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Opinion

Julia Garcia is the best candidate

Letters to the Editor

Choosing well qualified judges to serve in our courts is very important. On Election Day, my choice and yours should be Julia Garcia. There are six attorneys running for the four seats open in the state Supreme Court 4th District. She is my first choice. I have met her and heard her life ...

Hamilton County is at a crossroads

Letters to the Editor

Hamilton County will soon be at a crossroads. The first Tuesday of November has always held a significant importance in the political and social makeup of villages, towns and counties. The direction of each can turn and twist with the election of board members, clerks, treasurers, supervisors ...

Vote for Brenda Leitt for Gloversville’s future

Letters to the Editor

My name is Rev. Richard Wilkinson, senior pastor of the Gloversville Free Methodist Church and director of the Center of Hope at 33 Bleecker St. in Gloversville. I want to express my endorsement of Brenda Leitt for the 4th Ward City Council Woman in Gloversville. I have had the privilege to ...

Please vote for Molly Zullo

Letters to the Editor

My name is Molly Zullo and I am running as an independent candidate for Northampton Town Council. Recently, I have heard the discussion among town residents about getting our youth involved in local government. This, along with my passion to see Northampton continue to succeed, has been major ...

A target with no safe place

Editorials

It is doubtful that ISIS — the Islamic State terrorist organization — was without a leader for more than a few hours after its former head, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, died by his own hand rather than be captured in a raid by U.S. forces in Syria. ISIS already had a succession plan in place ...

Full S.T.E.A.M. ahead for Nov. 5

Letters to the Editor

I am running for election as Councilman-at-Large in Gloversville. My goals when elected to this position are to reduce taxes, bring in businesses which will generate revenue and jobs, repair the streets, and work on the city’s infrastructure. We also need more checks and balances, so money ...

This election cycle for Gloversville is critical

Letters to the Editor

This election cycle for Gloversville is critical. Voters need only look at their tax bills and consider exactly what they receive for the payment. Yes, we have fire and police protection as well as snow removal and garbage collection to name some of where our taxes are spent, but our streets ...

Once opened, Pandora’s box can never be closed

Editorials

Especially at major powers in the collegiate sports world, purely amateur athletics has been a myth for many years. Under-the-table gifts by well-to-do boosters have ensured that. Now, however, even the pretense may be about to end. This week, the NCAA Board of Governors voted to allow ...

Vote for Gritsavage and Zullo for Councilmen on Nov. 5

Letters to the Editor

I am running for re-election to the Northampton Town Board, where I have served for the last eight years. I am currently the deputy supervisor, and my record on the board and in the community shows that I have been active with our youth, with emergency services, as a member of a number of ...

Vote Guy Poulin for Northampton Town Board

Letters to the Editor

Tuesday, Nov. 5 is Election Day — 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Among the positions for town of Northampton and village of Northville, voters may vote for are two town council (town board) seats. The three candidates who filed petitions for two positions are Guy Poulin, Molly Zullo and William ...

Watch out for children

Editorials

No doubt many adults are annoyed by reminders that we need to be on our toes to protect children in our communities. After all, we are adults, are we not? We don’t need to be told to watch out for the kids, do we? Apparently, we do, especially on the eve of Halloween. Children are twice as ...

Julia Garcia gets my support for 4th Judicial District

Letters to the Editor

My name is Robert C. Dedrick, a former teacher and coach for three decades, and most recently the supervisor for the town of Ticonderoga, Essex County. I am writing this letter to express my opinion on a candidate that is running for Supreme Court justice for the 4th Judicial District in New ...

I encourage everyone to support Scott Jeffers

Letters to the Editor

Mr. Scott Jeffers, a lifelong resident of the beautiful 4th ward of Johnstown, will be on the ballot for councilman. He will be receiving my vote. I have known both candidates, both Mr. Jeffers and Maxwell Spritzer for over 25 years. While, I believe that either would be a competent member of ...

Reasons for Coffinger support have only gotten stronger

Letters to the Editor

On the eve of the upcoming General Election, we take this opportunity to make clear to all voters that our reasons for supporting Tatiana Coffinger in the June Republican primary, which she won by an overwhelming margin, remain firm and have in fact only gotten stronger since then. To be ...

A competition we can’t lose

Editorials

We Americans have a habit of bragging about our feats of technology. Our chief economic and military rivals — namely Russia and China — seldom do. They prefer to keep their secrets. No one in this country is certain, then, how far the state-controlled economies of those nations have gone ...

Thank you for your support, please support me again

Letters to the Editor

Thank you to all of the voters who cast their ballots for me in the Primary on June 25. I’m honored and humbled that you would put your faith into me. I now ask for your support again on Nov. 5. What qualities should you look for in a county judge? The Hamilton County judge is responsible ...

Tatiana Coffinger will make a great judge

Letters to the Editor

I am writing this letter on behalf of Tatiana Coffinger, a candidate for the position of judge of the county court, family court and surrogate court. During my campaign for the position of justice of the Supreme Court years ago, I attended many functions and events in Hamilton County and, ...