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Letters to the Editor

These riots are scary news

I never in my life-time thought I would live long enough to see all attacks on our Capitol. It was unacceptable. Innocent people got killed and injured. What is wrong with these people I was always thought two wrongs don’t make it right. I just heard on the radio that we’re having ...

Judge Napolitano is on the wrong side of history

I see Judge Napolitano, otherwise known as the Grim Reaper, has struck again with his anti-mask theory. He started his campaign in the spring, saying the COVID virus was not a big concern; that more people die from cancer than COVID. Well, Judge, you can’t say that now, can you. But still the ...

What was that and what are we in for?

A couple of thousand people storm the Capitol building and are considered insurrectionists. But, yet, the rioters, looters and arsonists that stormed cities, businesses, homes, federal courts and police stations were considered peaceful protesters? They used bricks, stones, bats, frozen water ...

Town of Johnstown, 2020 year in review Vol. II

Taxes are always a major concern and the public should be aware of the taxation that is being applied to their assessment. During the 2021, budget process, the tax rate remained the same, at $2.69 during the review. The net total is separated between the General Fund and the Highway Fund. The ...

Nathan Littauer Nursing Home is one of the best

I know that there is a lot of negativity about nursing homes but we have one of the best right here in Gloversville. It’s Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home. I was fortunate to have spent almost six months there. The aides and nurses were excellent. They answered our needs as soon as ...

Article not correct on Congressional Medal

I’m Ron Brewington, a military historian. While surfing the internet, I discovered an article in the Dec. 22 issue of “The Leader-Herald” regarding the awarding of the Congressional Gold Medal to a Montford Point Marine named Ambrose “Cowboy” Anderson. Please note that this is an ...

Elise Stefanik abandoned her oath of office

One hundred forty elected officials threw out their oath of office to overturn the 2020 election. We don’t live in Iran or North Korea or China. This is the United States of America where we have legal and legitimate elections. Questioning the veracity of a U.S. election is the most ...

Could not even manage to carry Trump’s golf clubs

It is my belief that our elected officials, whether state or national, are impeaching the wrong elected official. In my lifetime there is no one who compares with our Governor Cuomo. From the Buffalo billions, nursing home deaths, SAFE Act, lack of a real plan for COVID-19 vaccinations, this ...

Donald Trump needs to be held accountable

[Former] President Donald Trump started the barrage of unproven claims of voter fraud immediately after he lost the election. The claims were debunked many times all the way to the Supreme Court but unfortunately, many of his followers believed him and heeded his call to come to Washington on ...

Complicity in the big lie

By MONA CHAREN If you missed the retraction from the right-wing online magazine The American Thinker, it’s one for the ages. Noting that they had received a warning from lawyers for Dominion Voting Systems, the editors admitted that they had published pieces that “relied on discredited ...

Will Mr. Perry leave again?

After viewing the Gloversville Common Council meeting of January 12, 2021, and reading the subsequent The Leader-Herald article of Jan. 13, “Chris Perry reappointed DPW director,” we felt it necessary to respond. During the discussion portion of the Common Council meeting regarding the ...

Let’s do all we can to stop human trafficking

January is National Human Trafficking Awareness month. It may come as a surprise to many but this malady is increasingly occurring across New York state, including right here in Fulton and Montgomery counties. Human trafficking is nothing less than a form of modern day slavery. Locally, this ...

Remember those who didn’t honor the Constitution

For those who are trying to determine which elected officials support the Constitution and which support sedition, there is an easy test. Those who have called for the immediate removal of Donald J. Trump from office are the ones who support the Constitution. Any office holder who challenged ...

An open letter to President-elect Joe Biden

I hear you call for unity and support from all citizens. Yet your Democrat (please note Democrat not Democratic) party was the standard-bearer of never Trump, over 70 members refused to attend his inauguration. Prior to the election, your president and members of his cabinet colluded along ...

Town of Johnstown, 2020 year in review Volume I

The COVID-19 was the mid-year kickoff. In early spring, the state of New York enacted rules that shutdown majority of the private sector for business allowing only essential employees to retain working unless working from home or in a safe environment. Thousands were laid off or furloughed. As ...

Shame on Sue McNeil and Elise Stefanik

I am morally compelled to respond to Fulton County Republican Chairwoman Sue McNeil’s absolutely repugnant comments, in the Jan. 8, Leader Herald, regarding U.S. 21st District Representative Elise Stefanik’s seditious conduct at the U.S. Capital on Jan. 6. I understand that many of Ms. ...

Cervical cancer can be prevented

There are two ways to prevent cervical cancer — vaccination and screening. The human papilloma virus (HPV) causes nearly all cases of cervical cancer and several other cancers. The HPV vaccine prevents about 90 percent of HPV-related cancers, including cervical. The HPV vaccine is ...

Please conserve on use of fossil fuels

The economy. Think it will cost too much to convert everything, transportation, buildings, agriculture, etc., to 100 percent clean energy? It’s expensive, but earth has already gained one Degree Celsius in temperature. Damages due to global warming, hurricanes, fires, sea level rise, etc. ...

Personal responsibility with compassion

There’s been a lot of talk lately about student loan debt forgiveness. While I personally have tens of thousands of dollars of student loan debt and would greatly benefit from such a plan, I believe it to be the wrong one. The government first created this crisis with guaranteeing private ...

Donald Trump is a sore loser

Donald Trump lost the election. In 2016 he won the Electoral College vote, but lost the popular vote. Winning the presedency of the USA was not enough for him, so he lied and said that Hillary Clinton didnt win the popular vote when she had. Donald Trump started grooming his followers to not ...