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Letters to the Editor

All residents use roads

Due to my age, recent surgery and weather, I am unable to attend the Johnstown Town Board meetings, but I feel strongly about the Highway Department issue and I appreciate your acceptance of my view by letter.I came to this community 12 years ago.There are many things I don't understand. One is ...

Now is a promising time

John F. Kennedy said; "Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures. And however undramatic the pursuit of peace, the pursuit must go on."We are living in a promising time when national and international ...

Town of Mohawk residents take notice

For the past few years I have read several newspaper articles about how the "powers that be" in Fulton County would like to convert some agricultural land located in the town of Mohawk, Montgomery County, into manufacturing.Along with some of our Montgomery County officials, they feel ...

Thanks for aid to Brennan

The Board of Directors of the James A. Brennan Memorial Humane Society wish to take this opportunity to express our appreciation to local business and community members who recently partnered with us to raise funds for the care and shelter of our animals. Our very first online auction received ...

Survivors of suicide victims can get help

Someone in the United States dies by suicide every 13.7 minutes, each one leaving loved ones behind to struggle with the loss, grief and all of those questions that begin, "Why . . .?" Too often survivors of suicide loss believe the death of their loved one is somehow shameful or that they or ...

Honor volunteers in area

As we approach National Volunteer Week, beginning April 6, we ask you to honor volunteers in Fulton County who tirelessly share their time and talent with those in need. This special week was designated by executive order by President Richard Nixon in 1974. This year's theme is "Celebrate ...

Public Service Commission got results

I am constantly being bombarded with phone calls and knocks on my door, with offers to have my utility bills lowered by the suppliers. They use misleading and deceptive language such as, "do I want my rebate?" "Am I green?" and statements such as "My gas and electric supplies will not be ...

Winter Carnival fun for all

McNab Elementary School recently had its annual Winter Carnival on March 7. This is the fifth time the carnival has been held and it was another great success. Students played games, listened to music, ate pizza and enjoyed each other's company. Students especially liked the giant slide, and ...

Somebody in logging business in city

Recently an article was published by The Leader-Herald with an accompanying picture. I drove by the area yesterday to see the area where so many stately trees were cut. This is in front of the golf course on South Main Street in Gloversville.Looks to me like somebody is in the logging business ...

Vet a great asset to area

Recently, we had to euthanize our 17-year-old cat due to irreparable kidney failure. This is a difficult task and my first time having to endure such pain. Dr. William Chester is an amazing veterinarian who will always take care of my animals as long as he is in practice. He advised us about ...

Rickson graduates from basic training

COLUMBUS, Ga. - Army Reserve Pvt. Robert K. Rickson has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning.During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first ...

Letter caused confusion, wonderment

I read Patrica Bender's letter to the editor published March 15 regarding "deficits" by recent White House administrations with confusion and wonderment.Confusion as to where on Forbes she found her article - I spent hours trying to find the article she alludes to - and wonder of what the ...

What was Biden doing?

Regarding the issue in Crimea: Where on earth does the vice president get off running his mouth and volunteering my services and my life to defend NATO allies?As a citizen of the United States, I do not condone the actions of President Barack Obama or Vice President Joe Biden.The people of ...

Return all workers to the middle class

A recent editorial by The Leader-Herald discussing the overtime issue currently playing out in the town of Johnstown was surprising. While I personally disagree with the resolution passed by the town, I was more concerned at the editorial board's perception of the condition of working families, ...

Self-esteem important for a good future

The way people look at you is determined by the way you look at yourself.When our esteem gets tested, our image and self-worth may get battered and bruised and sometimes broken beyond repair.There was a time when I considered myself normal and trusted by others. That was before the dreaded C ...

Johnstown Town Board doing its job

Regarding Kelly Bradt's letter to the editor published March 6, claiming Johnstown's Town Board is apparently trying to "destroy the highway department" and "'punish' them by taking away overtime pay." She states: "The highway department has the only employees who work all hours of the day, ...

Gambling can be costly for society

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month. Empirical studies report the costs on society of one pathological gambler are about $9,000 per year as noted in "The Hidden Social Costs of Gambling" by Earl L. Grinols of Baylor University.To those who play gambling games, please do it responsibly by ...

Get head shaved, help cancer research

St. Baldrick's Foundation is a childhood cancer charity that funds research to help find cures for children with cancer. The foundation raises money for childhood cancer research primarily through head-shaving events. Volunteers, sponsored by family, friends and employers, shave their heads in ...

Princeton Plan a waste

I was dismayed to see the Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education had decided to implement the Princeton Plan, or as I prefer to call it the "Princeton Shuffle."From articles in the spring, I had assumed that this was just an idea that was being studied. Now I find that it has been ...

Gloversville council not helping city

This letter is to the Gloversville Common Council: I am one of three members who serves on the Zoning Board of Appeals. This committee is supposed to have five members, but you have chosen not to allow that to happen. This makes conducting business very difficult. Three is a majority, so we can ...