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Tight tax cap a good fit

January 24, 2016 We are sure many local school districts think the tax-levy cap will be too snug for their 2016-17 budgets. But we encourage them to keep their spending plans within the ca. more »»

Cheers and jeers

January 23, 2016 CHEERS — To Thomas Williams. We are fortunate to have World War II veterans living among us in local counties. more »»

Lawmakers can fill gap

January 22, 2016 One way New York state lawmakers can help our local school districts is to end what’s called the “gap elimination adjustment. more »»

U.S. hurt by health law

January 21, 2016 Like shady used-car salespeople who need to meet quotas, federal officials in charge of the Obamacare program are far more concerned with numbers than quality care for customers. more »»

Who’s afraid of safety?

January 20, 2016 Already approved by the House of Representatives, a bill requiring rigorous screening of Syrian and Iraqi refugees who want to come to the United States is being taken up by the Senate. more »»

Proposal to aid justice

January 19, 2016 The Justice Center, established by Gov. Andrew Cuomo for the purpose of investigating the deaths of developmentally disabled people, isn't doing its job, according to some advocates for the disable. more »»

Obama’s bad job claim

January 18, 2016 Drop a few hydrogen bombs on Mount Everest and you could proclaim that nearby K2 is the highest mountain in the world. more »»

Cheers and jeers

January 16, 2016 CHEERS — To rising graduation rates. The rates at most local schools are showing improvement. more »»

Voters can have say

January 15, 2016 While we elect our leaders, we also expect some important decisions to be made directly by the voters. more »»

Nuclear war a real threat

January 14, 2016 Nuclear war is a “real and growing danger,” former defense Secretary William Perry warned recently. There can be no reasonable argument about that. What is open to question is what U.. more »»

Clarification required?

January 13, 2016 Whether the science on energy-related issues is settled apparently depends on whether it is politically correct. more »»

State must let plant grow

January 12, 2016 On Thursday, New York state’s much-anticipated medical marijuana market opened for the first time, allowing the legal sale of marijuana in medicine form, including capsules, vaporizers and liquids. more »»

U.N. has no credibility

January 11, 2016 Japan’s ambassador to the United Nations warned Wednesday the world body will lose credibility if it does not respond decisively to North Korea’s claim it has tested a hydrogen bomb. more »»

Try mittens, not iron fist

January 10, 2016 Gov. Andrew Cuomo is trying to solve a problem — getting the homeless off the streets in freezing weather — with an iron fist instead of using the warm mittens that are needed. more »»

Cheers and jeers

January 9, 2016 CHEERS — To freezing the tolls. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is on the right path with his proposal to freeze Thruway tolls through 2020 and reduce or eliminate tolls for certain user. more »»

Compromise to reach deal

January 8, 2016 We hope to see Nathan Littauer Hospital and its unionized nurses reach an agreement on a new contract soon. more »»

Obama abuses power

January 7, 2016 Members of Congress do not always get it right. But our system of government mandates that when corrections need to be made, they will be up to voters at the ballot box or, occasionally, the courts. more »»

Insist law is obeyed

January 6, 2016 Members of Congress were right to tighten visa requirements for citizens of 38 countries who formerly did not have to possess the documents to travel to the United States. more »»

Water work should go on

January 5, 2016 City of Johnstown Mayor Michael Julius and the Johnstown Common Council have made it clear they intend to stop a $535,000 plan agreed to by the Johnstown Water Board in November that would connect... more »»

Give funds to clean coal

January 4, 2016 Americans can only wonder how much good $38 billion would have done to help utilities find ways to burn coal with less impact on the environment. more »»



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