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Letters to the Editor

Christians must wake up to state of U.S.

The soul of America appears to be drifting into an abyss from which it may never recover. Holy scripture (I Peter 4:17) warns that "judgment must begin at the house of God." We who claim to be believers in God the father and Jesus Christ, his son, must arise from our weakened state and wake up ...

Gloversville has funds for city manager

Gloversville taxpayers are paying $42,000 annually for the mayor's salary.In addition, taxpayers are paying $70,000 a year for a finance commissioner and $44,000 a year for a deputy finance commissioner, in a Finance Department that consists of three full-time and one part-time employees.I have ...

Support for ice cream social appreciated

I would like to thank all our volunteers, all of those who donated cakes, pies and brownies and all who worked to make our annual ice cream social and art sale a success.We would also like to recognize Stewart's generous donation of ice cream, Walrath and Stewart for their tent and Paul Nestork ...

Learning about permits while hunting

I go hunting and trapping sometimes back in by Hynie Mountain. I set my tent up where there used to be an old logging camp. If you look close in the weeds, brush and flowers, you can make out the foundation of the horse barn. There is a small creek there that's where they watered the horses. I ...

Attendance at Canal Days appreciated

Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site would like to offer our sincere appreciation to all those who attended our 31st Annual Canal Days recently. The community support we receive is a testament to the kind, considerate residents of the Mohawk Valley and greater Capital Region. The site would ...

Nature an outdoor classroom for young

Nature's ever-present outdoor classroom enables children as young as 3 months to benefit from the gentle way nature's world stimulates the senses.Caring adults support this natural curiosity by encouraging the sense of wonder. The strong bonds that are formed can inspire language and the desire ...

Be aware of recalled vehicles on roads

This is an open letter to all drivers and passengers on our roads.In May, my Chevrolet HHR alerted me that my power steering was not working. I was in a parking lot, and my son, in the passenger seat, had to help me steer into a parking spot.From May until June 23, these episodes with the power ...

Bring troops home; spend money here

Most Americans are proud of our country, and rightfully so, because we have freedom of choice. Religion, politics, occupation, where we live and how we think; these are choices we are born with the right to make.Having said this, why is our country thought of differently in so many parts of ...

New York can improve nursing homes

According to Families for Better Care's Nursing Home Report Card, New York is one of 11 states receiving an F grade. Brian Lee, FBC's director, said, "New York represents what's terribly wrong with nursing home care and oversight in America."Long Term Care Community Coalition's studies ...

House smells like camp fire due to pits

I do not understand why people in the city would be allowed to have fire pits in their yards. During the summer months, my neighbor and I use window fans to cool our houses. Because of these fire pits we have to shut our windows at night so our houses don't smell like a camp fire. I actually ...

Up to us to make city livable, workable

While I was walking recently I couldn't help but notice many of the storm drains on our Gloversville streets are completely covered with leaves, plastic bags and many other types of debris. It's so important for those drains to be kept clear so they can do their job when heavy rains hit our ...

U.S. meant to be one nation under God

Let me begin with a direct quote from one of the most famous Americans in all of American history. As you read this quote, consider the thoughts and emotions that rise up and roll around inside you. Then ask yourself, why is that?"Let my soul watch for the coming of the Lord Jesus; let my bed ...

Voting will help stop anti-gun efforts

Gun owners and gun enthusiasts: Consider the calls for a new national waiting period, reauthorizing and expanding the so-called "assault weapons ban," the state's Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, mandatory "child-safety" locks - which are not mandatory yet, but most sensible gun ...

Stop the school reform merry-go-round

It is time to give up the concept of school reform the way we are presently going about it in the United States. We are spending billions of dollars and getting nowhere. If nothing else, we should save the money or put it somewhere where it might be useful, such as cancer research or renewable ...

Hope repaving goes well

It's nice to see Gloversville is going to repave 23 of the streets that need it the most. I certainly hope the horrendous potholes already on our city streets will be repaired by the time the paving starts.When the repaving is done, I hope they hire a quality paving contractor that will do the ...

Painful to watch U.S. turn to plutocracy

Once again, the world is witnessing what happens when a government shows a callous disregard for the common good of its people, choosing exclusion and self-aggrandizement instead. The now erstwhile government of Iraq is the latest soon-to-be casualty of its own stupidity. Despite all the ...

Donations helped make fireworks shine

The Johnstown Area Community Center would like to take this time to give thanks for the generous donations from our local businesses and individuals that made our Star Spangled Fireworks celebration at Knox Field possible.Thank you to: Price Chopper's Golub Corporation; Stewart's Shops; County ...

Pleased with turnout for parade, program

The Gloversville Parade Committee would like to thank all the parade and program participants. We were extremely pleased with the number of spectators along the line of march and the turnout for the program in the cemetery.Many thanks to all the folks who helped to organize and make the parade ...

Holy Spirit leads to true character change

The world believes conduct determines character. For example, the world believes if you act good and perform good deeds, it is a reflection of your character. In one of William Barclay's Bible commentaries, he writes that a man who seems to be good may actually be a bad man and a man who seems ...

Restrictions in park in place for a reason

I am writing in response to an article and editorial about the declining population in the Adirondacks.If one charts the rise of taxes in our state, (our state is the highest-taxed state in our nation), one could correlate the population decline in the park, and with the entire state, for that ...