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In the midst of suffering, Christ is our hope

January 16, 2015 “Suffering produces strength; strength produces endurance and endurance produces proven character and character hope.” (Romans 5:3-4). more »»

State should put surplus into community

January 15, 2015 Maybe with the surplus of $500 million, the state can afford to pay for services like the now-defunct Boys & Girls Club in Gloversville, instead of spending the money on otherwise worthless projects... more »»

Project would be detrimental to area

January 14, 2015 I’m against the Great South Woods initiative. I believe what the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry and its project leader, D. more »»

Family Counseling Center helping people

January 13, 2015 My letter is in response to an online comment about the Jan. 1 article, “There is always someone ... who will help you,” in The Leader-Herald. more »»

U.S. citizens deserve time with families

January 11, 2015 Where do companies get off making U.S. more »»

Graduation rates prompt many questions

January 9, 2015 Now that the 2014 graduation rates are available, many questions should be asked: ? How many students did not graduate in June? How many did not graduate because of gym? ? How many were on track... more »»

Fonda bypass a proposal to waste money

January 8, 2015 Hey, Fulton County, you’ve been had. Your county leaders paid $100,000 for a “study” for a proposed bypass route (Fonda connector) through Montgomery County and they plan to spend much more. more »»

Animal abuse happens in Fulton County

January 7, 2015 I believe we have seen plenty of examples of animal abuse in Fulton County. more »»

Paid leave for screenings a good deal

January 6, 2015 January is Cervical Cancer Awareness month. Cervical cancer can affect any woman, but is most common among women older than 30. Early detection is essential. more »»

Where would America be if bill passed?

January 2, 2015 Like it or not, there’s a looming military confrontation ahead of us with China as it grows stronger both militarily and economically. more »»

Look at ‘12 Days of Energy Savings’

December 30, 2014 Over the past five years, New Yorkers’ electric bills have risen steadily, in part due to high taxes and transmission costs. more »»

County unfairly neglected by program

December 27, 2014 On Thursday, Dec. 11, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the latest 2014 grant awards from New York State’s Regional Economic Development Councils, including 62 projects in the Mohawk Valley region. more »»

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 »»



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