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Cheers and jeers

March 15, 2014 CHEERS — To positive energy. Montgomery County Executive Matt Ossenfort and others of his generation need to be listened to, not just heard, but listened to. There is a big difference. more »»

Confusing coup policy

March 14, 2014 No wonder so many foreign leaders are reluctant to go along with U.S. policy initiatives. more »»

Rail proposals need a look

March 13, 2014 While high-speed passenger train service is not on track in the area yet, it may be soon. more »»

Good luck with insurance

March 12, 2014 March 31 may be a significant — and very expensive — date in your life. Don’t know why? That is not unusual. Tens of millions of Americans do not, according to public opinion polls. more »»

Overtime change OK

March 11, 2014 The Johnstown Town Board recently voted to limit overtime pay, paid at time and a half, for its employees to only situations when employees actually work more than 40 hours in a given wee. more »»

Duplication unnecessary

March 10, 2014 Investigators with the Government Accountability Office tell us approximately $1.4 billion was spent by the government on autism research between 2008 and 2012. That is the good news. more »»

Meal rules bittersweet

March 9, 2014 School districts can offer healthier food, but that doesn’t mean students will eat it. more »»

Cheers and jeers

March 8, 2014 CHEERS — To accountability. In quick action by the administration of Fulton-Montgomery Community College, students were told anyone smoking in their rooms would be dismissed from the college. more »»

Closing parks hurt areas

March 7, 2014 In all likelihood, an Interior Department report this week was intended by President Barack Obama as another slap at conservatives in Congress. more »»

Drug issue a serious one

March 6, 2014 A school is no place for drugs. We think everyone would agree with that. Similarly, those who are found to have illegal drugs should not be working as educators. more »»

Wily Putin bests Obama

March 5, 2014 U.S. officials’ blustery but empty reaction to Russian intervention in Ukraine sums up failures in foreign policy by President Barack Obama and his administratio. more »»

Help others before illegals

March 4, 2014 Gov. Andrew Cuomo has indicated that if the New York State Senate passes the Dream Act, he will sign the legislation into law. We urge him to reconsider that choice. more »»

Help others before illegals

March 4, 2014 Gov. Andrew Cuomo has indicated that if the New York State Senate passes the Dream Act, he will sign the legislation into law. We urge him to reconsider that choice. more »»

Close some bases abroad

March 3, 2014 Americans may be paying more for defense while getting less in troop strength, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel hinted last week. more »»

Council must obey the law

March 2, 2014 Sometimes, internal political conflict turns Gloversville Common Council meetings into a circus sideshow. As an example, look what happened at the Common Council meeting Tuesday. more »»

Cheers and jeers

March 1, 2014 CHEERS — To Garrett Boblowski. We needed to get this Glebe Street Elementary School third-grader’s name out there. Garrett, in conjunction with the 100th day of school, completed a 100-mile run. more »»

Remember the laughter

February 28, 2014 Few of the expensive films Hollywood has produced, now in the past, stand the test of time. more »»

Get deal for park done

February 27, 2014 It’s good to see economic development officials from Fulton and Montgomery counties have not abandoned the plan to develop a regional business par. more »»

Expected cuts happening

February 26, 2014 About 16 million older Americans rely on Medicare Advantage policies to supplement their government health insurance. more »»

Revaluations bring fairness

February 25, 2014 The city of Johnstown is considering a property revaluation. The city’s equalization rate has fallen to 73 percent, which isn’t the lowest in Fulton County but is still in need of improvement. more »»

 
 

 

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