Opinion

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 ...

Columnist wrong to call President Trump a dictator

Letters to the Editor

In another one of his diatribes against President Trump, Robert Reich (“How to deal with Trump,” Leader-Herald, June 3, page 6A) calls Trump a “dictator.” A dictator is defined as “one holding complete autocratic control: a person with unlimited governmental power” (see ...

Denying the school budget will do more harm than good

Letters to the Editor

Do I want my taxes to go up? I’d be foolish if I said yes and everyone would think I was either lying or crazy. Do I have issues where some of my money goes concerning the Greater Johnstown School District? Yes I do, but I understand that denying a tax increase because I don’t agree with ...

Donald VanDeusen is the right choice for sheriff

Letters to the Editor

I have known Donald VanDeusen, both personally and professionally for almost 20 years. I have had the opportunity to work with and work for him throughout this time. VanDeusen possesses a level of knowledge and leadership that is required to head a modern day law enforcement agency. As ...

The census shouldn’t be altered

Editorials

The Middletown Times Herald-Record on the 2020 census June 4 So it turns out that the motivation for adding a question on citizenship to the 2020 United States Census was all about depressing the return among minority populations so that Republicans could increase their advantage at the ...

Johnstown students deserve the best we can give them

Letters to the Editor

I am a Gloversville resident residing in the Mayfield school district. I have no children in school but I did vote for the Mayfield budget as I support the programs. I am very concerned about the Johnstown school budget because I have two grandchildren attending Johnstown schools. One is in ...

VanDeusen has the skills, knowledge and experience

Letters to the Editor

I have known Don VanDeusen since he was chief of police in Gloversville in 2012. It’s been my experience, not only as a police officer with the St. Johnsville Police Department, but also as the chief of police in Fort Plain that Don is very hard working, fair, and holds people accountable for ...

Colon cancer screening is available and important

Letters to the Editor

Do you see your mechanic more than your doctor? Do you do a great job maintaining your lawn mower, your snow blower and your car? Well now it’s time for a little self-maintenance. June is Men’s Health Month. What a perfect time to take control of your health by getting screened for colon ...

CO2 fumes are dangerous and climbing rates must be fixed

Letters to the Editor

Many scientists agree that we are at the beginning of the sixth great extinction. Four of the previous five extinctions were caused by excessive CO2 in the atmosphere. Currently, there are 411 ppm of CO2 in the atmosphere. 350 ppm is considered the most we could reach in safety, and CO2 is ...

Possible rewrite of the law needed

Editorials

The Adirondack Daily Enterprise June3 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 ...

Some politicians will say anything to get elected

Editorials

No nation, especially one as attractive as ours in terms of liberty, safety and prosperity, can survive long without some firm policy on immigration. By definition, the “open borders” crowd refuses to accept that. So do those in favor of mass amnesty for illegal immigrants already in the ...

Perhaps it is time to revisit

Editorials

For most Americans, Roe v. Wade has been the law of the land regarding abortion. Handed down in 1973 by the U.S. Supreme Court, the ruling placed the federal government firmly in charge of regulating whether and in what circumstances women can have their pregnancies terminated. But for the ...

Policies have been shortsighted

Editorials

Thank you, Beijing, for making it clear to Americans how short-sighted we have been for many years. Chinese officials have issued a new threat as part of their reaction to President Donald Trump’s increases in tariffs on some goods imported here from China. His purpose is to force Beijing ...

Quit playing games

Editorials

The New York Post on Robert Mueller’s recent Russia probe statements May 29 In what he clearly means to be his final statement on his investigation, special counsel Bob Mueller still insisted on having it both ways. But the bottom line remains the same: It’s over. Democrats ...

Thank you to a man who gives all of himself

Letters to the Editor

I want to start this by saying thank you. I have witnessed Logan Barclay spend most of his free time, which he has none of, tirelessly volunteer at hundreds of events. Events ranging from recreation related, to fire department related, to city beautification related and a full spectrum in ...

A motive I can now understand

Letters to the Editor

I don’t get it. What do almost all Democrats in Congress, their allies among the general population, and in the press want? Obviously, they want to impeach the president. Why? Indisputably, he hasn’t done anything to warrant impeachment (and no, I’m not buying the tortured reasons the ...

Doing more harm than good

Editorials

Understand this about the $4.5 billion Democrats in Congress refused to grant President Donald Trump’s administration this week: It could have prevented an enormous amount of suffering among the very people leaders of the party claim to defend: illegal immigrants. Trump had included the ...

Let’s remember all of them

Editorials

Who remembers the young man — just a boy, really — who was cut to pieces by German machine gun fire on June 6, 1944, his lifeless body falling to the sand of Omaha Beach? His comrades in arms, those still left among us, remember. They recall his name, his hometown, the trouble he got into ...

How was this a good idea?

Editorials

One wonders why anyone in the U.S. justice system thought Thursday, less than a week before Americans honor those who died defending our freedom, was a good time to release John Walker Lindh from prison. Lindh, the “American Taliban,” spent more than 17 years in prison after being ...