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Opinion

Casting my vote for Paul Roalsvig

Letters to the Editor

On Nov. 5, I will be casting my vote for Paul H. Roalsvig to become Hamilton County’s next district attorney. I’ve known Paul since he moved to Long Lake with his family 10 years ago. I’ve known his wife’s family for a very long time. On a personal note, Paul and his family now live ...

The real price of drug abuse

Editorials

The standard measuring stick for determining the human cost of the drug abuse crisis tends to be the number of lives claimed by it — more than 70,000 annually in the United States. As we have pointed out, that exceeds the total number of U.S. deaths in the Vietnam War (58,220). But an ...

Max Spritzer has the passion and vested interest

Letters to the Editor

I have heard many area residents comment that there should be more young people involved in politics. Well, here is a chance to light a fire on the Johnstown City Council. Max Spritzer is running for the 4th Ward Council seat and I am so happy to see someone with not just experience for the ...

Thank you for making fundraiser a success

Letters to the Editor

On Sept. 18, the hot dog stand, Mustard’s Last Stand located in the park on Main Street, Johnstown, held a fundraiser for the James Brennan Humane Society. To say it was a success would be a understatement. With help from friends, volunteers, and the public, we exceeded our expectations. ...

Must not be forgotten

Editorials

It has been just two years since the #MeToo movement came on the national stage. Its founder and others concerned about sexual assault and harassment worry that the issue has been sidetracked by candidates for president next year. #MeToo founder Tarana Burke is doing something about that. ...

What happened to Melchior Park?

Letters to the Editor

I was home visiting my family [the weekend of Oct. 12] and decided to go for a wander around the neighborhood. I walked into Melchior Park on Kingsboro Avenue. I was remembering the wonderful days when we played there until the lights came on. I tried to wander some of the paths inside of the ...

Chris Shambo lacks judgement to be a DA

Letters to the Editor

I have never met Chris Shambo, the Republican candidate for Hamilton County district attorney, nor am I familiar with his professional work as a private lawyer. For all I know he might be the second coming of Perry Mason or Jack McCoy. However, the profanity-laced, misogynistic statements ...

Failure to innovate is dangerous

Letters to the Editor

Much discussion and debate has evolved over months regarding the Caroga Arts Collection and Shermans in Caroga Lake. I believe in people and ideas that strive to make changes for the betterment of people and their communities; who attempt to enlighten or change minds or foresee something we ...

If viable options exist

Editorials

Encouraging people in pain to use opioids for relief if there are effective alternatives is, in a word, insane. Yet the federal government does just that, according to two U.S. senators from states hit hard by the drug abuse epidemic. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Sen. Jeanne ...

National Mammography Day is celebrated to save lives

Letters to the Editor

National Mammography Day is celebrated on Oct. 18. National Mammography Day was first proclaimed by President Clinton in 1993. On this day, and throughout the month, women are encouraged to make a mammography appointment. This day serves as a reminder to all women that the best defense is ...

CAC is unprepared to handle Sherman’s property

Letters to the Editor

On Oct. 2, in a letter to the editor, Martha Price wrote, “In 2014, a gift to the town of Caroga has initiated both promising opportunities and frustrating contention. It is ironic that the recent Sherman’s purchase proposal, with 100 percent focus on revival of Caroga Lake through a wider ...

On a fishing expedition

Editorials

Democrats in the House of Representatives remind us of the old West judge who promised defendants he would give them a fair trial —then hang them. The “impeachment inquiry” engineered by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is no more than her attempt to pursue a vendetta. Our nation’s founders ...

Media ‘blackout’ on local candidates needs to change

Letters to the Editor

As a resident of Gloversville, I share the concerns of everyone as to the direction of our city’s future. I find it odd that as various cities in upstate New York have mayoral debates and coverage of the candidates by media sources, our city seems to have a “media blackout” on candidate ...

Former mayor would have approved of Maxwell Spritzer

Letters to the Editor

He would have approved. My late husband, Michael Julius, the former mayor of Johnstown, was a great judge of character, as am I. I know if he were still with us, Michael would be working hard to get Maxwell Spritzer elected as 4th Ward Councilman. Maxwell has a lot in common with Mike. Both ...

Kudos to prize winners

Editorials

Conventional wisdom — even its more intuitive cousin, common sense — sometimes needs to be tested scientifically. This year’s winners of the Nobel Prize in economics are living proof of that. Michael Kremer of Harvard University and Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo of the Massachusetts ...

Endorsement for Julie Garcia given

Letters to the Editor

To the citizens of the 4th Judicial District: My name is Shane Thelen and I am writing this letter as an endorsement of Julie Garcia for the Supreme Court of the 4th District. I have known Julie my entire life as a resident of her hometown of Moriah and as a teacher at Crown Point Central ...

No ‘freebies’ are written in the Constitution

Letters to the Editor

Dems and Liberals No where in the Constitution is it written something or anything is free. Yet, liberal Dems think because some Americans are very wealthy, they will give us lots of freebees — food stamps, housing, health care — on and on. Now, by what I read, our national debt is $22 ...