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Well-designed parks boost quality of life

July 7, 2013 For all our needs to protect ourselves from the elements with buildings, we still hold a latent desire to be outside, soak in the sun and do something, or maybe, not do something. more »»

Keep eye on safety this season

June 19, 2013 Baseballs, paintballs, golf balls, power tools, lawn mowers, slingshots, fishhooks, fireworks, firearms and elbows in the eye are all major contributors to eye injuries that are in steady supply... more »»

Education requires families

June 16, 2013 By JOHN METALLO It seems like it’s been since forever we have been trying to improve the public schools in America, and closer to home, in New York stat. more »»

We can plan for success without a crystal ball

May 19, 2013 When I was a kid, I used to wonder if there was anything real about objects of prediction such as crystal balls. They were always such an essential tool of witches and wizards. more »»

Research paper not the answer

May 2, 2013 Lately, I’ve found most of the comic relief I need in my day in the morning newspapers when reading about the next big thing that will solve the problems with New York state’s public schools. more »»

Success on Main Street starts with you and me

April 21, 2013 So I have been attending some recent workshops sponsored by the CEO Roundtable about how to revitalize Main Stree. more »»

Urban renewal led to misery on Main Street

March 25, 2013 When I was a teenager I had a friend who lived downstate and was in Niskayuna visiting her grandfather. We made a plan to have her drive from Schenectady to Johnstown for an afternoon visit. more »»

Pros, cons of plan looked at

March 12, 2013 For quite some time, but with greater diligence over the past year and a half, the Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education has investigated the concept of grade-level grouping. more »»

Time for a meaningful discussion about design

February 17, 2013 Have you ever been somewhere and thought to yourself, “Wow, this place is cool; I want to spend more time here”? Conversely, maybe you have thought, “O-M-G, get me out of here now. more »»

Students in sports can thrive

February 10, 2013 By JOHN METALLO U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently announced a decision that requires schools to allow students with disabilities to participate in interscholastic athletics. more »»

New plan laughable

January 8, 2013 Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s New York Education Commission recently issued its first report, and it is laughable at best. more »»

Get ready ahead of disasters

December 6, 2012 Fulton County Public Health would like to take this opportunity to commend our community residents and businesses for their personal emergency-preparedness response to Hurricane Sandy. more »»

President must have character

October 24, 2012 A nation collapses when a corrupt ruler reigns over the people. more »»

Awareness puts stigma in its place

October 8, 2012 This week is Mental Health Awareness week and across America, many local communities are coming together in support of this cause. Among its intended outcomes is putting stigma in its place. more »»

Give initiative a chance

September 20, 2012 Go. more »»

Take look at charter proposal

September 19, 2012 On Nov. 6, Montgomery County voters will be asked to cast their votes on a proposition to change the form of Montgomery County’s governmen. more »»

Adirondack land bank is needed

August 12, 2012 The Aug. 5 announcement by Gov. more »»

Hooked on Books

August 12, 2012 GLOVERSVILLE — Earlier this summer, a national “Celebration of the Book” was launched under the auspices of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. more »»

Religion, morality in decline

June 15, 2012 While media pundits say the 2012 election is all about economics, I say the nation is a house divided against itself on deeper issue. more »»

Budget decisions difficult

June 8, 2012 The intent of this article is to provide current and relevant information regarding the status of the Fonda-Fultonville School District 2012-13 budge. more »»



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