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Ethics review process flawed

May 18, 2015 Imagine yourself as a State Department ethics office employee, asked for opinions on the propriety of activities that earn your boss’s family millions of dollars. more »»

Two terms enough

May 17, 2015 We think the recent arrest of another New York state politician shows how term limits could be helpful in limiting corruption. State Sen. more »»

Cheers and jeers

May 16, 2015 CHEERS — To the Canajoharie High School Band. The band is competing today against other school bands from across the country in the Music in the Parks Competition in Sandusky, Ohio. more »»

Cart ahead of the horse

May 15, 2015 Among complaints many educators make about the federally driven Common Core school standards is that administering required tests is an enormous challenge. more »»

Closing school OK

May 14, 2015 At its best, tradition helps bind communities together. But at its worst, it hobbles innovation, efficiency and prosperity because people insist on doing things the way they have always been done. more »»

Negotiate water plan

May 13, 2015 Gloversville Mayor Dayton King and members of the Common Council have recently made statements about a new “plan” for the city regarding when to extend city water service outside the city’s borde. more »»

Time for EPA to clean up act

May 12, 2015 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is very conscientious about telling Americans, both businesses and individuals, they have to clean up their air emissions, water discharges, etc. more »»

Feds are the problem

May 11, 2015 It is being suggested the government should place new restrictions on the natural gas industry, to prevent public safety and pollution problems. more »»

Skelos should step down

May 10, 2015 Sadly, the state of affairs in the New York State Legislature can't get much worse. The leaders of both the state Assembly and Senate now have both been charged with corruption. more »»

Cheers and jeers

May 9, 2015 CHEERS — To helping the library. more »»

Has agency changed ways?

May 8, 2015 Just one Internal Revenue Service official lost her job over harassment of non-profit organizations for political reasons, to our knowledge. more »»

Recipients misuse cards

May 7, 2015 What do alcohol, tobacco, lottery tickets and adult entertainment have in common? These are all things New Yorkers can purchase through the misuse of Electronic Benefit Transfer cards without... more »»

New hirings cost money

May 6, 2015 Montgomery County’s new form of government has created yet another new position. more »»

Don’t be intimidated

May 5, 2015 Initial indications were that two gunmen killed during an assault on an art exhibit in Garland, Texas, were motivated by extremist Islamic hatred. more »»

Capital still vulnerable

May 4, 2015 When Florida mailman Douglas Hughes flew his tiny gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol grounds a couple of weeks ago, he did more than make a statement on the need for political campaign finance refo. more »»

Put proposal to the public

May 3, 2015 Gloversville Mayor Dayton King’s idea for the city to allow him and members of the Common Council to simultaneously serve on the county Board of Supervisors is reasonable. more »»

Cheers and Jeers

May 2, 2015 CHEERS — To a winning essay. more »»

Appeasement still in style

May 1, 2015 British and French leaders in 1938 have been condemned rightly for caving in to German dictator Adolf Hitler’s demands. more »»

Tax levies going up

April 30, 2015 We’re sure many of the households in our area that are struggling to make ends meet would love to mandate an increase in their income. more »»

Continue merger talks

April 29, 2015 The Fort Plain Central School District Board of Education recently halted discussions concerning a possible merger with the Canajoharie Central School Distric. more »»



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