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Monitor new spying rules

June 3, 2015 Intelligence agencies want unfettered authority to invade our privacy. It is in the very nature of spying organizations such as the National Security Agency. more »»

Energy tax drains payers

June 2, 2015 With only a few weeks left in New York state’s legislative session, there is still enough time to enact some important reforms. more »»

Better security needed at IRS

June 1, 2015 Thieves stole about $5.8 billion from the Internal Revenue Service in 2013, by taking tax refunds due to people whose personal information they used to make the claims. more »»

State should aid cleanup

May 31, 2015 If Gloversville is to move into the future, it must be able to clean up the remnants of its past. more »»

Cheers and jeers

May 30, 2015 CHEERS — To a great speller. Mayfield eighth-grader Maggy Lambo didn’t win the national spelling bee in the Washington, D.C., area this week, but she had a super showing. more »»

Give approval to FOIL bill

May 29, 2015 The state Senate has an opportunity to support open government by approving Senate Bill 1531, sponsored by Sens. John DeFrancisco and Michael Ranzenhofer. more »»

Take honest look at Iraq

May 28, 2015 Defense Secretary Ashton Carter’s assessment of why the Islamic State terrorist army took Ramadi — “the Iraqi forces just showed no will to fight” —probably destroyed his popularity in Baghdad. more »»

Taxpayers pay for mistakes

May 27, 2015 Gloversville Mayor Dayton King recently announced the list of streets the city’s Department of Public Works will repave this year at a projected cost of $1.4 million. more »»

U.S. must work on roads

May 26, 2015 Congress has kicked the proverbial can down the road so many times on one critical issue — highway and bridge funding — that lawmakers’ toes must be getting sore. more »»

Honor those who gave all

May 25, 2015 Even taking into account the many challenges facing our nation, we Americans enjoy liberties, security, peace and prosperity that is the envy of most other people in the world. more »»

Keep tax cap on New York

May 24, 2015 The New York state tax-levy cap is an example of a government policy that may not solve a problem, but is an improvement over the way things used to be. more »»

Cheers and jeers

May 23, 2015 CHEERS — To efforts to fill the Estee apartments. more »»

Re-examine U.S. efforts

May 22, 2015 Contrary to what some commentators are saying, Islamic State terrorists’ conquests of the Iraqi city of Ramadi do not raise questions about U.S. strategy to defeat the vicious group. more »»

A source of inspiration

May 21, 2015 There are messages in Sawyer Fredericks’ success on “The Voice.” We hope everyone can hear them. more »»

EPA sorry... it got caught

May 20, 2015 Like a child caught with his hand in the cookie jar, Environmental Protection Agency officials are admitting they made some mistakes with their “waters of the United States rule. more »»

Pot plant can grow economy

May 19, 2015 Members of the Fulton County Board of Supervisors made the right decision when they voted unanimously to support Empire State Health Solutions’ proposed medical marijuana manufacturing plant for the... more »»

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 »»



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