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Cheers and jeers

July 18, 2015 CHEERS — To making government more open. State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli recently announced Open Book New York, a website at www.openbooknewyork. more »»

An unwise tradition

July 17, 2015 The Fulton County Board of Supervisors should be more careful about how it hands out raise. more »»

Consider deal objectively

July 16, 2015 Among the proudest, most important traditions in Congress is that when the issue is peace or war, lawmakers put partisan considerations aside for the good of the nation. more »»

Examine military costs

July 15, 2015 “I believe that where we are now is about as low as we can go,” Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno told reporters in May, during a discussion of that service branch’s staffing level. more »»

Let people have options

July 14, 2015 The New York state Legislature recently passed a bill that would mandate all new smoke detectors sold in New York contain 10-year non-removable batteries. Gov. more »»

Pledge not worth much

July 13, 2015 Former Maryland Gov. more »»

Secret deals, public issues

July 12, 2015 Officials in Caroga and Gloversville are learning that spending time working on deals in secret can generate mistrust in their respective communities. more »»

Cheers and jeers

July 11, 2015 CHEERS — To Johnstown High School student Erica Wagner. The 16-year-old, who will enter 12th grade in the fall, has been collecting hundreds of pens and pencils. more »»

Publicity at heart of plan

July 10, 2015 New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to have the attorney general’s office investigate incidents in which New Yorkers are killed by police seems like another way for him to get publicity. more »»

Keep riders off highway bill

July 9, 2015 Often, gridlock in Congress results when some lawmakers object not to the primary purpose of a bill, but to some unrelated “rider” placed in it. more »»

Don’t let Greece slide

July 8, 2015 Some mechanism will be found to avoid the collapse of Greece’s economy, though it appears to be teetering on the brink. more »»

SAFE Act keeps failing

July 7, 2015 Information recently released from the New York State Police shows relatively few assault weapon owners have complied with the New York state SAFE Act’s deadline for registering the weapons. more »»

VA official did his job

July 6, 2015 Perhaps the most important person in the Department of Veterans Affairs is retiring, leaving behind a long list of critics. Some say he did not do his job well enough. more »»

Time for compromise

July 5, 2015 Management at Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville and members of the nurses union should do all they can to avoid a strike. more »»

Cheers and jeers

July 4, 2015 CHEERS — To freedom on the Fourth. Today is Independence Day, the day we commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. more »»

State-imposed tax cap helps

July 3, 2015 There is no question the state’s property tax-cap requirement has helped slow the otherwise inexorable growth of property taxes in New York state. more »»

Email rule needs respect

July 2, 2015 Federal officials are required by law to use government email accounts and servers for their official correspondenc. more »»

$10-bill pick must be great

July 1, 2015 Who will she be? What great woman’s face will be seen regularly by virtually every American in the future — every time they reach into their wallets and purses and pull out a $10 bill? Treasury... more »»

Judges must watch bail

June 30, 2015 Recently, Gloversville Assistant City Court Judge Cory Dalmata decided to allow a convicted sex offender, 34-year-old Allen G. Fox Jr. more »»



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