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State must cut overtime

September 2, 2014 New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli recently released a report that showed for the first six months of the year, New York state employees were paid $316 million in overtime. more »»

 
 
 
More answers needed on VA

September 1, 2014 It will come as no surprise to those who watch the government closely that the Department of Veterans Affairs has concluded it was not responsible for the deaths of veterans kept waiting for care at... more »»

State must rein in NYRA

August 31, 2014 Let’s hope the state’s problems with gambling stay confined to the New York Racing Association. more »»

Cheers and jeers

August 30, 2014 CHEERS — To a remarkable woman. Barbara Spraker, who died Monday at age 89, had great love for her family and country. She also was passionate about preserving local history. more »»

Terrorists can be homegrown

August 29, 2014 Americans have gone abroad on their own to fight for many causes during our nation’s histor. more »»

Other issues need attention

August 28, 2014 Now that proposals in Gloversville involving citywide Common Council elections and hiring a city manager have died in the council chambers, it’s time for the city to turn its focus to the many issue... more »»

Terrorists must fear U.S.

August 27, 2014 After American journalist James Foley was murdered by Islamic State terrorists several days ago, there was concern about another U.S. reporter taken hostage about two years ago. more »»

Boundaries trip up plans

August 26, 2014 The governments of Fulton and Montgomery counties want to build a regional business park, but they need the town of Mohawk and the city of Johnstown to agree to a tax revenue-sharing agreement firs. more »»

‘Transition’ not going well

August 25, 2014 New York state education officials are attempting to put the best face on what are some subpar outcomes. more »»

State should back efforts

August 24, 2014 Fulton County has a good idea. We hope the state will get behind it. The county is putting to use a new policy to help cities and towns legally fight assessment-reduction claims. more »»

Cheers and jeers

August 23, 2014 CHEERS — To Anna King and her supporters. more »»

Blame Hamas for deaths

August 22, 2014 Negotiators from Israel and the Hamas terrorist group that controls Gaza met under Egyptian sponsorship this week, in an attempt to end fighting between the two. more »»

Ward system still works

August 21, 2014 Gloversville voters may be asked this fall to decide if they want citywide Common Council elections. more »»

Other gov’ts buying U.S.

August 20, 2014 Another reminder of the seriousness of the national debt came earlier this summer, when foreign holdings of U.. more »»

A helpful Armadillo

August 19, 2014 The Fulton County Board of Supervisors is considering purchasing a $50,000 Armadillo Crime Deterrence Vehicle to help reduce crim. more »»

Be cautious with advisers

August 18, 2014 To Americans of a certain age, the news out of Washington may sound disturbingly similar to reports from more than a half-century ago. more »»

More jobs still in play

August 17, 2014 While a developer’s play to locate a casino in Montgomery County went bust, there will be more opportunities for local officials to lend a hand to businesses to bring jobs to the area. more »»

Cheers and jeers

August 16, 2014 CHEERS — To planning on public involvement. Fulton County Administrative Officer Jon Stead recently outlined for supervisors the county’s Strategic Plan. more »»

Ground attacks will win fight

August 15, 2014 Islamic State terrorists poised to conquer Iraq will suffer from U.S. airstrikes — but that will not be enough to defeat them. Only attacks on the ground can do that. more »»

Who will pay for meals?

August 14, 2014 U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s heart is in the right place with her Summer Meals Act proposal. Too many children who receive free and reduced lunch during the school year go hungry during the summe. more »»

‘Profiling’ can help

August 13, 2014 Perhaps it is time federal airport security screeners are told to do more “profiling” of a sort. A week ago, a San Francisco woman managed to sneak aboard an airliner in San Jose, Calif. more »»

 
 

 

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