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No muzzling the watchdog

March 1, 2016 No doubt many politicians, both Republican and Democrat, cheered Donald Trump silently for a comment he made last week. more »»

U.S. must help allies

February 29, 2016 If as many as 200 U.S. troops were killed in a terrorist attack, Americans would demand to know how it could have happened. more »»

State must eye mergers

February 28, 2016 Another year, another reminder in Fulton County of how expensive it is when districts fail to merge. Hopefully, the state will do more in the future to give districts the needed incentive to merge. more »»

Cheers and jeers

February 27, 2016 CHEERS — To our firefighters. more »»

Sheriff’s plans sound

February 26, 2016 There’s a new sheriff in town — actually, for all the towns in Fulton County. New Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino brings with him a lot of plans for his department, many of which sound good. more »»

Technology driving issue

February 25, 2016 Justice Department lawyers insist gaining access to information on a cellphone used by a dead terrorist is a critical matter of national security. But Apple Inc. more »»

Bureaucracy wanting more

February 24, 2016 How worried are you about the Ebola virus? You remember, Ebola — the disease that was in the headlines in 2014. How about the Zika virus? Yes, the one making news no. more »»

Pensions must be sustainable

February 23, 2016 A recent report from the Empire Center shows the average New York state teacher who retired after working 30 years for the state’s public schools collected an average of $67,476 per year in pension... more »»

Dissidents abandoned

February 22, 2016 President Barack Obama has said that when he visits Cuba in March, he will discuss human rights abuses by that brutal regime. more »»

District right to delay change

February 21, 2016 Sometimes, people need time to consider changes. more »»

Cheers and jeers

February 20, 2016 CHEERS — To reminding parents and fans about sportsmanship. Parents of high school athletes sometimes fail to keep their kids’ competitions in perspective. more »»

Committee should help

February 19, 2016 The former Sherman’s Amusement Park property could be a big attraction for the town, but there is a small problem: The town can’t decide exactly what to do with it. more »»

Consider right to die

February 18, 2016 Proposed legislation in the New York State Assembly and Senate would create a “right to die,” enabling people suffering from painful terminal illnesses to use medication provided by a physician to... more »»

Rocket fuels questions

February 17, 2016 U.S. officials reported recently that Cuba has returned a dummy Hellfire missile accidentally shipped there in 2014. more »»

Strategy must be long-term

February 16, 2016 From the beginning of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan during the Soviet occupation years ago, American intelligence and political officials made enormous mistakes. more »»

Keep parks in good shape

February 15, 2016 New is good if you are a politician. You like to be able to announce new programs and new facilities such as recreational areas. more »»

Police set good example

February 14, 2016 Gloversville police are providing a good example of what it means to protect and serve. We hope all of our local police departments follow that example. more »»

How republics perish

February 14, 2016 If you believed America’s longest war, in Afghanistan, was coming to an end, be advised: It is not. Departing U.S. commander Gen. John Campbell says there will need to be U.S. more »»

Progressives’ itch to regulate speech

February 14, 2016 Bernie Sanders, greedy for power to punish people he considers greedy, has occasioned 2016’s best joke (reported in Bloomberg Businessweek): “In the Bernie Sanders drinking game, every time he... more »»

My first ride in a ‘driverless’ car

February 14, 2016 This past Tuesday, I had my first ride in an autonomous car. The anticipation for me was a bit like a kid waiting for Christmas. more »»

 
 
 

 

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