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Opinion

Thank you for help with construction

Letters to the Editor

This note is to thank the young construction worker who stopped at my side yard at the corner of Glebe and East Fouth on Wednesday night on his way home from work to offer to help me with soil tamping work I was doing.The heavy, homemade tamper that my brother, David, constructed makes the job ...

Race for 49th state senate seat

Letters to the Editor

On Aug. 25, I had the opportunity to listen to the live debate between Christian Klueg and Assemblyman Jim Tedisco, which was hosted by WENT FM 105.1.First and foremost, I thank the radio station and it's management for having this open mike debate/discussion for the Fulton County voters.What I ...

Jim Tedisco: proven choice on education

Letters to the Editor

Please consider casting a vote for Jim Tedisco for state Senate in the primary on Sept 13.Tedisco will be seeking Senator Hugh Farley's seat as he is retiring. While in the Assembly, Tedisco not only introduced legislation in his Common Core Parental Refusal Act to protect the rights of parents ...

Tedisco can beat Democrat

Letters to the Editor

I am writing this letter in support of Jim Tedisco because I feel strongly that he is the only Republican primary candidate that is capable of beating the Democratic challenger in November.Tedisco has the experience, dedication and the fierce determination we need in order to retain control of ...

Tedisco: outstanding public servant

Letters to the Editor

It seems like nowadays, many of the political newcomers are jumping on the "career politicians need to go" band wagon.Some campaign slogans I have heard include "the status quo has got to go" and "#ChangeAlbany."There are people who seem to have this notion that we need to be out with the old ...

Climate changes threaten Adirondacks

Letters to the Editor

I love the Adirondacks. I cherish my time here - from childhood with family and friends, through school years, then including my wife and children. This year our three grandchildren are coming to appreciate the Adirondacks as well.There are many threats to the Adirondacks. I help confront one ...

Isabella’s office deserves thanks

Letters to the Editor

On Aug. 24, our water line to our house broke causing a major leak.After calling several plumbers in the area, who all told us we would have to contact someone to dig up the pipe and then coordinate the work, we called Dan Isabella's office the next morning at 8 a.m.Susan in the office told my ...

Soccer raises breast cancer awareness

Letters to the Editor

Nearly all of us know someone - a family member, a neighbor, a friend, a coworker - whose life has been changed by a diagnosis of breast cancer.According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second most common cancer among U.S. women, and is the second leading cause of cancer ...

I’m voting no on Proposition #1

Letters to the Editor

The greater Johnstown School District will have a special district vote on Sept. 15 for residents to vote yes or no on Proposition #1.The district plans to purchase the old J.F. Daley building in the Johnstown Industrial Park. The property is assessed for $490,000 after a recent revaluation. ...

What has Tedisco done? Vote Klueg

Letters to the Editor

As we get further into the election season and watch the reprehensible action taken by a county GOP committee, it is time to reflect on our opportunities this fall.After 41 years in office Sen. Hugh Farley is finally retiring. Although he has been a decent and honest Senator, I cannot recall ...

Jim Tedisco helped our community

Letters to the Editor

In June 2006, many communities in the Mohawk Valley flooded. The village of St. Johnsville also flooded due to overflow of the Zimmerman Creek, which runs north to south through the entire village into the Mohawk River.Many homes, businesses and a Nation Grid substation sustained severe damage. ...

Services no longer needed at The Glove

Letters to the Editor

I feel the need to speak for many people who have worked hard as volunteers - sometimes day after day - trying to bring The Glove back to its former glory.Many children started at a very young age and have grown up performing on that stage. They have become young adults singing in cabarets and ...

Cheers and jeers

Editorials

CHEERS - To the Fonda Fair. In 1841, President William Henry Harrison died of pneumonia, Frederick Douglass spoke at a Massachusetts Anti-slavery Society Convention, and Edgar Allan Poe became the editor of Graham's Magazine. It was also the first year of the Fonda Fair, and 175 years later, ...

Police made the right call

Editorials

We hear a lot about incidents involving police that end tragically: motorists shot after being stopped by police and acting erratically, people shot and killed after being suspected of reaching for a weapon, people severely injured while trying to fight with police, and emotionally unstable ...

Foot-dragging on Clinton email

Editorials

If the State Department continues its foot-dragging over release of emails sent and received by Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state, information detrimental to her run for president will not come out until after the election.One more tantalizing hint of why so many of her emails ...

Price-gouging is simply wrong

Editorials

Mylan Pharmaceuticals deserves every bit of the bad press it is getting for taking advantage of the nation's health care system to reap enormous profits by overpricing a life-saving device.EpiPens, the devices used by many with life-threatening allergies, cost consumers $93.88 for a pack of two ...

Compromise necessary

Editorials

The New York State Nurses Association is gearing up for another strike at Nathan Littauer Hospital. It's scheduled for Thursday and Friday. The hospital has responded by saying it will hire a staffing company to cover for the striking nurses and lock out the union nurses until Tuesday.This ...

Obamacare breaks promises

Editorials

A few years ago, the Heritage Foundation published an analysis of the top 10 Obamacare promises broken - or soon to be broken. Among them were the now famous, "If you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan," and "If you like your doctor, you will be able to ...

Should felons get to vote?

Editorials

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, an old friend of Hillary and Bill Clinton, tried to do her a favor about a month ago. People convicted of felonies are more likely to vote for Democrats, some election analysts say. So McAuliffe declared tens of thousands of them who have been released from prison ...

National Park’s 100th Anniversary

Letters to the Editor

To numerous, totally dedicated conservationists, trees clear the air, conserve top soil, protect our water supplies, help slow climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide.Additionally, they cool our neighborhoods and shelter our homes so we use less energy. Trees add value to our homes and to ...