Opinion

It too, can rest in hallowed ground

Editorials

Sept. 11, 2001, seems so long ago, in many ways. A whole generation of Americans has no personal recollection of that tragic day. We are being reminded of it once again, by the announcement that some wreckage from Flight 93, no longer needed for purposes such as investigating the tragedy, ...

Doing the right thing

Editorials

You may want to sit down for this: Hollywood has done something worthy of praise. For once, the movie moguls have put ethics ahead of money. Paramount Network had planned a television reprise of the 1988 film, “Heathers.” The original version starred Winona Rider and Christian ...

June is Men’s Health Month

Letters to the Editor

Around the world people are celebrating June as Men’s Health Month. Men’s health month is built on the pillars of Awareness-Prevention–Education–Family. Men’s health month is credited with the increase in wellness activities for boys men’s health month is the time to encourage men ...

Please vote ‘yes’ today on library referendum

Letters to the Editor

I would like to urge the voters within the boundaries of the Greater Johnstown School District to vote “Yes” to the creation of a Johnstown Public Library District today. For over 115 years the Johnstown Public Library has received funding from the city of Johnstown. Now that the city ...

Vote yes to library referendum on Tuesday

Letters to the Editor

I would like to urge the voters within the boundaries of the Greater Johnstown School District to vote "Yes" to the creation of a Johnstown Public Library District on June 5th. For over 115 years the Johnstown Public Library has received funding from the City of Johnstown. Now that the City ...

Money can buy immunity

Editorials

The entertainment world’s dirty little secret — that money trumps morals — was on display again this week. After actress Roseanne Barr was fired by ABC over a racist tweet, stories of other questionable behavior began surfacing. An old picture of her dressed as Adolf Hitler and pulling ...

The marijuana debate in N.Y.

Editorials

Under New York state law, possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana in a public place is a Class B misdemeanor punishable by 3 months in jail. Public opinion in New York, though, is increasingly leaning toward legalizing possession, as well as the sale of marijuana for recreational ...

Life is tough, but it is good

Letters to the Editor

A few events: We finally got to spring. Miracles never cease. Now, we all need to think of Mother Nature; are you? Are you leaving some flowers for the monarchs and other butterflies. No, a perfect lawn is not good. No, you aren’t allergic to goldenrod; the pollen is heavy. It’s ...

Most young adults do not know how to count change

Letters to the Editor

I had several experiences similar to this one. I’m exiting the Thruway (before I got E-ZPass) and my toll was $2.25. I handed the clerk (a recent high school grad) a $5 bill and a quarter. She counted one, and then a second quarter. I then said, “I want three singles!” She had a dumbfound ...

Love for Jesus and following God’s word is the key

Letters to the Editor

You are not far off, John. But here are a few things to consider. We are under the law. The concept of grace replacing the law comes from man not from God. The Bible was originally spoken by God and written down in Hebrew. When translated into English, the Hebrew word Torah was translated as ...

Bigotry cannot be tolerated

Editorials

Social media is like alcohol, in some respects. When not handled with care, it can loosen inhibitions and affect judgment adversely. But also like alcohol, social media need not be harmful if used intelligently and in moderation. Ask Roseanne Barr about that. The entertainer’s career is a ...

The casting couch is no excuse

Editorials

To hear his lawyer tell it, Harvey Weinstein is in trouble for merely defending one of Hollywood’s longest and best-known traditions. “Mr. Weinstein did not invent the casting couch in Hollywood,” attorney Benjamin Brafman said Friday after the Manhattan district attorney charged his ...

Keeping your teen driver safe

Editorials

The most dangerous time in a teenager’s life is his or her first 12 months with a driver’s license. The National Safety Council makes that point, supported by some pretty scary statistics from both the council and Centers for Disease Control: ∫ Inexperienced teen drivers are three ...

Far from a sweet deal

Editorials

You may want to pick up a pack of Necco Wafers or one of those little boxes of candy hearts while you can. It is possible they may not be around for long. If so, part of the blame rests with Uncle Sam. The New England Confectionary Co., maker of those and other candies, has filed for ...

A dog and pony show

Editorials

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un probably has never heard the term “dog and pony show.” Nevertheless, he is engaging in one. A group of journalists from several countries, including the United States, has been invited to watch North Korean workers dismantle a nuclear weapons testing ...

A time to remember

Editorials

In large cemeteries in our cities and small ones on our hills and in our valleys, they lie. Some rest in churchyards, others in family plots. Some never made it home at all, remaining where they fell in far-off lands. We mourn them all today, Memorial Day. We celebrate their lives, give ...

Officials should be listening

Editorials

Members of Congress made their bipartisan frustration with the Department of Veterans Affairs clear this week. The U.S. Senate approved a bill expanding accessibility of veterans to private health care providers as an alternative to the VA system. The vote was 92-5. Previously, the House of ...

It may be a good thing

Editorials

For decades, North Korea’s vicious rulers have been able to count on Americans’ fervent, abiding desire for peace. Dictator Kim Jong Un, like his father and grandfather, views that as a weakness to be exploited. Our presidents, both Republican and Democrat, have been so desperate to avoid ...

The right thing to do

Editorials

Exactly what triggered Friday’s murderous rampage by Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, at his school in Santa Fe, Texas, has not been determined. But this week, his father speculated the boy may have been bullied in school. School officials say they have investigated allegations Pagourtzis was ...

Look for the bad apples

Editorials

Some in federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies blame President Donald Trump for raising questions in the public’s mind about whether they can be trusted. Instead, conscientious public servants in agencies such as the FBI and CIA should be blaming the bad apples in their own ...