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Letters to the Editor

Merger will give students opportunities

There is such controversy and division about the proposed school merger in Northville with the Mayfield school district. I am surprised at the problems this is causing among friends and neighbors in such a caring community.I have lived in Northville for more than 40 years and have seen this ...

Merger not worst outcome

Having been a resident of the Northville Central School District for 55-plus years, attending high school here and graduating, and a taxpayer for 34 years with my children attending and graduating also, I am more than nominally interested in the upcoming merger vote with Mayfield. I see it as a ...

Ghost of Christmas Past can visit Owens

Because of the 2008 recession, food stamp enrollment has increased by 15.5 million since 2009 and recent job-creation figures show low-paying jobs have largely replaced higher-paying ones. Congress recently voted to cut food stamps by the equivalent of 26 meals per month for a family of four.At ...

School store provides coats

The Gloversville High School Store "A Little Bit of Everything" has provided 53 winter coats to individuals in need.We were able to help meet the needs of our community with the generous donations from Gloversville staff and community members. We have also supplied needed items to the local ...

Merger numbers fail Northville taxpayers

After reading all the information on the merger study, I find it difficult to believe that Northville will benefit financially from the merger.1.) After talking to the state Comptroller's Office, they said mergers that work have a difference of 10 percent or less in the tax rates or one of the ...

Keep headlights on Friday

Lights on for Life Day is a symbolic way of focusing on impaired driving. This Friday, please drive with your headlights on. This day's purpose is to recognize those who have been killed or injured by impaired drivers. It is also a reminder to the public that alcohol and drug-related crashes ...

Community rallied to help make 5K great

The 6th Annual Community for a Cure 5k took place Oct. 6 with proceeds benefitting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Thank you to all who contributed to the tremendous success of the event. Thank you to Barney's Sign Co., the Tractor Supply, Cotugno Dental, Semione's Professional ...

Pharmacies not the place for tobacco

Two major cities on opposite coasts have the right idea - they are not selling tobacco in any of their pharmacies. San Francisco and Boston are the leading cities taking the step towards preventing disease and promoting healthier habits for their residents by not offering tobacco products in ...

Toys will help kids smile

As times are tough for many this holiday season, I would like to thank the members of the Tryon Amateur Radio Club, Rob & Crystal's All American Family Restaurant and their customers for donating toys to our annual "Project Angel" toy drive.Our club has been doing this now for a few ...

Help with Thanksgiving dinner appreciated

Many thanks to all who took part in the free Thanksgiving Day dinner at the Church of the Holy Spirit. We served close to 1,600 people. The donations of turkeys, pies and money helped make this a success. The frugal purchasing of coordinator Mike O'Leary made it possible to do a good job. Many ...

Tobacco marketing bad

Did you know the tobacco marketing expenditures far exceed spending on toy marketing? In 2012, the toy industry spent $1.26 billion to market its products. By comparison, in 2011, the tobacco industry spent $8.8 billion. That is nearly seven times the amount of the toy industry.We don't see ...

Community remembers veterans’ sacrifices

The Gloversville Parade Committee, Ambrose Anderson, Harold Gordon, Kenny Rockwell, Robert Perrella, Deb Finkle, Kevin Jones, Linda Bullock, Linda Fisher, Karen Dwyer Smith, Todd Mercer, Joni Wilson, Mike Perrella and Brian Perrella, would like to thank all the participants in the Gloversville ...

Response to program great

This letter is to acknowledge with enthusiastic appreciation the response my local district office has experienced with the Trees for Troops project.My office, along with local businesses, many area schools and many of the senior citizen clubs, as well as individuals, offered financial support ...

Domestic violence a serious crime

I am writing this letter to inform the Gloversville City Court as well as anyone else this letter will touch.I have a person who is close to me who has been to domestic violence and asked for help. They were wonderful and helped the person, as well as the Gloversville Police Department.Now this ...

Coding is within reach

The American Association of University Women is promoting Computer Science Education Week, which runs from Dec. 9 to 15, by working with states and branches across the country to host/support an Hour of Code. The Hour of Code is a series of one-hour tutorials that teach the basics of computer ...

Donations to United Way will help others

On behalf of the United Way Board of Directors, associated agencies and volunteers, I'd like to extend to each and every one a happy holiday season.When it comes to giving back to our community, I can think of no organization better to team with than United Way. And, your help is needed now ...

Do right thing Jan. 7: Vote ‘yes’ on merger

Like many others, I moved into the Northville Central?School District after I retired and was living on a fixed income. I never thought much about our property taxes until I noticed how much they were increasing year by year.After serving on the Community Advisory Committee, the committee ...

Merger of districts best for students

As a taxpayer of the Northville Central School District, I feel obligated to address the proposed merger of the Northville Central School and Mayfield Central School districts.In my opinion, too many people are looking at this issue on an emotional level - i.e. no more Northville Falcons, no ...

Keep watch for animals

Now that the colder weather is here, please keep watch for animals who are left out in the elements without any way of getting shelter. These animals have no way of helping themselves. They are totally dependent on us to take care of them.Please watch for them in your neighborhoods, cities, ...

Live Nativity set in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM - A live Nativity will take place at 5 p.m. Dec. 22 at the Amsterdam United Methodist Church at 347 Golf Course Road, a news release said.