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NIMBY kills opportunities

April 26, 2016 A rather unscientific show of hands at a recent Johnstown Town Board meeting seems to have put the kibosh on a three-day music festival proposed for a property on Route 67. more »»

Cuba strategy a failure

April 25, 2016 When he changed U.S. policy toward Cuba in 2014, despite widespread opposition in Congress, President Barack Obama insisted his goal was to improve life for the people of that island country. more »»

Ease up on independents

April 24, 2016 New York state law treats registered independents looking to vote in a primary like an unwanted third wheel: Their presence will be tolerated, but only if they can avoid being ditched by the coup. more »»

Cheers and jeers

April 23, 2016 CHEERS — To Johnstown’s native daughter. In 2020, when you look at a new $10 bill, you’ll be able to say one of the people depicted on the bill is from your are. more »»

Volunteers still needed

April 22, 2016 According to the Firemen's Association of the State of New York, New York's volunteer firefighters not only save lives, they also save billions in tax dollars for the stat. more »»

Pork feast continues

April 21, 2016 Remember when Congress said it was eliminating earmark spending? Absurd wastes of taxpayer money through pork barrel projects were going to be a thing of the past. Not so fas. more »»

City made right call

April 20, 2016 Gloversville’s relationship with the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth certainly seems to have improved lately. more »»

Get tough on EPA

April 19, 2016 When the tables are turned, the U.. more »»

Banning books wrong

April 18, 2016 Nearly everyone agrees censorship and banning books (or, rather, eliminating access to books) are wrong ... except for that one book he or she disagrees with or that makes him or her uncomfortabl. more »»

Bite bullet, stay under cap

April 17, 2016 The Gloversville Enlarged School District is facing an unusual situation this year. more »»

Cheers and jeers

April 16, 2016 CHEERS — To a productive visit. Members of the New York Innovative Communities Network visited Gloversville this week to have a meeting and look at the challenges facing the city. more »»

Throw out trash plan

April 15, 2016 Considering the number of unsightly properties in Gloversville and the trend toward good taxpaying families moving out, the city should make it easier for people to get rid of their trash — not more... more »»

Obama ducks transparency

April 14, 2016 Sometimes, sweeping unpleasantness under the rug does work. more »»

Spend money responsibly

April 13, 2016 The New York State Authorities Budget Office recently criticized the Montgomery County Industrial Development Agency and other industrial development agencies for failing to use a competitive... more »»

Strategy needs improvement

April 12, 2016 A new missile defense system will be deployed in South Korea, despite Chinese opposition, U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told reporters Friday. more »»

Is war on drugs real?

April 11, 2016 It probably is a good thing bureaucrats like those at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration were not in charge of arming the United States for World War II. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. more »»

N.Y. finally gets a say

April 10, 2016 On April 19, registered Republican and Democratic voters in New York will get the chance to head to the polls to select the candidate they want to represent their party in the race for president. more »»

Cheers and jeers

April 9, 2016 CHEERS — To a bicentennial. Hamilton County turns 200 this year, and the county is planning events to observe the big birthday. more »»

Skelos must be punished

April 8, 2016 Dean and Adam Skelos want to avoid the consequences of their actions, but that shouldn’t be allowed. more »»

Tantrum not presidential

April 7, 2016 In perhaps a demonstration of how ill-prepared Donald Trump would be to handle the realities and inner workings of politics on a national (let alone international) stage, he threw a tantrum over the... more »»



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