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Opinion

Our country’s future at stake this election

Letters to the Editor

This coming election in our country has unbelievable consequences for the future of America.Upstate voters have a huge chance to send a message in this state and to the rest of this country.Upstate has always been over-voted by New York City in all of our statewide and national elections. But, ...

Cheers and jeers

Editorials

JEERS - To robbing banks. A masked man with a gun held up an NBT Bank on Route 30 in Vail Mills on Monday. Police apprehended the alleged bank robber, Kevin Grinnell, 35, near his home after a short search. Grinnell was charged with felony second-degree robbery. He has not yet been convicted, ...

Much at stake in Mosul battle

Editorials

Iraqi officials announced during the weekend that the long-awaited major offensive to liberate Mosul from Islamic State terrorists was getting underway. Good. It is about time.Mosul, in northern Iraq, is the last major bastion of ISIS in that country. No doubt the terrorists will fight hard and ...

Beware good housing news

Editorials

Let us hold the applause over news this week about the housing market until we are certain it is good news. It may not be.Nearly half the sales of homes during the past year were to first-time buyers, the Zillow real estate firm announced Tuesday. More new home buyers sounds like good news.But ...

There was no ‘quid pro quo’

Editorials

Hillary Clinton's primary defense against allegations of wrongdoing raised by the recent release of emails involving her and Democrat Party officials has been to note there is no way to determine whether the information released by WikiLeaks is accurate. Some of it may have been faked in an ...

Embrace our 44 lakes

Editorials

Recently, Gloversville Mayor Dayton King put forth a proposal for how to market Fulton County, emphasizing the county's 44 lakes rather than the Fulton County Posi+ive marketing initiative and the county's new mascot "Plus."King, communicating as he often does through a facebook.com message, ...

National Security Agency not secure

Editorials

When Edward Snowden fled from the United States in 2013, bearing with him an enormous amount of secret government information, it became clear the National Security Agency was anything but secure. Members of Congress demanded and President Barack Obama's administration pledged to seal up leaks ...

Bigotry is breathtaking

Editorials

Clearly, some in Hillary Clinton's campaign for president believe the religious faith of some Americans - Roman Catholics - qualifies them for inclusion in what the candidate referred to as the "deplorables" who support her opponent, Donald Trump.Among email messages leaked from the campaign ...

Drive safely, workers at risk

Letters to the Editor

Oct. 9 marked the one-year anniversary of my husband's accident in which he was hit by a car while working on the side of the road as a county employee.He has just recently returned back to work, but will suffer the effects of that day for the rest of his life.I chose to write this because I ...

Boreas Ponds tract acquisition good

Letters to the Editor

Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the right decision when he acquired the Boreas Ponds tract adjacent to the Adirondack High Peaks Wilderness in North Hudson.These lands contain some of the purest waters and wildest, rarest and most fragile wildlife habitat in the Adirondack Park.Cuomo's next crucial ...

Trump, Clinton both a disgrace

Letters to the Editor

What a disgrace. I am absolutely disgusted with this election.Our founding fathers of the Constitution would be absolutely apalled by these debates and the running of this election.Who can smear each other's face and slander the most?What happened to the origin of being a president and leading ...

Felons should not be in SUNY schools

Letters to the Editor

Felons should not be in SUNY schoolsRegarding the Leader-Herald's article: FMCC considers change to admissions, published on Sept. 19.The State University of New York Board of Trustees voted to ban new student application forms approving them not to report prior felony convictions, (yes that is ...

What is truth for me is not truth for you?

Letters to the Editor

The plain simple belief of all born-again Christians is that truth is absolute, not relative, which means what is truth for me is not truth for you - it is a falsehood taught in universities.To begin with, take as an example of absolute truth the event on Easter Sunday two thousand years ago. ...

Cheers and jeers

Editorials

CHEERS - To philanthropy. The Montgomery County Office for the Aging announced last week it had received a generous gift of $1 million from the estate of the late Amsterdam husband and wife, George and Francis (Ligmal) Allen. According to MC OFA Foundation President Del Salmon, the unrestricted ...

Slick Clinton a security threat

Editorials

Hillary Clinton's advisers apparently thought her husband's ability to escape repercussions for his misdeeeds - one nickname for him was "Slick Willy" - had rubbed off on her. That could be one explanation for the apathy with which they initially viewed reports on her illegal use of private ...

Trump, Clinton deserve criticism

Editorials

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump most certainly deserves the criticism he is receiving for crude, demeaning comments about women.But what about Hillary and Bill Clinton? Trump is being slammed for talk.Bill Clinton acted, over and over again in abusing women and cheating on his ...

General aviation versatile

Op-Ed Columns

When I first got my pilot's license 22 years ago, I knew flying would be an important part of my life. What I didn't realize was that general aviation would touch so many aspects of my life - from supporting my business and family farm, to helping me to give back to my community through ...

City shouldn’t sell parking lot

Editorials

Two local business owners - Jon Sardella of the Brass Monkey and Danny Conyne, an owner of apartment units - recently asked the Gloversville Common Council to not sell a public parking lot on Cayadutta Street. The city has been considering selling the lot to developer Scott Hohenforst.The lot, ...

Drug pricing distraction

Editorials

Mylan Pharmaceuticals and its chief executive officer, Heather Bresch, have been easy targets for politicians seeking to gain headlines as defenders of financially hard-pressed American families.Of course, the company's officials might just as well have taped "Kick me" signs to their backs. ...

Clinton’s war on coal

Editorials

Both Republican Mike Pence and Democrat Tim Kaine performed well during their televised debate Tuesday night. But Pence performed a big public service by hammering on the war on coal being waged by President Barack Obama and which presidential candidate Hillary Clinton wants to intensify.Three ...