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Be careful with wage

November 6, 2015 At the end of 2015, the minimum wage for New York state is scheduled to go to $9 per hour. But Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing a proposal that would lead to the state having a minimum wage of $15. more »»

Opportunity with deal

November 5, 2015 Conservatives in Congress made a mistake by approving a two-year federal budget. President Barack Obama could barely contain his glee over the measur. more »»

Criminal histories matter

November 4, 2015 America has been a land of second chances for many people. For that reason, President Barack Obama’s call for better efforts to integrate ex-convicts into society probably will resonate among many. more »»

Be good hosts for film

November 3, 2015 By now, many of the residents of Fulton County are aware a movie involving actor Johnny Knoxville is being filmed locally. more »»

Feds must obey rules

November 2, 2015 Many of us are aggravated by “robocalls” to our cell phones from people attempting to sell us things or convince us to donate to allegedly worthy cause. more »»

Participate in process

November 1, 2015 Local government often affects people more than state or national government. That’s why it’s so important for local voters to get to the polls Tuesday. This is a busy year for local elections. more »»

Cheers and jeers

October 31, 2015 CHEERS — To choosing the chamber of commerce. more »»

Drive carefully on Halloween

October 30, 2015 If you’re going to pick a day to be extra careful when driving, Halloween is the da. more »»

Clinton aimed to protect self

October 29, 2015 No one reacted with a sense of alarm and protectiveness to repeated pleas for help from U.S. diplomatic personnel in Benghazi, Libya during the months before Sept. 11, 2012. more »»

No one left accountable

October 28, 2015 Look under “accountability” in the dictionary and who knows whose pictures you may see? What will not accompany the text is a portrayal of a federal bureaucra. more »»

Work with developer

October 27, 2015 The Historic Preservation Review Board recently voted down a request from Two Great Guys Realty to allow for the demolition of the former Littauer Building, located just south of the center of... more »»

Face storm over spending

October 26, 2015 During the next several weeks, conservative members of Congress will face a perfect storm of politics over government spending. more »»

Tax decrease a nice start

October 25, 2015 Gloversville Mayor Dayton King has submitted a reasonable budget proposal for 2016. The $16.48 million proposal calls for about a 1 percent property-tax rate decrease — from $21. more »»

Cheers and jeers

October 24, 2015 CHEERS — To demolishing run-down properties. The Fulton County Demolition Team, as part of Operation Green Scene, is demolishing dilapidated properties at 14 and 17 Park St. in Gloversville. more »»

Better use for funds

October 23, 2015 The $1.5 billion New York Upstate Revitalization Initiative competition seems like another gimmick designed to get kudos for politicians at the expense of other — though far less exciting — need. more »»

Resignation timely

October 22, 2015 Allison Hickey may have resigned as head of the Veterans Benefits Administration just in time to avoid being caught in the middle of a scandal. more »»

Ignorance improbable

October 21, 2015 In about a week, the 2016 signup season for Obamacare insurance will begin. more »»

A half-baked lease deal

October 20, 2015 The Fulton County Board of Supervisors recently voted to extend Grandma Millie’s Bakery’s lease at the Fulton County Airport for another year and to raise her rent from $250 to $275. more »»

Stand by Syrian rebels

October 19, 2015 Americans can’t be trusted. They don’t keep their commitments. That is the message heard loud and clear throughout the world as a result of President Barack Obama’s capricious foreign policy. more »»

Water Board looks foolish

October 18, 2015 The Johnstown Water Board appears foolish and irresponsible after agreeing to a contract that provided more than $18,000 in buyouts to its clerk. more »»



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