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Letters to the Editor

The treasurer is very important in Johnstown city government

When I learned Johnstown’s elected treasurer requires no formal training, I imagined a contest between Lassie and Rin Tin Tin with a write-in campaign by Pluto. The city treasurer is the most important official in city government for he must competently collect taxes and wisely secure ...

Garbage collection should not be privatized in Gloversville

To Mayor DeSantis and all Gloversville Council members: I am writing in disagreement with your decision to privatize the garbage collection in Gloversville for the following reasons. 1. You took this action upon yourselves with no input from the taxpayers who put you there. Every person who ...

William Rowback running for mayor is a good thing

Nothing pleases me more than to see Bill Rowback announce that he’s running for mayor of the city of Gloversville. I’ve known Bill a long time and I can testify to his honesty, dedication, and commitment in whatever endeavor he has taken on. He has served the residents of this city ...

Colorectctal cancer screening shouldn’t have been put off

I had to put off a lot of things over this past year, but getting screened for colorectal cancer didn’t have to be one of them. Colorectal cancer screening can be done using stool-based tests you do in the privacy and safety of your home. You can get one from your doctor, and if you’re ...

We need new energy systems

The crash of the Texas electric grid, completely controlled by the oil and gas industry, has to remind us of the fragility of our entire energy system. We in New York are connected to a larger grid, but it is also old and stressed. With the challenges of more extreme weather events, we can ...

Tackle football dangerous for children under 12 years of age

Assembly bill A4116 is a re-introduction of bill A2692 that was defeated in 2020. The aim of this bill is to prohibit tackle football for children under the age of 12. Numerous studies have shown that the brain is still developing and injuries such as concussions can and does double the risk ...

Open government is the focal point of Rowback’s campaign

I ask everyone to go back and watch the February Common Council meeting video where they are discussing the resolution that was on the table to privatize trash collection. Listen for the following soundbites and ask yourself if we need more transparency at City Hall. Councilman Simonds says, ...

There is a better way to handle snow removal

A local city warned residents that if they shoveled snow into the streets, they would be fined. But could not a resident sue that city for plowing in his driveway with a mountain of snow? In which case the city would spend much time in court defending itself. Rather than threatening the ...

Biden’s pipeline decision is not an attack on the rule of the law

Murgatroyd. I am a registered Republican, a Mayflower descendent, and by DNA, 51 percent Norwegian. However, I find the newspaper, “the Epoch Times” which arrived in my post, billing itself as “traditional, honest journalism without any spin, false narratives or hidden agendas” to be ...

Garbage collection is important

I found it interesting that the Common Council and mayor of Gloversville, said they informed the members of Gloversville about the privatization of the garbage collection. I am a subscriber to this paper and read it both in print and online and I have seen very little information about this ...

Where have you been?

Referencing a letter to the editor, “Everyone should get along with one another,” apparently Ms. Iacovone has been asleep for the past four years. Some of the “great accomplishments” that the 45th President has bestowed on the American people are: The greatest economy in our history, ...

Biden comments have made me upset

I have delayed submitting this piece because I was concerned that my temper would get the best of me. President Biden, during a CNN forum, made the following comments. He stated that old veterans and police officers were white supremacists and were demented. This is a man who never served ...

Everyone should get along with one another

Referencing a letter to the editor “America deserves the truth”, Mr. Wager is absolutely right. We do deserve the truth, but what is the truth? Is it undermining the Constitution of these United States by asserting with no proof that countless individuals and states cheated the election ...

Broadalbin needs the tax locks cut

Seems we have a problem in Broadalbin with serving our citizens. We pay lots of taxes and are afforded little in the way of any “return on our investment.” First, our children are prevented from enjoying the Great Sacandaga Lake. For some reason, the Department of Environmental ...

Now is the time to get cancer screenings

February is National Cancer Prevention Month but being aware is not enough. The Cancer Prevention in Action Program (CPiA) urges people to lower cancer risk by making healthy choices, getting the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to prevent cancer, and staying up to date on cancer ...

Elise Stefanik is afraid of Trump supporters

Well, we had a good run. We had a peaceful transfer of power 44 times over the span of 220 years. That run ended this year. We should not be surprised. Donald Trump had repeatedly dodged questions about his acceptance of election results and his resistance to the peaceful transfer of power ...

Americans deserve the truth

Seeing as how our newest president has wiped off the dust and hired a bunch of Obama’s former lackies, I think that the new administration should be called the O’Biden administration. These are some of the same people that had a G.D.P. under 2.0 for eight years, told us that manufacturing ...

Discounts for everyone on President’s Day

I’ll bet you can’t wait. The sales, the glitz around the sales, the extended sales, and the special coupons. Funny commercials with caricatures of the celebrities to be celebrated with their own “special” day. So, as you enjoy your new mattress, LED TV, furniture, convection oven, ...

Donald Trump is the evolution of mankind

Maybe rebellion is in Donald Trump’s British genes. There are precedents in history. In 1534, Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger (the Older had been a poet/ diplomat for Henry VIII, left a rebellion to prevent Queen Mary from marrying a Catholic Spanish prince. From his Allington Castle, he ...

March is problem gambling awareness month

March is problem gambling awareness month. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many challenges to everyone across the nation. With that there has been an increase in the number of people that have found themselves struggling with problem gambling. Major triggers for problem gambling are being ...