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Give approval to FOIL bill

May 29, 2015 The state Senate has an opportunity to support open government by approving Senate Bill 1531, sponsored by Sens. John DeFrancisco and Michael Ranzenhofer. more »»

 
 
 
Take honest look at Iraq

May 28, 2015 Defense Secretary Ashton Carter’s assessment of why the Islamic State terrorist army took Ramadi — “the Iraqi forces just showed no will to fight” —probably destroyed his popularity in Baghdad. more »»

Taxpayers pay for mistakes

May 27, 2015 Gloversville Mayor Dayton King recently announced the list of streets the city’s Department of Public Works will repave this year at a projected cost of $1.4 million. more »»

U.S. must work on roads

May 26, 2015 Congress has kicked the proverbial can down the road so many times on one critical issue — highway and bridge funding — that lawmakers’ toes must be getting sore. more »»

Honor those who gave all

May 25, 2015 Even taking into account the many challenges facing our nation, we Americans enjoy liberties, security, peace and prosperity that is the envy of most other people in the world. more »»

Keep tax cap on New York

May 24, 2015 The New York state tax-levy cap is an example of a government policy that may not solve a problem, but is an improvement over the way things used to be. more »»

Cheers and jeers

May 23, 2015 CHEERS — To efforts to fill the Estee apartments. more »»

Re-examine U.S. efforts

May 22, 2015 Contrary to what some commentators are saying, Islamic State terrorists’ conquests of the Iraqi city of Ramadi do not raise questions about U.S. strategy to defeat the vicious group. more »»

A source of inspiration

May 21, 2015 There are messages in Sawyer Fredericks’ success on “The Voice.” We hope everyone can hear them. more »»

EPA sorry... it got caught

May 20, 2015 Like a child caught with his hand in the cookie jar, Environmental Protection Agency officials are admitting they made some mistakes with their “waters of the United States rule. more »»

Pot plant can grow economy

May 19, 2015 Members of the Fulton County Board of Supervisors made the right decision when they voted unanimously to support Empire State Health Solutions’ proposed medical marijuana manufacturing plant for the... more »»

Ethics review process flawed

May 18, 2015 Imagine yourself as a State Department ethics office employee, asked for opinions on the propriety of activities that earn your boss’s family millions of dollars. more »»

Two terms enough

May 17, 2015 We think the recent arrest of another New York state politician shows how term limits could be helpful in limiting corruption. State Sen. more »»

Cheers and jeers

May 16, 2015 CHEERS — To the Canajoharie High School Band. The band is competing today against other school bands from across the country in the Music in the Parks Competition in Sandusky, Ohio. more »»

Cart ahead of the horse

May 15, 2015 Among complaints many educators make about the federally driven Common Core school standards is that administering required tests is an enormous challenge. more »»

Closing school OK

May 14, 2015 At its best, tradition helps bind communities together. But at its worst, it hobbles innovation, efficiency and prosperity because people insist on doing things the way they have always been done. more »»

Negotiate water plan

May 13, 2015 Gloversville Mayor Dayton King and members of the Common Council have recently made statements about a new “plan” for the city regarding when to extend city water service outside the city’s borde. more »»

Time for EPA to clean up act

May 12, 2015 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is very conscientious about telling Americans, both businesses and individuals, they have to clean up their air emissions, water discharges, etc. more »»

Feds are the problem

May 11, 2015 It is being suggested the government should place new restrictions on the natural gas industry, to prevent public safety and pollution problems. more »»

Skelos should step down

May 10, 2015 Sadly, the state of affairs in the New York State Legislature can't get much worse. The leaders of both the state Assembly and Senate now have both been charged with corruption. more »»

Cheers and jeers

May 9, 2015 CHEERS — To helping the library. more »»

 
 
 

 

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