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Letters to the Editor

Catch the quilt barn trail

I am writing to tell people in both Fulton and Montgomery counties about something called the Fulton Montgomery Quilt Barn Trail. There are many trails across the United States with six currently documented in New York state. Schoharie County has a very active trail that they started two years ...

Official should deal with city business

I am writing to respectfully ask Gloversville 1st Ward Councilwoman Robin Wentworth to please put her personal feelings for the mayor aside and start doing what she was elected to do: effectively deal with the business of the city.In my opinion, she is failing miserably at that and her ...

Palmer Pharmacy still here

We at Palmer Pharmacy are happy to live in a small, tight-knit community. One of the drawbacks to this, however, is the tendency for rumors to run rampant.Many rumors have been shared with us lately regarding our business. We were shocked when we heard a chain bought us. We laughed when we ...

Being a Progressive Christian fulfilling

To call myself a Progressive Christian is risky. Recently, some people informed me the two words cannot be used together, that if I want to call myself Christian, I must reject the term "progressive." I disagree. I was ordained 35 years ago in the United Church of Christ, a progressive ...

Think about our veterans

I read the paper and watch the news. Lately, people have forgotten about the real problem right now.I don't care about overtime or who-wants-who for public office; I wish that was the problem.What worries me is our servicemen and servicewomen; if anything, maybe we should bring back the ...

State Senate candidate on campaign trail

A little more than six years ago, I walked away from a well-paying job as a supervising pharmacist and entered the world of public service. I was elected supervisor in the town of Ballston, becoming the town "CEO" and the town's representative at the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors. ...

State lost moral authority

The state has lost its moral authority to be the social guardian for its citizens regarding marital contracts, health care and education.If two people want to get married, it should only involve a religious institution; the state should not be involved. Each organization would still set its own ...

Student learning about N.Y.

My name is Ethan and I am a fifth-grade student at Conway School in Washington state. In fifth grade at my school, we do state reports, and I picked New York. I'm very excited to learn more about your state. I'm writing this letter to request information about New York.Part of our assignment ...

Both parties played part in growing debt

I recently read Patricia Bender's letter to the editor and honestly had to wonder what alternate universe she is living in.Simply put, the numbers she uses do not match the data and facts. Allow me to fix her errors. All dollar values are in trillions; percentages are the percent of increase:- ...

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 ...