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October 27, 2013

Gloversville residents need a mayor who understands how to help them now, while also planning — and working — for a better future....

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Nov-01-13 1:56 PM

I may not agree, although I do not totally disagree with the editorial... it is an EDITORIAL! You know a newspaper article written by or on behalf of an editor that gives an opinion on a topical issue. Key word OPINION! Everyone has one, it is just too bad that yours is wrong!

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Oct-31-13 8:59 PM

The Leader Herald just lost my support. No wonder they have not published my LTE and all I see days before the election are Vote King endorsements. Hey, about you stop showing favoritism and print what you recieve? It seems me that if you get ten LTE to support King 100 to support Handy, you should print one for king and ten for Handy. Period.

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Oct-31-13 6:04 PM

I must say this editorial clearly shows the Leader has no clue about city government etc. I was floored to discover the Leader giving credit to Mayor Dayton King for not raising Gloversville City taxes for the past two years. The City of Gloversville had reached its tax limit and the taxes could not be raised by law. It had nothing what so ever to do with Mayor King. Other comments also shocked me. I won't waste my time commenting on other parts of the sorry editorial which has already been addressed by others. If this portion was addressed I must have missed it.

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Oct-29-13 10:19 PM

Was it not the Leader who published all the incriminating facts against King? Did you forget soooo soon?

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Oct-29-13 12:27 PM

usedto, honesty can be painful

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Oct-29-13 8:54 AM

drugs? Predictable? here's something that's predictable: anyone that disagrees with you or calls you out you will label a liberal and a Barry supporter within the hour

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Oct-29-13 8:20 AM

The LH just showed how ignorant of the facts it is, I would think the LH would do as all other papers do, find the truth and bring it to the masses. All that has happened, lawsuits, misuse of public funds, giving grant money back, and all the other problems that the LH admits and it still endorses him, well past experience says wqhoever the LH endorses loses the election, so Mr Handy should be thanking the LH for the kiss of defeat they just laid on king.

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Oct-28-13 3:08 PM

The media has been influencing elections since Gutenberg started the printing press. They do it overtly or covertly and not much can be done except don't buy it. I would rather they come right out and say who they support rather than try to say they are unbiased. The last true journalist that wanted only the facts and not the slant died a long time ago. They may tell you differently in journalism college but remember they have an agenda also. Just follow the money, it tells all.

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Oct-28-13 12:42 PM

Oh, I get it now. The guy endorsed by this newspaper is not your choice so "they" have no right to express theirs. You must be a supporter of Barry Soetoro and his gang

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Oct-28-13 12:16 PM

that does not make either one correct*

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Oct-28-13 12:16 PM

that does not make either one correct*

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Oct-28-13 12:14 PM

Your lack of knowledge does not surprise me, its is the era of ignorance and partisanship. However, that does not either one correct.

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Oct-28-13 12:09 PM

You must lack any real knowledge of true journalism and the purpose of the media. I may not disagree with the article, however for a staff member of a newspaper to throw their opinions onto its readers "because they can," is as wrong as it gets. They are in their given position to properly inform the public, not to have a platform to spread their opinion.

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Oct-28-13 11:47 AM

rmccloskey45, so newspapers shouldn't endorse candidates???? Does that include the New York Times and the Washington Post ????? or just small town papers??

I moved away 40 years ago, so which ever candidate is endorsed by this paper is not of real concern to me, I have no skin in this game. That said, an editorial endorsement is an opinion and the newspaper's staff has the right to make their opinions known.

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Oct-28-13 11:33 AM

..continued..It is almost comical at this point. For ANY media outlet in this nation to directly endorse any candidate for public office is a joke and they should be called out for it by the people.

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Oct-28-13 11:32 AM

As a lifetime resident of Gloversville, I could not be more disappointed or ashamed in our local print media than I am reading this editorial. Nearly every time I pick up a copy of the Leader Herald, I think to myself that my college newspaper was more professional and better skilled than these clowns. It is the essence of a small town newspaper, over-run with staff that live in their own opinions. And now our local “media outlet” is actually endorsing a local candidate for public office. This may be a practice of some newspapers across the country, but it is the direct opposite of true journalism and a disgrace to the newspaper itself. The free media in this country is meant to distribute unbiased facts and information to the people, let us come to our own conclusions, and not become part of the story itself. However, every time I picked up a copy of this backwards newspaper, I find myself reading someone else’s opinion attempting to sway me one way or the other.

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Oct-27-13 9:05 PM

Totally unfamiliar with the G'ville political scene....Is there someone who would make a good write-in candidate??

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Oct-27-13 7:11 PM

Voters should make their own decisions, and hopefully not influenced by others, especially endorsements to a certain candidate from a fellow party member. Those endorsements have no creditability. Hopefully we will see change in the town of Broadalbin supervisor after his antics and the way he used the recent town newsletter for political gain.

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Oct-27-13 4:16 PM

Incredible - But then not expected from a paper that ignored the loss of $3 million to EDC Execs while holding hands with fellow board member and media "Big Fish in a tiny teeny puddle" radio owner. Shameful endorsement. Better to not endorse in this case.

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Oct-27-13 3:03 PM

With today's Leader Herald's endorsement of Mayor King, Mr. Handy just received the greatest political backing possible in this election. Recent history has shown that the Leader Herald's chosen candidate usually is not victorious in the election.

Gloversville resident's have a choice, and it may not be a good choice. The young failed incumbent or the honest old hat. This election will be all about voter turnout. A large voter turnout will result in a new mayor.

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Oct-27-13 2:38 PM

King sells papers due to his immaturity. Thats why the Leader likes him. Handy will be boring. He will help the Council continue to keep the budget low like it has been doing for the past 4 years.

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Oct-27-13 1:34 PM

GPD 4 years without a contract. DPW 3 years without a contract. GFD 1 year without a contract. That means no raises and no increases in health care cost. What will 2015s budget look like? The City needs a leader not someone that has been fired from every job he has had.

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Oct-27-13 12:39 PM

CONTINUED What isn’t mentioned is his shameful treatment of a decorated war hero, with false promises of a job of DPW Director. Mr. King had been told by Civil service that Mr. Hartman didn’t have the necessary qualifications for that position. Yet King appointed him in spite of the law, only to have to disrupt this veteran’s life!

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Oct-27-13 12:39 PM

CONTINUED (LH) King said he patronizes local businesses and refers residents to them through his Facebook page and will continue to do so. (RI) On King’s Facebook page you will see his promoting as many out of town business as he is Gloversville business. (LH) King said he played an important role in building cooperation between different municipalities "We have to share expenses and revenue to make things work,"…. (RI) Really! How about the revenue sharing agreement he signed then tried to retract? (LH) "I really pride myself on being visible and accessible to anybody," King said. "I'm always available." (RI) Very seldom do you see or reach the mayor at city hall. His availability is on Facebook where he only allows people that are positive to him, all others are “Unfriended”.

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Oct-27-13 12:32 PM

From his own statement in today’s Leader King brands himself as a phony and a liar. (LH) King said taxes would go down in the city next year, and he has already introduced a proposed budget that would lower taxes by nearly 2 percent. (RI) King’s budgets have over estimated revenues on a regular basis. The council would have to make adjustments, therefore making them the “Bad Guys”, when in fact they are acting responsible. (LH) King said he aims to forge a stronger relationship with the city of Johnstown and expressed a desire to have the Gloversville mayor serve on the Fulton County Board of Supervisors. (RI) Does King hope we have all forgot the bad relations he has fostered with the government of the City of Johnstown, one of these fights even had the Governor intervene. King’s constant statements against the Board of Supervisors has created a climate of animosity, making it difficult for city supervisors to accomplish goals for the city.

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