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Close gaps in plan first

May 5, 2016 We Americans have big hearts. They go out to people forced from their homes by vicious terrorists, including the Islamic State. But we have wide-open eyes and ears, too. more »»

Job policy ridiculous

May 4, 2016 Some employers have very good reasons for rejecting job applicants with criminal histories. For example, you probably don’t want your local police department offering jobs to convicted felons. more »»

Take look at explosives

May 3, 2016 The town of Amsterdam will hold a public meeting May 18 on a proposal to ban the sale, distribution, possession or use of binary explosives. more »»

‘Jessie’s Law’ can save lives

May 2, 2016 Jessie Grubb fought a long battle against opioid addiction. She nearly won. But the 30-year-old woman fell through one of the many cracks in how we Americans handle substance abuse, and it killed her. more »»

Levy hike unfortunate

May 1, 2016 The Gloversville Public Library should have checked out a way to reduce the tax-levy increase in its proposed budget. more »»

Cheers and jeers

April 30, 2016 CHEERS — To a fishing derby. Every kid at some point should have an opportunity to do a little fishing. more »»

Check out land bank

April 29, 2016 Gloversville should give serious consideration to endorsing a proposed land bank. The idea could pair nicely with some other housing initiatives planned in the city. more »»

Common sense lacking

April 28, 2016 “Common Sense,” written by one of the founding fathers, Thomas Paine, was something of a handbook for American colonists thinking of forming a new government in 1776. more »»

N. Korea a world threat

April 27, 2016 North Korea clearly is working feverishly to increase its military capability and to heighten worry about it among other world leaders. more »»

NIMBY kills opportunities

April 26, 2016 A rather unscientific show of hands at a recent Johnstown Town Board meeting seems to have put the kibosh on a three-day music festival proposed for a property on Route 67. more »»

Cuba strategy a failure

April 25, 2016 When he changed U.S. policy toward Cuba in 2014, despite widespread opposition in Congress, President Barack Obama insisted his goal was to improve life for the people of that island country. more »»

Ease up on independents

April 24, 2016 New York state law treats registered independents looking to vote in a primary like an unwanted third wheel: Their presence will be tolerated, but only if they can avoid being ditched by the coup. more »»

Cheers and jeers

April 23, 2016 CHEERS — To Johnstown’s native daughter. In 2020, when you look at a new $10 bill, you’ll be able to say one of the people depicted on the bill is from your are. more »»

Volunteers still needed

April 22, 2016 According to the Firemen's Association of the State of New York, New York's volunteer firefighters not only save lives, they also save billions in tax dollars for the stat. more »»

Pork feast continues

April 21, 2016 Remember when Congress said it was eliminating earmark spending? Absurd wastes of taxpayer money through pork barrel projects were going to be a thing of the past. Not so fas. more »»

City made right call

April 20, 2016 Gloversville’s relationship with the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth certainly seems to have improved lately. more »»

Get tough on EPA

April 19, 2016 When the tables are turned, the U.. more »»

Banning books wrong

April 18, 2016 Nearly everyone agrees censorship and banning books (or, rather, eliminating access to books) are wrong ... except for that one book he or she disagrees with or that makes him or her uncomfortabl. more »»

Bite bullet, stay under cap

April 17, 2016 The Gloversville Enlarged School District is facing an unusual situation this year. more »»

Cheers and jeers

April 16, 2016 CHEERS — To a productive visit. Members of the New York Innovative Communities Network visited Gloversville this week to have a meeting and look at the challenges facing the city. more »»

 
 
 

 

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