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We must hunt down terrorists

August 22, 2016 A few weeks ago, we warned that defeating terrorist organizations such as the Islamic State on the battlefield probably will mean an increase in brutal attacks by their operatives. more »»

Ensure public has role in plan

August 21, 2016 Fulton County’s economic development strategy — set to be revealed in October in draft form — appears to be a forward-thinking project aimed at making the county a better place to live and work. more »»

Cheers and jeers

August 20, 2016 JEERS — To improper oversight. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration failed to properly oversee $22 million spent for tourism promotion in areas affected by three storms, according to federal auditors. more »»

U.N. peacekeepers keeping the peace?

August 19, 2016 When was the last time you remember reading of the United Nations’ peacekeeping forces actually keeping the peace? Been awhile, hasn’t it? More likely is that you have seethed over reports of the... more »»

National debt up to $19.4T

August 18, 2016 President Barack Obama brags his stewardship over the federal budget has been praiseworthy. Why, spending deficits are going down, he proclaims. Wrong. more »»

Medicaid costly for Americans

August 17, 2016 Obamacare would cost far more than the White House was claiming, we cautioned when the federal health insurance takeover was being debated. more »»

Mattice memes may cross line

August 16, 2016 Last week, Johnstown resident Rachael Mattice pleaded not guilty in Mayfield Town Court to a charge of falsely reporting an incident. more »»

Rising debt hampers U.S.

August 15, 2016 Congressional Budget Office analysts estimate the national debt, now at 75 percent of the gross national product, will grow to 86 percent in a decade. more »»

Local tax rates still too high

August 14, 2016 Sometimes, being first is not a good thing. Gloversville was No. 1 on the list of highest property tax rates in the Mohawk Valley region in 2014, and in 2013 it was the highest in the state. more »»

Cheers and jeers

August 13, 2016 CHEERS — To a new rest stop. The Lock E-13 Living History rest area has opened along the state Thruway between Fultonville and Canajoharie. more »»

Computers need upgrade

August 12, 2016 Computer equipment went on the fritz at Delta Airlines this week. Tens of thousands of passengers and employees were affected by more than 1,000 canceled flights and 2,800 delayed takeoffs. more »»

Special interests a big problem?

August 11, 2016 Hillary Clinton has pledged that if she is elected president, she will do something about the Citizens United decision by the Supreme Cour. more »»

Trump: Clinton will be costly

August 10, 2016 One of those “fact check” analyses of presidential candidate Donald Trump’s speech on the economy made the limits of such writing very clear. more »»

Infrastructure needs attention

August 9, 2016 The need for more state and federal investment in water and sewer infrastructure is obvious. We’ve been hearing about problems with old, broken pipes and outdated water and sewer systems for years. more »»

America unsure about TPP plan

August 8, 2016 With many Americans, both Democrats and Republicans, questioning the wisdom of a proposed 12-nation trade pact, its supporters are offering what they hope will be a persuasive argument. more »»

Johnstown gets interim mayor

August 7, 2016 Cindy Lakata stepped up to the plate Wednesday when she was sworn in as interim Johnstown mayo. more »»

Cheers and jeers

August 6, 2016 Cheers — To providing shelter to those in need. A once vacant farm in Fonda has become a haven for homeless women and children. more »»

Police face stress on job

August 4, 2016 Charles Kinsey has told reporters the North Miami, Florida, police officer who shot him admitted he did not know why he pulled the trigge. more »»

Uncertainty looms ahead

August 3, 2016 In weeks our colleges and universities will be in full swing for the 2016-17 school year. more »»

Cost of keeping everyone safe

August 2, 2016 The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department is understaffed and overworked. But, at least the county is paying them well to overextend themselve. more »»

 
 
 

 

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