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Opinion

Be safe this summer with common sense

Letters to the Editor

It’s summer time and we all have busy schedules. Those things we put on the list last year have been waiting for this time. Something we need to make sure we put on the top of the list is understanding about summer safety. We all know if we are going to be out in the sun, we should make sure ...

The new health care can exclude many

Letters to the Editor

I attended one of the expert health care panels presented by the governor’s office last week. Of the many points raised, one particularly caught my attention. You see, I am the mother of an 11-year-old cancer survivor. In the parlance of insurance speak, that means my child has a ...

Thanks Boroson for 25-years of service

Letters to the Editor

As the former chairman of the Gloversville Housing Authority, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dorothy Boroson for her 25 years of dedicated service as a commissioner of the authority. She exemplifies all the attributes anyone could ask for in a representative position. It was ...

Road traveled damaged car

Letters to the Editor

My husband and I traveled home from North Carolina to visit family in June. We stayed for two and a half weeks before returning back to North Carolina. We have family in Gloversville, Lassellsville, and Dolgeville that we visited on a daily basis. The road traveling from Johnstown to ...

Democrats must face reality

Letters to the Editor

Obamacare must go. The editorial in July 5, so true. B.O. thought he could lie really well. Insurance companies are in business to make money. They had billions of dollars saved but B.O. care is sucking them up. How many times in your life did you work with no insurance? I know I ...

The stars of the flag have a history, too

Letters to the Editor

I liked Hints from Heloise’s July 2, 2017, article about the flag. One part states that there has to be a star in the top left blue corner for each state added. This wasn’t always true. During the War of 1812, there were 18 states, but the “Star Spangled Banner” had 15 stars and ...

The decline of the American culture

Letters to the Editor

The decline of American culture began in the 1970s. The first store to open its doors on Sunday started the greed competition. This changed the whole fabric of the American way of life. Our values, loyalty and honor began to fade as the greed gene took over. The greed gene, as I call it, has ...

Johnstown High class made donation

Letters to the Editor

The Johnstown High School class of 2016 recently made an extraordinarily generous donation to the Johnstown Public Library. The class, having been graduated for over a year and with money remaining in their fundraising account, decided to gift these unused funds to the library. Kudos, and thank ...

Cheer and Jeers

Editorials

JEERS — To the thought of higher taxes. Local government and school representatives should understand property taxes are far too high in our area, especially in Gloversville. The tax burden levied by the Fulton County Board of Supervisors, the Gloversville Common Council and the Gloversville ...

Time to get work done

Editorials

Most Americans have to stay at work until whatever tasks need to be completed are finished. The knowledge we have to do that makes us work harder and smarter. It makes our bosses schedule tasks realistically. That isn’t how life works on Capitol Hill. Regardless of how many critical issues ...

Go for swim, but be careful

Editorials

A few days of sunny weather helped dry out wet basements, gardens and hiking trails, but the potential dangers of being in the water still exists. Such was the case for the 31-year-old Ithaca man who drowned July 3 at the Wilmington Flume when caught up in a rushing current. Our sympathy goes ...

Don’t reward terrorist act

Editorials

Let us hope Omar Khadr never gets to enjoy a dime of the $8 million the Canadian government has awarded him, or gets to send any of it to his terrorist chums in Afghanistan. Khadr, a native of Canada, was 15 when he was captured by U.S. troops battling Islamic terrorists in Afghanistan. ...

Age change makes sense

Editorials

Roughly 3,800 children were married in New York state between 2000 and 2010. That’s 3,800 children too many. According to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office, research shows young women who marry before 19 are 50 percent more likely than their unmarried peers to drop out of high school, and four ...

Status quo may not work

Editorials

The recent dispute between Gloversville and the city of Johnstown over sewer revenue payments to the Gloversville-Johnstown Joint Wastewater Treatment Facility has cast doubt on the ability of the two city governments to share services. Johnstown, for reasons that are still not entirely clear, ...

Kim must be stopped

Editorials

If there ever was a time when North Korea’s bullying militarism could be curbed without great loss of life, it probably passed decades ago. That should not blind world leaders to the reality that the regime’s lethality grows by the week — and cannot be ignored forever. A new North ...

Nation’s debt boggles mind

Editorials

In light of this week’s celebration of Independence Day, now may be a good time to reflect on our financial independence. Most of the nation’s founders and early leaders understood the perils of a government deep in depth. Even Alexander Hamilton, who as secretary of the treasury ...

Obamacare unaffordable

Editorials

A measure of the dishonesty with which the so-called Affordable Care Act was adopted during former President Barack Obama’s administration can be seen in legislation Congress is considering now to replace the ACA — Obamacare, as it has come to be known. Throughout the country, insurance ...

Politics hurts governing

Editorials

It is ridiculous that counties throughout the state had their 2018 budgets placed in limbo by infighting over charter schools. Before the end of the state’s legislative session, the state Assembly approved reauthorizing local sales taxes, which needs legislative action every two years, for ...

Be responsible with fireworks

Editorials

As the Fourth of July approaches, many local residents are no doubt planning to attend a fireworks show. Some will celebrate by using their own “sparkling devices.” In 2015, New York state passed a law that gave Fulton, Montgomery and Hamilton counties, along with 37 other counties, the ...

Why not start a glove museum?

Letters to the Editor

A feature on NPR radio inspired this letter. An editor for the Atlas Obscura, which catalogs the world’s odd museums, amused by mentioning those of tubas, mustard jars and even funny papers. Well, why shouldn’t Gloversville have a glove museum since it long was the capital of glove ...