Letters to the Editor

Elect Julius and Kemper

Being very disappointed with national and state political leaders, I would like to recognize a couple people running for office locally. Annually, I look for integrity in those who shall receive my vote. Michael Julius, who is seeking election for mayor in Johnstown, was my pharmacist for many ...

Tactics leave sour taste

I was born and raised in Northville. When I graduated from high school, I moved away for about 13 years. My family decided to move back a few months ago. My husband and I want to raise our children in this small town we call home.Since returning, I must say that the articles I have read and ...

Support Handy for mayor

This letter is written in support of my husband, James Handy, for mayor of Gloversville. I am asking for your support by voting for him on Election Day on Tuesday. He will bring back experience, honesty and integrity to the office of mayor.Jim has served our city as council member, ...

Republicans are to blame

Your recent editorial, "Shutdown madness," concentrates on the kinds of government agencies or facilities that were closed during the Republican tantrum in the House of Representatives and you complain about the choices made by the executive branch.But, you should have concentrated on the ...

Choose GOP candidates

On Tuesday, we will be going to the polls to cast our votes for individuals who will lead our county, the 4th Judicial District and six ballot proposals that are amendments to our New York State Constitution. We have a talented, competent and qualified group of Republican candidates running on ...

Fonda-Fultonville to meet Tuesday

FONDA - The Fonda-Fultonville Central School District Board of Education will have a special board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the multi-purpose room.

Take time to learn about wealth divide

Recently at training, I was given a test to see how much I understood the current climate for the average working family. Please be honest with yourself and take the test before you read the answers.The goal of the test is to raise awareness about the divide in today's society - no, not that ...

Reject ‘good old boys’

Northampton voters should beware.As a former Town Board member who donated hundreds of hours working on the town court renovations, town hall lighting system, plus working on grant applications, I feel it is time to get back on the Northampton Town Board.After being defeated two years ago, the ...

Ticket misrepresents facts

Recently, the Kemper/Poulin ticket asked the question why the town tax rate is 96 cents per $1,000 and the village rate $7.75 per $1,000. If you have all the facts, it is easy to understand that there is no way to make a proper comparison.For example, if you take the village budget and use the ...

Consider buying angel pin

Regarding the Tuesday article in The Leader- Herald, "Effort supports girl with heart ailment," I would like to add some additional information.I am doing an angel pin fundraiser for Anna King and her family. Originally from Mayfield, 13-year-old Anna and her family now live in Texas. Anna ...

Achievements numerous

My name is Robin Wentworth and I have served as Gloversville Ward 1 councilwoman since 2008. I am running for councilman-at-large to serve the residents of the entire city. I am a lifelong resident of Gloversville, graduated from Gloversville High School and Fulton-Montgomery Community College ...

Julius perfect for position

As the date of the election approaches, many of us are considering who is the best candidate for mayor. I for one believe the best candidate is Michael Julius. He is a lifelong resident of Johnstown and understands the nuances of this particular city. He understands its people and its history. ...

Support Jeffers for mayor

As a first-time voter in the city of Johnstown, I want to express how excited I am to vote in this year's election. I have had the great pleasure of supporting Scott Jeffers as he has campaigned throughout the city to gain your support.I believe that Mr. Jeffers has what it takes to make real ...

Decisions that benefit town will continue

I am Bill Holvig, the current town of Mohawk highway superintendent and running for re-election. I have served the town for 17 years. During this time, I have earned certification for Road Master I and II from the Cornell Local Roads Program by attending classes throughout the years. I have ...

King shows leadership

Four years ago, neither I nor my wife voted for Dayton King to be mayor of Gloversville. Honestly, I felt that our city was in too much disarray and he seemed so "new" to the scene, he would be met with too much resistance, and that he would simply be stifled by the system already in place. I ...

King works for the people

As a business owner in Gloversville, I would like to express the importance of electing dedicated and competent individuals to represent us in local government. This is the government that is the closest to us and thankfully, the government we as individuals have the most influence ...

Wentworth works hard

Anyone who has been paying any attention at all to Gloversville city government over the last several years knows or should know who Robin Wentworth is.For those of you who only complain but don't pay attention, Robin is currently serving on the Gloversville Common Council representing the 1st ...

King works for the people

As a business owner in Gloversville, I would like to express the importance of electing dedicated and competent individuals to represent us in local government. This is the government that is the closest to us and thankfully, the government we as individuals have the most influence ...

‘Unite’ can keep politics

This is what the Unite Northampton Team wants you to believe.Who has paid for months worth of blasting statements and ads in papers, mailings and websites? Will taxpayers' money be wasted in that same manner?What are you really so threatened about with Supervisor Kemper?Who will pay for all of ...

Vote and support sought

I am running as the Republican candidate for Ward 6 county supervisor in Gloversville. Although I am running unopposed, I feel the need to reach out to the residents of Ward 6 to ask not only for your moral support, but also for your vote. This is the seat currently held by Richard Ottalagano, ...