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Opinion

Daniel Prude should still be alive

Editorials

Feb. 24 The Democrat & Chronicle We entrust law enforcement officers to protect the innocent and the vulnerable. We expect they will use their training and their judgment and their humanity to reach the best possible outcomes when called to respond to situations ranging from violent ...

There is a better way to handle snow removal

Letters to the Editor

A local city warned residents that if they shoveled snow into the streets, they would be fined. But could not a resident sue that city for plowing in his driveway with a mountain of snow? In which case the city would spend much time in court defending itself. Rather than threatening the ...

The lessons of the Texas power disaster

Editorials

New York Times Feb. 19 The entire nation’s energy delivery system needs an overhaul. There is a great deal of nonsense being written and spoken about this week’s power failures in Texas, which left a number of people dead and millions without power or potable water, sometimes for ...

Garbage collection is important

Letters to the Editor

I found it interesting that the Common Council and mayor of Gloversville, said they informed the members of Gloversville about the privatization of the garbage collection. I am a subscriber to this paper and read it both in print and online and I have seen very little information about this ...

Where have you been?

Letters to the Editor

Referencing a letter to the editor, “Everyone should get along with one another,” apparently Ms. Iacovone has been asleep for the past four years. Some of the “great accomplishments” that the 45th President has bestowed on the American people are: The greatest economy in our history, ...

Biden comments have made me upset

Letters to the Editor

I have delayed submitting this piece because I was concerned that my temper would get the best of me. President Biden, during a CNN forum, made the following comments. He stated that old veterans and police officers were white supremacists and were demented. This is a man who never served ...

Closing prisons is good business

Editorials

Glens Falls Post-Star Feb. 23 It’s never good when major upstate employers close, and it’s never bad when reductions in the criminal population allow the state to close prisons. Those competing truths define the debate over the ongoing closure of prisons in New York, where the number ...

Unions run the schools

Editorials

The Wall Street Journal President Biden made an early pandemic show by promising that a majority of American schools would reopen in his first 100 days in office. But [last week] we learned that this depends on the meaning of the word “reopen.” “His goal that he set is to have the ...

Everyone should get along with one another

Letters to the Editor

Referencing a letter to the editor “America deserves the truth”, Mr. Wager is absolutely right. We do deserve the truth, but what is the truth? Is it undermining the Constitution of these United States by asserting with no proof that countless individuals and states cheated the election ...

Raising the federal minimum wage

Editorials

The Los Angeles Times At $7.25 an hour, the federal minimum wage is appallingly low. It’s so low that a full-time worker making the federal minimum wage qualifies for food stamps, and a single parent working 40 hours a week falls below the poverty line. It’s hard to fathom how an adult ...

Broadalbin needs the tax locks cut

Letters to the Editor

Seems we have a problem in Broadalbin with serving our citizens. We pay lots of taxes and are afforded little in the way of any “return on our investment.” First, our children are prevented from enjoying the Great Sacandaga Lake. For some reason, the Department of Environmental ...

Now is the time to get cancer screenings

Letters to the Editor

February is National Cancer Prevention Month but being aware is not enough. The Cancer Prevention in Action Program (CPiA) urges people to lower cancer risk by making healthy choices, getting the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to prevent cancer, and staying up to date on cancer ...

Ducking for political cover

Editorials

The Albany Times-Union Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in a political firestorm entirely of his own making. Had he not been so worried about the political repercussions of transparency, he would not be mired in the repercussions of a political cover-up. But it isn’t the governor’s political woes ...

Enjoy your vacation, but…

Editorials

Niagara Gazette Coronavirus was just surging across China this time last year — more than 1,770 deaths had been tallied since the outbreak began in December — and was seeping over oceans and across borders into other parts of Asia. Americans exposed while on a cruise ship were being flown ...

More info on nursing home deaths needed

Editorials

Newsday For 11 months, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and other state officials hadn’t answered some of the tough questions about the terrible toll COVID-19 was taking on nursing homes and other adult facilities across the state. On Monday, after enormous pressure, Cuomo finally took responsibility ...

Press for police reform

Editorials

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle The need for comprehensive police reform across New York — already a priority we have advocated for — was underscored by the horrendous episode in which Rochester police handcuffed and pepper-sprayed a 9-year-old Black girl. Police body-camera footage of ...

Elise Stefanik is afraid of Trump supporters

Letters to the Editor

Well, we had a good run. We had a peaceful transfer of power 44 times over the span of 220 years. That run ended this year. We should not be surprised. Donald Trump had repeatedly dodged questions about his acceptance of election results and his resistance to the peaceful transfer of power ...

Americans deserve the truth

Letters to the Editor

Seeing as how our newest president has wiped off the dust and hired a bunch of Obama’s former lackies, I think that the new administration should be called the O’Biden administration. These are some of the same people that had a G.D.P. under 2.0 for eight years, told us that manufacturing ...

A time for learning

Editorials

Adirondack Daily Enterprise Feb. 8 The past eight months, in many ways, have served as a new reckoning for our nation in dealing with race. The resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and the anger and riots that followed, were a ...