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Letters to the Editor

Act of kindness a welcome ray of hope for mankind

It was a normal Sunday on Dec. 29, early afternoon in Hannaford, an impending ice storm for the next day or so, where I was astonished and overwhelmed to tears when a young lady and her husband in line ahead of me surprisingly paid for my groceries. I had gone to the 14 items or less line in ...

Our governor, Mr. Big Bucks: Pay differences in state leaders

I read a story about the pay of the governors for the United States. Wow what a pay difference between the lowest paid governor to the highest paid governor based on 2019 information! ($70,000 — Maine to $201,680 — California) with New York Governor Cuomo making $200,000. According to the ...

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month in the nation

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and the Cancer Prevention in Action Program (CPiA) wants you to know there are two ways to prevent cervical cancer — cervical cancer screening and vaccination against the human papillomavirus (HPV). Cervical cancer screening begins at age 21 and ...

Wealth of talented young people in Gloversville school system

What a wealth of talented young people in the Gloversville school system. Once again it was demonstrated by the recent well-crafted production of “Elf Jr.” performed at the Gloversville Middle School. Capably directed by Mrs. Jennifer Flynn, with the assistance of Mrs. Zavadil and Mrs. ...

Thank you to Fulton County sheriff’s for doing due diligence

On Dec. 19, at 8:30 a.m. Fulton County Sheriff’s Deputies Cody Sweet and Jerrica Smith responded to an ADT alarm at out home. Finding a basement door unlocked, they proceeded to inspect our home. Finding no one home, they went to talk to our neighbors who told them of our morning routine of ...

‘Cadillac’ tax editorial from Dec. 21 puts out misinformation

Congratulations to the Leader — we can now list you among those putting out misinformation. The editorial in the Dec. 21-22, edition rants about the cadillac health insurance tax. The editorial states “proceeds from the 40 percent tax were used in a futile attempt to make it appear ...

Pelosi pulled the trigger on the collective gun to Dems’

Trump is impeached! And when Speaker Pelosi announced the results of the voting, she bit her lip to hide her smile, — and when she raised a stern finger cautioning her Democrat children to stifle their applause because the appearance of gloating was unseemly, the House melodrama was at long ...

The future of our children’s health depends on our planet

Last month, I wrote about consumerism, and how our penchant for buying things, even things we don’t necessarily need, helps to drive the Chinese economy, thus leading to China’s use of fossil fuels, coal in particular, with the resulting production of massive amounts of fossil fuel ...

A love letter to Gloversville from former development specialist

Gloversville is and always will be very weird, very wonderful and very proud. We have grit, creativity and perseverance. We have downtown characters straight out of casting from Parks and Rec — Leslie Knope and Ron Swanson would feel very much at home in our little city. We have an incredible ...

‘Tis the season for giving: One act can cause a chain reaction

‘Tis the season for giving. Challenge yourself. My mom taught me to give all you can, and then give a little more. Don’t give with hopes of praise or desire for reward. Don’t even give with the expectation of a “Thank You.” Just give from the heart. Give of yourself and your time, as ...

‘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 ...