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Letters to the Editor

Getting back to normal soon

Jon Stead, the Fulton County executive, explained the delay in county recyclable pickups — the COVID outbreak decimated the staff down dramatically. But he said he appreciates the public’s patience while the staff recovers and expects life to get back to normal soon. DAVID CHILDS Johnstown

Delighted Vincent DeSantis is running for office again

I’m delighted to see that Mayor DeSantis is preparing to run for another term. Five years ago my wife and I moved from Oregon to the village of Catskill, Greene County. I work for a non-profit and she is employed as the executive director of our local community center. Over six months ...

Don’t let COVID put off your cancer screening tests

Feb. 4, [was] National Cancer Prevention Awareness Day, but being aware is not enough. According to two April 2020, reports, cervical cancer screening dropped nationwide by 83 percent, mammograms by 87 percent and colonoscopies by 90 percent. These declines are due to the temporary shutdown ...

Elect Mayor DeSantis for four more years

Mayor Vincent DeSantis has announced his candidacy for re-election to the Gloversville mayoral seat for a four-year term. I support his candidacy 100 percent and urge Gloversville residents to pay attention to the progress and improvements made in Gloversville under the leadership of Mayor ...

Make America great again by unifying

Make America great again? Not hardly. Not when this recent violent insurrection in Washington, D.C. caused our allies to look on in horror, while Iraq commented that the U.S. is no better than they are. We now have a new administration, and its time to end the hate and divisiveness that is ...

The sword of Damocles hangs over their heads

Joe Biden and his people calling in some 25,000 National Guardsmen and building fences around the inauguration and retaining some of them is just Democrat theater. Supposed extreme rightwing, white supremacist bogeymen were going to attack the event. But predictably that drama fell ...

The state of America today

At 75 years old, I am getting old and crotchety but I still know right from wrong. I am not always right but I know the difference. What is happening in this country for the last six months and in particular the first week of the Biden administration is just wrong and the American people will ...

Thank you to all frontline healthcare workers

As a retired nurse, I want to express my thanks and sincere admiration to all of our frontline healthcare workers as we continue to battle COVID-19. They include nurses, respiratory therapists, nursing assistants, nurse practitioners, physicians’ assistants and physicians. They work in our ...

Town of Johnstown, 2020 year in review vol. III

Where are the swamp creatures? Typically you’ll find in the North Country swamps, toads, salamanders, snakes, turtles, bullhead, suckfish, but occasionally a politician or a suck-a-long. I don’t consider myself a politician/suck-a-long, I consider myself a logical person evaluating the ...

We are in an existential crisis that threatens all of us

The Saratoga Friends meeting recently wrote to our Congressional representatives. We encouraged them to advance ing legislation. As members of the Religious Society of Friends, we are motivated by our Quaker faith to endorse the position of our Friends Committee on National ...

Trying to get a vaccine shot is impossible

My wife, a son and a daughter have been struggling to figure out how to get our first shot of COVID-19 vaccine. It seems to me, by what I glean from their efforts, that we won’t receive a dose until long after criminals and perverts receive theirs. I am over 75 (don’t tell her I said ...

These riots are scary news

I never in my life-time thought I would live long enough to see all attacks on our Capitol. It was unacceptable. Innocent people got killed and injured. What is wrong with these people I was always thought two wrongs don’t make it right. I just heard on the radio that we’re having ...

Judge Napolitano is on the wrong side of history

I see Judge Napolitano, otherwise known as the Grim Reaper, has struck again with his anti-mask theory. He started his campaign in the spring, saying the COVID virus was not a big concern; that more people die from cancer than COVID. Well, Judge, you can’t say that now, can you. But still the ...

What was that and what are we in for?

A couple of thousand people storm the Capitol building and are considered insurrectionists. But, yet, the rioters, looters and arsonists that stormed cities, businesses, homes, federal courts and police stations were considered peaceful protesters? They used bricks, stones, bats, frozen water ...

Town of Johnstown, 2020 year in review Vol. II

Taxes are always a major concern and the public should be aware of the taxation that is being applied to their assessment. During the 2021, budget process, the tax rate remained the same, at $2.69 during the review. The net total is separated between the General Fund and the Highway Fund. The ...

Nathan Littauer Nursing Home is one of the best

I know that there is a lot of negativity about nursing homes but we have one of the best right here in Gloversville. It’s Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home. I was fortunate to have spent almost six months there. The aides and nurses were excellent. They answered our needs as soon as ...

Article not correct on Congressional Medal

I’m Ron Brewington, a military historian. While surfing the internet, I discovered an article in the Dec. 22 issue of “The Leader-Herald” regarding the awarding of the Congressional Gold Medal to a Montford Point Marine named Ambrose “Cowboy” Anderson. Please note that this is an ...

Elise Stefanik abandoned her oath of office

One hundred forty elected officials threw out their oath of office to overturn the 2020 election. We don’t live in Iran or North Korea or China. This is the United States of America where we have legal and legitimate elections. Questioning the veracity of a U.S. election is the most ...

Could not even manage to carry Trump’s golf clubs

It is my belief that our elected officials, whether state or national, are impeaching the wrong elected official. In my lifetime there is no one who compares with our Governor Cuomo. From the Buffalo billions, nursing home deaths, SAFE Act, lack of a real plan for COVID-19 vaccinations, this ...

Donald Trump needs to be held accountable

[Former] President Donald Trump started the barrage of unproven claims of voter fraud immediately after he lost the election. The claims were debunked many times all the way to the Supreme Court but unfortunately, many of his followers believed him and heeded his call to come to Washington on ...