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Feds like blank checks

February 24, 2014 How would you react if your bank gave you an open-ended credit limit — and assured you that within a year or so, no matter how much you had borrowed in the interim, it would be increased? Banks don’... more »»

Plan needs private funds

February 23, 2014 Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to fund more college classes in prisons earned poor marks from several state senators — and the public — last week. more »»

Cheers and jeers

February 22, 2014 CHEERS — To reducing polling locations. The Gloversville Enlarged School District is considering reducing the number of district polling places utilized during budget votes and school board elections. more »»

Quiz the diplomats

February 21, 2014 For most of U.S. history, presidents of all political parties have used ambassadorships to other countries for political reasons. Sometimes they reward friends. more »»

Licenses too pricey

February 20, 2014 A lifetime membership usually is something you would analyze with skepticism before you rush to sign up. That goes for an announcement last week by Gov. more »»

Obama has odd priorities

February 19, 2014 Say one thing for President Barack Obama: When he sets priorities, he sticks to them. Take the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline, which could help the U.. more »»

Deal may be good

February 18, 2014 Last week we learned city of Gloversville officials may be nearing a new labor agreement with the city’s police union, which has been without a new contract since 2010. more »»

Rescind subsidies

February 17, 2014 No wonder many insurance company executives supported President Barack Obama’s virtual takeover of the U.S. health insurance syste. more »»

Work remains for counties

February 16, 2014 Fulton and Montgomery counties have reached an agreement regarding Montgomery County’s use of the Fulton County Landfill. more »»

Cheers and jeers

February 15, 2014 CHEERS — To one round of appointments. This week, the Gloversville Common Council approved the appointments of four Ethics Board members, leaving only one vacancy. more »»

Assaults must stop

February 14, 2014 Many senior leaders in the armed forces admit the military has a serious problem in how it handles sexual assaults. more »»

More needs than pre-K

February 13, 2014 What a bandwagon there is for full-day pre-kindergarten. First, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio campaigned on it, then New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo offered to implement it statewide at state expense. more »»

Tax dollars funding push

February 12, 2014 It would be difficult to top the White House media blitz on Obamacare as an example of taxpayer-funded government propaganda. Still, President Barack Obama seems determined to try — on climate change. more »»

New standards should stay

February 11, 2014 It seems like everywhere you look, the Common Core education reform is coming under attac. more »»

Economy still struggling

February 10, 2014 Manufacturing has rebounded in the United States, President Barack Obama assured us during his State of the Union speech. Not really. more »»

Consolidation worth a look

February 9, 2014 Gloversville and Johnstown should study the feasibility of consolidating police and fire departments. more »»

Cheers and jeers

February 8, 2014 Publisher’s note: A colleague of ours, Mitch Allen, who lives in Ohio, wrote the following. We cheer him for his insights, and we also mourn the direction our country has gone in this regard. more »»

Schemers must be prosecuted

February 7, 2014 Members of Congress are beginning to hear about an outrageous scheme that may have cost taxpayers as much as $100 millio. more »»

Respect local opinion

February 6, 2014 State officials may be willing to gamble that a casino will boost Montgomery County’s fortunes, but local residents should have a say in whether their municipality should take part in the game. more »»

Pipeline will bring benefits

February 5, 2014 Throughout his term as president, Barack Obama has insisted his administration could not allow construction of the Keystone XL pipeline to carry Canadian oil to the U.S. more »»

 
 

 

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