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Letters to the Editor

Reception to honor group

This week is National Salvation Army Week - a week dedicated to saying thank you to all who give of time and talents to the Salvation Army each year and enable critical services to communities, families and individuals in need.The Gloversville Salvation Army at 10 Spring St. will host a ...

Laborer could help city battle blight

Blight continues to plague the city of Gloversville. In December, I tried to hire a laborer to fight blight daily in our community, but I was turned down by some members of the Common Council.When I asked for this laborer, we had 21 county properties that were not being maintained. Currently, ...

Focus would be on improving programs

My name is Jean LaPorta and I am running for a seat on the Gloversville Board of Education. I have been a resident of Gloversville for nearly 50 years, and my husband, Vincent, and I have raised six children in this community, all of whom graduated from Gloversville High School. I have been a ...

Thanks for help with annual fishing derby

On behalf of the Gloversville Recreation Commission, we would like to thank you for all of the help during the fishing derby.First, we would like to thank Boy Scout Troop 51 of Broadalbin along with their leaders. They braved another rainy night to keep an eye on the freshly stocked pond. They ...

Consider participating in annual K-9 walk

On Saturday, May 17, the Broadalbin American Legion Auxiliary will hold its annual K-9 walk. All of the proceeds will benefit the Fulton County Sheriff's Department K-9 Unit.You do not need a dog to walk. All dogs must be on a leash. Last year, we had a miniature horse join in the walk. Please ...

Consider helping Memorial Day parade

Dear friends in our community:Since 2003, due to the financial crunch of government in Gloversville, the Gloversville ParadeCommittee was cut from the city budget, and even without the city's support, the committee has worked hard to ensure the tradition of remembering our veterans and those in ...

Concern was appreciated

On April 27, midafternoon, I was driving north on Comrie Avenue when a gentleman in a red pickup encouraged me to pull over and stop.He came to my car window to inform me I had a huge bubble in my front left tire that could blow at any time.I am very grateful to this gentleman for his kindness ...

Elect leaders who will fight SAFE Act

There is no evidence anywhere in America that proves Gov. Cuomo's new gun-control law and the efforts of state representatives, senators, Congress and state judicial officials in any way reduce crime.Protecting our constitutional Second Amendment rights will not happen as long as the New York ...

Let voters decide issues

The First Amendment to the Constitution states, "Congress shall make no law ... abridging ... the right of the people ... to petition the government for a redress of grievances."Twenty-four states recognize this inherent right by allowing their citizens to collect the required number of ...

Holy master wonderful

Life has had many ups and downs. Since I moved to the area, I have encountered a lot of difficulty from greedy, selfish people without morals.They gave me incentive to find the holy master. I am very happy that opportunity and my life path crossed with the World Health and Peace ...

Why let tax delinquencies go on so long?

I, as a Johnstown taxpayer, would like someone to explain to me why the city lets taxpayers go so many years without paying taxes.Recently, there was a list in the paper of property owners who owed back taxes, some from 2009.I do not understand why that is. I know some of these people do not ...

Students would come first

I am running for the Gloversville Enlarged School District Board of Education. I have lived in Gloversville for 19 years and have a son at Gloversville Middle School.I have been involved as a parent member on the Committee of Preschool Special Education since 2004, have been active in PTA ...

Coverage was appreciated

On behalf of the Berkshire Fire Department, I would like to express our sincere appreciation to The Leader-Herald and your staff for the wonderful coverage of the recent Recruit NY program sponsored by FASNY and held at our firehouse and several other fire departments in our area.We are ...

Voters can fight against loss of rights

Many people admire and revere former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Looking at this differently, as do many others, I see a clear and present danger to all Americans. With his massive power and money, he can and did push his will violating our rights. The large sugar soda issue alone ...

Local tigers, leopards not hurting anyone

Regarding Steve Salton "running a business": Am I running a business from my place of residence because I crochet afghans, show them off, accept donations of yarn and even give them away?So what if Steve does have cards that look like business cards, or a listing on some website letting people ...

Get off the pellet stove

In response to a recent letter to the editor: Sitting on a pellet stove - never a good idea. That will cause you to "somewhat plaintively" ask very dumb questions to Girl Scouts selling delicious cookies, questions such as, "Did you make them yourself?" When finding out, much to your dismay, ...

Families found fun at Easter egg hunt

We would like to thank everyone for making the third annual Gloversville Easter Egg Hunt a success. We partnered with Lexington ARC again this year to fill more than 7,000 Easter eggs with candies for the children in our community. Stewart's Shops kindly donated doughnuts and milk; others ...

‘Princeton Shuffle’ a bad plan for kids

The Princeton Plan originated in the New Jersey suburb of Princeton. It was intended to create racial equality and had absolutely nothing to do with raising the quality of education. I believe it later was called "busing" and we all know what a huge success that was.Other communities that have ...

Terrible consequences for using tobacco

I know many people who smoke or use tobacco products and it's unhealthy. Tobacco has many health consequences that follow it. Some of these consequences include lung cancer, mouth cancer, emphysema and more.Did you know there are 7,000 known chemicals in cigarettes, and some can kill you? Some ...

Never too old to celebrate a birthday

People past 30 or 40 years of age will halfheartedly say they do not like to be reminded of their birthdays; "Only one more day closer to death," they will say.People celebrate anniversaries, whether annual holidays like Christmas, Independence Day and Halloween, or wedding anniversaries.These ...