Opinion

Marsha Purdue is the right choice for county judge

Letters to the Editor

I first encountered Marsha King Purdue when she was a cheerleader for our Central School. Then, as a lifeguard for the town beach. Even then, she was distinguished by the dedication to good work that has marked her legal career. I can testify that I have never known Marsha to act unfairly ...

Thank you to alumni who helped place flags

Letters to the Editor

I would like to thank the following Gloversville Women’s Alumni Club members for placing flags on our veterans graves in the old Prospect Hill Cemetery: Sue DeLilli, Pat Mancini, Sue Maryanopolis, Kathy Henze, Barb Cline, Chris Putnam, Judy Antonucci, Sue Zambri, Genny Tracy, Karriann ...

Aggravated DWI is not a ‘mistake’

Letters to the Editor

On June 12, I attended the meet the candidates night at the Wells Community Hall and I asked a very personal question directed to the three candidates running for Hamilton County DA. My question was, as the mother of a victim of a child involved in a DWI accident which claimed her life, how ...

Vote ‘Yes’ on today’s budget

Editorials

There have been some concerns raised about a letter to the editor published on Saturday from Dan Engel arguing there were many inaccuracies in his letter and it should have not been allowed to run. There have been nearly as many positive responses to the letter; and it is an opinion. First ...

LWCF gives to our state

Editorials

No federal program protecting natural areas and assisting local and state recreation projects has had the reach and the importance of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Thousands of individual initiatives— some possibly affecting you and your family directly — have been assisted by the ...

Hanging up on robocalls

Editorials

Newsday on robocalls June 8 The calls come during dinner. During the workday. Even in the middle of the night. They veer from annoying and laughable to frightening and dangerous. Sometimes, they’re offering debt reduction, solar panels or a free trip. Sometimes, they’re in Mandarin. ...

Concrete proof first

Editorials

If indeed Iran is behind recent attacks on several tanker ships carrying petroleum products, action by the world community — not just the United States — may be necessary. But as of Thursday, only circumstantial evidence of Iranian complicity had been provided. On that day two more oil ...

The real story behind the Johnstown school budget

Letters to the Editor

I feel compelled to write about the Johnstown School District and the upcoming vote on the school budget. First, I want to take a look at the history of capital projects. Moving the district headquarters from Knox left a perfectly good building unused. The district spent millions on a new ...

Tatiana Coffinger is the best candidate for county judge

Letters to the Editor

Dear Hamilton County primary voters, As the June primary election quickly approaches, I am compelled to write urging all Hamilton County voters to seriously consider electing a candidate to fill the vacancy left by the Honorable Judge Feldstein when he retired. The office of the county judge ...

Investigation needs to be made public

Editorials

Leaders of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States are gathered in Baltimore this week, with a discussion of sex abuse scandals on the agenda. They should be asking questions — assuming they do not already know the answers — about a related skeleton that came out of the church’s ...

Democratic committee endorses Marsha Purdue

Letters to the Editor

The Hamilton County Democratic Committee is pleased to announce the endorsement of Republican Marsha King Purdue for Hamilton County Court Judge. This year the Hamilton County Democrat Party has no candidate running for county judge. Even so, all Hamilton County Democrats have a great interest ...

Ex-chief clerk endorsement behind Tatiana Coffinger

Letters to the Editor

I am the retired Chief Clerk of Hamilton County and I fully support the election of Tatiana Coffinger for Hamilton County Judge. I’ve known Tatiana for 17 years. Tatiana has been a law clerk to two of the finest and honorable judges that I have known, Judge Gorden Hemmett, deceased, ...

Donald VanDeusen is the man for the job of sheriff

Letters to the Editor

My name is Brian E. VanNostrand Sr. and I am writing today to endorse Donald W. VanDeusen III for sheriff of Fulton County. I retired as captain of the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department in 2016, after 35 plus years of service and I am currently a patrolman for the village of Northville. Don ...

Bail reform may hurt addicts

Editorials

The Adirondack Daily Enterprise June 3 Have legislators in Albany just erected a massive roadblock to treating the opioid scourge by eliminating bail for low-level drug offenses? It is entirely possible. Consider this situation — which isn’t really hypothetical because we have heard ...

Equal healthcare?

Editorials

People with low incomes sometimes succumb to substance abuse simply because they feel hopeless, it has been said and written. It turns out that if they do become addicts, it may be tougher for them to get the help they need. Lower-income people often cannot afford the same level of health ...

Thank you

Editorials

This week’s commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the invasion of France during World War II, is about much more than that single military campaign, important as it was. It is about understanding why it is fitting to view the generation of men and women who won the war and wrote ...

Someone should have noticed sooner

Editorials

Someone finally noticed something was wrong at the Mount Carmel Health System hospital near Columbus, Ohio — but only after 25 people had died, allegedly because a doctor ordered they be given excessively large doses of a painkiller drug. Dr. William Husel has been charged with murder in ...

Finding the trigger is important

Editorials

Last Friday’s mass murder in Virginia Beach, Virginia, was more bloody proof that we Americans need to do more to curb such violence. It also indicated both why more gun control laws are attractive to some politicians — while futile in achieving the desired result. On Friday, hours after ...