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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 »»

Step up fight against Ebola

August 6, 2014 Nearly 20 years ago, author Richard Preston’s nonfiction book, “The Hot Zone,” told a horror story as disturbing as any make-believe tal. more »»

‘Zombie’ bill would help

August 5, 2014 State lawmakers should give serious consideration to legislation proposed by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to help municipalities deal with abandoned properties. more »»

Health act a good idea

August 4, 2014 Many members of the House of Representatives want to forestall implementation of a proposal that would increase costs for the Medicare program, while forcing many older Americans to leave their own... more »»

Consider donating life

August 3, 2014 Most people are not normally given the chance to save someone else’s life. However, organ donation provides almost everyone with one last opportunity to do so. more »»

Cheers and jeers

August 2, 2014 CHEERS — To the Gloversville Neighborhood Improvement Corp. The nonprofit group was founded about a year and a half ago with the intention of helping people live in safe, affordable housing. more »»

Pink slips at VA justified

August 1, 2014 In the private sector, the penalty for not performing sometimes is losing one’s job. Lying about it is an almost certain route to a pink slip. more »»

Take look at possibilities

July 31, 2014 As Gloversville continues without a fire chief, city officials should take a little time to review all the possibilities regarding the position. more »»



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