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Why did CDC fail?

October 27, 2014 When public health threats surface, many Americans, including health care professionals, turn to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC officials are the experts, after all. more »»

Gibson knows voters

October 26, 2014 Voters in the 19th Congressional District have a choice between a familiar face and a relatively new one. more »»

Cheers and jeers

October 25, 2014 CHEERS — To Hamilton County’s jobless rate. This county held the honor in September of having the lowest unemployment rate in the state. Hamilton County’s jobless rate was 3.8 percent. more »»

Political hack a problem

October 24, 2014 Ron Klain, the political hack President Barack Obama has put in charge of coordinating the national response to Ebola, has no experience in public health or dealing with large-scale disasters. more »»

Farley still better choice

October 23, 2014 State. Sen. Hugh T. Farley, R-Niskayuna, is once again facing a challenge from Democrat Madelyn Thorne. Not much has changed since they faced off in 2012, with Farley winning handily. more »»

Be smart about job

October 22, 2014 Fulton County is considering hiring an “intelligence officer” as part of a public-safety initiative put forward by County Administrative Officer Jon Stead. more »»

Put thought into strategy

October 21, 2014 One has to wonder how much effort the White House put into coming up with the official name for the war against Islamic State terrorists. more »»

Take lesson from winner

October 20, 2014 For most of us, the work Nobel Prize winners do in fields such as science and economics is impenetrable. more »»

County policy too generous

October 19, 2014 Montgomery County keeps taking steps in the wrong direction. Already this year, the county government adopted a budget for 2015 that raises taxes and creates a new fee. more »»

Cheers and jeers

October 18, 2014 CHEERS — To yogurt. Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week signed legislation making yogurt the official snack of New York. more »»

Climate not the problem

October 17, 2014 Many serious challenges face the U.S. armed forces. But Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, no doubt acting at the behest of his boss, President Barack Obama, thinks climate change is a top concern. more »»

Business as usual in state

October 16, 2014 Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been fond of claiming the state is open for business. In reality, it is just business as usual. Consider a couple of recent announcements by the governor. more »»

Re-examine measures

October 15, 2014 The Ebola situation in Dallas shows there are serious failures in our health care network. more »»

Transparency helps public

October 14, 2014 As the number of news stories about the Ebola virus spreading into the United States increases, it is reassuring to know local hospitals and health care agencies are preparing for the possibility... more »»

Flu shots can save lives

October 13, 2014 Concern about exotic diseases is high because of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. News a Liberian man visiting Texas brought Ebola here and died heightened the worry among many Americans. more »»

Stay within the tax cap

October 12, 2014 People are frustrated with the state’s tax-levy cap, and rightfully s. more »»

Cheers and jeers

October 11, 2014 CHEERS — To Richard Russo. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author, who was raised in Gloversville and now lives in Maine, has been showing public appreciation for his hometown area recently. more »»

Pitch a good reminder

October 10, 2014 Brian Keaton made history Saturday in throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at a professional baseball game. more »»

More than pink to wear

October 9, 2014 The way things are headed, pink will be considered a common fall color. That’s a good thing. more »»

Newspapers aid society

October 8, 2014 Virtually every profession, industry and special interest has its own annual celebration. Did you know October is National Popcorn Popping Month? Many observances are purely for fun. more »»



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