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Obama must reverse course

September 10, 2014 President Barack Obama is expected to reveal at least the outline of a policy for dealing with Islamic State terrorists this week. He discussed it Tuesday with congressional leaders. more »»

Negotiations a public issue

September 9, 2014 New York state should join with Florida and Tennessee in making public-employee union contract negotiations subject to the state’s open meeting laws. more »»

Productivity must rise

September 8, 2014 Americans are renowned the world over for finding ways to work more efficiently, to produce more goods and services with less labor. For about half a century, beginning in the late 1940s, U.S. more »»

Requirements seem outdated

September 7, 2014 The Gloversville Common Council may loosen the city residency requirement for four positions, allowing candidates from throughout Fulton County. more »»

Cheers and jeers

September 6, 2014 CHEERS — To full-day prekindergarten. Several local schools received state grants for full-day pre-K programs. more »»

Taxes going wrong way

September 5, 2014 When the Montgomery County Legislature took over Jan. 1, there was the idea the new government would be better than the previous Board of Supervisors. more »»

Stop oil sales by terrorists

September 4, 2014 Islamic State terrorists are a greater threat than al-Qaida ever was. That is because they possess several advantages al-Qaida never enjoyed. more »»

Obama must stop terrorists

September 3, 2014 Comments Sunday by members of Congress familiar with the threat of terrorism should set off alarm bells in the heads of thoughtful Americans. more »»

State must cut overtime

September 2, 2014 New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli recently released a report that showed for the first six months of the year, New York state employees were paid $316 million in overtime. more »»

More answers needed on VA

September 1, 2014 It will come as no surprise to those who watch the government closely that the Department of Veterans Affairs has concluded it was not responsible for the deaths of veterans kept waiting for care at... more »»

State must rein in NYRA

August 31, 2014 Let’s hope the state’s problems with gambling stay confined to the New York Racing Association. more »»

Cheers and jeers

August 30, 2014 CHEERS — To a remarkable woman. Barbara Spraker, who died Monday at age 89, had great love for her family and country. She also was passionate about preserving local history. more »»

Terrorists can be homegrown

August 29, 2014 Americans have gone abroad on their own to fight for many causes during our nation’s histor. more »»

Other issues need attention

August 28, 2014 Now that proposals in Gloversville involving citywide Common Council elections and hiring a city manager have died in the council chambers, it’s time for the city to turn its focus to the many issue... more »»

Terrorists must fear U.S.

August 27, 2014 After American journalist James Foley was murdered by Islamic State terrorists several days ago, there was concern about another U.S. reporter taken hostage about two years ago. more »»

Boundaries trip up plans

August 26, 2014 The governments of Fulton and Montgomery counties want to build a regional business park, but they need the town of Mohawk and the city of Johnstown to agree to a tax revenue-sharing agreement firs. more »»

‘Transition’ not going well

August 25, 2014 New York state education officials are attempting to put the best face on what are some subpar outcomes. more »»

State should back efforts

August 24, 2014 Fulton County has a good idea. We hope the state will get behind it. The county is putting to use a new policy to help cities and towns legally fight assessment-reduction claims. more »»

Cheers and jeers

August 23, 2014 CHEERS — To Anna King and her supporters. more »»

Blame Hamas for deaths

August 22, 2014 Negotiators from Israel and the Hamas terrorist group that controls Gaza met under Egyptian sponsorship this week, in an attempt to end fighting between the two. more »»



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