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Opinion

Green energy is an investment in America’s future

Letters to the Editor

I’m not sure how far The Leader-Herald wants to take a discussion between two readers over New York’s need for green energy, but I can respond easily to Charles Heimerdinger’s letter of last weekend in three paragraphs: The core of his focus appears to be that nuclear energy is the only ...

Uniquely positioned to capitalize

Editorials

New York state has established ambitious clean energy targets and meeting these goals requires the construction of new sources of power like wind and solar. Communities that take advantage of this new economic development activity will benefit from job creation, new municipal revenue, and ...

Privatization of trash collection is a win/win for all

Letters to the Editor

Trash collection in house is the most expensive and time consuming aspect of city DPW operations. It requires six workers full time 52 weeks per year. Garbage trucks are out daily racking up extensive stop and go miles. They break down constantly which is itself very costly. Replacing a truck ...

Employers can help employees get health screenings

Letters to the Editor

As an employer you may not be seeing your employees everyday like you used to you, but you can still have an important impact on their health. In addition to providing safe workspaces and policies to reduce the spread of COVID-19, you can put in place a paid time off for cancer screening policy ...

It is still racism

Editorials

The Los Angeles Times It will be a while before we get a full picture of the motives behind the shootings at three spas in the Atlanta area late Tuesday afternoon, which police allege were committed by a 21-year-old white man. But the contours of the violence make one explanation plausible. ...

Calls for resignation not unwarranted

Editorials

Plattsburg Press-Republican It is no surprise that Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday he will not be stepping down from office amidst a swirl of scandal, but those calling for his resignation have a legitimate case. It would seem incredibly difficult, if not impossible, for him to effectively ...

William Rowback running for mayor is a good thing

Letters to the Editor

Nothing pleases me more than to see Bill Rowback announce that he’s running for mayor of the city of Gloversville. I’ve known Bill a long time and I can testify to his honesty, dedication, and commitment in whatever endeavor he has taken on. He has served the residents of this city ...

We need new energy systems

Letters to the Editor

The crash of the Texas electric grid, completely controlled by the oil and gas industry, has to remind us of the fragility of our entire energy system. We in New York are connected to a larger grid, but it is also old and stressed. With the challenges of more extreme weather events, we can ...

Daniel Prude should still be alive

Editorials

Feb. 24 The Democrat & Chronicle We entrust law enforcement officers to protect the innocent and the vulnerable. We expect they will use their training and their judgment and their humanity to reach the best possible outcomes when called to respond to situations ranging from violent ...

There is a better way to handle snow removal

Letters to the Editor

A local city warned residents that if they shoveled snow into the streets, they would be fined. But could not a resident sue that city for plowing in his driveway with a mountain of snow? In which case the city would spend much time in court defending itself. Rather than threatening the ...

The lessons of the Texas power disaster

Editorials

New York Times Feb. 19 The entire nation’s energy delivery system needs an overhaul. There is a great deal of nonsense being written and spoken about this week’s power failures in Texas, which left a number of people dead and millions without power or potable water, sometimes for ...