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Cheers and jeers

January 2, 2016 CHEERS — To an encouraging start to 2016. Our local counties can begin the new year with optimism. Economically, positive developments are on the horizon. more »»

Resolve plan for park in ’16

January 1, 2016 As we move into the new year, we hope officials involved with the proposed regional business park for Fulton and Montgomery counties resolve to overcome the issues stalling development of the site. more »»

Social Security must be viable

December 31, 2015 Another year has come and gone with neither Congress nor the White House doing anything to ensure Social Security is viable for future generations. more »»

ISIS not the only enemy

December 30, 2015 At least President Barack Obama no longer is talking in terms of “containing” Islamic State terrorists. Finally, as he told reporters last week, he is determined to destroy the murderous horde. more »»

Grants can help area

December 29, 2015 Recently, New York state announced awards of $500 million for economic development to each of three regions: the Finger Lakes, Southern Tier and Central New York region. more »»

Heed military on troop levels

December 28, 2015 American troops are being used in a dangerous political balancing act by President Barack Obama. Some already may have died needlessly because of it. more »»

Officials must give answers

December 27, 2015 Gloversville residents deserve to know why Kevin Jones, the former head of the city’s Department of Public Works, no longer is employed by the city. more »»

Cheers and jeers

December 26, 2015 CHEERS — To the bell ringers. You’re familiar with the ring. You hear it when you enter and leave some of the businesses in the area. more »»

Buy local year-round

December 24, 2015 It’s Christmas Eve, and for most people, holiday shopping is over. more »»

Why buy from a foe?

December 23, 2015 One wonders what President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s reaction would have been had, in 1936, a federal bean counter suggested to him that taxpayers’ money could be saved by purchasing engines for U.S. more »»

Local groups can use help

December 22, 2015 As Christmas fast approaches, we felt it was a good time to remind everyone of the importance of giving back to the community and making contributions to our local charities whenever possible. more »»

U.S. left in dark by allies

December 21, 2015 How is it possible that leaders of 34 nations, including allegedly close allies of the United States, could form a military alliance without Washington knowing about it? U.S. more »»

State gov’t needs sunlight

December 20, 2015 New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo should support more transparency in government, especially after two of the “three men in a room” got nailed for corruption. more »»

Cheers and jeers

December 19, 2015 CHEERS — To the spirit of giving. Toys for Tots, food and clothing drives and other charitable programs for people in need are going strong in our area this holiday season. more »»

Let’s hope for a fresh start

December 18, 2015 You knew it would only be a matter of time until Albany changed the way it looked at the Common Core curriculum. more »»

Taliban won Bergdahl deal

December 17, 2015 Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will be tried by a general court-martial on charges he deserted his unit in Afghanistan and engaged in misbehavior before the enemy, the Army revealed this week. more »»

Claims merit investigation

December 16, 2015 More than 50 military intelligence analysts have said their conclusions about battling terrorists in Syria and Iraq were altered by U.S. more »»

State needs real reform

December 15, 2015 In light of the scandals and convictions involving former New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, D-Manhattan, and former state Senate leader Dean Skelos, R-Rockville Centre, it’s obvious... more »»

Agenda about climate change?

December 14, 2015 Are liberals in Congress focused on battling climate change — or giving big tax breaks to wind and solar energy companies? There is a difference. Reports about negotiations on a $. more »»

Show benefit to end board

December 13, 2015 The Glove Cities have failed to present a strong argument for getting rid of the Gloversville-Johnstown Joint Sewer Board. more »»



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