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Letters to the Editor

Julie Garcia has always had the courage to put people over politics

My good friend Julie Garcia is running for one of the four open positions of Supreme Court judge in the 4th Judicial District. I fully support her candidacy for many reasons. I have known Julie for more than 20 years. Julie served as Essex County District Attorney after working as an assistant ...

Voters should elect a justice who understands the needs of the area

I urge you to vote for Julie Garcia for State Supreme Court Justice, to fill one of the four Supreme Court vacancies. Julie is a North Country native, born and raised in Essex County, and is the only candidate who lives and works in the North Country. The voters in this district should elect a ...

Max Spritzer has the passion and vested interest

I have heard many area residents comment that there should be more young people involved in politics. Well, here is a chance to light a fire on the Johnstown City Council. Max Spritzer is running for the 4th Ward Council seat and I am so happy to see someone with not just experience for the ...

Thank you for making fundraiser a success

On Sept. 18, the hot dog stand, Mustard’s Last Stand located in the park on Main Street, Johnstown, held a fundraiser for the James Brennan Humane Society. To say it was a success would be a understatement. With help from friends, volunteers, and the public, we exceeded our expectations. ...

What happened to Melchior Park?

I was home visiting my family [the weekend of Oct. 12] and decided to go for a wander around the neighborhood. I walked into Melchior Park on Kingsboro Avenue. I was remembering the wonderful days when we played there until the lights came on. I tried to wander some of the paths inside of the ...

Chris Shambo lacks judgement to be a DA

I have never met Chris Shambo, the Republican candidate for Hamilton County district attorney, nor am I familiar with his professional work as a private lawyer. For all I know he might be the second coming of Perry Mason or Jack McCoy. However, the profanity-laced, misogynistic statements ...

Failure to innovate is dangerous

Much discussion and debate has evolved over months regarding the Caroga Arts Collection and Shermans in Caroga Lake. I believe in people and ideas that strive to make changes for the betterment of people and their communities; who attempt to enlighten or change minds or foresee something we ...

National Mammography Day is celebrated to save lives

National Mammography Day is celebrated on Oct. 18. National Mammography Day was first proclaimed by President Clinton in 1993. On this day, and throughout the month, women are encouraged to make a mammography appointment. This day serves as a reminder to all women that the best defense is ...

CAC is unprepared to handle Sherman’s property

On Oct. 2, in a letter to the editor, Martha Price wrote, “In 2014, a gift to the town of Caroga has initiated both promising opportunities and frustrating contention. It is ironic that the recent Sherman’s purchase proposal, with 100 percent focus on revival of Caroga Lake through a wider ...

Media ‘blackout’ on local candidates needs to change

As a resident of Gloversville, I share the concerns of everyone as to the direction of our city’s future. I find it odd that as various cities in upstate New York have mayoral debates and coverage of the candidates by media sources, our city seems to have a “media blackout” on candidate ...

Former mayor would have approved of Maxwell Spritzer

He would have approved. My late husband, Michael Julius, the former mayor of Johnstown, was a great judge of character, as am I. I know if he were still with us, Michael would be working hard to get Maxwell Spritzer elected as 4th Ward Councilman. Maxwell has a lot in common with Mike. Both ...

Endorsement for Julie Garcia given

To the citizens of the 4th Judicial District: My name is Shane Thelen and I am writing this letter as an endorsement of Julie Garcia for the Supreme Court of the 4th District. I have known Julie my entire life as a resident of her hometown of Moriah and as a teacher at Crown Point Central ...

Stefanik let ‘off the hook’ when it comes to healthcare

Last week Representative Elise Stefanik was at a community meeting in Johnstown. I was fortunate enough and Rep. Stefanik was nice enough to respond to my questions on health care and in my opinion her poor voting record on this matter. When I questioned her on her vote to repeal the Affordable ...

No ‘freebies’ are written in the Constitution

Dems and Liberals No where in the Constitution is it written something or anything is free. Yet, liberal Dems think because some Americans are very wealthy, they will give us lots of freebees — food stamps, housing, health care — on and on. Now, by what I read, our national debt is $22 ...

Why does our governor want to ban vaping in New York?

It is beyond my comprehension as to why our “wonderful” governor wants to ban vaping in New York and, in the next breath, talks about legalizing marijuana. Doesn’t make one iota of sense to me. The people in this state who are of legal age, who work and pay taxes, and have used e-cigs ...

Vote Max Spritzer for 4th Ward councilman in Johnstown

I recently had the pleasure of hearing Max Spritzer, candidate for 4th Ward Councilman in the city of Johnstown, speak on why he is running for that office. After listening to him, I have come to the conclusion that Max is just what our city needs to lead us forward into the future. He has ...

Caroga fire auxiliary thanks participants of kayak poker run

President Burton Wilson, of the Caroga Lake Fire Auxiliary, wishes to thank the members of the auxiliary, the members of the Caroga Lake Fire Company, all of the businesses that donated raffle items and/or provided goods at-cost, and most importantly, members of the public for participating in ...

Guy Poulin running for Northampton town council

After severe arm twisting by several friends, I have decided to run on the Independent line for town council. It didn’t take long for the Republican Party to try to strike me down. After examining my Independent opponent’s petition, I found several errors one of which should have made her ...

New York City law crosses the line

Last month the New York City Commission on Human Rights enacted a regulation, inter alia, banning the term “illegal alien” when it is used to intimidate or harass an illegal alien. These regulations prohibit an employer’s request for a green card in the hiring process so long as another ...

Nathan Littauer is showing lack of foresight for many

I would like to comment on the lack of foresight on the part of Nathan Littauer Hospital Administration. I was just informed that as of this coming year, this hospital and its participating physicians, Primary Care Center, etc., will not be part of the WellCare Medicare insurance network. ...