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Fire contract has high price

December 17, 2013 A story in this paper last week revealed the high cost to Gloversville taxpayers of the minimum-manning clause in the Gloversville Fire Department’s public-employee union contract. more »»

GONE Act here to help

December 16, 2013 In Washington, government spending is discussed in terms of billions and trillions of dollars. A million bucks isn’t even enough to merit decimal-point mention in most agency budget. more »»

Be cautious with raises

December 15, 2013 Gloversville officials — and city residents — need to make sure the city keeps its spending in check. more »»

Cheers and jeers

December 14, 2013 CHEERS — To a professional and a gentleman.  Arthur “Skip” Spring has served as Fulton County government’s attorney for 25 years. more »»

Pentagon wastes funds

December 13, 2013 The Pentagon cannot account for more than $8 trillion U.S. taxpayers have given it since 1996, according to a report by the Reuters news agency. more »»

Tax freeze a gimmick

December 12, 2013 The proposed two-year freeze on local property taxes, unfortunately, leaves mandate relief out in the cold. Go. more »»

Never forget Dec. 7, Sept. 11

December 11, 2013 Did Saturday’s date — Dec. 7 — mean anything to you? It should, because of what happened 72 years ago and what occurred on Sept. 11, 2001. more »»

County makes poor decision

December 10, 2013 With only a few weeks left in its existence, the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors showed last week why it needs to be replaced as the governing authority for Montgomery County. more »»

Mandela a model for all

December 9, 2013 Nelson Mandela is gone, and with him goes the steadying influence he brought to governments across Afric. more »»

Work required to beat blight

December 8, 2013 Talking about blight will not clean up Gloversville; real work needs to be done to straighten up certain properties in the city. more »»

Cheers and jeers

December 7, 2013 CHEERS — To the decreases. Most Fulton County taxpayers will see a reduction in their county property taxes with the recent adoption of the county’s budget. more »»

Pellet guns are not toys

December 6, 2013 If you’re still shopping for the children on your Christmas list, we have a suggestion: Cross off pellet guns that look like real firearms. They are not toy. more »»

Area a winter wonderland

December 5, 2013 When considering where to go for outdoor fun this winter, don’t forget to look at the local area. There are so many activities and outdoor events, it is impossible to list them al. more »»

Devil is in plan’s details

December 4, 2013 Proponents of accountability in political campaign financing may have applauded President Barack Obama’s proposal last week to curb tax-exempt groups that use donations made anonymously to influence... more »»

Stay sober behind wheel

December 3, 2013 With the holiday season upon us, it’s appropriate to once again consider the very serious dangers of drunken driving and driving while impaired by drugs, be they illegal or prescription. more »»

Teachers must ‘get it’

December 2, 2013 The overwhelming majority of school teachers are well aware that while to err is human, even one mistake jeopardizing the health or safety of a child is too many. more »»

Reconsider rating system

December 1, 2013 Fulton-Montgomery Community College President Dustin Swanger has serious concerns about President Obama’s proposal to institute a new ratings system for colleges, and we share his concerns. more »»

Cheers and jeers

November 30, 2013 CHEERS — To sincere volunteers. Dozens of volunteers took the time on Thanksgiving morning to make the holiday brighter for hundreds of local residents in need. more »»

Iran deal needs scrutiny

November 29, 2013 A substantial number of members of Congress, along with several other countries that have been longstanding allies of the U.S. more »»

Shop locally this season

November 28, 2013 While Thanksgiving has traditionally been a day off for many people, that is rapidly changing. more »»



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