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Lead status worth effort

March 8, 2016 On Monday, the Johnstown Common Council voted to apply for lead-agency status for the state environmental quality review process for the proposed regional business park. more »»

Feds lacking common sense

March 7, 2016 Some people may wonder whether federal bureaucrats are required to stop at their office buildings’ front doors every morning and drop off their common sense before beginning the day’s work. more »»

Cut red tape, keep dollars

March 6, 2016 New York state plans to spend $500,000 to promote New York’s winter tourism to Canadians. We think that’s more taxpayer money than the state should spend. more »»

Cheers and jeers

March 5, 2016 CHEERS — To making good use of items in storage. more »»

Group must speak for all

March 4, 2016 The task force that will look at how the Gloversville Enlarged School District will use its buildings in the future must represent the entire school system — not only those directly affected by the... more »»

Gov’t must boost security

March 3, 2016 If you have used the Internal Revenue Service’s computerized program to obtain copies of your old tax returns, there is a chance criminals have personal information about yo. more »»

Probe death of Scalia

March 2, 2016 U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s body was found dead Feb. 13 at the Cibolo Creek Ranch, a luxury hunting resort about 15 miles from the Mexican borde. more »»

No muzzling the watchdog

March 1, 2016 No doubt many politicians, both Republican and Democrat, cheered Donald Trump silently for a comment he made last week. more »»

U.S. must help allies

February 29, 2016 If as many as 200 U.S. troops were killed in a terrorist attack, Americans would demand to know how it could have happened. more »»

State must eye mergers

February 28, 2016 Another year, another reminder in Fulton County of how expensive it is when districts fail to merge. Hopefully, the state will do more in the future to give districts the needed incentive to merge. more »»

Cheers and jeers

February 27, 2016 CHEERS — To our firefighters. more »»

Sheriff’s plans sound

February 26, 2016 There’s a new sheriff in town — actually, for all the towns in Fulton County. New Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino brings with him a lot of plans for his department, many of which sound good. more »»

Technology driving issue

February 25, 2016 Justice Department lawyers insist gaining access to information on a cellphone used by a dead terrorist is a critical matter of national security. But Apple Inc. more »»

Bureaucracy wanting more

February 24, 2016 How worried are you about the Ebola virus? You remember, Ebola — the disease that was in the headlines in 2014. How about the Zika virus? Yes, the one making news no. more »»

Pensions must be sustainable

February 23, 2016 A recent report from the Empire Center shows the average New York state teacher who retired after working 30 years for the state’s public schools collected an average of $67,476 per year in pension... more »»

Dissidents abandoned

February 22, 2016 President Barack Obama has said that when he visits Cuba in March, he will discuss human rights abuses by that brutal regime. more »»

District right to delay change

February 21, 2016 Sometimes, people need time to consider changes. more »»

Cheers and jeers

February 20, 2016 CHEERS — To reminding parents and fans about sportsmanship. Parents of high school athletes sometimes fail to keep their kids’ competitions in perspective. more »»

Committee should help

February 19, 2016 The former Sherman’s Amusement Park property could be a big attraction for the town, but there is a small problem: The town can’t decide exactly what to do with it. more »»

Consider right to die

February 18, 2016 Proposed legislation in the New York State Assembly and Senate would create a “right to die,” enabling people suffering from painful terminal illnesses to use medication provided by a physician to... more »»



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