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Data needed on hate crimes

May 5, 2014 Institutionalized bigotry was abolished years ago in the United States. Yet, as we are reminded regularly, some Americans’ hearts still are closed to the idea of equality. more »»

City manager worth study

May 4, 2014 It’s important for people to have a form of government that serves them best. more »»

Cheers and jeers

May 3, 2014 CHEERS — To a good day of fishing. The Gloversville Recreation Commission presented the annual Youth Fishing Derby at Wohlfarth’s Pond in Gloversville last Saturday, and it was a great success. more »»

Punish gov’t lawbreakers

May 2, 2014 You’ve seen it happen dozens of times: A government official breaks the law. He or she is “severely reprimanded” and forced to resign. And there the episode end. more »»

Too quick to put out e-cigs

May 1, 2014 We can understand elected officials wanting to protect the public’s health, but they should have all the facts before they make a decision. more »»

IRS a model of ignorance

April 30, 2014 It is no wonder the federal government is confused about what is fair and right, when it comes to consideration of the Social Security Administration’s now-halted program in which tax refunds were... more »»

Be careful with contract

April 29, 2014 The situation with the town of Johnstown’s highway department may be getting worse. more »»

Secrets keep us in the dark

April 28, 2014 It is understandable the armed forces, the nation’s intelligence agencies and the White House want to avoid disclosure of information that may be harmful to national security. more »»

Be careful about pay

April 27, 2014 City of Johnstown officials should be careful in considering whether members of the Water Board should be paid. Board President Nicholas Cannizzo Sr. more »»

Cheers and jeers

April 26, 2014 CHEERS — To a possible casino. This week, we found out there is indeed a developer that wants to build a casino on land near the state Thruway in Montgomery County. more »»

Keep IRS out of cars

April 25, 2014 Most Americans can understand why law enforcement and national security officials want access to information about us — though there are serious, in some cases overriding, invasion-of-privacy... more »»

Promotion key to tourism

April 24, 2014 In our area, the potential for economic development can be limited. more »»

Obama’s debt will cost U.S.

April 23, 2014 Americans seem to have become numb to worry about our astronomical national debt, already at $17.5 trillion. more »»

Consider role in fire dept.

April 22, 2014 Although the number of volunteer firefighters in New York state has been slowly increasing over the past few years, after dropping from 110,000 to 85,000 from 2000 to 2010, the effort to recruit new... more »»

Uncle Sam’s hand heavy

April 21, 2014 At times it seems few in the federal government worry much about enforcing the law. Millions of illegal immigrants are evidence of that. more »»

Cooperation key to effort

April 20, 2014 Fulton County is looking at a possible plan for a limited regional water and sewer system throughout the county. The effort may be a good one. more »»

Cheers and jeers

April 19, 2014 CHEERS — To Wheelerville school. Wheelerville students and members of the Caroga community decided to step up and support a good cause: Angel Flight. more »»

Bombings a sign of failure

April 18, 2014 With this week’s one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing comes the realization that it might not have occurred had U.S. intelligence agencies merely heeded warnings from Russia. more »»

Commission should stay

April 17, 2014 Convening the so-called Moreland commission to investigate and prosecute corruption of public officials was one of the better things Andrew Cuomo has done as governo. more »»

Learn more on attackers

April 16, 2014 Sometimes it must seem to the public that the more researchers learn about homicidal teenagers, the less we really know. more »»



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