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Letters to the Editor

Many thanks for support

Thank you to The Leader-Herald for the great article on the summer benefit concert held recently at the Mayfield United Methodist Church to benefit the St. Louis family. The concert was successful and we are thankful for the local musicians who joined us in making this event happen. Thanks to ...

Small church continues to serve area

St. Joseph's Church in Dolgeville is a small rural parish, serving a large geographic area - 283 acres of central New York.Our history traces back to the formation of St. Bridget's Parish of Salisbury in 1872 and St. Joseph's Parish in 1895.We have to raise $125,000 to make structural changes ...

Decorated bikes beautiful

What a great idea, combining flowers and bicycles. It is truly a pleasure to walk or ride through downtown Gloversville and enjoy the displays of flower-decorated bicycles.I offer a huge thank you to those who have been so willing to share their talents and time for the benefit of us all. Your ...

Testing procedures may explain scores

I'm a 1963 graduate of Gloversville High School. I remember attending GHS with many intelligent "kids" - today's doctors, lawyers, business people and professionals - men and women alike. It's difficult for me to believe those classes from yesteryear suffered any significant deficiencies in ...

Fundraiser will aid home

On behalf of the board of managers of the Getman Memorial Home, I would like to thank everyone who helped make our second annual ice cream social-craft fair a success.A big thank you to the following for their donations: Hot Dog Hut, Ruby & Quiri, Stewart's Shops, Toby's Tents, Dr. Gary ...

Interest on national debt sinking U.S.

The editorial published Aug. 20 points correctly to the danger of increases in the national debt.However, putting on the brakes requires more thought than simply demanding reduced spending. With the national debt at $17 trillion, and interest on it at nearly 3 percent, the increase in the debt ...

Toys for Tots 5K great

On behalf of the Toys for Tots Campaign of Fulton and Montgomery Counties, I want to express my thanks to all who participated in our first 5K held in Mayfield during the Bannertown Fair. You made it possible for our first 5K to be a success. Even though it was a cold and damp evening, you ...

Surplus military equipment OK for cops

It makes sense for police departments to take advantage of surplus military vehicles, supplies and weapons.First of all, this equipment is nearly brand new and would be destroyed if police departments did not acquire them. We are talking tens of billions of tax dollars and decades worth of ...

Feeding kids a key issue

This is in response to the recent editorial about the Summer Meals Act for children - "Who will pay for meals?" There is no political cause that could supersede feeding our children. Making this a negotiating point is unconscionable.Thankfully, some local schools and organizations participated ...

Joining union about having a say at work

I've been a registered nurse at St. Mary's for 23 years. It's been an honor and a privilege to work with some of the most talented and dedicated registered nurses you could ever want at your bedside in a time of need. We are proud of what we do and feel we should all have a voice in our working ...

Demand Cuomo debate

It is time for New Yorkers to write to local papers, labor unions, etc., to demand that Gov. Andrew Cuomo debate Zephyr Teachout on TV. The voters of New York state have a right to hear the political positions and plans for the future of New York being espoused by each candidate.Teachout has ...

Walk helps support suicide prevention

With the death of Robin Williams, depression and suicide has been talked about and brought to the attention of America. As doctors and friends have said of Robin, we did not know he was in pain, and depression is a disease you cannot see. That is why we walk in the AFSP - Out of the Darkness ...

Family Fun Day received help from many

On behalf of the Hamilton County Youth Board, I would like to take the time to thank the countless individuals who helped make our Family Fun Day another huge success. We had more than 400 people attend this year's event.First and foremost, we would like to thank our sponsors: Stop DWI Program, ...

Veterinarian understands all animals

I read the letter from Sandy and Dick Aesch. I also had great experiences with Dr. William Chester.When my son's beloved Duke was near the end of his life, we brought him home. Dr. Chester knew the end was near, and gave us pain medication for him, and said he would be home after 9:30 p.m. if ...

Why complain if you won’t effect change?

I hear people complaining about their elected officials. People complain their elected officials refuse to answer their questions.They say when they attend meetings and ask questions of their elected officials, they never get an answer. Yet, while they are speaking to their elected officials, ...

Praying Dr. Chester stays

There are always two sides to a story. The side that needs to be highlighted is the numerous times Dr. William Chester has gone above and beyond to care for our pets, both dogs and cats, at various times in their and our lives, no matter what time, day or night.As has been mentioned in previous ...

Killing of journalist not an ‘execution’

Why do some newspapers refer to the killing of James Foley as an "execution"?The Islamic State is a gang of psychopathic killers with a political agenda. With regard to Foley's death, there was not even the semblance of due process in the Islamic State's recent action-but that shouldn't come ...

Dr. Chester a caring vet

This letter is in response to the recent article in The Leader-Herald about Dr. William Chester.He has been our veterinarian ever since he opened his practice 20 years ago. Dr. Chester has always been there for us - day, night, vacations and on weekends. Whenever I call, they always seem to ...

Dr. Chester deserves support from us

I have been taking my pets to Dr. William Chester since the 1980s and have always found him to be a compassionate human being as well as a very competent veterinarian. He and his staff have seen me through the loss of a number of my pets as well as maintaining the health of my current pets. Dr. ...

Waiting for vet to return

Regarding the letter to the editor by Colleen Snyder published in The Leader-Herald Aug. 13: No one in our family knows Colleen Snyder. Everyone knows Dr. William Chester. And we all agree with every word Colleen said in her letter.We had a border collie from a puppy who had many health ...