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Cheers and jeers

November 22, 2014 CHEERS — To watchdogs. more »»

Release data on bird kills

November 21, 2014 It turns out alternative energy companies, supposedly kinder than kind to Mother Nature, have some dirty not-so-little secrets. At least one of them wants to keep it that way. more »»

Timing off on bonuses

November 20, 2014 Officials in our local governments seem to feel they are obligated to give raises every year. more »»

Use more fund balance

November 19, 2014 The Fulton County Board of Supervisors is working on the county’s 2015 proposed budget, which could result in a hefty tax-rate increase in Gloversville. more »»

Blank check a bad idea

November 18, 2014 Just a few weeks ago, the World Health Organization estimated it would cost $1 billion to control the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. President Barack Obama wants Congress to provide $6. more »»

Bureaucrats don’t get it

November 17, 2014 It took less than a week for some of the bureaucrats in President Barack Obama’s administration to demonstrate that in regard to the Nov. 4 elections, they just don’t get it. Or they just don’t car. more »»

Look closely at bail issue

November 16, 2014 The Gloversville mayor and police chief got everyone’s attention recently when they said City Court is not being tough enough on crime. more »»

Cheers and jeers

November 15, 2014 CHEERS — To a parade. What better way to kick off the holiday season than with a parade? The Johnstown Holiday Parade will take place again this year at 7 p.m. Nov. 21. more »»

Good to see accountability

November 14, 2014 Earlier this year, a major, disgraceful scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs made headlines. more »»

Voters also love spending

November 13, 2014 Proposition Three is a perfect example of why voters are just as bad as the big-spending politicians they supposedly abhor. Throughout the state, there is the perception that we are overtaxed. more »»

Obamacare too costly

November 12, 2014 Saving most Americans money on health insurance by repealing the most objectionable sections of the Obamacare law ought to be a priority when the new Congress convenes early next year. more »»

Assess China realistically

November 11, 2014 President Barack Obama shares one thing with most of his predecessors, whether Democrat or Republican: All try their best to put a bright face on U.. more »»

Pipeline a safe bet

November 10, 2014 Delays in constructing the proposed Keystone XL pipeline to bring Canadian oil to the U.S. have doubled the cost to build the facility, it was reported last wee. more »»

Chimp suit bananas

November 9, 2014 The recent court case involving a chimpanzee in Mayfield is nothing but monkey business. more »»

Cheers and jeers

November 8, 2014 JEERS — To keeping the press out. more »»

Veto problem for the GOP

November 7, 2014 Among astute Republican leaders, there will not be much popping of champagne corks during the next several days. Throughout the United States, voters took President Barack Obama at his wor. more »»

Voters need more options

November 6, 2014 Many people on the ballots in Tuesday’s elections were shoo-ins — not because they were the best candidate, but because they were the only person listed for the position. more »»

Take away election signs

November 5, 2014 Both winners and losers from Election Day should waste no time in pulling up stakes. No, not moving — though some losers may be tempted to do tha. more »»

Try another approach

November 4, 2014 Monday night, Johnstown became the latest local municipality to eliminate its residency requirement for its appointed official. more »»

China still far different

November 3, 2014 John Berisford is back home in the United States, finally. His situation makes it clear this country has much to do to improve our diplomatic relationship with China. more »»



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