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Letters to the Editor

March is colorectal cancer awareness month, get screened

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, so on behalf of the Cancer Services Program of Fulton, Montgomery and Schenectady counties, I’d like to share some valuable information and clear up a few myths about colon cancer. All men and women ages 50 to 75 years old should be screened ...

The wheels on the bus go ‘round and ‘round

On Feb. 28, 2017, the Gloversville Common Council awarded a contract for a regional transportation study to RLS Associates of Dayton, Ohio. (Leader-Herald March 6, 2017). The state Department of Transportation approved the study in January 2017, to look into the feasibility of creating a ...

Two caucuses amount to racism against white men

The Civil War was fought to end slavery and subsequently the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments gave slaves citizenship status. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 ended segregation in public places and banned employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national ...

Farewell to JAVAC, our local ambulance service

The closing of JAVAC is sad, but inevitable. My father, David Bowers, along with fellow community leader, Hal Warren, founded the Johnstown Area Volunteer Ambulance Corps in 1971. JAVAC was part of me and my sister, Rebecca’s family starting when I was 11, through our dad’s early passing ...

It is difficult to afford college or get a decent job

As a resident of Johnstown for most of my life, I’ve noticed a lot of negative impacts in the area and it’s not getting better. My generation has it very hard and the opportunity is very limited in Fulton County. When I was a high school student, I always planned on furthering my ...

A little humor from Will Rogers

I believe that there is no more of an appropriate time then to quote what Will Rogers (a humorist) said in 1923. Every time Congress tells a joke, it becomes a law and every time they enact a law, it becomes a joke. ANTHONY FERRARO Gloversville