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Letters to the Editor

Are guns really the problem?

Editor’s note: The following is Part I of a two-part letter. Every time there’s a shooting tragedy, there are more calls for gun control. Let’s examine a few historical facts. By 1910, the National Rifle Association had succeeded in establishing 73 NRA affiliated high school rifle ...

Board of Supervisors need to address the sheriff’s office crisis

The Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino told the Fulton County Board of Supervisors more than a year ago that the sheriff’s office was heading to a crisis and they took no action. It is very clear by the Fulton County Board of Supervisors’ words and actions, that public safety is not a ...

Family and community are at the forefront for Max Spritzer

I am proud to say that I have known Max Spritzer, personally, for over ten years. Family and community are at the forefront of what matters to him, and whether you have been lifelong friends, or are a stranger who has just crossed paths with Max, it is truly evident. He is a very approachable ...

Best chance at restoring the town’s status is with the CAC

The Sherman’s Amusement Park saga in Caroga Lake has vehemently divided the town as much as any issue I’ve ever seen. The result has been 4 years in limbo, unable to make a decision. Meanwhile the town suffers and slowly deteriorates, as does the Sherman’s Park itself. Most home owners ...

Vote ‘yes’ to allow CAC to purchase the Sherman property

Though we are not residents of the town of Caroga, we are residents of Fulton County and believe that what is good for Caroga is good for Fulton County. Over the last four years, we have attended the many different concerts that the Caroga Arts Collective has offered. We have spent more time ...

Please do your part to save wild life and the environment

Where are they? Where are the bullfrogs and spring peepers whose voices once filled our nights? Where is the riot of birdsong at dawn and at dusk? Where are the lightning bugs that used to light up the evenings, so numerous that you could almost read by them? Where are the Junebugs that used ...

Johnstown Reformed Church 125th anniversary celebration

What an evening of entertainment was experienced on Oct. 26, at Johnstown Reformed Church as part of our 125th anniversary. The attendance was relatively small in number but large in participation and appreciation. We were blessed to have musicians from Johnstown High School perform (both ...

Vote ‘Yes’ to sell Sherman’s to the CAC

Growing up in Johnstown meant summers at “camp” and occasional trips to Sherman’s for rides, games, popcorn and my favorite, the beautiful carousel with its carved horses, some with real manes and tails. Time passes and changes are inevitable: no longer living in Johnstown, relatives ...

Julia Garcia is the best candidate

Choosing well qualified judges to serve in our courts is very important. On Election Day, my choice and yours should be Julia Garcia. There are six attorneys running for the four seats open in the state Supreme Court 4th District. She is my first choice. I have met her and heard her life ...

Hamilton County is at a crossroads

Hamilton County will soon be at a crossroads. The first Tuesday of November has always held a significant importance in the political and social makeup of villages, towns and counties. The direction of each can turn and twist with the election of board members, clerks, treasurers, supervisors ...

Vote for Brenda Leitt for Gloversville’s future

My name is Rev. Richard Wilkinson, senior pastor of the Gloversville Free Methodist Church and director of the Center of Hope at 33 Bleecker St. in Gloversville. I want to express my endorsement of Brenda Leitt for the 4th Ward City Council Woman in Gloversville. I have had the privilege to ...

Please vote for Molly Zullo

My name is Molly Zullo and I am running as an independent candidate for Northampton Town Council. Recently, I have heard the discussion among town residents about getting our youth involved in local government. This, along with my passion to see Northampton continue to succeed, has been major ...

Full S.T.E.A.M. ahead for Nov. 5

I am running for election as Councilman-at-Large in Gloversville. My goals when elected to this position are to reduce taxes, bring in businesses which will generate revenue and jobs, repair the streets, and work on the city’s infrastructure. We also need more checks and balances, so money ...

This election cycle for Gloversville is critical

This election cycle for Gloversville is critical. Voters need only look at their tax bills and consider exactly what they receive for the payment. Yes, we have fire and police protection as well as snow removal and garbage collection to name some of where our taxes are spent, but our streets ...

Vote for Gritsavage and Zullo for Councilmen on Nov. 5

I am running for re-election to the Northampton Town Board, where I have served for the last eight years. I am currently the deputy supervisor, and my record on the board and in the community shows that I have been active with our youth, with emergency services, as a member of a number of ...

Supreme Court justice is not a choice to be taken lightly

As a practicing lawyer in the 4th Judicial District for over 44 years, I have encountered judges at all levels from town courts to Supreme Court and beyond. Like lawyers, judges are not perfect. Members of the bench, like members of the bar, can be good, bad and/or ugly. With that reality ...

Vote Guy Poulin for Northampton Town Board

Tuesday, Nov. 5 is Election Day — 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Among the positions for town of Northampton and village of Northville, voters may vote for are two town council (town board) seats. The three candidates who filed petitions for two positions are Guy Poulin, Molly Zullo and William ...

Reward offered for conviction for theft of signs

[I am offering] $100 leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people removing my campaign signs. Call me, Guy Poulin, at (518) 863-8194, sheriff’s or state police. GUY POULIN Northampton

Julia Garcia gets my support for 4th Judicial District

My name is Robert C. Dedrick, a former teacher and coach for three decades, and most recently the supervisor for the town of Ticonderoga, Essex County. I am writing this letter to express my opinion on a candidate that is running for Supreme Court justice for the 4th Judicial District in New ...

I encourage everyone to support Scott Jeffers

Mr. Scott Jeffers, a lifelong resident of the beautiful 4th ward of Johnstown, will be on the ballot for councilman. He will be receiving my vote. I have known both candidates, both Mr. Jeffers and Maxwell Spritzer for over 25 years. While, I believe that either would be a competent member of ...