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Tax levy must go down

October 24, 2013 Gloversville Mayor Dayton King deserves credit for proposing a 2014 city budget that carries a nearly 2 percent tax-levy decrease. However, we challenge city officials to cut the tax levy more. more »»

Pass-the-buck government

October 23, 2013 Former president Harry Truman was famous for insisting that anything that went wrong in federal government was his responsibility. “The buck stops here,” he realized. more »»

Restart talks for new park

October 22, 2013 The announcement earlier this month that six global technology companies are spending $1. more »»

Vaccinations help everyone

October 21, 2013 It’s almost here: the annual time when people get vaccinations to protect them against influenza strains expected to be prevalent this seaso. more »»

Transparency is necessary

October 20, 2013 Last year, Fulton County government and the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth agreed to a partnership and restructuring of the CRG. more »»

Cheers and jeers

October 19, 2013 CHEERS — To a 2014 calendar. The Johnstown Historical Society has created a unique, fun, interesting and educational way to raise some money. more »»

U.S. needs real victory

October 18, 2013 The standoff between liberals and conservatives in Washington is at an end — for now. more »»

Questions need answers

October 17, 2013 In case those in Washington, D.C., and Albany missed it, people have questions about the Common Core State Standards. more »»

Shutdown madness

October 16, 2013 During a partial shutdown of the government, there isn’t enough money to keep national parks open, but federal wildlife areas can be opened to waterfowl hunting. more »»

Cut tax rate in Gloversville

October 15, 2013 Mayor Dayton King recently said he plans to propose a 2 percent property tax reduction when he presents the Common Council with his proposed 2014 city budget. The tax relief is long overdue. more »»

Ignorance may be costly

October 14, 2013 One wonders, sometimes, whether President Barack Obama and others in the White House pay any attention to their own administration’s energy forecasts. more »»

Tax relief needs chance

October 13, 2013 Recently, Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled a new tax-relief commission that will look at a host of taxes, including business taxes, and ways to simplify the state’s tax code. more »»

Cheers and jeers

October 12, 2013 CHEERS —?To a passion shared.  Writer Joseph Campbell penned, “Where you stumble, there lies your treasur. more »»

Capture a reminder

October 11, 2013 U.S. special forces’ capture of a notorious al-Qaida leader in Libya has been hailed as a coup in the war against terrorists. more »»

Objectivity needed

October 10, 2013 A court could decide Friday if a referendum to expand casino gambling in the state wasn’t just uncommonly reworded to promise rosy benefits — but whether it was approved illegally in secret. more »»

Investigate ‘shutdown’

October 9, 2013 Last week, a group of World War II and Korean War veterans from Mississippi, having traveled to Washington, D.C. more »»

Don’t tolerate violence

October 8, 2013 October is national Domestic Violence Awareness month, a good time to put a spotlight on local domestic violence statistics. more »»

Obama being dishonest

October 7, 2013 In arguing for bigger government, including the national health insurance takeover, President Barack Obama is being more than a little dishonest. more »»

Sending sympathy to staff

October 7, 2013 I would like to send my sympathy to Lexington staff for the passing of very important individuals. I myself worked for Lexington for 26 years, and have recently ended my career with them. more »»

Board must watch funds

October 6, 2013 The chief responsibility of every school district is to make sure its students have the opportunity to receive the best education that can be provided. However, along with that duty are many others. more »»



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