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Letters to the Editor

‘Bad political form’ or just one example of potential corruption?

$50 billion. That’s the amount of foreign aid the U.S. gave away to other countries in 2017. Using the median income of $46,800, that’s the average of over one million American taxpayers. The United States also gives $10 million to the United Nations. There are also many other times that ...

The secular mainstream media wants to take down any belief

A few days ago, the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, told an assembled group of reporters that President Trump’s impeachment inquiry was moving forward. One reporter asked Speaker Pelosi, a simple question, “Do you hate Donald Trump?” The angry speaker responded, “I don’t hate ...

Urging non-democrat citizens to not participate in 2020 census

On Monday, Dec. 16, illegal aliens were given the ability to obtain drivers licenses. Encouraging illegals, some of whom have been charged and convicted of multiple crimes — in either their home country or the USA — to obtain a drivers license further incentivizes illegal immigration and ...

What exactly does a strong national defense look like?

We all want a strong national defense, but what exactly does that look like? An easy way to measure would be the size of our defense budget. But there are other important things to consider. Defense is not just about defending our land. Defense is also about maintaining alliances that help ...

Thank you to all of those who joined in “No Shave November”

The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office would like to recognize all deputies, corrections officers and emergency service dispatchers who participated in this year’s “No Shave November” fundraiser. The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office raised $1,525 which will be donated to St. Jude ...

Does this story sound somewhat familiar today?

“Considering the extraordinary character of the times in which we live, our attention should unremittingly be fixed on the safety of our country.” — a quote from Thomas Jefferson in his final message to Congress in 1809, 210 years ago, regarding taxes, embargos and a somewhat divided ...

Backpack program an excellent way to help feed hungry families

It’s the season of giving and this year I decided to keep my money local. Did you know that there are hungry children right here in our area? I saw plenty of it when I was a school nurse and it was heartbreaking. Luckily, I heard about a program right here in Gloversville that works to ...

Please keep watch for animals that are left out in the elements

Dear fellow citizens: Now that the cold 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, keep watch for them in ...

Halloween a go due to collective efforts of parents and guardians

I recently had the privilege of working with many parents who put on a sixth grade Halloween dance for Mayfield sixth graders. The school and the PTA, for reasons that are not relevant to this post, made a decision to cancel the dance from the school function schedule. To avoid the kids ...

Caroga trying to pass short-term rental law

This is a call to action to all Caroga property owners. The town board is trying to pass a weekly rental proposal that is an invasion of your rights as an owner in the name of “Health and Safety.” If you read the proposal it will make you question if you are even in the land of the ...

With Christmas coming, we need to curb our consumerist mentality

In 2009, China surpassed the United States in the emission of fossil fuels. However, we have been emitting CO2 from fossil fuels since the Industrial Revolution in the mid 1800s, and our population is much smaller. Per capita, we are still far ahead on CO2 emissions. Most of the people here in ...

Saturday afternoon, two women became my guardian angels

On a Saturday afternoon in November at Price Chopper in Johnstown, two women became my guardian angels. When they noticed a problem with my Jeep, they took exceptional steps to make sure I was safe. They had my license number announced in the store and then waited for me. While waiting for me, ...

President works for his wealth; not for the safety of our nation

As a scholar of history, I am very concerned about the dissolution of our constitutional democracy by a president who works for his wealth; not for the safety of our nation. FYI, the House must research facts in order to create articles of impeachment. That is what the current hearings are ...

Recognizing Toying Around for Lego walk for NOAH

As both a lifelong resident of Johnstown and avid nerd, I wanted to write a letter of thanks to Toying Around, a wonderful business on Main Street in Johnstown, for putting on yet another successful event. On Nov. 16 they hosted a Lego walk for Neighbors Organized Against Hunger (NOAH). The ...

NSSF praises Fix NICS impact at state level

On Sept. 25, NSSF reported a 241 percent increase in state submissions of adjudicated mental health records to the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System database — an effort launched by the firearms industry in 2013, through the Fix NICS campaign. Just 1.7 million such ...

Democrats lost in 2016. Face it, life is full of bitter pills

Life is full of bitter pills. My mother use to say, “face it.” You usually was going to hear something you did not want to hear. The Libs and Dems need to “face it.” They lost in 2016. Trump does things I don’t like either. The wall has been sawed through. It was horrid when ...

Why no Johnstown-Gloversville football game this year?

No Johnstown-Gloversville football game this year. How come? Both teams finished the regular season with 1-6 records. It would have been a really good football game. Both teams were the same in talent. Plus Johnstown could of had a really nice fundraiser at the game and put it towards their ...

National Friends of the Library Week was a great success

National Friends of the Library Week was a great success and a lot of fun at the Gloversville Public Library. The staff was given small tokens of appreciation to thank them for all they do for the Friends and the library. A book raffle was held for children. Books were won by children from ...

Thank you for the kindness from the people of Wells

I would like to thank the people in the town of Wells, N.Y., for all of their kindness to me after I came home from having open heart surgery. Thanks to the Wells Volunteer Fire Department for their generosity and also to the Wells Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Both of their gifts that were ...

The real hero for Gloversville is Dale Henry McGrath

The real hero for Gloversville, New York is Dale Henry McGrath, who appeared on the ballot in New York state as Hank McGrath with whom I voted for pride not knowing whether he was going to win or lose only to find out that he lost to [Vincent] DeSantis. But why? Hank had two public events ...