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Letters to the Editor

OFA: March is National Nutrition Month

The Fulton County Office for the Aging Senior Nutrition Program recognizes March as National Nutrition Month. We join the statewide efforts to deliver high quality, nutritious meals to older New Yorkers as part of the national March for Meals campaign. New York is a leader in providing the ...

State budget, as it stands, will hurt local taxpayers

The state budget currently being negotiated by state lawmakers will be a real negative for local taxpayers. It includes the Internet Fairness Act, which will require New Yorkers to pay sales taxes on more of their online purchases. At the same time, it takes the local share of those tax ...

Erroneous letter to the editor title

My letter to the editor, published in the March 22, 2019 edition of The Leader-Herald newspaper, was erroneously titled “Renegotiate the bargaining agreements and get tough.” Due to what I view as a Leader-Herald web-site issue, the title I submitted was not utilized. I have spoken with ...

GJSD: Everyone must give for the greater good

The Greater Johnstown School District is in dire straits as it considers a potential 50 percent tax levy increase. Major missteps that have brought the district to this point include: overuse of fund balance, i.e. “under-taxing” and not keeping up with the cost of doing business and ...

Water Board should consider hiring in house

On March 11, I made a presentation to the city of Johnstown’s Water Board. The topic was their beginning the process to hire a water superintendent. My presentation was to ask the Water Board to seriously consider hiring “in house.” Section C-6.2. titled “water superintendent”of the ...

Why is the state so late to refund taxes

For the third year in a row, the state is late on giving back refunds. I filed my taxes in February, and got my federal refund a week later. I still haven’t gotten my state refund. Two years ago I didn’t get my state refund until August. Last year it was May. Returns should be sent ASAP. ...