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Hold officials accountable

May 12, 2014 Members of Congress should apply a simple test to the American Legion’s demand that Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and two high-ranking subordinates resig. more »»

Price lists are helpful

May 11, 2014 While there may be regulations in New York state that are unfriendly to businesses and the economy, some state regulations actually help consumers and small businesses. more »»

Cheers and jeers

May 10, 2014 CHEERS —?To the “Morning Show.” We’re not talking about the morning show you may listen to on the radio driving to work or on television. more »»

Stipulations are costly

May 9, 2014 As chairman of a special U.S. Senate committee investigating logistical aspects of how the U.S. was conducting World War II, then-Sen. more »»

Get project under way

May 8, 2014 U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., often is in demand for weekend interview programs. more »»

Put focus on MERS threat

May 7, 2014 Several years ago, the book and resultant movie “Outbreak” sparked some public interest in diseases that spread like wildfire and are virtually impossible to treat. more »»

Investigate allegations

May 6, 2014 Veterans Administration officials have testified in Congress that there is no basis for allegations of corruption and mismanagement that may have killed as many as 40 veterans at a VA hospital in... more »»

Data needed on hate crimes

May 5, 2014 Institutionalized bigotry was abolished years ago in the United States. Yet, as we are reminded regularly, some Americans’ hearts still are closed to the idea of equality. more »»

City manager worth study

May 4, 2014 It’s important for people to have a form of government that serves them best. more »»

Cheers and jeers

May 3, 2014 CHEERS — To a good day of fishing. The Gloversville Recreation Commission presented the annual Youth Fishing Derby at Wohlfarth’s Pond in Gloversville last Saturday, and it was a great success. more »»

Punish gov’t lawbreakers

May 2, 2014 You’ve seen it happen dozens of times: A government official breaks the law. He or she is “severely reprimanded” and forced to resign. And there the episode end. more »»

Too quick to put out e-cigs

May 1, 2014 We can understand elected officials wanting to protect the public’s health, but they should have all the facts before they make a decision. more »»

IRS a model of ignorance

April 30, 2014 It is no wonder the federal government is confused about what is fair and right, when it comes to consideration of the Social Security Administration’s now-halted program in which tax refunds were... more »»

Be careful with contract

April 29, 2014 The situation with the town of Johnstown’s highway department may be getting worse. more »»

Secrets keep us in the dark

April 28, 2014 It is understandable the armed forces, the nation’s intelligence agencies and the White House want to avoid disclosure of information that may be harmful to national security. more »»

Be careful about pay

April 27, 2014 City of Johnstown officials should be careful in considering whether members of the Water Board should be paid. Board President Nicholas Cannizzo Sr. more »»

Cheers and jeers

April 26, 2014 CHEERS — To a possible casino. This week, we found out there is indeed a developer that wants to build a casino on land near the state Thruway in Montgomery County. more »»

Keep IRS out of cars

April 25, 2014 Most Americans can understand why law enforcement and national security officials want access to information about us — though there are serious, in some cases overriding, invasion-of-privacy... more »»

Promotion key to tourism

April 24, 2014 In our area, the potential for economic development can be limited. more »»

Obama’s debt will cost U.S.

April 23, 2014 Americans seem to have become numb to worry about our astronomical national debt, already at $17.5 trillion. more »»



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