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Cheers and jeers

December 20, 2014 CHEERS — To a grant to help fight blight. more »»

Punish malfeasance

December 19, 2014 It is nothing new that the penalty for malfeasance in federal government often is a promotion. Another example of the practice surfaced this week. more »»

Stay safe when smoking

December 18, 2014 A fatal fire at any time of the year is devastating; knowing a family has lost a loved one just before Christmas seems even more tragic. more »»

Take a look at new plan

December 17, 2014 We hope Gloversville residents get the information they need about the proposed comprehensive plan. more »»

Bill would aid transparency

December 16, 2014 With all the worry over a “government shutdown” predominating news from Capitol Hill last week, one failure by Congress passed almost unnoticed. more »»

Climate issues not settled

December 15, 2014 During a visit to California earlier this year, President Barack Obama linked the lengthy drought there to climate change. more »»

A better way to help state

December 14, 2014 Christmas comes early with Santa Cuomo. The governor likes to give out gifts before the actual holiday, through the Regional Economic Development Council process, now in its fourth year. more »»

Cheers and jeers

December 13, 2014 CHEERS — To treating animals as animals. A New York state appeals court ruled last week a chimpanzee is not entitled to the rights of a human. more »»

Troubling questions

December 12, 2014 Much of the contents of a Senate report on use of torture by the CIA was known before the document was released this week. more »»

Eye change to Scaffold Law

December 11, 2014 If Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature want to show New York state is open for business, one way would be to reform the Scaffold Law. more »»

Management matters

December 10, 2014 What if a key, prestigious position in the federal government was open — but the president was having trouble finding someone interested in filling it? That would — or should — send a message to the... more »»

Gloversville a safe city

December 9, 2014 People who live or work in Gloversville know it is a safe city. However, city officials and residents should dispel the damaging myth that Gloversville is dangerous. more »»

U.S. must tackle issues

December 8, 2014 Rioters in Ferguson, Mo., held the attention of most in the media and the public recently. more »»

CRG taking good step

December 7, 2014 It took far too long, but it is good the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth finally seems willing to admit it is a public agency. more »»

Cheers and jeers

December 6, 2014 CHEERS — To the snowplow crews. We take the plow drivers for granted all winter, but their job isn’t easy. So far this season, the local crews have been doing a nice job. more »»

Congress can get work done

December 5, 2014 Time is running out for Congress to act on critical pieces of legislation. more »»

Re-evaluate public pensions

December 4, 2014 Local lawmakers would be wise to support the drumbeat for pension reform at the state level. more »»

Listen to professionals

December 3, 2014 As leaks from the Pentagon grow in the wake of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s decision to step down, it becomes apparent part of the problem has been White House micromanaging of the military. more »»

Governor’s plan overkill

December 2, 2014 In the wake of the historic 7-foot snowfall in Buffalo last month, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has criticized the federally funded National Weather Service for not doing enough to predict the damaging storm. more »»

EPA must be accountable

December 1, 2014 White House aides say that if Congress attempts to establish new requirements that the Environmental Protection Agency disclose information such as the scientific basis for its rulings, President... more »»



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