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Cheers and Jeers

February 1, 2014 JEERS — To an elected bully. After the president’s State of the Union address, U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm from Staten Island was approached by a reporter for his thoughts about the addres. more »»

Premium delay OK

January 31, 2014 An important test of whether Congress really can get important things done — or, alternatively, is mired in the gridlock critics claim — affects thousands of area homeowners and business people. more »»

Approve appointment

January 30, 2014 For the sake of Gloversville, the Common Council should approve Mayor Dayton King’s suggested appointment to the Zoning Board of Appeals. more »»

Transparency imperative

January 29, 2014 On Jan. 17, the Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education approved raises for district administrators. more »»

USS Monitor needs money

January 28, 2014 After nearly a century and a half at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, a treasure of American history was raised in 2002. more »»

Stay warm, stay safe

January 27, 2014 Another wave of arctic-cold weather has hit the area. With it may come an increase in the number of house fires. more »»

Big aid hike not the answer

January 26, 2014 Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed $137.2 billion state budget for 2014-15 did not earn high marks from many educators. In the local area, most school districts will see an increase in funding. more »»

Cheers and jeers

January 25, 2014 CHEERS — To those who step up. more »»

Trust critical in agreements

January 24, 2014 On Monday, U.S. officials announced some economic sanctions against Iran are being eased because that country says it is complying with an agreement not to build nuclear weapons. more »»

Streamlining not so easy

January 23, 2014 Since Gov. Andrew Cuomo was attorney general, he has harped on one thing he repeated in his State of the State speech Jan 8: “We have too many local governments, and we’ve had them for too long. ... more »»

Pipeline study going too long

January 22, 2014 A U.S. decision on whether a pipeline to bring oil from Canada to this country will not be rushed, Secretary of State John Kerry told Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird last week. more »»

Sheriff must enforce laws

January 21, 2014 Fulton County Sheriff Thomas Lorey is one of a number of county sheriffs across New York state who have taken a stand against the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013. more »»

Website shows lack of concern

January 20, 2014 President Barack Obama and his allies waste few opportunities to assure Hispanics they should rely on the Democratic Party. more »»

Issue creates big distraction

January 19, 2014 In the long run, the merger of the former Oppenheim-Ephratah and St. Johnsville school districts should benefit students and taxpayers. more »»

Cheers and jeers

January 18, 2014 CHEERS — To a done deed. The deed to the former Tryon Detention Center is now officially the property of the Fulton County Industrial Development Agency. more »»

Case easy for court

January 17, 2014 U.S. Supreme Court justices often are called upon to interpret difficult, highly technical points of law and the Constitution. At least some of them may be grateful a recent case was a no-braine. more »»

More progress needed in state

January 16, 2014 Gov. Andrew Cuomo used the recent State of the State address partly as a campaign tool, including boasts about his own record. That’s nothing unexpected, howeve. more »»

Accountability absent in?D.C.

January 15, 2014 Take the money and run. That may well be the motto of officials at CGI Federal, the company that botched the rollout of the Obamacare website — — last fall. more »»

Vote may prove costly

January 14, 2014 Last week, voters in the Northville Central School District struck down a proposed merger with the Mayfield Central School Distric. more »»

Thousands still in danger

January 13, 2014 When President Barack Obama insisted U.S. troops had been pulled out of Iraq, we warned he was not being entirely candid. Thousands of Americans remain in harm’s way there. more »»



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