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Sales tax theft costly

July 22, 2014 Recently, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance seized Pour Jim's Family Restaurant and Tavern for allegedly owing $413,313 in unpaid taxes, mostly sales tax. more »»

 
 
 
Garnishment unnecessary

July 21, 2014 Most Americans probably believe the main threat they face from the Environmental Protection Agency is higher electric bills. That is incorrec. more »»

Make groups disclose info

July 20, 2014 The state has to take a harder line with public authorities that refuse to disclose needed information. For an example, look no further than the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth. more »»

Cheers and jeers

July 19, 2014 CHEERS — To “pop-up” museums. Fulton County Historian Samantha Hall-Saladino wants to introduce the county to what’s known as a “pop-up” museum. more »»

Keep eye on fund for team

July 18, 2014 It’s hard to imagine a future without the Buffalo Bills in Western New York. There are economic benefits to having a professional team that — to an extent — the state can enjoy. more »»

Pope should visit shrine

July 17, 2014 Pope Francis should take a look next year at a local site closely connected to four saints. more »»

One way to stop waste

July 16, 2014 Estimates by federal agencies they in effect threw away nearly $100 billion last year should infuriate taxpayers. It is our hard-earned money, after all. more »»

Devices can help county

July 15, 2014 Fulton County District Attorney Louise Sira wants the county to spend $54,450 on three new license plate readers, one each for the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, the Johnstown Police Department and... more »»

Border plan still unknown

July 14, 2014 President Barack Obama has said he will act on his own to change U.S. immigration policy. But what does he have in mind? During a recent speech, the president dropped a hin. more »»

Should post be part time?

July 13, 2014 Recent news about the full-time Gloversville mayor getting a second job should raise the issue of whether the mayoral seat should be part time. more »»

Cheers and jeers

July 12, 2014 CHEERS — To sweet publicity. more »»

Presidency in shambles

July 11, 2014 President Barack Obama was in Texas this week, according to the White House. Was he taking a look at a major humanitarian crisis in that state and Arizona? No. more »»

Give SMART ideas a chance

July 10, 2014 As Fulton County tries to improve water services, our local governments should take the ideas seriously and review the proposals closel. more »»

Re-evaluate U.S. policy

July 9, 2014 Fifty-six people, most of them old women selling food to make money so they could eat, died when Boko Haram terrorists set off a bomb in a Nigerian marketplace last Tuesday. more »»

Public lacks information

July 8, 2014 Recent revelations about a state Department of Education investigation into grading practices at the Oppenheim-Ephratah Central School District have, once again, highlighted the need for better... more »»

Obama acts on his own

July 7, 2014 Congress would not go along with President Barack Obama’s plan to drive electricity prices up. So Obama is acting on his own to do so. U.. more »»

Rights need protection

July 6, 2014 As the technology has allowed bullying to go from school halls to cyberspace, governments predictably have looked at protecting children from Internet-based harassment. more »»

Cheers and jeers

July 5, 2014 CHEERS — To many displays. If you were looking for fireworks displays to watch over the Fourth of July weekend, you’ve had many opportunities. Tonight and Sunday, you have even more. more »»

Remember local history

July 4, 2014 Today, as local residents celebrate Independence Day, they should remember how much they owe the people who came before them, and helped blaze the path to freedo. more »»

‘Chronic’ issues awful

July 2, 2014 “Significant and chronic system failures” have occurred at the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to a just-concluded White House investigation. more »»

 
 

 

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