Opinion

Who will pay for change?

Editorials

Democrats who gathered in Philadelphia for their party's presidential nominating convention have heard tons of promises and will hear more from their candidate, Hillary Clinton, when she takes the stage tonight.Free college tuition, cheaper rents, expansion of Social Security, Medicare coverage ...

Legal, ethical different things

Editorials

New York voters would be exceedingly upset if they learned their governor had accepted more than $200,000 in gifts from deep-pocket donors. But while Tim Kaine was lieutenant governor, then governor of Virginia, it was no problem - under state law, at least.Kaine, who moved on to become a U.S. ...

Conspiracy in left wing?

Editorials

It turns out there may be something to that vast conspiracy then-first lady Hillary Clinton condemned in 1998. She got one thing wrong, however.There is a vast conspiracy in American politics, but it's of the left-wing variety.As a trove of leaked email messages among high-ranking Democrat ...

Police do well in Cleveland

Editorials

Remember the lead-up top the Republican National Convention in Cleveland? For weeks before it opened, there was speculation about violent demonstrations and confrontations among competing protesters as well as between them and police.Well, the convention ended last week. Most of the fireworks ...

Dive team worthwhile

Editorials

Considering all the lakes we have in Fulton County, the Sheriff's Department would be justified in having a rescue diving team.Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino said last week he won't be able to start a Fulton County dive team this year, but there is hope for one in the future. With the ...

Telemarketing calls are daily annoyance

Letters to the Editor

I would like to get this problem discussed in the newspaper. I am 83 years old.There isn't a day goes by when I am not bothered by a telemarketer; sometimes three to four times a day.Most speak with a foreign accent and are hard to understand.I have had my phone put on Do Not Call lists - which ...

Memorial parade recognizes veterans

Letters to the Editor

I attended the recent Memorial Day parade in Gloversville, and enjoyed it very much.I was surprised and thrilled that my old neighbor and good friend, Ray Smith was riding in a car driven by his daughter, Gail, and accompanied by his wife, Alice. These women were making sure he didn't miss the ...

Voters looking for change

Letters to the Editor

More than 4,000 signatures shows New York voters want change in Albany.We all know Albany is broken. The legislature is filled with career politicians who have lost their way and are out of touch with reality. Senators or Assemblymen have been bought and paid for by special interests and ...

Cheers and jeers

Editorials

CHEERS - To a Gloversville police officer. On Oct. 13, city police Sgt. Michael Garavelli was off duty and driving home when he saw two men fighting on Rose Street. As he approached, he heard a man calling for help and a stun gun being activated. He yelled for the aggressor to stop, and the ...

Be prepared to shift fight

Editorials

The Islamic State is the politically incorrect terrorist organization of the year. That means that what military resources the major powers are willing to devote to battling Muslim militants are directed almost solely at the IS.That is not inappropriate - for now. The IS still controls large ...

Police murder is worst crime

Editorials

Another cop was murdered Tuesday. He was Capt. Robert Melton of Kansas City, Kan., gunned down as he was approaching suspects in a drive-by shooting. His death brought to 18 the number of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty this month.Eight of them were killed in two tragedies ...

Nature of humanity questioned

Op-Ed Columns

For many people, life seems cruel like a cold, biting wind that gnaws away at you.We can experience a range of emotions when we feel the bitter coldness of life. Circumstances, other people and life experiences can leave us angry, bitter, unforgiving, even hostile. Our anger may be directed ...

Threat against police is real

Editorials

Adopting the Old Testament eye-for-an-eye reaction to violence accomplishes nothing except, perhaps, to leave everyone involved blind. When it is directed at the peacemakers, it harms us all in a very direct way.It has been said of the men and women in law enforcement that they "have targets on ...

Decisions questionable

Editorials

In an 8-0 vote, the Greater Johnstown School Board elected long-serving school board member Scott Miller to be the board's president, replacing former school board President Paul VanDenburgh, who decided not to seek re-election in May. The board, also by a vote of 8-0, elected Kathryn Zajicek ...

Terrorists must be wiped out

Editorials

How is it that a few small terrorist groups with relatively limited resources have been able to kill so many people in so many different places? We know the answer to that, but it raises another question: Why are the major powers of the world not doing more to stop the evil movement?Not so long ...

Who will keep us safe?

Editorials

By KATHLEEN PARKERNice, France.Of all places.But of course a terrorist in love with death would choose one of the world's most beautiful coastal cities to mow down innocents in a moment of celebration.There are no words.Over the next few days, as Republicans convene in Cleveland to celebrate ...

Trump hits two homers

Editorials

By LAWRENCE KUDLOWDonald Trump hit two home runs this week. The first, immediately following the horrific terrorist truck attack in Nice, was his statement in a media interview wherein he said that if elected, he would ask Congress for a declaration of war to combat global terrorism. The second ...

Don’t play Pokemon at Auschwitz

Editorials

By LEONARD PITTS JR.Here's something I never thought I'd have to say.People should not play Pokemon at Auschwitz.Nor at the Sept. 11 memorial in New York City, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, or Arlington National Cemetery.You would think this obvious, but apparently ...

Zoning plan good for town

Editorials

A comprehensive plan is forming for Ephratah. Part of the plan, which is still in draft form, includes the implementation of zoning ordinances.According to Fulton County Planning Director Jim Mraz, over the next three to six months, the Town Board will work to finalize a zoning ordinance draft ...

Is Lady Justice truly blind?

Letters to the Editor

Last week, FBI Director Comey elaborated about Clinton's behavior regarding her personal email issues and what actually took place. No need to repeat that comparison in this short essay since it can be found almost anywhere in the web. The State Department will now reopen the contentious ...