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Think of real gift for Christmas

December 21, 2013 From Eugene Peterson’s contemporary language translation of the Bible come these words: At that point Peter got up the nerve to ask, “Master, how many times do I forgive a brother or sister who hurt... more »»

Exploring ‘Happy Accidents’

December 1, 2013 With a forward by Carol Burnett, the serendipitous events of Jane Lynch’s life are told by the comedian in her 2011 memoir, “Happy Accidents,” published by Hyperion. more »»

Body and brain work to curb pain

October 6, 2013 This week, I decided to skip the questions I have been asked recently and focus on an event that happened to me recently. I have a patient who came in to see me for pain contro. more »»

An Acropolis on the arterial

September 29, 2013 For all those who may have been living under a rock over the summer months, I need to tell you, in case you haven’t heard, the Walmart Supercenter is open for business. With much fanfare, I will ad. more »»

Residents, businesses see community’s value

September 13, 2013 Voices of Community, By PAUL CONNELIE As the new school year gets under way, high school students across the region are nervously leafing through their newly issued chemistry textbooks. more »»

Several ways to address elbow inflammation

August 11, 2013 MR. GOODEMOTE: I am 95 percent positive that I have tendonitis. I was told it is “tennis elbow. more »»

What Johnson Hall and chicken wings have in common

August 11, 2013 It does not often occur, but on occasion I am asked to name my favorite examples of local architecture. I am sad to say that I don’t really have a strong list of must-see favorites. more »»

Local health column ready to resume

July 14, 2013 Recently I asked permission to start writing for The Leader-Herald again, and thankfully they agreed. But this time will be different than last time. more »»

Lighthouse offering a valuable service

July 12, 2013 The Lighthouse is a community residence dedicated to providing women suffering from chemical dependency with a supportive living environment and treatment necessary to effect their recovery and... more »»

Group aims to encourage new business development

July 11, 2013 The major goal of the CEO Roundtable is to create a business- friendly climate in the Fulton and Montgomery County region. more »»

Well-designed parks boost quality of life

July 7, 2013 For all our needs to protect ourselves from the elements with buildings, we still hold a latent desire to be outside, soak in the sun and do something, or maybe, not do something. more »»

Keep eye on safety this season

June 19, 2013 Baseballs, paintballs, golf balls, power tools, lawn mowers, slingshots, fishhooks, fireworks, firearms and elbows in the eye are all major contributors to eye injuries that are in steady supply... more »»

Education requires families

June 16, 2013 By JOHN METALLO It seems like it’s been since forever we have been trying to improve the public schools in America, and closer to home, in New York stat. more »»

We can plan for success without a crystal ball

May 19, 2013 When I was a kid, I used to wonder if there was anything real about objects of prediction such as crystal balls. They were always such an essential tool of witches and wizards. more »»

Research paper not the answer

May 2, 2013 Lately, I’ve found most of the comic relief I need in my day in the morning newspapers when reading about the next big thing that will solve the problems with New York state’s public schools. more »»

Success on Main Street starts with you and me

April 21, 2013 So I have been attending some recent workshops sponsored by the CEO Roundtable about how to revitalize Main Stree. more »»

Urban renewal led to misery on Main Street

March 25, 2013 When I was a teenager I had a friend who lived downstate and was in Niskayuna visiting her grandfather. We made a plan to have her drive from Schenectady to Johnstown for an afternoon visit. more »»

Pros, cons of plan looked at

March 12, 2013 For quite some time, but with greater diligence over the past year and a half, the Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education has investigated the concept of grade-level grouping. more »»

Time for a meaningful discussion about design

February 17, 2013 Have you ever been somewhere and thought to yourself, “Wow, this place is cool; I want to spend more time here”? Conversely, maybe you have thought, “O-M-G, get me out of here now. more »»

Students in sports can thrive

February 10, 2013 By JOHN METALLO U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently announced a decision that requires schools to allow students with disabilities to participate in interscholastic athletics. more »»



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