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Boundaries trip up plans

August 26, 2014 The governments of Fulton and Montgomery counties want to build a regional business park, but they need the town of Mohawk and the city of Johnstown to agree to a tax revenue-sharing agreement firs. more »»

‘Transition’ not going well

August 25, 2014 New York state education officials are attempting to put the best face on what are some subpar outcomes. more »»

State should back efforts

August 24, 2014 Fulton County has a good idea. We hope the state will get behind it. The county is putting to use a new policy to help cities and towns legally fight assessment-reduction claims. more »»

Cheers and jeers

August 23, 2014 CHEERS — To Anna King and her supporters. more »»

Blame Hamas for deaths

August 22, 2014 Negotiators from Israel and the Hamas terrorist group that controls Gaza met under Egyptian sponsorship this week, in an attempt to end fighting between the two. more »»

Ward system still works

August 21, 2014 Gloversville voters may be asked this fall to decide if they want citywide Common Council elections. more »»

Other gov’ts buying U.S.

August 20, 2014 Another reminder of the seriousness of the national debt came earlier this summer, when foreign holdings of U.. more »»

A helpful Armadillo

August 19, 2014 The Fulton County Board of Supervisors is considering purchasing a $50,000 Armadillo Crime Deterrence Vehicle to help reduce crim. more »»

Be cautious with advisers

August 18, 2014 To Americans of a certain age, the news out of Washington may sound disturbingly similar to reports from more than a half-century ago. more »»

More jobs still in play

August 17, 2014 While a developer’s play to locate a casino in Montgomery County went bust, there will be more opportunities for local officials to lend a hand to businesses to bring jobs to the area. more »»

Cheers and jeers

August 16, 2014 CHEERS — To planning on public involvement. Fulton County Administrative Officer Jon Stead recently outlined for supervisors the county’s Strategic Plan. more »»

Ground attacks will win fight

August 15, 2014 Islamic State terrorists poised to conquer Iraq will suffer from U.S. airstrikes — but that will not be enough to defeat them. Only attacks on the ground can do that. more »»

Who will pay for meals?

August 14, 2014 U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s heart is in the right place with her Summer Meals Act proposal. Too many children who receive free and reduced lunch during the school year go hungry during the summe. more »»

‘Profiling’ can help

August 13, 2014 Perhaps it is time federal airport security screeners are told to do more “profiling” of a sort. A week ago, a San Francisco woman managed to sneak aboard an airliner in San Jose, Calif. more »»

Veto seems unnecessary

August 12, 2014 Mayor Dayton King has indicated he plans to veto the Common Council’s recently passed local law authorizing a referendum in November to determine whether the city should replace its current form of... more »»

Let agencies do their jobs

August 11, 2014 Perhaps the best friends Americans have in government are the inspectors general who act as watchdogs to root out waste and sometimes, crime by politicians and bureaucrat. more »»

Proceed with caution

August 10, 2014 Gloversville Mayor Dayton King and Finance Commissioner Bruce VanGenderen recently sounded the alarm that Gloversville’s financial future is in danger, with an $800,000 deficit projected for 2015. more »»

Cheers and jeers

August 9, 2014 CHEERS — To sharing a position. Fulton and Montgomery counties are considering consolidating their director of community services positions into one position, which would serve both counties. more »»

TSA needs a better map

August 8, 2014 As Washington, D.C., resident Justin Gray was trying to board an airliner in Orlando, Fla., earlier this summer, a Transportation Safety Administration agent asked him for some identification. more »»

Tax break isn’t funny

August 7, 2014 Stephen Colbert had better be really, really funny as the replacement for David Letterman on “The Late Show,” because the $16 million in tax credits the show is getting from state taxpayers is no... more »»

 
 

 

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