec. 1. ...

Ways to prevent cervical cancer — vaccination and screening

If you could prevent cancer, wouldn’t you? You can. In fact, there are two ways to prevent cervical cancer — vaccination and screening. Most cervical cancers are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Being vaccinated against HPV could prevent most cervical cancers. The HPV vaccine is ...

Act of kindness a welcome ray of hope for mankind

It was a normal Sunday on Dec. 29, early afternoon in Hannaford, an impending ice storm for the next day or so, where I was astonished and overwhelmed to tears when a young lady and her husband in line ahead of me surprisingly paid for my groceries. I had gone to the 14 items or less line in ...

Our governor, Mr. Big Bucks: Pay differences in state leaders

I read a story about the pay of the governors for the United States. Wow what a pay difference between the lowest paid governor to the highest paid governor based on 2019 information! ($70,000 — Maine to $201,680 — California) with New York Governor Cuomo making $200,000. According to the ...

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month in the nation

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and the Cancer Prevention in Action Program (CPiA) wants you to know there are two ways to prevent cervical cancer — cervical cancer screening and vaccination against the human papillomavirus (HPV). Cervical cancer screening begins at age 21 and ...

Wealth of talented young people in Gloversville school system

What a wealth of talented young people in the Gloversville school system. Once again it was demonstrated by the recent well-crafted production of “Elf Jr.” performed at the Gloversville Middle School. Capably directed by Mrs. Jennifer Flynn, with the assistance of Mrs. Zavadil and Mrs. ...

Thank you to Fulton County sheriff’s for doing due diligence

On Dec. 19, at 8:30 a.m. Fulton County Sheriff’s Deputies Cody Sweet and Jerrica Smith responded to an ADT alarm at out home. Finding a basement door unlocked, they proceeded to inspect our home. Finding no one home, they went to talk to our neighbors who told them of our morning routine of ...

‘Cadillac’ tax editorial from Dec. 21 puts out misinformation

Congratulations to the Leader — we can now list you among those putting out misinformation. The editorial in the Dec. 21-22, edition rants about the cadillac health insurance tax. The editorial states “proceeds from the 40 percent tax were used in a futile attempt to make it appear ...

Pelosi pulled the trigger on the collective gun to Dems’

Trump is impeached! And when Speaker Pelosi announced the results of the voting, she bit her lip to hide her smile, — and when she raised a stern finger cautioning her Democrat children to stifle their applause because the appearance of gloating was unseemly, the House melodrama was at long ...

The future of our children’s health depends on our planet

Last month, I wrote about consumerism, and how our penchant for buying things, even things we don’t necessarily need, helps to drive the Chinese economy, thus leading to China’s use of fossil fuels, coal in particular, with the resulting production of massive amounts of fossil fuel ...

A love letter to Gloversville from former development specialist

Gloversville is and always will be very weird, very wonderful and very proud. We have grit, creativity and perseverance. We have downtown characters straight out of casting from Parks and Rec — Leslie Knope and Ron Swanson would feel very much at home in our little city. We have an incredible ...

‘Tis the season for giving: One act can cause a chain reaction

‘Tis the season for giving. Challenge yourself. My mom taught me to give all you can, and then give a little more. Don’t give with hopes of praise or desire for reward. Don’t even give with the expectation of a “Thank You.” Just give from the heart. Give of yourself and your time, as ...