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Skelos should step down

May 10, 2015 Sadly, the state of affairs in the New York State Legislature can't get much worse. The leaders of both the state Assembly and Senate now have both been charged with corruption. more »»

Cheers and jeers

May 9, 2015 CHEERS — To helping the library. more »»

Has agency changed ways?

May 8, 2015 Just one Internal Revenue Service official lost her job over harassment of non-profit organizations for political reasons, to our knowledge. more »»

Recipients misuse cards

May 7, 2015 What do alcohol, tobacco, lottery tickets and adult entertainment have in common? These are all things New Yorkers can purchase through the misuse of Electronic Benefit Transfer cards without... more »»

New hirings cost money

May 6, 2015 Montgomery County’s new form of government has created yet another new position. more »»

Don’t be intimidated

May 5, 2015 Initial indications were that two gunmen killed during an assault on an art exhibit in Garland, Texas, were motivated by extremist Islamic hatred. more »»

Capital still vulnerable

May 4, 2015 When Florida mailman Douglas Hughes flew his tiny gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol grounds a couple of weeks ago, he did more than make a statement on the need for political campaign finance refo. more »»

Put proposal to the public

May 3, 2015 Gloversville Mayor Dayton King’s idea for the city to allow him and members of the Common Council to simultaneously serve on the county Board of Supervisors is reasonable. more »»

Cheers and Jeers

May 2, 2015 CHEERS — To a winning essay. more »»

Appeasement still in style

May 1, 2015 British and French leaders in 1938 have been condemned rightly for caving in to German dictator Adolf Hitler’s demands. more »»

Tax levies going up

April 30, 2015 We’re sure many of the households in our area that are struggling to make ends meet would love to mandate an increase in their income. more »»

Continue merger talks

April 29, 2015 The Fort Plain Central School District Board of Education recently halted discussions concerning a possible merger with the Canajoharie Central School Distric. more »»

Step up aid to Nepal

April 28, 2015 Nearly a million children in and near Nepal are in “urgent need” of humanitarian aid because of the massive earthquake on Saturday, UNICEF said. more »»

Hinckley still dangerous

April 27, 2015 John Hinckley Jr. shot then-President Ronald Reagan in 1981. The attack nearly killed Reagan. His press secretary, James Brady, was left with permanent brain injury. more »»

Time for light at intersection

April 26, 2015 Sometimes it takes a tragedy to get people to slow down and appreciate what they have in life — and what they should do to protect it. more »»

Cheers and jeers

April 25, 2015 CHEERS — To making the top eight. Glen’s Sawyer Fredericks keeps impressing America with his voice. more »»

Probe civil service rules

April 24, 2015 Drug Enforcement Agency head Michele Leonhart is retiring — forced out of office because members of Congress were angry she had not responded decisively to reports of wrongdoing among DEA agents. more »»

Take look at flood maps

April 23, 2015 Flood insurance is vital for some people. But for those who don’t need it and have to pay for it, flood insurance can be an expensive, unnecessary burden. U.S. Sen. more »»

Blockade necessary

April 22, 2015 When then-President John F. Kennedy used Navy vessels to blockade Cuba in 1963, he made it clear they were to prevent Soviet ships from delivering missiles to the island nation. U.S. more »»

Be cautious with debt

April 21, 2015 Gloversville Finance Commissioner Bruce VanGenderen is recommending the city borrow $1.25 million in the form of a bond anticipation note for capital projects. more »»



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