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Letters to the Editor

Thanks for making ‘Celebration’ great

We would like to thank all who attended our American Association of University Women's inaugural "Celebration." People were mixing, meeting, trying on hats fashioned by Donna Cerasuolo, and posing for photos taken by photographer Darlene Bornt. Under the direction of Jahnn Gibson; Katerina ...

Visit fundraiser to help Relay for Life

The Miss Johnstown Diner, owned by Bob and Jen Blanchard, hosted a pancake breakfast to benefit the Relay for Life on April 3. I would like to thank them for their continued support. Also, to Becky and Ashley for working at the breakfast, along with everyone who came out to eat or donate, ...

Consider students’ welfare

Spring is here along with April showers, May flowers and voting on school budgets and board members.Please be sure you consider your choices very carefully. Don't vote "no" on the budget to "show them." Don't vote for anyone who is running because they have an ax to grind.As a longtime resident ...

Prescription drug disposal day April 26

Our Fulton County community has done increasingly well at getting unused medications out of people's homes and keeping them from falling into the wrong hands, including those of our young people. This could be one of the reasons prescription drug abuse among Fulton County's high school seniors ...

Southworth for senator

A few months ago, I had the privilege of working on a large project with Patty Southworth. Our goal was to organize and expedite a town parade for the Ballston's 225th anniversary celebration. Keep in mind, we had three weeks and no finances to do this. Patty and I were the only organizers, ...

Town of Johnstown eyes successful year

The town of Johnstown is shaping up to have another successful year ahead of us, with multiple new home permits, commercial construction and renovations already approved for this month.It truly is encouraging to see members of the community out in their yard, cleaning and prepping after such a ...

Thanks to all who keep eye out for cat

We would like to say thank you to all who have called with prayers, tips and messages of hope for our cat, Judas. He has been gone since Feb. 23, but we still have hope that he is still around. We are raising our reward to $200 for the recovery of our cat. We follow up on all tips, as small as ...

Extra fee leads to changing cable service

This is a followup to the recent letter to the editor about service being provided by Time Warner Cable.I have been a customer of Time Warner Cable's TV and Internet service since the service was first available. I was not unhappy with the service until I received a post card stating that ...

Southworth listens to us

Why would someone running for office in upstate New York be trolling the canyons of Wall Street for political contributions? Good question. One candidate you won't see turning to the big political action committees is Patti Southworth. Where you will see her is out at local community events ...

Consider supporting Make-A-Wish

I know a lot of charities are worthy of your attention and contributions, but I want to take this opportunity to tell you about my family's experience with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The foundation generously granted a wish for my son Kyle, who is a cancer patient. Kyle, a tennis enthusiast, ...

Keep events animal-free

When doves are released at weddings, funerals and other events, they are apt to starve or be eaten by predators. On Jan. 26, at the Vatican, a seagull and a black crow attacked two doves released alongside Pope Francis. These birds are usually in-bred, can't fly well and otherwise lack survival ...

Be aware of potential dangers of alcohol

Drinking too much alcohol increases people's risk of injuries, violence, drowning, liver disease and some types of cancer.This April, during Alcohol Awareness Month, the HFM Prevention Council encourages you to educate yourself and your loved ones about the dangers of drinking too much.In ...

ACA may be Trojan horse for big biz

The much-debated and often-maligned Affordable Care Act - also known as Obamacare - may be a Trojan horse disguising its real intent.This was my uneducated opinion after reading a recent column in Barron's, in which it was reported big business not only approves of the act, but is rushing in to ...

Trash on ground awful

Spring is here - and so is all the garbage and random objects people left to be "hidden" by the snow.I walked the FJ&G Rail Trail in Johnstown between North Market Street and Matthew Street and was absolutely disgusted by the amount of trash people feel is OK to leave on the ground.I ...

Democracy being sold to highest bidder

Is money equivalent to free speech and protected by the First Amendment?According to the Supreme Court of the United States, and its 5-4 majorities in the Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission and McCutcheon vs. Federal Election Commission cases, it is.Jon Stewart said, "If [money ...

Bowled over by success of fundraiser

On March 30, the Gloversville High School Class of 1977 Class Reunion/Scholarship Committee held its seventh annual fundraising bowling tournament at Starlite Lanes in Gloversville.The committee members would like to thank all those who participated in the event.We also would like to thank the ...

Help K-9s have their day at local events

As K-9 handlers with the Fulton County Sheriff's Office, we're taking this opportunity to thank all of the area residents and business owners who have supported our efforts. Tom Lorey restored our K-9 team to the office of sheriff shortly after he first took office in 1996. The team has ...

Editorial board should cool its rhetoric

Cool the rhetoric. What a great title for a recent editorial; unfortunately, the column that followed fueled the flames with unjustified claims and misleading information. So I guess my statement to the editorial board of this paper is cool the rhetoric. A debate about overtime can be helpful ...

Donations to fashion show aided hospice

Mountain Valley Hospice is privileged to provide service to patients and families with dignity, compassion for those struggling with life-limiting illnesses. We are so very fortunate to live in a community with people eager and willing to support the agency in many ways.Most recently, Gina ...

Volunteers dealt poker run great help

On behalf of the Nick Stoner Trailers Snowmobile Club, I would like to thank everyone who contributed to our annual poker run. Thank you to all the club members who worked day after day getting our trails in shape. Our dedicated trail maintenance group did a great job working with the snow we ...