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‘Exotics’ still a danger

June 18, 2015 We Americans are so accustomed to medical marvels and other technological advances that when a big problem drops out of the page one headlines, we sometimes forget about it. Out of sight, out of mind. more »»

Oversight lacking

June 17, 2015 One might think that when the government pours billions of dollars into a program, there would be some oversight to ensure the money is not wasted. That would not be an accurate assumption, however. more »»

Boost security at prisons

June 16, 2015 The recent escape of two murderers, Richard Matt and David Sweat, from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora highlights the need to look at whether security should be improved at New York state... more »»

Who will pay for safety?

June 15, 2015 National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Christopher Hart has provided new validation for Americans who think many in government have lost touch with reality. more »»

Be careful with raises

June 14, 2015 We often hear local officials lament the fact costs go up every year. Well, they should realize if they hand out raises every year, that’s what happens. more »»

Cheers and jeers

June 13, 2015 CHEERS — To Relay for Life participants. more »»

Be careful with raises

June 13, 2015 We often hear local officials lament the fact costs go up every year. Well, they should realize if they hand out raises every year, that’s what happens. more »»

Secrecy hits new heights

June 12, 2015 President Barack Obama’s administration, which he promised in 2009 would be the most transparent in history, instead is on track to set new records for concealing information. more »»

Request seems reasonable

June 11, 2015 Given the years that have passed since Fulton and Montgomery counties boosted their contributions to FMCC, it seems reasonable for the college to ask for more money. more »»

Strategy for Iraq needed

June 10, 2015 It turns out that Defense Secretary Ashton Carter’s assessment that many Iraqis lack the “will to fight” against Islamic State terrorists may be accurate. What to do about that remains a question. more »»

If it works, don’t fix it

June 9, 2015 Johnstown Mayor Michael Julius wants city government to absorb the city’s independent Water Department, eliminating its water board and possibly replacing it with an “advisory group” whose members... more »»

Demand accountability

June 8, 2015 Most of us who have traveled by air over the past 13 years have experienced the inconvenience of dealing with Transportation Security Administration screenings, random searches and regulations. more »»

Connect bridges to aid

June 7, 2015 If the federal government wants infrastructure to be maintained, it has to make sure money is available for the work. U.S. Sen. more »»

Grants can aid downtowns

June 5, 2015 Our local villages and cities should take a look at getting grants to fund downtown revitalization efforts. more »»

Cheers and jeers

June 5, 2015 CHEERS — To local pageant contestants. Miss Fulton County Baylee Simpson went to Staten Island this week to compete in the Miss New York State Pageant at the St. George Theatre. more »»

Consider complaints

June 4, 2015 Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s attitude in demanding more help in the fight against an Islamic State terrorist army should worry U.S. more »»

Monitor new spying rules

June 3, 2015 Intelligence agencies want unfettered authority to invade our privacy. It is in the very nature of spying organizations such as the National Security Agency. more »»

Energy tax drains payers

June 2, 2015 With only a few weeks left in New York state’s legislative session, there is still enough time to enact some important reforms. more »»

Better security needed at IRS

June 1, 2015 Thieves stole about $5.8 billion from the Internal Revenue Service in 2013, by taking tax refunds due to people whose personal information they used to make the claims. more »»

State should aid cleanup

May 31, 2015 If Gloversville is to move into the future, it must be able to clean up the remnants of its past. more »»



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