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Letters to the Editor

Stefanik enables the president to do so many wrong things

The upcoming election on Nov. 3 will be extremely important in regard to preserving over 240 years of our constitution and democracy Over the past four years we have seen the current U.S. president use his power to obstruct justice. Use foreign powers to interfere in our election and is ...

Elise Stefanik is not speaking out about voter suppression

Dear Readers, We are all rightfully proud of our family members and ancestors who served in the world wars, or in Korea or Vietnam. They fought to protect democracy abroad and they fought to make sure democracy remained protected here at home. But democracy here at home has never been ...

Stefanik accepts all of Trump’s policies

Rep. Stefanik correctly encourages us to thank all the people in the North Country who have gone above and beyond to get us through the threat of COVID-19, ie., healthcare workers, doctors, farmers, truck drivers, and teachers to name a few. What she neglects to say loud and clear is ...

Schools reopening face-to-face

Because I believe that teachers and students will be more at risk to contract the COVID-19 virus if they are required to return to school reopening face-to-face this fall. I’d like to make it absolutely clear that I disagree with schools reopening in September. My opinion is based on ...

The Democrats were disgraceful

If anyone watched the House Congressional Judiciary Committee hearing with Bill Barr, the attorney general of the United States, you probably were appalled by the behavior of the Democratic committee chairman/members. If you were not appalled, you should have been. Congressional hearings are ...

Republicans will be voted in to ‘stabilize’ the ‘madness’

Mr. Stead has been accused of being politically motivated in favoring Elise Stefanik. Tell me Jim Novatney and Rosemarie Shepherd’s letters to the editor are not politically motivated. Ms. Stefanik is not a carpetbagger. She is extremely intelligent, honest and having grown up in a farm ...

Stefanik has done nothing to help us; vote for Tedra Cobb

The following are several issues that our NY21 member of Congress has said nothing about or has supported Donald Trump. 1. Trump took billions of dollars out of the defense budget to build his wall, while many of our military are living in substandard housing. The court ruled this was ...

Get back on track — immunize your kids for HPV

You may know the human papilloma virus vaccine for its prevention of cervical cancer. Now it’s approved for use against head, neck and throat cancer. More than 35,000 HPV-related cancers are found each year — 13,500 are cancers of the throat. The Cancer Prevention in Action Program (CPiA) ...

We need to replace Trump follower, Elise Stefanik

It is no secret that President Trump is an appalling human being. His lies, broken promises, corruption, delusions of greatness and general incompetence has this country on the bring of becoming a failed state. Trump surprises us almost daily with yet another example of why he is the worst ...

Power is greed — quit thinking about just yourself

The media seems to be mixed up as far as the role it should be playing in today’s politics. Instead of showing that Congress can work together when they passed the bill on our national parks, the Leader only mentioned Elise Stefanik’s support and not our senators. The Democrats and ...

Return the rims and restore fun and humanity to city

My heart was crushed the other night. Visiting with my parents for several weeks now, I have enjoyed watching the 15-20 teenage boys and girls enjoying evening basketball at the State Street court, Johnstown. On Friday night (July 31) I saw that both rims had been removed. How sad. Such a fun ...

Being critical of Stefanik is due to what we are seeing

Jon Stead, the top Republican official in Fulton County, recently wrote to The Leader-Herald expressing being tired of letters critical of our representative, Elise Stefanik. Mr. Stead suggests this it is “a half-dozen or so people” who are parroting talking points they have been fed by ...

What is happening in our country? Vote Biden, Cobb

Holy cow. Demonstrators in Portland, Ore. were spirited away recently in unmarked vans by federal “secret police,” and the moms who went out to shield them were tear gassed. Is this Nazi. Germany or Communist Russia? These are fascist and communist tactics. What is happening to this ...

City of Johnstown — Who’s in charge?

The recent newspaper articles regarding the city of Johnstown’s financial operations, i.e. lack of adherence to internal controls, accountability, departmental cooperation, “pervasive inaction,” you name it, are very disturbing. To read that the city’s chief financial officer is ...

Stanton’s legacy remains important for our area

There is a very interesting and informative article in the August 2020 issue of National Geographic (pp. 100ff), “Women, a Century of Change” that is important to those of us living in this area. On the second page is a splendid photograph of Colin Jenkins, the great-great-granddaughter of ...

Cobb better choice than Stefanik for NY-21

In Jon Stead’s recent letter to the editor, he criticized the recurring letters to The Leader-Herald from the “same half-dozen or so people penning letters attacking Congresswoman Elise Stefanik.” While I do not believe I have been critical of Ms. Stefanik, I share the legitimate concerns ...

Our country is at a turning point in terms of police protection

What a dangerously stupid notion. You might as well, “Cry ‘Havoc,’ and Let Slip the Dogs of War!,” for that is certainly what would happen if the police were “defunded.” In such a disorganized and dangerous world, civilization itself would soon follow the police authorities — into ...

Broadalbin taxpayers should be able to use Broadalbin Beach

In the world of business, financial investment is usually well planned. A well-developed plan not only looks forward to the rewards but also addresses any potential roadblocks to the plan’s success. Once the financial plan is launched, it is continuously monitored for good results and ...

Stefanik has done little for Johnstown-Gloversville area

I recently read a letter to the editor from Jon Stead on the qualities of Elise Stefanik. I would point out that Mr. Stead may have political motive for writing this letter. More importantly I would remind all how little Ms. Stefanik has done for the Gloversville and Johnstown area. ...

Cobb’s accomplishments have been well documented

It is crystal clear that you and your recent fact-free letter criticizing people for “attacking” Elise Stefanik suffer from severe, intellectual and civic malnutrition. Nourish your intellect. Do your homework, Mr. Stead, because the “half dozen or so, (your tally is off), people ...