Opinion

Be prudent in your use of natural gas

Letters to the Editor

Is natural gas a good transition fuel? Think again. Because of the fairly new technology of fracking, it is as dirty as coal, releasing large amounts of methane during removal. In fracking, toxic chemicals are forced into cracks in the shale, which releases the methane, which is then tapped for ...

Nyusi should be rewarded

Editorials

Elephants are among the most majestic creatures on the planet. Yet in some places, they are being killed off at an alarming rate. Poachers, who often cut the tusks out of dead elephants and leave their carcasses to rot, are responsible for many of the killings. Ivory still can bring a nice ...

There are bigger problems than how many cats as pets

Letters to the Editor

It would be next to impossible to determine if someone has in their home over six cats unless code enforcement did raids based upon secret informants. Most landlords in the city do limit amount of pets tenants may have and many would say six cats is extremely excessive. Those who have massive ...

9/11 victims and veterans should have our help, support

Letters to the Editor

Comedian Jon Stewart stressed that funds for 9/11 victims should still be available to victims. I’m a survivor, and fortunately I have no health-related problems. However, many people who are survivors, responders or involved in cleanup aren’t so fortunate. They deserve our support. ...

Unprofessional behavior seen during soccer games

Letters to the Editor

As a Fulton United Soccer Club spectator, I have recently observed some very unprofessional behavior. When a team has worked hard and developed their skills, they should not be punished for their determination to do their best. Lately one team has been treated unfairly due to exemplary ...

She should be ashamed

Editorials

Give U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez credit for one thing: She is highly intelligent — enough so to understand entirely how most people interpret the term, “concentration camp.” Ocasio-Cortez, a frequent critic of U.S. immigration policy, posted this on Twitter a few days ago: ...

Women get together to fill food pantry

Letters to the Editor

Too often we fail to recognize how much goodness there is in this world and even in our very own communities. Kindness and generosity should not be overlooked and that is the goal of this commentary. Once a month, between 20 and 25 ladies from the Northville area get together. They eat, ...

A political liability

Editorials

When could anyone have expected that being a champion in the battle against cancer would be a political liability? It will be, if some of his opponents for the Democratic Party nomination for president have their way. While vice president, Biden had called for more research into cancer. ...

The U.S. must have a common language, culture

Letters to the Editor

The citizens of the United States must have a common language and a common culture. Absent borders, a common language and a common culture, a nation loses its identity and cohesiveness and eventually ceases to be a nation. Witness the fragmentation of the Roman Empire, the Soviet Union, ...

Sheriff race tough choice

Editorials

On Tuesday there will be two candidates on the Republican ballot for Fulton County sheriff — incumbent Richard Giardino and former Gloversville chief of police, Donald VanDeusen. Our editorial board met with both men last week and asked them questions ranging from what was the pivotal ...

There are some good people

Editorials

There is plenty of bad news and there are plenty of truly bad people for those of us in journalism to tell you about. Occasionally, really good people surface, however. You ought to know about them, too. You may never have heard of Rodney Smith Jr., of Huntsville, Alabama. Lots of other ...

MacLauchin outlines his record and vision for town

Letters to the Editor

My name is Bill MacLauchlin and I am running for a second term as the town of Palatine supervisor. I’d like to tell you a little bit about myself, my accomplishments and goals for my second term in office. As resident of the town of Palatine for nearly 50 years, I raised my family and ...

If help is needed, it should be offered

Editorials

Mexico’s still relatively new leader, who took office only in December, had seemed even before this month to be attempting to do more to keep illegal immigrants from crossing the border into the United States. But U.S. President Donald Trump’s threat to impose tariffs on some imports from ...

There are angels among us

Letters to the Editor

There are Angels among us, and there were two, sitting at the next table at the Golf Club on Sunday, June 16. When we went to pay our bill for the delicious breakfast buffet, the waitress informed us that the couple had taken care of it. What a nice thing to do. We thank then so very, very ...

Is change needed in Caroga?

Letters to the Editor

As we near the primary season, I’d like to share my perspectives on the performance of the Caroga Town Board over the past 18 months. During that time, the following are some of our more significant accomplishments: ∫ Caroga News Flash — The board established and publishes a one-page ...

An important day to celebrate

Editorials

Editors note: While this editorial is a day late, we still felt it was important to run it. New holidays and special observances are a dime a dozen. Sometimes, it seems we have too many. But one gaining popularity is well worth noting — and celebration by each and every American. It is ...

Please vote for Dana Beyer during the Republican primary

Letters to the Editor

Ladies and gentlemen of Hamilton County, I am asking for your consideration to vote for me on primary day on the Republican Party line. I have the necessary qualifications, education and experience to excel in this endeavor. I completed my undergraduate studies at George Washington University ...

Vote for Marsha Purdue for Hamilton County court judge

Letters to the Editor

Dear voters, The primary is June 25. I am in a contested race for the Republican, Conservative and Independence lines. In our community, where the majority of voters are Republican, voting in the primary is critical and may decide the final election. When you vote, please consider how ...