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Be careful if changes made

June 3, 2014 Mayor Dayton King has proposed changing the way members of the Gloversville Common Council are elected from ward elections — which give each ward one representative to the council — to at-large... more »»

Punish VA offenders

June 2, 2014 No wonder some bureaucrats think they can get away with shabby, dishonest treatment of veterans. more »»

Medical marijuana OK

June 1, 2014 New York state should allow marijuana to be used for medical purposes. The measure would be a small victory for those who suffer from debilitating illnesses. more »»

Cheers and jeers

May 31, 2014 CHEERS — To title winners. Two local high school baseball teams, the Fonda-Fultonville Braves and the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Wolves, have won the titles in their divisions. more »»

Deal a sign U.S. behind

May 30, 2014 A major new natural gas contract will do more than keep tens of millions of Chinese warm. It also will thaw relations between their government and Russia. Meanwhile, U.S. more »»

Pipeline may carry benefits

May 29, 2014 A proposed 178-mile pipeline from the port of Albany to northern New Jersey is drawing criticism from environmental groups who claim the pipeline would place residential areas in serious risk of a... more »»

Remember faces of fallen

May 28, 2014 Our nation’s war in Vietnam in the 1960s and ’70s was a painful time due to harsh division over support vs. condemnation of the war, and many still find the memories hard to face. more »»

Clean house at the VA

May 27, 2014 No doubt some defenders of the federal bureaucracy will use an old last-ditch defense against allegations the Veterans Administration is endangering the health of many men and women who have served... more »»

Road repair vital to U.S.

May 26, 2014 No one in Congress wants to take the blame for higher gasoline taxes just weeks before a major election. That probably explains delays in addressing long-term problems with the Highway Trust Fund. more »»

What do voters want?

May 25, 2014 Every school district can learn a simple lesson from Fonda-Fultonville’s failed attempt to pass a capital project: Find out what the voters want. more »»

Cheers and jeers

May 24, 2014 CHEERS — To remembering our soldiers. Local events this holiday weekend observe Memorial Day, the day we honor and remember the men and women who died while serving in our armed forces. more »»

VA’s failure unacceptable

May 23, 2014 Men and women in the military come to understand quickly that mistakes or shirking one’s duty can have truly terrible consequences. People die. more »»

Mandates still cost taxpayers

May 22, 2014 The Fulton County Board of Supervisors is right to keep drawing attention to the high costs state mandates place on local taxpayers. more »»

Wipe out Boko Haram

May 21, 2014 It took headlines about nearly 300 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls for the U.S. to offer that country help in fighting the Boko Haram terrorists responsible. more »»

Stop fighting against MMA

May 20, 2014 The state Senate recently passed a bill by a vote of 44-16 to make New York state the final state to permit mixed martial arts bouts. more »»

Gov’t ignores responsibilities

May 19, 2014 Federal regulators demand that the rest of us, including individuals, companies and states, comply with rules intended to safeguard the environment. more »»

Proposed plan an investment

May 18, 2014 Fonda-Fultonville Central School District voters will decide Tuesday whether to go ahead with a $19.8 million capital project. more »»

Cheers and jeers

May 17, 2014 CHEERS — To school board candidates. Voters will go to the polls Tuesday throughout the region to vote for candidates for local school boards and decide on school budgets. more »»

Tax fraud a real problem

May 16, 2014 The Earned Income Tax Credit can be a blessing to low-income families. It also has been a bonanza for tax cheats — and the Internal Revenue Service cannot seem to stop the. more »»

Training for young writers

May 15, 2014 One of the first things journalists learn is that it doesn’t matter what you wanted to say if your readers weren’t able to tell what you meant. more »»



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