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Pay getting out of hand

February 9, 2016 The wages of the five highest-paid employees in the city of Johnstown each topped more than $78,000 for 2015, with the most going to police investigator James Rodecker, who was paid $91,124. more »»

Gov’t leaves bad taste

February 8, 2016 The blame game was in full swing last week as Congress held hearings on the Flint, Mich., water fiasco. more »»

Voters have good ideas

February 7, 2016 Voters in New York state have the ability to correctly assess a situation — even if the people they elect are still trying to catch up. more »»

Cheers and jeers

February 6, 2016 CHEERS — To helping others abroad. The spirit of kindness and generosity is alive and well in our area. more »»

Let pros fight in N.Y.

February 5, 2016 Hopefully, the seventh time will be the charm for mixed martial arts in New York. The state Senate recently voted for the seventh straight year to end the state’s ban on the sport. more »»

Cap taxes on gasoline

February 4, 2016 The steep decline in gasoline prices is reflected in local sales tax revenues, an illustration of how highly taxed gasoline is locally. more »»

Gov’t must cut spending

February 3, 2016 Spending by Americans was flat in December, but they socked money away in savings accounts at the highest rate in three years, the Commerce Department reported this week. more »»

Obama’s strategy failed

February 2, 2016 At least President Barack Obama was politically smart enough not to declare “mission accomplished” in Iraq and Afghanista. more »»

Bigger not always better

February 1, 2016 Millions of military veterans remember the famous Jeep, which made its mark as a light military vehicle that never seemed to meet terrain it could not conquer. more »»

Both sides must listen

January 31, 2016 Gloversville Enlarged School District residents and officials should remember: If you want to learn, you must listen. more »»

Cheers and jeers

January 30, 2016 CHEERS — To helping a great organization grant wishe. more »»

Avoid taking over church

January 29, 2016 The city should not take ownership of the former First United Methodist Church in Bleecker Square. The building appears to be nothing more than a big liability and expense. more »»

Coal ash bill really a test

January 28, 2016 Even Environmental Protection Agency officials backed away from a plan to establish job-killing new regulations on coal ash after U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., pointed out they were not needed. more »»

Transparency key to image

January 27, 2016 We were disappointed to learn recently that the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth and two of its subsidiaries, the Crossroads Incubator Corp. and the Fulton County Economic Development Corp. more »»

Do we really trust Iran?

January 26, 2016 President Barack Obama wants us to believe anti-American Iranian officials are our friends, now. They can be trusted, he insists. more »»

Lower price for higher ed

January 25, 2016 Federal student loan and grant programs have not made college more affordable. They have merely provided billions of dollars in taxpayer money to help pay for it. more »»

Tight tax cap a good fit

January 24, 2016 We are sure many local school districts think the tax-levy cap will be too snug for their 2016-17 budgets. But we encourage them to keep their spending plans within the ca. more »»

Cheers and jeers

January 23, 2016 CHEERS — To Thomas Williams. We are fortunate to have World War II veterans living among us in local counties. more »»

Lawmakers can fill gap

January 22, 2016 One way New York state lawmakers can help our local school districts is to end what’s called the “gap elimination adjustment. more »»

U.S. hurt by health law

January 21, 2016 Like shady used-car salespeople who need to meet quotas, federal officials in charge of the Obamacare program are far more concerned with numbers than quality care for customers. more »»

 
 
 

 

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