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Letters to the Editor

Task Force thanks participants of pasta and wine tasting event

The Sacandaga Task Force For Senior Living wishes to extend our heartfelt thanks to all those who helped make our sixth annual pasta and wine tasting event a complete success. Held on March 7, at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Northville, a total of 10 local restaurants contributed some of ...

Incumbent upon management to provide for needs of all customers

With the onset of the coronavirus comes panic and, unfortunately, sometimes the worst of human behavior. While many courageous and dedicated people, professionals and citizens alike, rise to the occasion and put themselves in harm’s way to help others, some people think only of themselves and ...

Banishing horse racing would create an economic disaster

Not too long ago, a newspaper article focused upon the deaths of 30 horses at Santa Anita in six months from December through June preceeding Del Mar’s 2019 summer meeting which was among the safest in the track’s history. Four horses died in training and none during racing. In the same ...

Breadth of impact COVID-19 will have on aging population

On behalf of the Association on Aging NY, we would like to strongly encourage the public to consider the breadth of impact that COVID 19 will have on the aging population and their caregivers. The Aging network in NYS provides services and supports for older individuals, their families, and ...

Admin. inhumane on refugees; ineffective on global warming

Currently, we have what people are calling a “refugee crisis” at our southern border. People have been flooding up from Central America fleeing violence, drought and starvation, caused partly by global warming. Conditions at these refugee camps are abominable, with standing room only at ...

Keep using fossil fuels and let God worry about climate change

I beg to differ with the writer of the letter to the editor on “global warming” in the Feb. 15, Leader-Herald. She correctly sites numerous examples of a warming climate but attributes them to our use of fossil fuel, which they are not, rather than to the real cause, climate change over ...

Congresswoman Stefanik must speak her positions on health care

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik’s latest mailing proclaims she is opposing the Green Light Law and Dangerous Bail Reform Policies. To my knowledge these are New York state legislative issues and policies. As such she has no legitimate legislative input. On federal legislation such as Health ...

In response to a letter to the editor from March 9

I am writing in response to the letter to the editor from Bonnie Didomizio that appeared in March 9, edition of the Leader-Herald titled, “Republican goals are to eliminate needed programs.” Just to hit on two of her points (though I can probably refute all of them). 1. Gut/eliminate ...

Nurses and staff need to be taken care of

I have been attending the contract negotiations between the hospital and the 1199 union. This union represents several areas of the hospital: LPNs, CNAs, Kitchen, Housekeeping, Engineering, Respiratory Therapy, Laboratory, Radiology, Ward Clerks, and Central Sterilization. Our contract ended in ...

‘It is written’

Christ Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit and he was born to a virgin named Mary. For some time, as a grown man, Christ Jesus worked as a carpenter until he launched out on his ministry. Sometimes the time is not right to commence an undertaking. We have to wait for the opportune ...

Truth matters in editorial pieces

This letter responds to your unattributed op-ed of Feb. 29 titled “FISA judicial reform a must”. This column, by Andrea Cohen, was published Feb. 28 by the conservative Boston Herald. Cohen’s political bias is all too apparent in the column. In an opinion piece from The Star Democrat, ...

Is the city’s Common Council about to break the law?

Is the Gloversville Common Council about to violate the city charter with a vote on Resolution R-9 to appoint the past councilman from Ward 4, Steven E. Smith, for contracted engineering services? This question is in no way a comment on Mr. Smith’s ability as an engineer, but rather one about ...

Biased reporting by the Associated Press

An open letter to the Associated Press: I am a subscriber to the Leader-Herald, an Ogden News publication, and on Feb. 25, an AP article titled “Trump returns to domestic squabbles on his trip to India” appeared on the front page (see ...

Republican goals are to eliminate needed programs

The goals are to gut/eliminate current social safety net programs. Gut/eliminate Social Security (planned after 2020 election). Gut/eliminate Medicare (included in 2021 budget). Gut/eliminate Medicaid (new regulations planned). Gut/eliminate food stamp program (already being ...

Employees are valuable to their employers

Your employees are valuable. If they’re out for a while due to illness or injury, everyone feels it. Aside from the workload becoming heavier, you’re also missing and worrying about a co-worker. While not all illness or injury can be prevented, there is something an employer can do to help ...

Top 10 reasons why Socialism stinks

Here are the top ten reasons why Socialism stinks: 1. Leads to wealth-stealing high taxes. 2. Inefficient government takes over production by nationalization of privately-owned companies. 3. It reduces choice — business and personal. 4. Gun control leading to gun confiscation as in ...

Vote for Tedra Cobb and for the Democratic nominee

I am writing in response to S. Peter Feldstein’s letter to the editor that appeared in the Feb. 24 edition of The Leader-Herald. It was right on target with what is going on in this country. The rule of law is now gone with the Trump-appointed U.S. Attorney General, William Barr. Barr does ...

Town of Johnstown: 2019 year in review vol. IV

Any good business owner would treat people equally, communicate, and aid and listen to their employees or give good direction in order to promote a positive environment or complete tasks that are highly important to the employer or the employee. That does not happen within the town and mostly ...

Stefanik has little or no concern for health care needs of NY21

I have just visited Representative Elise Stefanik’s office with several other people to discuss health care. Despite having supplied the meeting agenda one month previous for review, the office was unable to provide much information on Representative Stefanik’s positions. I had a follow up ...