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Opinion

Cancer screenings remain important for everyone

Letters to the Editor

‘The Cancer Services Program of Fulton, Montgomery and Schenectady Counties would like to remind everyone to schedule their breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screenings now. Cancer is still the second leading cause of death in New York state. Doctor’s offices and healthcare ...

Congresswoman Stefanik represents her district well

Letters to the Editor

If you have read the “letters to the editor” section in recent weeks, you have seen the same half-dozen or so people penning letters over and over attacking Congresswoman Elise Stefanik. It is clear that they are all following the same page of unoriginal talking points they were provided by ...

Biden right man for the moment

Op-Ed Columns

By Jules Witcover Only a few months ago, in late February, former Vice President Joe Biden was widely regarded, as one author labeled him, as Yesterday’s Man. He was barely hanging on, looking to the approaching Democratic primary in South Carolina as a “firewall” unseen in most crystal ...

Who is really burning things down?

Op-Ed Columns

By MONA CHAREN My friend David French, one of the most admirable voices in America today, argues that conservatives need not vote against Republican senate candidates in order to send a message about Trumpism. I disagree. He writes, “A rage, fury, and a ‘burn it all down’ mentality is ...

Difficult decisions

Op-Ed Columns

By 
Dr. Karissa L. Niehoff The numbers in high school activity programs are staggering — 8 million participants in sports, 4 million students in performing arts, 500,000 coaches and officials and 300 million-plus fans at contests throughout the school year.  Whether as a participant, ...

Political dissent and freedom

Op-Ed Columns

By JUDGE ANDREW NAPOLIANO Two weeks ago, this column offered a brief history of the freedom of speech in America. The essence of the column was that all public speech is lawful when there is time for more speech to challenge it and that the remedy for hate speech is not censorship, but ...

By any other name

Op-Ed Columns

By CAL THOMAS Politicians and various social justice groups have long used labels that have nothing to do with the real intent of legislation, or an organization, to dupe the public. But, to paraphrase Shakespeare, a rose by any other name is still a rose. Numerous “civil rights” bills ...

End the Marxism love affair

Op-Ed Columns

By LAURA HOLLIS I watched director Agnieszka Holland’s award-winning film “Mr. Jones” this week. It’s truly outstanding, a quiet masterpiece about the young Welsh journalist Gareth Jones who risked his life to expose what is now called the Holomodor, the 1932-33 famine in Ukraine ...

Losing the global dating game

Op-Ed Columns

By Rachel Marsden The U.S. won over the hearts and minds of other nations in the Cold War era because they looked America up and down and decided they wanted a piece of what was on offer — namely, its wallet, er, “values.” But now, as the U.S. resorts to threatening allies to maintain ...

Land of plenty sinks into anxiety

Op-Ed Columns

By FROMA HARROP A friend and I shared the same consumer frustration — and guilt over having it. We each wanted a bike rack for our cars but could not obtain our first choices. “I wanted to order a 1UP bike rack,” my pal, who used to manufacture sports equipment, said. “Sold out and ...

Crowded bars face crackdowns

Op-Ed Columns

Newsday, July 28 Must be nice to forget about the pandemic. That’s the only explanation for what happened among the crowd of people who appeared close to a stage and not social-distanced in a video of a Saturday Water Mill charity concert, which included performances from electronic music ...

Celebrate a journalist

Editorials

Kokomo Tribune. July 25 President Trump likes to call the “fake news media” the “real enemy of the people.” According to his Twitter archive, he’s tweeted 18 times about U.S. news organizations since the first of the month. The enemy-of-the-people remark is a favorite refrain of ...

Elect someone who will truly represent our district

Letters to the Editor

New York 21 deserves mature, clear-headed, compassionate leadership that is not a hostage to vagaries of party loyalty or personal ambition. New York 21 deserves a representative familiar with the needs of the people and environment of this district. New York 21 deserves Tedra Cobb. As a ...

Stefanik doesn’t care about our health care

Letters to the Editor

As we all know Representative Stefanik’s position on health care which is to do nothing except repeal and cut. We can look forward to her next endeavor, cutting back Medicare and Social Security. Yes, that’s right as the excess spending the Congress has been doing on the COVID-19 ...

Support hydropower

Editorials

With all the talk about renewable energy in America, we have heard little about one old reliable source — hydropower. Fortunately, though hydroelectricity seems to have been sidelined by emphasis on technologies including wind and solar power, it has not been forgotten. More than a year ...

Please pass the Johnstown school budget, say ‘yes’

Letters to the Editor

On behalf of the Johnstown High School Class of 2020, I would like to thank Mr. Hale and the rest of the graduation committee for their efforts in making this year’s ceremonies nothing short of exceptional. Though it was not traditional this year, the hard work and effort which each person ...

Vote ‘yes’ tomorrow on the school budget

Letters to the Editor

The recent school budget vote in Johnstown was yes — 1,526 votes and no — 1,137 votes. Apparently the quiet majority — people who previously didn’t care to vote — came to life and it resulted in just missing the 60 percent of the votes needed to pass the budget. The closeness of the ...

Support for public health agencies

Editorials

It appears some villains in the insect world may owe the COVID-19 virus a debt of gratitude. The coronavirus has distracted public attention from them — and siphoned off public health resources. Mosquito control is a task normally undertaken by about half the public health departments in ...

The pope is taking sexual abuse seriously

Editorials

Pope Francis is telling Roman Catholic leaders they must do what most people — including the overwhelming majority of the church’s faithful — would do without being told: Report cases of sexual abuse of children and vulnerable adults to the police. A long awaited manual of guidance from ...

Why I plan to vote against the GJSD budget

Letters to the Editor

I plan to vote against the Greater Johnstown School District budget for several reasons. There has been no meaningful explanation as to what happened to all the savings that were realized due to the March 2020, COVID-19 school shutdown. Surely there must have been meaningful savings in ...