Letters to the Editor

Find out how to help prevent suicide

If not you, who? No one wants to think that any of their loved ones or friends would ever contemplate taking his or her own life. The unfortunate fact is that suicide occurs in the lives of people from all walks of life, those who have happy, stable families and people whose familial ...

Thank you for the support shown

To all who provided support: I wish to express my deepest appreciation to all who attended the Guiding Eyes for the Blind fundraiser on Aug. 13, at Karen’s Produce. The fundraiser was a great success. I would like to thank all who donated; the Leader-Herald for the beautiful article; my ...

The real story behind the sewer lines

An interesting history is involved in the sewer line break near East Pine Street. It was originally laid to bring all sewage, especially tannery sewage, into Gloversville’s new “state of the art” sewage treatment plant that began operations about 1905. Residents who lived in and around ...

League thanks all who supported them

The Marine Corps League Adirondack Detachment 787 would like to extend a thank you to the community for the overwhelming generosity and support during the recent fundraiser held at Gloversville Walmart on Sept. 4. The day was a big success and the community support was overwhelming. All ...

Global warming is not a hoax

Global warming a hoax? No way, Jose. We just had two category 4 hurricanes hit the U.S. within three weeks of each other, with another one out at sea. This broke all records. Why did this happen? Because, in spite of our cool summer in the northeast, the overall earth temperature is warmer, ...

The KKK are in our neighborhoods

I’ll admit to being a skeptic when I first heard of the KKK kitty litter fliers going around Fulton County. I thought perhaps these were some edgy teenagers out for a sick laugh. However, on Sept. 2, I witnessed two people with white supremacist clothing out in public. One was a man ...

Bill Rowback inspires young people

I just graduated from high school. Like many young people in our city, I always wanted to leave Gloversville after I graduated. Before now, I never really paid attention to politics. Politicians always appeared to me to be a group of people with smooth answers for everything. That all changed ...

GOP picnic a big success

Sixth annual Republi”cans” and clams a big success On Aug. 26, the Fulton County Republican Club held its annual picnic. A rousing time was had by over 100 local attendees. What a showing — Fulton County Republican strong. Elected officials in attendance were State Sen. James Tedisco, ...

King hasn’t fixed Gloversville yet

If your car needs new brakes, an oil change, and a crack in the windshield fixed, would you fix the problems or would you wait eight years and pat yourself on the back for not spending the money on fixing the problems? Chances are that you would fix the problems because you would know that it ...

Johnstown city street blunder

I live on East Clinton Street between Fon Clare and Glebe Street. Last year 2016, our street was paved. They did not mill or take off the top layer as they did the rest of the streets in the city that were paved. This has caused a problem with the people on the south side of the street with our ...

Who will King really represent?

Dayton King states that even though he isn’t in the mayor’s office during the day, it’s not a big deal. He states that while he’s out selling real estate, in the CMK office doing public service announcements for CMK, or video recording basketball games for his co-workers, he’s really ...

Gloversville Party brings harmony

On Jan. 12, 2016, the first officials from the Gloversville Party took their seats on the city council. From that day, the entire atmosphere at City Hall changed to one of cooperation and mutual respect. The contention and inter-personal animosity that were so frequent before that time ...

Conductor thanks all for supporting band

As conductor of the Gloversville Civic Band, I wish to thank all of those who have made our summer band series such a success. The board, our many corporate and private sponsors, DPW, government officials and candidates have shown wonderful support. The Leader-Herald, WENT, WCSS and other ...

Proud of my record as mayor of our city

I am writing this letter to the registered voters in the city of Gloversville who haven’t yet made up their mind on who to vote for in this year’s mayor election. While I am never satisfied, I am very proud of the progress our city has made since I became the mayor in 2010. Our city has not ...

Libraries already practice sharing

A favorite phrase among politicians of late is “shared services.” Public libraries have a long standing tradition of just that and nowhere was it more evident than during the Aug. 21, Great American Eclipse. While many libraries across the nation received official eclipse glasses, the ...

Thank you to all who helped with fire

Mayor William Peeler and the Fonda Village Board of Trustees would like to thank all of the following fire departments, law enforcement agencies and local merchants for their help and assistance during the Mancini Oil fire. ∫Town of Mohawk Fire Department ∫Village of Fultonville Fire ...

Mayorial signs are confusing

Confused. That’s what I am and what I imagine many others with some political knowledge are in the city of Gloversville. There is a mayoral contest to be decided. Signs are everywhere. This is what has me confused. Is there another new political party? Incumbent Republican Mayor Dayton ...

Support the right party during election

I support the Gloversville Party and those running under its designation in the upcoming primary and general elections for posts in Gloversville city government. I have known Vincent DeSantis and Marcia Weiss since the 1960s when we attended Gloversville High School. Vincent DeSantis and I ...

GOP-supported candidates have lost

The Gloversville Republican Committee has not been able to support a winning candidate for mayor since before the attacks of 9/11. The last time they supported a winning candidate was Mayor Frank Laporta in the summer of 2001. They are clearly a group of people who are out of touch with the ...

September is recovery month

September is National Recovery Month, an initiative sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This year’s theme is: Join the voices for recovery: strengthen families and communities. By celebrating those living in recovery from addiction, we can ...