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Letters to the Editor

Cats will be happy inside

This letter is a reply to Susan Tennant's letter to the editor.Thank you very much for helping me educate people on feline distemper and feline leukemia. Maybe with more than just me speaking out about it, somebody will listen.As for not all cats being comfortable living inside - bull. They are ...

Changes would make graduation better

The recent Johnstown High School graduation ceremony was a miserable experience for me, my family, and clearly for many others in attendance as well: inaudible sound, poor acoustics and way too long enduring a hot, blazing sun.Respectfully, several suggestions are offered as a way to improve ...

City officials should appreciate league

My brother, Harley Fuller, has made a constant effort to get the Gloversville Common Council on his side regarding the use of the Darling Field basketball courts for his annual summer league.While it was allowed last year, and will be allowed this year, it seems comical to me the council has ...

Joe Hall deserves fame

In reference to a recent article in The Leader Herald's sports section concerning Joe Hall being inducted into the Canton Football Hall of Fame: I just want to say I believe there is no more deserving person to receive such an award.Joe Hall is a class act, and our community should be proud of ...

‘Unfortunate incident’ act of terrorism

On June 21, The Leader-Herald published a letter to the editor penned by John Bender, titled "What about other attacks?"A few things in his piece demand a response, in my opinion.First, his sourcing: Blue Street Journal. Per their Facebook and Home site, the description on both is "Cognitive ...

Gun-control proponents are misguided

On Flag Day a march promoting gun control legislation was held in New York City. This misguided demonstration by three anti-gun groups supported by former New York City Mayor Bloomburg seeks to further gun control legislation on the federal and state level.What the groups fail to acknowledge ...

Schwabrow sentence light

Normally I would not get involved in other people's problems. I believe in minding my own business and cleaning my own door step first, and I'll have my hands full.Regarding Mr. Schwabrow, I think the acting Fulton County Court Judge Peter Feldstein kind of whitewashed the former city police ...

Youth conference, recreation days set

I am writing this letter to inform the community about a youth conference and recreation days that are coming up.Today from noon to 3 p.m. at the Johnstown Public Library, the guest speaker will be Erica Wing, the library's director. Wing will talk about the library.On Wednesday, from noon to 3 ...

Many thanks after benefit

I would like to thank the community for coming together to help Hope and the rescue kittens that needed eye surgery.We had a great turnout at the fundraiser. We raised $570 between the benefit and the donations that were sent in by mail.I need to express special thanks to Linda Whitman from ...

Sponsors, volunteers made mini-golf a hit

On behalf of the Johnstown Public Library Board of Trustees, thank you to all who helped ensure the great success of the 2014 Johnstown Classic: Miniature Golf at the library. The $12,016 raised will be put toward library programming and services as we continuously improve our offerings to the ...

Wondering about things

Why is it when I try to keep that safety space between me and the car ahead of me, someone always seems compelled to pass and fill in the gap?Why do TV weather people read most or all of the temperatures when we can see those large numbers on the screen? And who cares how cold it was in ...

Vote no on Smart School bond proposal

On the November ballot, voters will be asked to approve a $2 billion bond proposal that will be used to construct prekindergarten buildings, for broadband and wireless services in schools for laptops, desktops and tablets, and for security and surveillance equipment. The bonds will be paid off ...

Doctor provided helpful, kind care

I have to give credit where credit is due, to one of the best doctors I have ever been proud to be a patient of - Dr. Jason H. Steindler.Dr. Steindler, out of St. Mary's Healthcare in Amsterdam, is leaving his position at that facility. I don't think that's what he wanted to have happen. He is ...

Check out book sale

The annual book sale, hosted by the Friends of the Northville Library, will run July 3 through 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Because the book sale has outgrown the library parking lot, it will be held this year in the Northville Central School gym on Bridge Street. Admission will be free, except ...

Support helping children

A big thank you and appreciation goes out to Warren Street Elementary School teacher Ellen Roehl for her annual support of Shriners Hospitals for Children.Each of the past several years, Ellen has spearheaded a pull-tab collection at the school. The drive was originally started by Karena ...

Many placed flags at veterans’ graves

The Gloversville Parade Committee, Robert Perrella, Harold Gordon, Kenny Rockwell, Ambrose Anderson, Linda Bullock, Deb Finkle, Kevin Jones, Todd Mercer, Tammy McCue, Karen Dwyer Smith, Linda Fisher, Joni Wilson, Brian Perrella and Mike Perrella, would like to sincerely thank the volunteers who ...

Support for library great

The Friends of the Gloversville Public Library would like to once again thank the Gloversville community for its continued support of our annual June Book and Bake Sale and to all our patrons who came to buy books. Thank you, also, to all the volunteers who helped to make this event a ...

Will actions curb crime?

Recently, I was reading The Leader-Herald and became concerned with a piece I read in the Tri-county blotter. It concerned an arrest allegedly made by the Gloversville Police Department under the heading of "Man charged with failure to appear."It appeared that this individual was arrested at ...

Community gets behind Relay for Life

The Fulton Montgomery County Relay for Life was held June 6 at Park Terrace Elementary School.As chair of the event, I just wanted to express my sincere thanks and gratitude to the community for its fundraising efforts.Fifty-eight teams and close to 500 participants came together for an ...

Fundraiser a true, nice tale

There are so many people who make Flapjacks and Fairytales a success. First and foremost, we have to thank former Trustee Lois Thomas for bringing the idea forward nine years ago. Since its inception, like mushrooms in the rain, FJ&FT just keeps growing and growing.This year we raffled ...