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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 »»

Rocket fuels questions

February 17, 2016 U.S. officials reported recently that Cuba has returned a dummy Hellfire missile accidentally shipped there in 2014. more »»

Strategy must be long-term

February 16, 2016 From the beginning of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan during the Soviet occupation years ago, American intelligence and political officials made enormous mistakes. more »»

Keep parks in good shape

February 15, 2016 New is good if you are a politician. You like to be able to announce new programs and new facilities such as recreational areas. more »»

Police set good example

February 14, 2016 Gloversville police are providing a good example of what it means to protect and serve. We hope all of our local police departments follow that example. more »»

How republics perish

February 14, 2016 If you believed America’s longest war, in Afghanistan, was coming to an end, be advised: It is not. Departing U.S. commander Gen. John Campbell says there will need to be U.S. more »»

Progressives’ itch to regulate speech

February 14, 2016 Bernie Sanders, greedy for power to punish people he considers greedy, has occasioned 2016’s best joke (reported in Bloomberg Businessweek): “In the Bernie Sanders drinking game, every time he... more »»

My first ride in a ‘driverless’ car

February 14, 2016 This past Tuesday, I had my first ride in an autonomous car. The anticipation for me was a bit like a kid waiting for Christmas. more »»

Cheers and jeers

February 13, 2016 CHEERS — To better attendance. Students with poor attendance have a smaller chance of succeeding at school. more »»

Academy a positive

February 12, 2016 Regardless of whether the Gloversville Enlarged School District lets the Adirondack Academy use one of its buildings, it’s worth noting the program is a worthwhile one that has a proven track record... more »»

North Korea must stop

February 11, 2016 Any nuclear war, even if it involves a limited exchange of, say, 10 warheads on both sides, would be a terrible thin. more »»

Kasich tells the truth

February 10, 2016 It is safe to say the college-student vote went primarily to Democrat candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders during the Democratic primary in New Hampshire on Tuesday. Republican Ohio Gov. more »»

Pay getting out of hand

February 9, 2016 The wages of the five highest-paid employees in the city of Johnstown each topped more than $78,000 for 2015, with the most going to police investigator James Rodecker, who was paid $91,124. more »»

Gov’t leaves bad taste

February 8, 2016 The blame game was in full swing last week as Congress held hearings on the Flint, Mich., water fiasco. more »»

Voters have good ideas

February 7, 2016 Voters in New York state have the ability to correctly assess a situation — even if the people they elect are still trying to catch up. more »»

Cheers and jeers

February 6, 2016 CHEERS — To helping others abroad. The spirit of kindness and generosity is alive and well in our area. more »»

Let pros fight in N.Y.

February 5, 2016 Hopefully, the seventh time will be the charm for mixed martial arts in New York. The state Senate recently voted for the seventh straight year to end the state’s ban on the sport. more »»

Cap taxes on gasoline

February 4, 2016 The steep decline in gasoline prices is reflected in local sales tax revenues, an illustration of how highly taxed gasoline is locally. more »»

Gov’t must cut spending

February 3, 2016 Spending by Americans was flat in December, but they socked money away in savings accounts at the highest rate in three years, the Commerce Department reported this week. more »»

Obama’s strategy failed

February 2, 2016 At least President Barack Obama was politically smart enough not to declare “mission accomplished” in Iraq and Afghanista. more »»



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