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Opinion

Is Rep. Stefanik pro-choice?

Letters to the Editor

My wife and I recently received an opinion survey from the office of Congresswoman Elise Stefanik. The second question asked us to select two of 14 issues listed which we felt should be her top priorities. Notably missing from the choices was protecting the unborn. When Ms. Stefanik ...

Are you finally tired of Republican rule?

Letters to the Editor

Fulton County became my home more than 30 years ago, coming to reside in a community that my wife was born and raised in. When I moved to the area, I learned that Republicans had long dominated local politics. Many liberal-leaning people told me that Democrats usually struggled to put forth ...

Honor the purpose of Memorial Day

Letters to the Editor

Memorial Day is will be celebrated tomorrow, May 29. It was originally called Decoration Day — a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. More than two dozen cities and towns claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day. Waterloo, Seneca ...

Make politicians wear body cams

Letters to the Editor

There is much discussion about police officers wearing body cams when on duty. This is a good idea in that the cams tend to protect the public and ensure that proper procedures are followed. The cameras also protect police officers from perpetrators who might claim they were not lawfully ...

Cheers and Jeers

Editorials

CHEERS — to the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department for busting a credit card fraud ring and arresting four alleged perpetrators last week. Those charged include men from Gloversville and Fort Plain. According to Sheriff Richard Giardino, the men were victimizing businesses in the city and ...

Meaningful spending cuts

Editorials

If President Donald Trump’s proposal to eliminate the Community Development Block Grant program is accepted by Congress, it would not be the first time Washington has attempted to rein in federal spending on the backs of thousands of local governments. It happened a few decades ago when a ...

Challenges with Turkey

Editorials

U.S. relations with Turkey are among the knotty foreign policy challenges President Donald Trump faces. The country is an important ally against both Islamic terrorists and Russia. But even in such a critical relationship, there are lines that U.S. officials cannot allow Turkey to cross. One ...

A message to the Saudis

Editorials

There can be no doubt Saudia Arabia leaders got the message President Donald Trump was sending Saturday. Ironically, it was one former President Barack Obama claimed to be trying to convey — but in which he failed dismally. Trump has been accused of, in effect, being unnecessarily blunt and ...

Pandora’s box opened

Editorials

After it was revealed the Justice Department has named former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to head an investigation into alleged contact between Russian officials and President Donald Trump’s associates, some in the media and politics expressed concern. Pointing to some ...

What passes for justice?

Editorials

Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning, released from prison Wednesday under a clemency order signed by former President Barack Obama, will be eligible for various benefits including military health care, at least for a time, the Army has revealed. Manning, formerly known as Bradley Manning, was convicted ...

Subdivision a bad idea

Editorials

Sometime soon, possibly next month, the Northampton Town Board will be faced with the decision of whether or not to rezone the Sacandaga Golf Course to allow a 10-parcel residential subdivision that’s being proposed by developer John Mulcahy. Mulcahy has proposed purchasing the 54-acre golf ...

Need for workers brought to light

Letters to the Editor

I just finished reading Jason Subik’s timely article in your paper describing the true economic development issue facing both Fulton and Montgomery counties. His interviews with local business leaders point out a problem that few have recognized (or have been unwilling to admit to) over ...

Ranking schools a useless exercise

Letters to the Editor

According to a recent media report, the New York state Board of Regents is going to continue to rank schools using student performance as a criteria. This is tantamount to ranking mothers. It is a useless endeavor that means nothing. Ranking a school essentially does nothing to improve ...

Thank you to letter carriers

Letters to the Editor

Kudos to the letter carriers of Johnstown who went out of their way last week to collect food for the Johnstown Council of Churches’ food pantry. Thanks to your efforts, and the generous support of the residents, the pantry was able to refill its shelves to overflowing. It was a tough ...

We need money for infrastructure

Letters to the Editor

During the big May 5 rain, the downtown streets were flooded by so much standing water that driving through the ponds seemed dangerous. Locals think the sewer lines should be flushed out. Perhaps. Or maybe some have collapsed, as was seen on Pine near the Cayadutta. The mayor warns fixing ...

50-55 Plus Seniors say thank you

Letters to the Editor

The Gloversville 50-55 Plus Seniors recently had a fundraiser card party on May 15 at the Gloversville Senior Center. We had 67 members and one guest in attendance for this event. During our card party, we mentioned that we hope that everyone patronizes the restaurants and stores that ...

Barone’s take on Comey off base

Letters to the Editor

I can only say that it is with total disbelief that [syndicated columnist] Michael Barone compares himself with Byron York of the Washington Examiner. I say that because I’m sure Byron watches television. Something Mr. Barone obviously does not. After reading Barone’s op-ed column of May ...

Cheers and Jeers

Editorials

CHEERS — to voter support for education. Every school budget in Johnstown and Gloversville passed on Tuesday, which we see as the area’s commitment to education. Thanks to the state tax cap, and some realistic planning on the part of area school boards, there were no onerous budgets ...

Dictator’s ‘ho-hum’

Editorials

One could almost hear the “ho-hum” from North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un Tuesday, after the U.N. Security Council voted to condemn his most recent missile test. And by the way, the Security Council added, all countries should implement previous U.N. requests for sanctions against North ...

Comey had to go

Editorials

Many Democrats had been demanding James Comey’s head on a platter. Now that President Donald Trump has handed it to them, they are furious. Hillary Clinton and some in her party believe Comey’s actions as FBI director cost her votes in last year’s presidential election. They point to ...