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Letters to the Editor

Dead people have no right to vote

Election Day means just that — the election takes place on that day and on no other — that’s why it’s called “Election Day.” Until a few decades ago it was (and should continue to be) a requirement to vote in person and with identification; this minimizes the fraud that ...

Democrats put America at risk of another Civil War

Sectionalism is defined as an exaggerated or disproportionate devotion to the interests of a region over those of a country as a whole. One could arguably substitute “political party” for “region. Left to itself, sectionalism has led to irreconcilable differences that result in either the ...

Maybe officials should hold their meeting outdoors, at night

On Dec. 9, the Zoning Board turned down the application of the Code Blue Shelter in Gloversville, also known as the Center of Hope. It has been a brutal, heartbreaking, and depressing battle to get the shelter to open this year. One of their reasonings is that it might deter businesses from ...

Some people have lost their minds

I am responding to the letter to the editor that appeared in the Dec. 2, edition of The Leader-Herald by Deborah Handy. It seems like people have lost their minds in this country. Not only that, but just basic common sense. Face it, the people have spoken and Joe Biden won a free and fair ...

Mr. Lyon, you are correct

“Mr. Lyon, you’re correct; Lincoln did receive 39.8 percent of the popular vote, but it was the highest percentage of total votes cast. (Stephen Douglas, his nearest rival, received 29.5 percent of the total votes cast.) So there was no harm in Lincoln reminding Seward that the “People ...

When I was at my most vulnerable, I received care

I am writing this letter to give praise to our local dispatch, EMS, NLH and all the unsung heroes connected to those organizations. On Saturday, Nov. 21, I fell, the results of which set in motion a chain of events and connections that I will be forever grateful for. The call to 911 brought ...

Recent letter to the editor should not have been published

I have [written] to The Leader-Herald on a few occasions with my views. Only one was published, while the others didn’t make the paper. They have every right to decide what to put into there newspaper and I respect that. The Leader-Herald leans toward the right, but the paper has always been ...

It may be cheaper to buy prescriptions overseas, be vigil

Earlier this year my wife was diagnosed with asthma and COPD, neither severe. Her physician prescribed Breo Ellipta to ameliorate her symptoms. We have a bronze plan purchased though the New York State healthcare insurance exchange — the other plans were just too expensive — and it has a ...

Our ‘fearless leader’ is leading us into destruction

As a Republican, I did not vote for Donald Trump or Elise Stefanik, who supports him, in the past election. There are so many reasons why, but one of the biggest is his denial of global warming, and his support, and hers, for a law that eased pollution controls for factories in the mid-west, ...

What a wonderful kick-off for the holiday season

What a great community event in Caroga Lake on Saturday night. The tree lighting organized by The Caroga Arts Collective was a wonderful kick-off to the season. Torrance Fish, Kim Hart and company went above and beyond to bring a wonderful, festive atmosphere to Sherman’s. Those of us who ...

The election was rigged by the Democrats

The election was manipulated by the Democrats in a latest attempt to rid America of Donald Trump for once and for all. They used Dominion machines, rigged these machines, bought votes, mail in laws changed in many states to accommodate the agenda they had, and had the big tech support of media ...

Judge Sullivan is unfit to sit on the bench

In its editorial on Nov. 17, The Leader-Herald had praise for one Judge Emmettt Sullivan, who is a U.S. District Court Judge in Washington, D.C., and stated that Sullivan “had ordered that USPS inspector sweep postal facilities to discover mailed-in ballots that had not been delivered in a ...

Voters need to be informed

While Johnstown voters agreed to keep the Water Department independent, it is possible the election could [be] contested. My election official did not tell me about the referendum on the back of the ballot, so I did not vote on it. Others might not have been informed too. At the bottom ...

Even if your candidate lost, democracy won

We just completed an especially challenging and historic election process. Amid a global pandemic and fears of violence in the streets, we remained calm and voted in record numbers. Civil servants and volunteers worked diligently over long hours to count legitimately cast votes. It took several ...

Kudos to Sheriff Giardino

Having lived much of my life in Gloversville and Broadalbin, I was thrilled and proud to see the news of Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino defying your dictator governor’s Thanksgiving family gathering decree. Kudos to you, sir! We Oregonians are also stuck with a dictator for a ...

Let’s make Gloversville great again; support Code Blue

“Baby it’s cold outside,” so the song says. Some of us may be saying that to each other as the winter months start to settle in. That is why it saddens and unsettles me, that our city is not allowing the code blue shelter to open this year. The folks who put this shelter together should ...

No right to be wrong with your facts

On Nov. 12, an editorial that appeared in the The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisian was published in your paper with the following statement directed at Joe Biden, and I quote, “Instead, you need to prepare for dealing with the country’s version of the despicable Illinois Speaker of the ...

The people have spoken

President Lincoln in March 1861 appointed William Henry Seward as his Secretary of State. Seward had been one of several Republican contenders for the presidency in 1860. He had big ideas and an even bigger ego. Shortly after his appointment Seward, approached Lincoln in private, proposing ...

Preventing underage gambling with partnership

In March of this year, the HFM Prevention Council partnered with the New York Council on Problem Gambling to participate in the YOU(th) Decide project to work to prevent underage gambling in Fulton County. Agency staff have been raising awareness among youth, parents and community leaders ...

Remember the caregivers, their responsibilities are hard

This November, during National Family Caregivers Month, we recognize the impact of caregiving and honor the more than 16 million Americans caring for someone with Alzheimer’s. As a caregiver for my husband, who has an unspecified dementia, I can testify that under the best circumstances, ...