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Reform N.Y. election rules

August 11, 2015 The recent court dispute over whether Fulton County District Attorney Louise Sira should be allowed to run in the Republican and Conservative party primary elections for Fulton County Court judge ha... more »»

A-bombs ended war

August 10, 2015 No human being with an ounce of compassion in his or her soul would deny that what happened 70 years ago last week — the only hostile use of atomic bombs in history — was a horrible event. more »»

State must aid projects

August 9, 2015 If the state is serious about helping the local area, it must provide the funds to make projects work. Nineteen economic development proposals in Fulton County are seeking state funding. more »»

Cheers and jeers

August 8, 2015 CHEERS — To a medical marijuana plant. The state recently approved a proposed medical marijuana facility at the new Tryon business park in Perth. more »»

Aid for study required

August 7, 2015 The state or federal government should come through as soon as possible with funding to help pay for a study of a possible regional transportation system for Fulton and Montgomery counties. more »»

Obama powers crazy plan

August 6, 2015 During the past couple of years, Americans worried about how they will pay their electric bills in the future have had one consolation: natural gas. more »»

Courts must hear petition

August 5, 2015 President Barack Obama must have gotten a good laugh out of a federal court decision less than two months ago. Timing is everything, Obama may have chuckled. In early June, a panel of judges in the U. more »»

Don’t ignore real threat

August 4, 2015 Cecil, the lion killed illegally in Zimbabwe by an American dentist, will not have died in vain if what happened to him draws attention to the threat of extinction of his kind. more »»

Let troops carry guns

August 3, 2015 It is impossible to say how many members of the armed services would have survived attacks on them during the past few years had they been, well, armed. more »»

Wage decision raises concerns

August 2, 2015 New York’s Wage Board recently finalized its recommendation that the minimum wage for fast-food workers — defined as employees of chain restaurants with more than 30 locations — receive a... more »»

Cheers and jeers

August 1, 2015 CHEERS — To free school athletic events. The Johnstown school district recently announced it will charge people no admission fees to sporting events, other than sectional contests. more »»

Don’t act like an idiot

July 31, 2015 Joshua Newell is lucky his stupidity cost him only $200, and not an arm. A certain percentage of idiots like Newell, 35, of Gahanna, Ohio, always have been part of the human race. more »»

Don’t let species die

July 30, 2015 An ongoing environmental disaster has not received appropriate attention from world leaders, including both Republican and Democratic presidents and members of Congress in the United States. more »»

Learn from North Korea

July 29, 2015 A preview of one potential scenario for a Middle East including a nuclear-armed Iran is being provided just a few time zones away, in North Korea. There, U.. more »»

Don’t interfere with economy

July 28, 2015 As so often is the case, good news about the economy is being reacted to by some economists and politicians who fear it will not las. more »»

Let members carry guns

July 27, 2015 Members of the military are supposed to be protecting us — not the other way around. Yet recently, armed civilians were guarding armed forces recruiting stations in several states. more »»

Tax cap still fits

July 26, 2015 It is good news property tax increases may be limited to less than 1 percent next year. The only bad news is the tax cap can’t lower property taxes. more »»

Cheers and jeers

July 25, 2015 CHEERS — To a visit from Sawyer Fredericks. The Glen resident and winner of NBC’s “The Voice” will give a performance at the Fonda Fair on Sept. 5. more »»

Bus cameras make sense

July 24, 2015 Legislation sponsored by state Sen. more »»

U.S. must help allies

July 23, 2015 Americans need more allies like some nations in Africa. While Nigeria and nearby countries have made it clear they want no U.. more »»



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