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Road repair vital to U.S.

May 26, 2014 No one in Congress wants to take the blame for higher gasoline taxes just weeks before a major election. That probably explains delays in addressing long-term problems with the Highway Trust Fund. more »»

What do voters want?

May 25, 2014 Every school district can learn a simple lesson from Fonda-Fultonville’s failed attempt to pass a capital project: Find out what the voters want. more »»

Cheers and jeers

May 24, 2014 CHEERS — To remembering our soldiers. Local events this holiday weekend observe Memorial Day, the day we honor and remember the men and women who died while serving in our armed forces. more »»

VA’s failure unacceptable

May 23, 2014 Men and women in the military come to understand quickly that mistakes or shirking one’s duty can have truly terrible consequences. People die. more »»

Mandates still cost taxpayers

May 22, 2014 The Fulton County Board of Supervisors is right to keep drawing attention to the high costs state mandates place on local taxpayers. more »»

Wipe out Boko Haram

May 21, 2014 It took headlines about nearly 300 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls for the U.S. to offer that country help in fighting the Boko Haram terrorists responsible. more »»

Stop fighting against MMA

May 20, 2014 The state Senate recently passed a bill by a vote of 44-16 to make New York state the final state to permit mixed martial arts bouts. more »»

Gov’t ignores responsibilities

May 19, 2014 Federal regulators demand that the rest of us, including individuals, companies and states, comply with rules intended to safeguard the environment. more »»

Proposed plan an investment

May 18, 2014 Fonda-Fultonville Central School District voters will decide Tuesday whether to go ahead with a $19.8 million capital project. more »»

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 »»



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