Opinion

Letter to the Editor: Elect officials who will address climate

In the early 1900s, we went from horse and buggy and kerosene lighting to gasoline autos and electricity in about 20 years. Not only was this most convenient, but automakers and oil companies made huge profits. Today, both humans and other planetary life are facing an existential crisis in global warming/climate change. We have the technology to convert quickly to clean, renewable energy, and we can, just like we converted in the early 1900s. But…
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Letter to the Editor: Put blame where it belongs — on Trump

To all out there in Trump world, remember when our country went into, let’s call it, a black hole? It was when Trump was in charge and denied what was happening. We, the United States, lead the world in COVID deaths. The United States of America — over 750,000 dead. The economy went off the rails at record speed, people lost their jobs and homes and had no money for food, and it’s still happening.…
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Take time to try to quit smoking

About 34 million U.S. adults still smoke cigarettes, and smoking remains the largest preventable cause of death and illness in the world. Smoking causes an estimated 480,000 deaths each year (about one out of every five). While the national smoking rate has declined from about 42% in 1965 to 14% in 2019, the Fulton County rate is 23.3%, which is in the top five in New York state. Our youth smoking rate is lower, at…
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ENDORSEMENT: DeSantis has earned a full term as Gloversville’s mayor

ENDORSEMENT: DeSantis has earned a full term as Gloversville’s mayor

The city of Gloversville is finally headed in the right direction when it comes to finances, addressing blight, improving recreational opportunities for citizens, securing grants and making the city more friendly and open to business. To keep that momentum going, it needs a steady hand at the top with the experience, temperament and a history of solving problems. So when Gloversville voters go to the polls to elect their mayor on Tuesday, they should stick…
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Don’t trust the Gloversville Party

Don’t trust the Gloversville Party and its false facts: The grants are not what they claim. The taxpayers must contribute a portion of the money. Do they all live in Gloversville? No. Is that OK with you? Bipartisan? No. RINO is what it is. They actively work against the true Republicans. Don’t forget the ridiculous investigation that wasted taxpayers’ money and was totally political. The city attorney was “unprofessional” and resigned, but was then awarded…
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America is in a very strange period now

Are we in the Twilight Zone, or did we fall down the rabbit hole? Stuart Scheller spends time in jail for telling the truth about the most horrible military disgrace in our nation in Afghanistan, but Timothy Simpkins in Texas can shoot up a school, injure four and walk free? We keep our northern border closed while the COVID infected, drug-resistant TB, terrorists and undocumented immigrants pass freely through our southern border. We mask up…
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