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Fired up to face reality

May 29, 2016 Gloversville officials may set up a permit system for recreational fire pits. However, this would merely demonstrate a truth: If enough people ignore dumb laws, governments will change the. more »»

Cheers and jeers

May 28, 2016 CHEERS — To empowering young girls. Nearly 200 girls from local schools participated in the Tech Savvy Summit for girls earlier this week. more »»

Remember their sacrifice

May 27, 2016 We’re sure many people are looking forward to the Memorial Day weekend. more »»

‘Staff errors’ an injustice

May 26, 2016 President Barack Obama’s administration is in a hurry to release thousands of drug offenders from prison before their original sentences have expired. more »»

War promise would be bad

May 25, 2016 Instead of risking a confrontation with China himself, President Barack Obama has decided to let Vietnam do so over Beijing’s expansionism. more »»

Cash in on land bank

May 24, 2016 Fulton County might be missing the boat when it comes to the establishment of a Mohawk Valley Regional Land Ban. more »»

Measure the results too

May 23, 2016 Most members of Congress no doubt comprehend the need for more spending on drug-addiction treatment programs. more »»

Lack of voters sad

May 22, 2016 It’s a shame more people did not get out and vote Tuesday. Many local residents passed up their opportunity to have a say on a major part of life — education. more »»

Cheers and jeers

May 21, 2016 CHEERS — To the New York state tax cap. Several years ago, the state started requiring schools to limit how much they can increase the tax levy each year. more »»

Don’t ban declawing

May 20, 2016 We’re sure plenty of fur will be flying as people debate the merits of a proposed state ban on declawing cats. To us, the proposal seems illogica. more »»

Don’t spend too much

May 19, 2016 Most of us recognize the danger of spur-of-the-moment spending decisions. We guard against marketing strategies intended to make us reach for our credit cards first and ask questions late. more »»

Weapons may aid terrorists

May 18, 2016 One can almost picture Islamic State terrorists in Libya, rubbing their hands together in glee at the thought of restocking their arsenal with advanced weaponry, courtesy of the United States. more »»

‘Bed tax’ may cost all of us

May 17, 2016 The Fulton County Board of Supervisors recently passed a resolution requesting the New York state Legislature approve home-rule legislation that would allow Fulton County to impose a 4 percent... more »»

Obama duplicitous

May 16, 2016 Though it should not be unexpected, there are always shockwaves near the end of presidential administrations when someone lifts the veil and we are reminded of the way politicians really think and... more »»

Education matters

May 15, 2016 Voters have the opportunity to shape the future of their local school districts Tuesday. They should seize the opportunity. more »»

Cheers and jeers

May 14, 2016 CHEERS — To good Samaritans. Misty Nellis and Diana Deloria didn’t have to help, but they did because they care. more »»

Ethics reform still missing

May 13, 2016 Though two former New York state politicians are trading their business suits for prison uniforms, lawmakers still do not appear to be taking corruption seriousl. more »»

Yes, terrorists are sick

May 12, 2016 German authorities say there is no link between Islamic terrorism and a man who stabbed four people at a train station Tuesday. The attacker is just mentally ill, they explain. more »»

Teachers change lives

May 11, 2016 Along with the enormous rewards enjoyed by good school teachers comes terrible frustration. Many wish they could do more for their students. more »»

Drillers must tap policies

May 10, 2016 America’s need for natural gas and oil has not lessened. To the contrary, as more and more gas-fired power plants are built, demand will soar. more »»



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