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Letters to the Editor

Thanks for helping family

The family of Robert Barker wish to thank family and friends for the many acts of kindness. Their cards, prayers, flowers, food, visits and memorial donations were greatly appreciated.We appreciate the third-floor nurses and doctors who took care of Bob during his stay at Nathan Littauer ...

Make sure you are ready to vote Nov. 4

All citizens, all nationalities and genders, should be exercising their right to vote. On Aug. 24, 1920, women were granted the right to vote with the 19th Amendment. It took many years to legally be able to do this. Women, don't take it for granted.Besides exercising our right to vote, this is ...

Bypass would kill Fonda, Fultonville

You may have been seeing the signs throughout Fonda and the town of Mohawk, "Save Our Town - Stop the Fonda Connector Project." Do you know what they are about?Fulton County, under the guise of regional planning, has commissioned a study to create a Fonda bypass. They want to funnel truck ...

Thanks for visiting event

On Oct. 4, the North Bush United Methodist Church had its annual roast beef dinner at Wheelerville Union Free School. I want to thank all of the people who attended.This dinner would not be possible without my co-chair, Doug Purcell, and chef, Mike Frasier. I also want to publicly thank all the ...

Some bad stuff in smoke

My name is Ryan Bedell and I am 7 years old.I really hate smoking. I really hate to see people smoking in a car with little kids in the back seat.When I go past someone who is smoking, I hold my breath because I don't want to breathe all the bad stuff in the smoke.RYAN BEDELLBroadalbin

Right weapons needed to fight terrorists

Now that a Canadian ISIS member has made statements and threats against the state of New York and the United States, I wonder who is going to protect your butt when ISIS comes across the New York border from Canada?Since Jan. 15, 2013, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has prevented our citizenry from buying ...

Locals helped area hook fishing show

During the week of Sept. 21, Fulton County had the opportunity to welcome the Outdoor Channel's Fishing University hosts, guests and crew. The fishing legends who host Fishing University, Charlie Ingram and Ray Brazier, were graciously greeted with warm upstate New York hospitality wherever ...

Take time to cook and talk with family

I have to say, last weekend was awesome. My family and I went to Bellinger's Orchard in Fultonville. The experience was great, as it was when I was a kid. My fiancee, Amy, and my son, Colbie, had a great time tasting and picking apples. The absolute best part is everyone buys their treats and ...

Thanks for supporting BYC golf tourney

The 12th annual Broadalbin Youth Commission Golf Tournament was held at the Fox Run Golf Club on Aug. 8 and was a great success. The funds raised will support year-round recreation and athletic programs for the youth of our community and advance the development of the Town Park and Recreation ...

Why would people vandalize graves?

What is wrong with people?That is the question I asked myself while walking through the Johnstown Cemetery the other day. I was extremely saddened and disturbed by what I saw, and no, I'm not talking about ghosts or zombies. I am referring to the number of gravestones toppled over from what ...

County made bad choice with property

Montgomery County recently took possession of approximately five acres of prime riverfront property across from Thruway Exit 28. After months of debate, they chose to sell the property so that it can be used as a parking lot for BTA trucking company.Buanno Holding, an affiliate of BTA, did ...

Breast cancer still a very deadly disease

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is a time to remind people breast cancer is still one of the leading deadly diseases for women and that early detection is vital.In July 2012, New York state passed the mandatory breast density notification law. This law requires mammography ...

Editorial on capital project was biased

Over the past few months, the editors of The Leader-Herald have become shills for Fonda-Fultonville Central School District Superintendent Ray Colucciello and his Board of Education. Time after time, the editors parrot the propaganda given to them on budgetary issues and a controversial capital ...

Stangle Strong benefit ride a success

On Sept. 6, 87 horses and riders left the Ephratah Rod and Gun Club and took to the trails for the fourth annual Hooves of Hope Charity Trail Ride.This year, we rode to support Elena Stangle of Amsterdam, who is battling myelofibrosis, which is an uncommon type of leukemia.I would like to thank ...

‘Grandmother’s school’ was beneficial

Pat Michel, the head of the Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery Board of Cooperative Educational Services, was quoted in the Sept. 27 edition of The Leader-Herald saying, about the P-TECH program, "This is not your grandmother's school."He is absolutely correct.This grandmother graduated school after ...

Questions for chairman

Questions for the Fulton County Board of Supervisors Chairman Richard Argotsinger:Why do the supervisors who were elected by the taxpayers and voters of Fulton County let Jon Stead, who never got one vote, run the county? Why are we, as taxpayers and voters, paying the supervisors and Jon Stead ...

Heaven has place for vet

After many years and several bad experiences with veterinarians (due to the almighty dollar), I finally was fortunate enough to find Dr. William Chester. He is by far the kindest and most compassionate human being I have ever known. There is not a doubt in my mind that whatever he did, it was ...

Learn what dogs can bring to your life

October is national Adopt-A-Shelter Dog month, and the James Brennan Memorial Humane Society is asking prospective pet owners to consider the question: What can an adopted dog bring into your life?Whether you want an exercise buddy, a best friend for your child, a constant companion for an ...

ADA requirements help improve lives

After reading my former local newspaper, as I do daily, and reading the lead article "Fed rules curb cities' paving," I felt the need to respond.While I understand the essential need to make the most of governmental funds and maintain budgets, the line "But thanks to the new ADA requirements," ...

Foolish politicians need to be voted out

We live with the outcome of all the power that's being generated to surrender (collect) all our guns, and nothing would be easier. You pass the right law, the "turn 'em all in" law. You give people plenty of notice, lots of publicity about the need to turn their guns in, and lots of pro-turn-in ...