Opinion

Ramp up the pressure

Editorials

One can understand why North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un thought he could get away with lying to President Donald Trump. He and his predecessors did it successfully with previous presidents, so why not? But Kim’s failure to keep his promises about abandoning nuclear weapons is not working ...

Is it good for Americans?

Editorials

The key question being raised over President Donald Trump’s agreement with Mexican officials on a new trade pact points straight to the reason why so many Americans are unhappy with the current system of regulating trade between our country and others. Trump said this week Mexican officials ...

A bandaid won’t fix the problem

Editorials

U.S. Trade Rep Robert Lighthizer says President Trump wants to “modernize” America’s trade deals, but this week the Agriculture Department is dusting off an ancient New Deal program to assist farm casualties of his trade policy. USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue on Monday announced $5.9 ...

Larry Sharpe has a true vision for New York

Letters to the Editor

Larry Sharpe, Libertarian candidate for governor, visited Gloversville on Aug. 28, and spoke at the American Legion, where he explained many of his ideas to improve New York state. One of his core policies is to move control and decision making from the state level in Albany toward the ...

Going backwards

Editorials

We nostalgically remember the days — about two years ago — when the Environmental Protection Agency worked diligently to protect our environment for the benefit of our long-term health. But while most of us were absorbed this past week with trials and plea deals for those closely ...

Gerard McAuliffe is the choice for family court

Letters to the Editor

Family court judge is one of the most challenging jobs to which one can aspire. A family court judge must have extraordinary legal ability, uncompromising ethics and a cool as a cucumber temperament. I have known Gerard McAuliffe professionally for over 25 years, and I can attest to the fact ...

Trust and verify strategy

Editorials

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un may have been jubilant about his deal with President Donald Trump, reached earlier this summer during their meeting in Singapore. Kim may have believed that, in exchange for mere promises, he had gained Trump’s unqualified trust. That would have fit nicely ...

A man of ideals contrasted with a man of the deal

Letters to the Editor

An old advertising adage advises to “sell the sizzle, not the steak.” If there is any consensus on the passing of Sen. John McCain, it is that of respect and admiration for a man of ideals, heroism in the face of terrible adversity and grace under fire-a man of substance and quality ...

Vote in November to save our Democracy

Letters to the Editor

Donald Trump was invited to Camp Drum on Aug. 13, by U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik. Due to very poor planning, Trump was asked to announce the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019, in honor of Sen. McCain. Disgracefully, Trump refused to even say Sen. McCain’s ...

McCain left a legacy

Editorials

During 60 years in public service, first in the Navy and more recently as a United States senator, John McCain made many sacrifices and did enormous good for us, his fellow Americans. Before passing on to his reward, he rendered one more very great service. He reminded us who we ...

Get the facts before voting in November

Letters to the Editor

When you enter your polling station in November, do not be deceived. Instead of being pulled in by deceptive political ads shown on television, get the facts straight. It is no longer a Republican or Democratic issue. This is well pointed out by the letter to the editor submitted by Patricia ...

Now is the time to fix stop before a child is hurt

Letters to the Editor

This is an open letter to the Fulton County Highway Superintendent, the Board of Supervisors, Traffic Safety Board and the Buildings and Grounds Highway Committee. Several requests, over the past year, have been made to the highway superintendent and committees to have the stop and stop ...

Everyone needs to come together to make America great

Letters to the Editor

Wake up to reality. The Democrats and the media (its propaganda arm) keep calling Donald Trump and his voters: Nazis, racists, bigots, misogynists and just about every other phobics in the dictionary. We’re the uneducated, deplorable, Bible clinging and gun toting followers that work hard ...

Not enough punishment

Editorials

A New Jersey woman who used a knife to intimidate two 4-year-olds pleaded guilty several days ago — and was placed on probation. Incredible. Adetokunbo Akinnaso, 64, directed a child care center. When the two children were taken to her office for disciplinary reasons, she brandished a ...

Time for a change of leadership

Editorials

Typically, I do not write a mid-year review but as of the meeting held on Aug. 20 at town of Johnstown, it is required, due to the direct attacks that were staged between the Town Supervisor and the Fulton County Republican Committee. Note, all Board Members of the town of Johnstown are ...

Is winning a free ticket?

Editorials

Ohio State University football coach Urban Meyer will lose about $725,000 as a result of the suspensions he has served and will serve. If that seems like a lot, consider that it is less than one-tenth what Meyer is expected to be paid this year. Is the punishment for what Meyer did — or, ...

Citizens Against Local Landfills continue the fight

Letters to the Editor

Citizens Against Local Landfills is expressing deep concern about recent developments in Montgomery and Fulton counties regarding the hallmark waste disposal agreement that the counties put into place following the dissolution of Montgomery Otsego Schoharie Waste Management Authority, the ...

Gerard McAuliffe is best candidate for judgeship

Letters to the Editor

I highly recommend voting for Gerard McAuliffe for Fulton County Family Court judge because I worked in law enforcement for 31 plus years. I was actively involved in all aspects of criminal investigations as well as Department of Social Services investigations and Family Court proceedings. In ...

Michael Smrtic is a consummate professional

Letters to the Editor

I was asked to document my experience as a local attorney who specializes and concentrates a large portion of my litigation practice on family law matters and matrimonial action. I have three decades of experience and have handled, litigated, tried and/or negotiated well over 2,000 family ...

The persisting problem

Editorials

The arrest of an illegal immigrant for the murder of an Iowa college student is adding fuel to the fire of calls for a revamped immigration policy. Perhaps Americans should look first at enforcement of existing rules. Cristhian Behena Rivera, 24, is charged with murdering Mollie Tibbetts near ...