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Talk about mandate relief

March 27, 2014 State lawmakers say they are making progress when it comes to finalizing a deal on the state budget, and might get it passed on time. more »»

Keep troops out of Ukraine

March 26, 2014 Ukrainian officials recently said their country’s military will hold joint training exercises with U.S. and British armed forces. That would be an invitation to disaster. more »»

Cool rhetoric in Johnstown

March 25, 2014 The new overtime rules in the town of Johnstown have sparked a nasty public debate. more »»

‘Policy’ a temper tantrum

March 24, 2014 Russian leader Vladimir Putin and many other world leaders know how to use power. They understand diplomacy, military might and economics. Some use their personalities to exert pressure. more »»

Keep eye on savings

March 23, 2014 It will be a relief for many taxpayers to see a reduction in their property tax bill. more »»

Cheers and jeers

March 22, 2014 CHEERS — To celebrating history. The city of Johnstown, which has a rich history, will be the site of several history-themed events this yea. more »»

U.S. lags on drone use

March 21, 2014 There are all sorts of possibilities for using unmanned drone aircraft to make our lives better. No pun intended, but the sky’s the limit. Except in the United States. more »»

Senate must approve bill

March 20, 2014 Taxpayers should know how much government employees are receiving for their pensions. However, a court decision in 2011 ruled that public employee pension data could remain secret. more »»

Gov’t secrecy keeps growing

March 19, 2014 When President Barack Obama took office, he promised Americans the most transparent administration in history. Just the opposite has occurred. more »»

Public has right to know

March 18, 2014 Last week, we saw yet another example locally of how officials can obstruct the public’s right to know significant information. more »»

Violence can be prevented

March 17, 2014 How did Adam Lanza go from being “just a normal little weird kid,” in his father’s words, to someone who “couldn’t get any more evil”? Peter Lanza made the comments in a magazine story about his son... more »»

City must get work done

March 16, 2014 Here we go again. It seems the Gloversville government is doomed to look like the federal government: Endless grandstanding with little work actually being done. more »»

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 »»



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