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Letters to the Editor

We have a choice, vote for Democracy, vote for Tedra

lise Stefanik’s favorite nick name for Tedra Cobb is “Taxin’ Tedra.” She claims that Tedra voted to raise taxes 20 times. Lets look at the facts. 1. Tedra served on the St. Lawrence County Board of Supervisors for eight years, 2002-2010. During Tedra’s last four years the county ...

Elise Stefanik cares about our veterans and active military

I would to introduce myself. My name is Mario J. Cristaldi. I am an Iraqi combat veteran with 27 years of faithful service with the U.S. Army, 12 years of active duty, and the rest in the Army Reserve and National Guard. I have known Elise Stefanik, our Congresswoman representing our 21st ...

Smullen shows leadership and should be re-elected

Throughout his first term as 118th District Assemblyman, retired U.S. Marine Colonel Robert Smullen continually demonstrated his belief that a primary characteristic of military leadership — consistency — should also be practiced by legislators. The goals guiding his political belief ...

Elise Stefanik vs. Tedra Cobb

It is hard to believe that we are within [one] week of the election and Elise Stefanik has not spoken about her position on heath care. Even though the Republican Party released a health care plan almost one year ago. A plan that Stefanik does not support. She has not even touched upon the ...

What kind of person is Trump?

What kind of a person is evil enough to separate thousands of children, including toddlers and infants, from their parents? What kind of a president is incompetent enough to not even keep track of those separated family members, which has now resulted in 545 children having little hope of ever ...

Attempt to rig election has been made in Pennsylvania

An underhanded attempt has been made to rig the election in Pennsylvania. Last July, citing a warning by the U.S. Postal Service about its delivery times, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration asked the state Supreme Court to extend deadlines for mail-in ballots to be received in the ...

Employers can support breast cancer screening

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Cancer Prevention in Action Program is encouraging employers to help employees stay up to date with cancer screening, like mammograms, by adding a benefit for paid time off for cancer screenings. Many women had to put their mammogram on hold ...

With Trump, I know what I am getting

Governor Cuomo and Mr. Zucker have been requested to release the number of nursing home residents that died in the hospital of COVID-19. It’s been two months since this request and to date no answer to the question. When anyone is admitted to the hospital, all information including name, ...

My Republican Party left me

I spent over five decades as a Republican, including serving as an Arietta Republican Committeeman. Professionally I dedicated 38 years to public education. During this time, as a teacher and administrator, emphasis was focused not only on curriculum, but also on societal values. These ...

Has Stefanik ghosted Donald Trump

The final phase of Trump’s presidential campaign devolved into an embarrassing mix of white supremacy, crazed conspiracies, illegal advice to vote twice, denial of American coronavirus deaths, and the labeling of killed and wounded military as “suckers and losers.” Elsie Stefanik has ...

Vote Row B all the way across

The upcoming election this year is most likely the most critical in history. It is the difference between democracy and socialism, both of which are defined here by Webster: Democracy is: 1. Government by the people especially: Rule of the majority. 2. A government in which the supreme ...

There should be term limits for Supreme Court judges

Throughout the Senate hearings to confirm the nomination of Judge Amy Barrett to the Supreme Court — as well as during hearings for previous nominees, we wish there were, say, 10 year limits for federal judges. At the end of those terms, they could be voted on again. Lifetime seats frighten ...

Ten reasons why voters should not vote for Trump

I am writing in response to a letter to the editor that appeared in the Oct. 12, edition of The Leader-Herald submitted by Mary Catherine Caron. Let’s go over her 10 reasons why voters should vote for Trump: 1. Wrong. Voting for Biden will not open borders to illegals. 2. Do illegals ...

Trista Gordon, by law, would have to recuse herself

One wonders how many arraignments and cases town of Perth justice candidate Trista Gordon, if elected, could ever hear and rule on, considering her brother is a full-time Fulton County public defender. On Dec. 7, 2017, the NYS Committee on Judicial Ethics issued opinion 17-150, located on ...

Our president is tearing our country apart

I am in my 80s and have always voted for a Democrat for president because Democrats have always tried to help the working class and not the rich and corporations. While I did not like or vote for George W. Bush, I respected him as he brought the nation together after 9/11. I contrast, our ...

Stefanik and Cobb will represent us in different ways

Our opportunity to vote is about to arrive. One very important choice to make is for our Representative to Congress. The candidates, Elise Stefanik and Tedra Cobb, will represent us in very different ways. If you want someone who has made Washington her home base for virtually her entire ...

You’d have to be crazy to vote for any Democrat

You have to be CRAZY! I loved Mary Catherine Caron’s Oct. 12 editorial in this paper. Ten reasons to vote for Joe Biden with the number 10 reason that you have totally lost your mind. This, in my opinion, is not just Joe Biden, but, any Democrat and would like to add to her reasons. They ...

Short-term political gain will hurt our future generations

Words cannot express the level of sadness I feel watching apathetic leaders act indifferent to the widespread structural and societal problems this country faces. In economics and public policy, even small shifts lead to huge consequences and negative effects can resonate for decades. Our ...

Delinquent property taxes must be brought up to date

This is a call to action by the Johnstown Citizens in Action. Our community is in trouble, we are at risk due to a large deficit in overdue taxes. The committee has been tracking delinquent properties within the city with a recorded 1,622,928 and rising. There is also over $400,000 in property ...

You are not a Republican, not even in name only

On Oct. 10, in a letter to The Leader-Herald, Ms. Jahann Swanker-Gibson called herself a Republican while stating that she would vote for Joe Biden. I wonder if Ms. Swanker-Gibson has read the Biden-Sanders unity task force recommendations which incorporate the 10 planks of the Communist ...