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Letters to the Editor

Embrace the grace Christ offers man

"Moses does not run the believer's life. If he did, the believer would be subject to the legal interpretation of the law and would in fact, fail to meet God's standards and would sin in his sight." - Don Wilton, pastor of Spartanburg, S.C., First Baptist Church.Legalism and grace: Paul writes ...

Community shows support

On behalf of the Wheelerville Union Free School PTO, we would like to thank our staff, students and their families for helping make our fundraiser such a success. We recently had a snack food drive to donate to the New York Oncology Hematology Center in Amsterdam, N.Y., for patients who are ...

Republicans also have added to deficit

A recent article in The Leader-Herald described the Republicans in Congress as critical of the Obama administration for government spending and increasing the federal deficit. The Republicans neglected to mention the records of both parties in regard to deficit spending. Here is the record ...

Washington didn’t visit

In response to the letter to the editor published March 9 that was written by Betty L. Younglove: The recently erected historical marker at out colonial jail specifying that General Lafayette rather than General Washington visited Johnstown was paid for jointly by the Fulton County Board of ...

Take part in Kick Butts Day

Kick Butts Day is a national day of activism that empowers youth to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco. This year, Kick Butts Day will be recognized Wednesday.Reality Check coordinators from Hamilton, Fulton and Montgomery counties will attend Canajoharie's Family Fun Day ...

School official’s arrest raises questions

I have been doing some thinking on the matter of drugs in the Gloversville Enlarged School District.Recently, the assistant superintendent was arrested for allegedly having drugs on his person and in his car - these are facts. He has not been fired from his job, but instead has been placed on ...

Casino in Fulton County?

Just wondering why I'm hearing much talk and some aggressive canvassing for a casino in every other area but Fulton County.Based on our county being the most depressed and having among the highest unemployment rates in the state, it would seem this would be the No. 1 priority for the powers ...

Highway employees deserve better

In response to the letter to the editor, "Other areas to cut in town": Kelly is right on the mark here. The town of Johnstown Highway employees unselfishly work long hours in the winter to ensure our highways are open and safe. How can the board think they could possibly accomplish that without ...

Many helped fundraiser

The Wildlife Sports & Educational Museum would like to thank the following businesses and people that made our fundraiser event very successful.First, the use of the Johnstown Moose Club and cook, Allen Knoblauch and his staff. The 90 businesses that gave us merchandise, gift ...

Take on pre-K was cynical, shortsighted

I read with interest this newspaper's editorial stating the concept of universal pre-kindergarten is fine for progressive constituencies like New York City, but shouldn't be imposed on the rest of us since we have other priorities.Studies have consistently proven that students who have had the ...

Raise manholes, grids

I expect someone was just trying to save money when the decision was made not to raise the manholes and storm sewer grids when resurfacing the city streets.However, apart from an obstacle course while driving, trying to avoid expensive damage to one's car, there is hidden infrastructure under ...

Coyotes, lack of deer killed beaver pond

Hi. I'm a pair of beavers that came up a river to a side creek to start a family. First, we built a dam, then a small house. All kinds of animals and birds came to join us and start a family: trout, coon, ducks, mink, muskrats, frogs, mosquitos, etc. The bear and deer brought their little ones ...

Mountain Valley Hospice a gem in area

I would like to let the community know what a diamond we have right here in Fulton County.Mountain Valley Hospice recently cared for my family member at the Nancy Dowd Hospice House, and I cannot convey enough what an outstanding organization this is. From the very first day of her care until ...

Washington might have erred two times

It seems former Fulton County Historian Peter Betz is still after George Washington with his demeaning Feb. 24 article in The Leader-Herald titled, "George Washington's expenses and how we paid them." This time, he has added Sarah Palin, with his crack at her "you betcha" comment, to add to his ...

Why leave carts all over?

Well, curiosity has got the better of me. I would like to know why so many people remove shopping carts from stores and push them (and leave them) all over town.What gets me is nobody seems to care.Well, I care. First of all, isn't it theft? And secondly, these carts cost the stores $100 to ...

Stores provide services to community

As 2014 begins, we would like to inform the community about Handy Ups N' Downs thrift stores located at our new location, 338 N. Comrie Ave. in Johnstown (right next to Udderly Delicious). We were previously located in front of the Johnstown Moose, across from Eagle Chevrolet. Along with our ...

Alternative plan would cut taxes more

I am writing to explain to area taxpayers there are good ways and bad ways to accomplish property-tax relief. Gov. Andrew Cuomo's so-called property-tax "freeze" has some serious flaws; however, there is an exciting new proposal crafted by the New York State Association of Counties that can ...

Thanks for helping tourney

We would like to thank all of the local businesses who either sponsored a lane or donated merchandise for the raffle for making the 41st annual Billy Hladik Scholarship Tournament a huge success.Special thanks to Al Waschak and the staff of Perry Lanes, Dr. Kwazy Tunes, Mary Day, Terry Murray, ...

‘Go Blue’ to raise awareness of disease

The Cancer Services Program of Fulton, Montgomery and Schenectady Counties urge everyone to "Go Blue" this March to help raise awareness about colorectal cancer.Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers among New Yorkers. It is estimated one in 20 people will develop colorectal cancer ...

Other areas to cut in town

To all town of Johnstown residents: Are you aware that the "new" Town Board, apparently being led by one member, has made it its goal to destroy the Highway Department and its workers?The highway department has the only employees who work all hours of the day, night and weekends, including ...