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Devil is in plan’s details

December 4, 2013 Proponents of accountability in political campaign financing may have applauded President Barack Obama’s proposal last week to curb tax-exempt groups that use donations made anonymously to influence... more »»

Stay sober behind wheel

December 3, 2013 With the holiday season upon us, it’s appropriate to once again consider the very serious dangers of drunken driving and driving while impaired by drugs, be they illegal or prescription. more »»

Teachers must ‘get it’

December 2, 2013 The overwhelming majority of school teachers are well aware that while to err is human, even one mistake jeopardizing the health or safety of a child is too many. more »»

Reconsider rating system

December 1, 2013 Fulton-Montgomery Community College President Dustin Swanger has serious concerns about President Obama’s proposal to institute a new ratings system for colleges, and we share his concerns. more »»

Cheers and jeers

November 30, 2013 CHEERS — To sincere volunteers. Dozens of volunteers took the time on Thanksgiving morning to make the holiday brighter for hundreds of local residents in need. more »»

Iran deal needs scrutiny

November 29, 2013 A substantial number of members of Congress, along with several other countries that have been longstanding allies of the U.S. more »»

Shop locally this season

November 28, 2013 While Thanksgiving has traditionally been a day off for many people, that is rapidly changing. more »»

Address still a reminder

November 27, 2013 A century and a half ago, one of the most profound, beautifully written speeches in the English language was delivered by President Abraham Lincoln. more »»

Computers not to blame

November 25, 2013 Sit down for this one. more »»

Transparency still missing

November 24, 2013 We would like to know more details about why — after years of litigation — the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth’s two subsidiaries dropped their civil lawsuit against a pair of fired... more »»

Cheers and jeers

November 23, 2013 JEERS — To getting out of jail free. In Rensselaer, John Halacy, accused of sexually abusing two girls, ages 13 and 14, walked out of court Wednesday a free man — for now. more »»

Remember JFK tragedy

November 22, 2013 Fifty years ago today, charismatic young President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. The horror of a U.S. more »»

State overtime out of control

November 21, 2013 To say New York state spends money like a drunken sailor is an insult — to sailors, who couldn’t waste in a lifetime the money the state manages to spend in a year. State Comptroller Thomas P. more »»

Make room for housing

November 20, 2013 As more Baby Boomers approach retirement age, having affordable housing for senior citizens will be key to keeping some of our elders in the local area. more »»

Plow under phony farms

November 19, 2013 Though getting government spending under control often is seen as a Democrats vs. Republicans battle, some of the most egregious waste gets bipartisan support. “Farm support” spending is exhibit No. more »»

Cut red tape to help needy

November 18, 2013 Whenever anyone in the world is suffering from a massive natural disaster, Americans are among the first to send aid. That is as it should be. more »»

Tax relief welcome

November 17, 2013 While we have not hit Thanksgiving yet, some local officials appear set to give their constituents a reason to be thankful this Turkey Day. more »»

Cheers and jeers

November 16, 2013 JEERS — To another act of despicable theft. A?total of $700 worth of tools was stolen from a construction site. That is bad enoug. more »»

Some deals best avoided

November 15, 2013 Barack Obama is not the first U.S. president to be taken in by con games pursued by other world leaders. more »»

Remember fire safety

November 14, 2013 Now that cold weather is settling in, people should take the time to think about fire safety. Home fires are more prevalent in winter than in any other season. The U.S. more »»



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