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July 8, 2014 Recent revelations about a state Department of Education investigation into grading practices at the Oppenheim-Ephratah Central School District have, once again, highlighted the need for better... more »»

Obama acts on his own

July 7, 2014 Congress would not go along with President Barack Obama’s plan to drive electricity prices up. So Obama is acting on his own to do so. U.. more »»

Rights need protection

July 6, 2014 As the technology has allowed bullying to go from school halls to cyberspace, governments predictably have looked at protecting children from Internet-based harassment. more »»

Cheers and jeers

July 5, 2014 CHEERS — To many displays. If you were looking for fireworks displays to watch over the Fourth of July weekend, you’ve had many opportunities. Tonight and Sunday, you have even more. more »»

Remember local history

July 4, 2014 Today, as local residents celebrate Independence Day, they should remember how much they owe the people who came before them, and helped blaze the path to freedo. more »»

‘Chronic’ issues awful

July 2, 2014 “Significant and chronic system failures” have occurred at the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to a just-concluded White House investigation. more »»

Keep Internet fair for all

July 1, 2014 The Federal Communications Commission is considering new regulations that would allow companies that provide Internet service such as cable giants Time Warner and Comcast to sell faster Internet... more »»

‘Terrorist’ term OK

June 30, 2014 Boko Haram, in Nigeria, uses tactics such as surrounding churches, then burning them down to kill all insid. more »»

Mosquitoes a concern

June 29, 2014 Summer’s here — which means it’s time to battle the mosquitoes. more »»

Cheers and jeers

June 28, 2014 CHEERS — To saving money. The New York State Association of School Business Officials pointed out the state Legislature passed several cost-saving and mandate-relief measures. more »»

U.S. policy on Iraq flawed

June 27, 2014 Americans should be worried about the war in Iraq, for various reasons. One concern is the Sunni army assaulting Iraq’s Shiite-controlled government may interrupt oil shipment. more »»

To earn more, keep learning

June 26, 2014 Local high school seniors will don caps and gowns Friday and Saturday as they celebrate their graduation with family and friend. more »»

Feds produce longer waits

June 25, 2014 Try getting an answer to questions about government retirement benefits by calling a Social Security office. Let’s hope you have plenty of time to wait ... and wait ... and wai. more »»

Let localities make decision

June 24, 2014 The New York State Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, is expected to rule soon on a case that will determine whether local municipalities have the right to ban shale gas development using... more »»

Pullout was ill-advised

June 23, 2014 Even as President Barack Obama was bragging in December 2011 about withdrawing U.S. combat troops from Iraq, skeptics warned the pullout was ill-advised — and far from complete. more »»

Give casino fair chance

June 22, 2014 The developers of the proposed casino in Montgomery County were dealt a lousy hand by the state. It includes an unfair license fee. more »»

Cheers and jeers

June 21, 2014 CHEERS — To a good Scout. Broadalbin-Perth 10th-grader Andrew Meashaw, a Boy Scout, spent nearly a thousand hours over the past year planning and building a nature trail on school property. more »»

Keep Iran out of Iraq

June 20, 2014 History is of full of episodes in which governments unable to cope with violent uprisings asked for military help from their neighbors. more »»

State must eye pension costs

June 19, 2014 New York taxpayers should be gratified that the state’s highest appeals court has ruled information in public pension plans should remain public. more »»

 
 
 

 

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