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Letters to the Editor

Class members sought

The Gloversville High School Class of 1964 has located/accounted for 276 out of the 288 classmates pictured in its 1964 yearbook.In that regard, we are asking for your assistance in helping us find the following "lost" classmates: Nancy Banker, Margaret Hallenbeck, Lynda Hess Nevulie, Susan ...

Feces on trail disgusting

I am writing this in hope that it will reach those who are responsible. The portion of the FJ&G Rail Trail in South Johnstown is being covered in dog feces, and nobody is bothering to clean up after their dogs.It's disgusting, especially when you step in it or ride your bike tires over ...

Great time at Johnstown post-prom party

On behalf of the students, parents, faculty and staff of Johnstown High School, I wish to thank the many volunteers who worked so hard to make this year's post-prom party such a huge success.It would be impossible to count the hundreds of volunteer hours that went into creating this year's post ...

Don’t miss next luncheon

On May 12, it was such a treat to be at the Holiday Inn. Donna Cerasuolo dazzled the Christian Women Connecting audience with her Chapeaux de Valse or "Waltz of the Hats" presentation. Her special feature included gorgeous large hats to simple pill box hats. She demonstrated how hats could be ...

Gloversville Reads good

The Gloversville Public Library's 2014 edition of Gloversville Reads was a huge success. Starting with nominations and then a final vote, the community chose "Mohawk" by Richard Russo as this year's Reads title. We would like to thank all of our partners whose time, energy and effort went into ...

Heartwarming support for Johnson Jog

We would like to express our appreciation to everyone who helped to make the Johnson Jog a success again this year. It is heartwarming to see the number of individuals and organizations committed to supporting the Johnson Hall State Historic Site.We were fortunate to have the backing of many ...

Event to help committee

The Sacandaga Protection Committee will hold its third annual fundraiser at Lanzi's on the Lake Sunday, rain or shine, but the weather looks good. The event is SPC's major fundraiser to continue its work.There will be a buffet, silent auction, music and cash bar, and people will be able to meet ...

A hat tip to DPW crews

Thanks and a hat tip to the road crews of the Gloversville Department of Public Works for filling all those blasted potholes that developed over a long, freeze-and-thaw winter. Your efforts are greatly appreciated by everyone.THOMAS C. NASTGloversville

Pleased by support for Fonda-Fultonville

Fonda-Fultonville community members:The Fonda-Fultonville Central School District Board of Education wishes to express its sincere appreciation for the positive results on our 2014-15 budget vote. Our budget passed with 64 percent of the voters in favor of the proposed budget. With this ...

Other way to help Hope

While reading the newspaper on June 2, my heart was touched by the story of the rescued cat named Hope. Since I am unable to attend the bowling benefit at Starlite Lanes on Saturday, I was disappointed that no other donation information was given. I phoned The Leader-Herald, and Levi Pascher ...

Fifty years of perfect attendance not easy

When I first started out on my journey, I never had a notion that I was onto something that was yet to come. The owners who owned Perry Lanes Bowling Center were great gentlemen: James Lomanto, Valdo Danti and a silent partner.Jim Lomanto, as we called him, was great to everyone. His wife, ...

Thanks for help with finding pit bull

I am writing this on behalf of my daughter, Tonya. She is the owner of a pit bull that was missing for 11 days.I want to thank The Leader-Herald for running the advertisement in the lost and found. I want to thank Mike O'Neal and his radio station, a lady at the Gloversville Regional Animal ...

Holiday treated wrongly

I think Memorial Day is dedicated to the veterans who have given their lives for the country; it's not a celebration, a time to blow sirens and celebrate as most parades do.Based on the article in The Leader-Herald, it seems this was treated as a celebration: Think a little. Next thing you ...

Not all cats comfortable living indoors

Regarding keeping all cats inside: It would be wonderful if this were possible. However, there are cats that just cannot be kept inside, usually because they have already spent their life living outside and that is where they are most comfortable. Forcing them to live inside is very ...

Speaking bluntly can hurt

The Pharisees, the legalists of Jesus day, condemned sinners.Truth without love is brutal. Love without truth is hypocrisy. This is illustrated in Jesus' encounter with the woman at Jacob's well. If you read the account of Jesus conversing with this Samaritan woman, you will notice how Jesus ...

Education on fires in state parks needed

Once again, because of tight economic conditions, more visitors will likely be pursuing affordable vacation trips to nearby state parks within reasonable proximity to their homes.While the financial input they provide for not only state coffers, but numerous collateral businesses, is most ...

Firefighters did great job

As we look back at the structure fire in Gloversville on May 15, we would like to take this time to thank the firefighters of Gloversville, Johnstown, Amsterdam and Berkshire who did a great job extinguishing the fire and ensuring everyone's safety while doing so.The fire, which damaged nine ...

Take a stand, protect kids from tobacco

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Project Action Tobacco-Free Coalition of Hamilton, Fulton & Montgomery Counties and its partners for their continued efforts in protecting our youth and community from the harmful effects of tobacco use. Statistics prove that youth smoking ...

Thanks to Masons for use of Temple

On behalf of the Johnstown High School Class of 2015, we would like to thank St. Patrick's Lodge No. 4 F. & A. M. for the use of their Masonic Temple for the JHS Jr. Prom.As in past years, we appreciate the generosity of the Masons for allowing us to keep the prom in our hometown, while ...

YMCA could offer discount to veterans

The YMCA is in the midst of a membership drive; imagine if they offered a 50 percent discount in membership to all veterans and their families. These are men and women who volunteer to serve in the armed forces to protect our freedom, our way of life in the United States. They are willing to ...