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Cheers and jeers

May 17, 2014 CHEERS — To school board candidates. Voters will go to the polls Tuesday throughout the region to vote for candidates for local school boards and decide on school budgets. more »»

Tax fraud a real problem

May 16, 2014 The Earned Income Tax Credit can be a blessing to low-income families. It also has been a bonanza for tax cheats — and the Internal Revenue Service cannot seem to stop the. more »»

Training for young writers

May 15, 2014 One of the first things journalists learn is that it doesn’t matter what you wanted to say if your readers weren’t able to tell what you meant. more »»

Secrecy bad for the EPA

May 14, 2014 Science, not politics, guides environmental policy in his administration, President Barack Obama insists. That’s not always the case. more »»

Reforms may stymie fraud

May 13, 2014 Democrats in the New York state Senate are proposing nine bills aimed at curbing government corruption and improving ethical standards for state lawmakers. more »»

Hold officials accountable

May 12, 2014 Members of Congress should apply a simple test to the American Legion’s demand that Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and two high-ranking subordinates resig. more »»

Price lists are helpful

May 11, 2014 While there may be regulations in New York state that are unfriendly to businesses and the economy, some state regulations actually help consumers and small businesses. more »»

Cheers and jeers

May 10, 2014 CHEERS —?To the “Morning Show.” We’re not talking about the morning show you may listen to on the radio driving to work or on television. more »»

Stipulations are costly

May 9, 2014 As chairman of a special U.S. Senate committee investigating logistical aspects of how the U.S. was conducting World War II, then-Sen. more »»

Get project under way

May 8, 2014 U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., often is in demand for weekend interview programs. more »»

Put focus on MERS threat

May 7, 2014 Several years ago, the book and resultant movie “Outbreak” sparked some public interest in diseases that spread like wildfire and are virtually impossible to treat. more »»

Investigate allegations

May 6, 2014 Veterans Administration officials have testified in Congress that there is no basis for allegations of corruption and mismanagement that may have killed as many as 40 veterans at a VA hospital in... more »»

Data needed on hate crimes

May 5, 2014 Institutionalized bigotry was abolished years ago in the United States. Yet, as we are reminded regularly, some Americans’ hearts still are closed to the idea of equality. more »»

City manager worth study

May 4, 2014 It’s important for people to have a form of government that serves them best. more »»

Cheers and jeers

May 3, 2014 CHEERS — To a good day of fishing. The Gloversville Recreation Commission presented the annual Youth Fishing Derby at Wohlfarth’s Pond in Gloversville last Saturday, and it was a great success. more »»

Punish gov’t lawbreakers

May 2, 2014 You’ve seen it happen dozens of times: A government official breaks the law. He or she is “severely reprimanded” and forced to resign. And there the episode end. more »»

Too quick to put out e-cigs

May 1, 2014 We can understand elected officials wanting to protect the public’s health, but they should have all the facts before they make a decision. more »»

IRS a model of ignorance

April 30, 2014 It is no wonder the federal government is confused about what is fair and right, when it comes to consideration of the Social Security Administration’s now-halted program in which tax refunds were... more »»

Be careful with contract

April 29, 2014 The situation with the town of Johnstown’s highway department may be getting worse. more »»

Secrets keep us in the dark

April 28, 2014 It is understandable the armed forces, the nation’s intelligence agencies and the White House want to avoid disclosure of information that may be harmful to national security. more »»



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