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Letters to the Editor

Please keep cats indoors, loved and alive

This letter is in response to the letter to the editor Jeanne Robb wrote about Linda Hines' missing cat.I too hope your baby makes it back home to safety. I am a big advocate of keeping your cats indoors. Ms. Robb is absolutely correct in saying they're safer. There's no place safer than home. ...

Many ways to promote mental health

In the past year, according to the National Research Council & Institute of Medicine, an estimated one in five (or 43.7 million) people aged 18 and older in the U.S. had a mental illness; including mood, anxiety and eating disorders. Among adults reporting a mental, emotional or ...

Mom makes daughter proud

What exactly is the definition of a role model? When I carefully ponder the question, I come up with a person who stays positive, leads with integrity and honesty. Setting good examples and never straying from the mission.The local school board elections took place Tuesday. I felt a little sad ...

Volunteer fire department showed value

Recently we had a truck catch fire that was parked out behind our home in Sammonsville.911 was called to dispatch the Sammonsville Volunteer Fire Department. Before its arrival, two neighbors came running with fire extinguishers - thank you, Ron and Wes.The fire department, which is comprised ...

Prom policy fair, practical

We want to commend the Northville Central School District for its continuing policy regarding transportation to and from the annual prom. Other communities, please take note that Northville buses the guests to and from the venue, which allows the students to save on limo rentals. It is a ...

Cannabis legalization about compassion

The recent letter to the editor titled "Marijuana a medicine for N.Y. to avoid" contains misinformation that is necessary to correct.Medical cannabis is a treatment option with a low risk of dependence, a low side-effect profile, and minimal detrimental health effects. The Compassionate Care ...

Family appreciates support

The family of Jacob W. Brower Sr. would like to thank all who helped make the benefit in memory of Jake a success.We would like to thank the Johnstown Moose Club for their hospitality and for allowing us to use their accommodation.Also, we want to express our appreciation to many of the ...

Send the 20th-century progressives home

Articles in The Leader-Herald titled "State plans $40M lock repair" and "Obama urges Congress to put money into roads, bridges" - which were printed on May 13 and May 14, respectively - should be an eye opener at just how inept government is at managing our infrastructure.It is important to ...

Some try to divide people

Regarding a recent article in The Leader-Herald about a "racial gap" in our children's schools: what is disturbing about these "foundations" that publish these reports is their categorizing people as "whites," "Asians," "Hispanics" and "blacks."What is our American society becoming; are we ...

Thanks for supporting library’s budget

The Friends of the Gloversville Public Library would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who voted May 6 to approve the library's budget for another year. Your support is crucial for the library to be able to maintain and expand services to the community. The Friends also are very ...

Local officers appreciated

In the past 90 days, just based on what the media has reported (I am sure much more may not have received attention) our community has suffered multiple robberies and burglaries, a shooting, a couple stabbings, several assaults, vandalism, a high speed police chase, aggravated driving under the ...

Visit Memorial Day parade in village

I am a member of Morris J. Edwards Post 168 American Legion in St. Johnsville.I am writing this letter to alert you to what might be one of the least-known human-interest stories of the Mohawk Valley, and one which I and fellow Legionnaires feel is newsworthy.Every Memorial Day, St. Johnsville, ...

Honor selfless sacrifice

Memorial Day is one of respect, honor, gratitude and admiration. It has a special meaning for all of us. The old saying that freedom isn't free rings loud and clear.It has been five years since 1st Lt. Jared W. Southworth was killed in action in Afghanistan. He left behind a wife, four young ...

Drug courts benefit entire community

As a graduating senior at Gloversville High School and a member of Positive Options Project, I care about the future of my community.This year is the 25th anniversary of drug court, the wonderful program that provides an alternative to jail time, which is beginning its 17th year of successful ...

Thanks to community for food donations

On behalf of the Council of Churches Johnstown Food Pantry, we would like to thank the good people of Johnstown who donated to the recent food drive sponsored by the U.S. postal workers.As a result of the generosity of the city residents, the post office collected more than 100 postal ...

Get involved in National Prevention Week

National Prevention Week is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of substance abuse and mental health issues. The 2014 National Prevention Week will take place today through Saturday. National Prevention Week will highlight the important role each of us has in ...

Hats off to rocketry team

Hats off to the students in the Neon Icon rocketry team from Broadalbin-Perth Central School District on their wonderful accomplishment in the Team America Rocketry Challenge.Fulton County is fortunate to have such fine and talented young people. Congratulations also to coaches Billy Eipp and ...

Marijuana a medicine for N.Y. to avoid

In this legislative session, there is a bill, SB 4406, to approve crude marijuana as a "medicine." The advocates of the legislation claim that "medical" marijuana helps seriously ill people with cancer or AIDS or glaucoma. They paint a picture of elderly ill people who need it for pain ...

Reject FFCS proposals

On Tuesday, the Fonda-Fultonville Central School superintendent and school board will ask the property owners in the district to swallow another tax increase. True to form, the powers that be at FFCS just can't seem to give the already overtaxed property owners a break.A $24,943,663 budget ...

Troop appreciated help

Girl Scout Troop 2357 is ending another year and would like to thank some of the wonderful businesses and people who helped our troop this year.Thank you to Fulton County Credit Union, NBT Bank, Gloversville Walmart, Gloversville Family Dentistry, Stewart's Shop No. 247, The Studio for Art and ...