Letters to the Editor

More on Obamacare, laws and clowns

This letter is in reply to Carl Christensen's letter, which was a reply to my earlier letter to the editor in regard to Obamacare.First, let's define a "clown." Oxford dictionary defines a clown as "a foolish or incompetent person." Furthermore, it gives an example of the word's usage: "we ...

Help with campaign great

I would like to take the time to thank all of those who supported me during my recent campaign for town of Mohawk highway superintendent. I may not have won this election this time, but I won the importance of family and friends who stood beside me throughout the whole process.To the community ...

Benefit Saturday to help Dopp family

When her mom called me and said she wanted to have a benefit, I didn't hesitate to say yes.She has been my best friend for more than 30 years. I don't want to sound cliche and say she and her family are wonderful and would do anything for anyone, but they are. My best friend, Ev, and her family ...

Charity the way to go

Finally, more and more of the high-profile national and regional pollsters are now focusing upon the long-accepted fact that the private, grassroots survey project, "one-by-one, voices heard," has been constantly spotlighting since the program was first created in 2009, that the best way to ...

Come ring bells for Red Kettle Campaign

Thanks to the residents of Gloversville and Johnstown and the Price Chopper Tools for Schools Drive in September, hundreds of children returned to school with needed supplies. The generous donations were distributed by The Salvation Army to scores of families in upstate New York communities ...

Thanks for re-election

I am writing to thank the residents of the town of Mohawk for their support in my re-election as highway superintendent. As an elected official, I manage the highway department as efficiently as possible. I do all I can to keep costs down and still keep the highway department up to date. I will ...

There are angels among us

Thank you to the wonderful people who helped us when Mrs. Johnson fell on the sidewalk in front of Romano's Restaurant on Nov. 8 at approximately 5:15 p.m., especially Cindy Belknap and her grandson.To the kind person who provided a blanket, please call 762-3285.As we have said before, "There ...

Glebe Street golf tournament a big hit

The Glebe Street Elementary School PTA held its sixth annual Golf Tournament on Sept. 14 at the Fox Run Golf Course. A special thank you is extended to course pro Rich Scott, Chef Cubby Faville and the entire staff at the Fox Run Golf Club for helping host an organized and successful ...

Stay positive about city

I am a friend of Gloversville Mayor Dayton King on Facebook, as are many other citizens of Gloversville. Recently, Mayor King posted that 42 street lights in the city were out and that they would be repaired soon by National Grid. What shocked me about this post were the number of replies that ...

Toys for Tots seeking support from area

The 2013 Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Campaign is fully under way. Volunteers have distributed more than 60 collection boxes throughout Fulton and Montgomery counties at various locations. At a time when many families are still without means, we ask that you please remember Toys for Tots ...

Fly-in raises needed funds

This was the 10th year the Johnstown Radio Controlled Flyers' Club's annual giant-scale fly-in event benefited the Brennan Humane Society's free pet food bank for the seniors of Fulton County. They have raised almost $20,000 for it. We can never thank them enough for their hard work and ...

Observe trustees’ actions at OESJ meetings

What is going on with the majority of the trustees of the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School District? Are they unaware of their duties of the position they took an oath to serve? Many of the questions asked in the public forum are not explained or acted upon; in fact, many of ...

Congratulations to teams

Congratulations to the Broadalbin-Perth boys JV Patriots Soccer Team on its 2-1 win over Queensbury for an undefeated season.To every boy on this team: Hold your heads up high as you have made your parents and the Broadalbin community proud of you. Your hard work and sportsmanship is to be ...

Veterinarian showed kindness, compassion

I would like to tell everyone about a kind and caring veterinarian, Dr. Anne Fay.On Sept. 24, one of our cats would not come to me. I could tell something was very wrong with her. I needed to catch her and take her to the vets. I said to my husband I wish they had animal vets that came to your ...

One ‘legend’ was left out

Kudos to all seven deserving gentlemen recently inducted into the newly created Athletic Hall of Fame at Fonda-Fultonville Central School. Each contributed in some way to assist the numerous student teachers placed in the district from the State University of New York at Cortland and I ...

Bring PB&J to ‘A Place at the Table’

On Saturday, the local branch of the American Association of University Women and the Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market will present the movie "A Place at the Table" at 2 p.m. at the Glove Performing?Arts Center. Admission will be free and the event will be open to the public.We are collecting ...

‘Rock’ to help Fort Plain

I am writing to invite your readers to attend a very important event. On Sunday, a benefit concert, Rock the Mohawk, featuring four live bands, will be held at the Fort Plain Elementary School gymnasium. The music begins at 1 p.m.; the doors will open at noon.All proceeds from this event will ...

Kindness of community appreciated

The Berkshire Volunteer Fire Department wishes to express our sincerest thanks to all who recently attended our annual roast beef dinner in our new firehouse. We were overwhelmed and pleased by the support of our friends and the members of our community. According to our members who have been ...

Response to request heartfelt, amazing

Recently, my office has participated in a book and game collection for the Boys & Girls Club of Gloversville and library-suitable books for the Hale Creek Facility.The response to our request has been heartfelt and amazing. We have helped to stock the library shelves at Hale Creek with ...

Celebrating 238 years

On Sunday, the U.S. Marine Corps celebrated its 238th birthday."The Marine Corps does what the country asks of it. And I see it as a statement on the incredible flexibility the corps offers the nation," said Gen. James T. Conway.Semper Fi.Sgt. GENE BUYCEKorea 1953 veteranMayfield