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Opinion

President Trump, supporters don’t deserve support

Letters to the Editor

Definitions Webster’s Dictionary: Treason — “The betrayal of a trust;” Traitor — “One who betrays another’s trust.” Earlier in this COVID-19 pandemic, Donald Trump declared the virus was a “hoax” and would magically disappear. Because of this, people ignored it, and many ...

Who is going to take the debt epidemic seriously?

Editorials

Members of Congress and the White House had no realistic option but to approve about $3 trillion in emergency spending to battle COVID-19’s devastating impact on the economy. Even more federal money may have to be appropriated for the purpose. But last week, we were reminded of another ...

No more Elves on the Shelves?

Editorials

Among popular Christmas season activities during recent years has been finding the Elf on the Shelf. The stuffed toy, about 12 inches long, delights children who wonder where in the house he or she may be hiding. Thanks to COVID-19, a good place to start looking for the Elf this year would be ...

We are trying to do our job, without cooperation

Letters to the Editor

The Johnstown Water Board is an independently elected board to oversee the Water Department, it’s employees, and the day to day procedures Every time we are made aware of a leak, whether by an employee, or a call from rate payers, it is attended to immediately. We have put together ...

The Lexington employees and staff are real heroes

Letters to the Editor

During this time when we have been recognizing community heroes and hometown heroes, I cannot just recognize one person. Instead I look at a very important group of people that I would like to recognize. These people happen to be the Lexington employees and staff. These people are important ...

Do we have a right to be worried?

Editorials

Partisan politics continues to delay enactment of a new coronavirus relief measure in Congress. Regardless of your political leanings, that is hurting millions of Americans. Even emergency action taken by the White House has been affected. After negotiators in Congress deadlocked over a new ...

Mail-in voters must follow all the rules

Editorials

Concern over use of mail-in ballots for the November general election is building. Critics of the process fall into two categories: those who worry about vote fraud and those who insist many Americans may be “disenfranchised” by the system. Indeed, fraud is something of a concern — but ...

We can do it, again

Editorials

Too many of our family members, friends, neighbors and in some cases, former co-workers are in trouble this Labor Day for the holiday to be a time of carefree celebration. Plenty of room remains for pride in what working men and women accomplish, however. Reflecting upon it gives us reason ...

Thank a WWII veteran

Editorials

One wonders how many Americans know the significance of last Wednesday. It is the 75th anniversary of Victory over Japan, or V-J Day — and the end of the most horrific conflict the world has ever seen. Though Japan’s surrender was announced on Aug. 14, 1945, the official observance in ...

Feds should hold their current course

Editorials

At this point in the economy’s recovery from COVID-19, the concern needs to be stagnation, not inflation. Good for Federal Reserve officials for recognizing that. Central banks are looked to for help in situations such as that facing the economy today. By holding down interest rates, they ...

The Census count is important to our county

Letters to the Editor

Fulton County administrative officer Jon Stead graciously replied to a question: What is the monetary value over a decade for each citizen? I was concerned because, so far, the county has not been fully counted and the Census Bureau declared it will close before schedule. Unfortunately, the ...

2020 election is important to preserve our Constitution

Letters to the Editor

The upcoming election on Nov. 3 will be extremely important in regard to preserving over 240 years of our Constitution and democracy Over the past four years, we have seen the current U.S. president use his power to obstruct justice. Use foreign powers to interfere in our election and is ...

Your vote is precious, the most powerful change agent

Letters to the Editor

Your vote is precious. It is what separates our democracy from an autocracy/dictatorship because, as John Lewis said, “The vote is the most powerful non-violent change agent you have in a democratic society. You must use it because it is not guaranteed. You can lose it.” Your vote is under ...

Critical info needs to be provided

Editorials

With public schools in many states either reopened or ready to become so within the next few weeks, it is virtually inevitable that there will be COVID-19 outbreaks in some classrooms. That will result in calls to school officials from worried parents and guardians. “Sorry,” many of them ...

High sports have a different look

Editorials

By Dr. Karissa L. Niehoff NFHS Executive Director How do we begin to describe the past six months in high school sports and performing arts? Strange, bizarre and unprecedented all come to mind.  Many adjustments and re-adjustments have occurred in an effort to restart high school ...

Feds priming the pump

Editorials

Among the brightest bits of news linked to the COVID-19 epidemic was the report last week that home sales are booming in the United States. The pace of home purchases jumped by a record-high 24.7 percent last month, according to the National Association of Realtors. Analysts credited low ...

Stefanik accepts all of Trump’s policies

Letters to the Editor

Rep. Stefanik correctly encourages us to thank all the people in the North Country who have gone above and beyond to get us through the threat of COVID-19, ie., healthcare workers, doctors, farmers, truck drivers, and teachers to name a few. What she neglects to say loud and clear is ...

Children need a solid moral compass

Editorials

Virtually all of the rich and powerful parents caught in the federal probe last year of cheating schemes meant to get their children into prestige colleges and universities have insisted their hearts were in the right place. They just wanted to help their children. What mom or dad cannot ...