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Supervisors bit the hand that feeds them

December 26, 2014 Don Quixote is alive and well and he inhabits the Fulton County Supervisors’ Chambers. No doubt the “County decries lack of state funds” (the headline of a story published in The Leader-Herald on Dec. more »»

Smoke-free building can help save lives

December 24, 2014 Tobacco use is still the leading cause of preventable disease and death in New York state, killing 23,600 New Yorkers every year. more »»

Johnstown looks festive

December 23, 2014 The Christmas holiday lighting and decorations on (downtown) Main Street in Johnstown provide a thoroughly enjoyable experience to anyone passing through this section of the city, especially at... more »»

Students should be banks

December 23, 2014 It’s reported there is $1 trillion in college loans outstanding. I say those students should turn themselves into banks, enabling them to borrow from the Federal Reserve for next to nothing. more »»

Duck Stamp an effective federal program

December 22, 2014 The Duck Stamp Act of 2014 passed by the Senate that needs only the president’s signature to become a reality calls for the cost of the Federal Duck Stamp to increase from $15 to $25. more »»

People will pay for Wall Street’s gambles

December 21, 2014 The preamble to the U.S. more »»

Scaffold law keeping workers safe

December 20, 2014 I am writing because of concerns raised by your Dec. 11 editorial titled, “Eye Change to Scaffold Law. more »»

You have right to say ‘Merry Christmas’

December 18, 2014 We Americans are a privileged people guaranteed our rights under the Constitution and Bill of Rights. One of these rights is freedom of speech. more »»

Police need support and accountability

December 16, 2014 I am a former NYPD officer and totally opposed to abuse of power and violations of people’s rights. I have seen police brutality firsthand, and it’s sickening and something needs to be done about i. more »»

Time of judgment for the world approaches

December 14, 2014 God, our heavenly father, Abba, refines men’s characters in the furnace of affliction. more »»

Wrong choice made when it came to torture

December 13, 2014 My father, Charles, was proud of his 35 years of work for the OSS (Office of Strategic Services) and the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency. more »»

Bypass could reduce heavy traffic in village

December 12, 2014 Recently, when driving from Canjoharie to Johnstown, I entered Fonda to encounter bumper-to- bumper traffic on Route 5 in both directions, as well as southbound on Route 30. more »»

Keep watch for animals that need help

December 11, 2014 Now that the colder weather is here, please keep watch for animals that are left out in the elements without any way of getting shelter. more »»

Voters need more control over spending

December 9, 2014 The state Legislature may return this month to vote itself a pay raise, effective in two years. more »»

‘Obamacare’ editorial missed key points

December 7, 2014 The editorial published Nov. 12, “Obamacare too costly,” misses some key points. more »»

Sentence about mandates seemed biased

December 6, 2014 A quick Internet search for a code of ethics for a newspaper comes up with similar ideas to these: truthfulness, accuracy, objectivity, impartiality, fairness and public accountability—as these appl... more »»

Hope children learn actions can cause harm

December 5, 2014 Regarding an article published Nov. 27 about an incident in Broadalbin: Our garage sale was broken into and $1,000 worth of collectibles were taken; 128 pieces were returned damage. more »»

Hoping for Christmas dinner program revival

December 4, 2014 For the past 15 years, the faith community of the Church of the Holy Spirit in Gloversville has proudly sponsored and conducted the annual Christmas dinner program. more »»

Project to address health, safety issues

December 3, 2014 The Greater Johnstown School District is putting forth a $40 million capital project plan to address many health and safety issues in the district, together with some facility updates to help... more »»

Survey participation crucial to town

November 27, 2014 Message to the residents of the town of Mohawk: Your town recently undertook the project to update the comprehensive plan for the town in an effort to find what the preferences are for the resident. more »»



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