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New standards should stay

February 11, 2014 It seems like everywhere you look, the Common Core education reform is coming under attac. more »»

Economy still struggling

February 10, 2014 Manufacturing has rebounded in the United States, President Barack Obama assured us during his State of the Union speech. Not really. more »»

Consolidation worth a look

February 9, 2014 Gloversville and Johnstown should study the feasibility of consolidating police and fire departments. more »»

Cheers and jeers

February 8, 2014 Publisher’s note: A colleague of ours, Mitch Allen, who lives in Ohio, wrote the following. We cheer him for his insights, and we also mourn the direction our country has gone in this regard. more »»

Schemers must be prosecuted

February 7, 2014 Members of Congress are beginning to hear about an outrageous scheme that may have cost taxpayers as much as $100 millio. more »»

Respect local opinion

February 6, 2014 State officials may be willing to gamble that a casino will boost Montgomery County’s fortunes, but local residents should have a say in whether their municipality should take part in the game. more »»

Pipeline will bring benefits

February 5, 2014 Throughout his term as president, Barack Obama has insisted his administration could not allow construction of the Keystone XL pipeline to carry Canadian oil to the U.S. more »»

New gov’t getting pricey

February 4, 2014 After only a month in existence, the new form of government in Montgomery County has proven itself to be a job creator, although it’s creating taxpayer-funded county government jobs. more »»

Bureaucrats a problem

February 3, 2014 Among those responsible for the government’s war on coal and reasonable electricity prices was a now-retired U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official named John C. Beal. more »»

County needs trash plan

February 2, 2014 The idea Montgomery County will deposit its garbage at the Fulton County landfill brings to mind the old phrase about one man’s trash being another man’s treasure. more »»

Cheers and Jeers

February 1, 2014 JEERS — To an elected bully. After the president’s State of the Union address, U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm from Staten Island was approached by a reporter for his thoughts about the addres. more »»

Premium delay OK

January 31, 2014 An important test of whether Congress really can get important things done — or, alternatively, is mired in the gridlock critics claim — affects thousands of area homeowners and business people. more »»

Approve appointment

January 30, 2014 For the sake of Gloversville, the Common Council should approve Mayor Dayton King’s suggested appointment to the Zoning Board of Appeals. more »»

Transparency imperative

January 29, 2014 On Jan. 17, the Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education approved raises for district administrators. more »»

USS Monitor needs money

January 28, 2014 After nearly a century and a half at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, a treasure of American history was raised in 2002. more »»

Stay warm, stay safe

January 27, 2014 Another wave of arctic-cold weather has hit the area. With it may come an increase in the number of house fires. more »»

Big aid hike not the answer

January 26, 2014 Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed $137.2 billion state budget for 2014-15 did not earn high marks from many educators. In the local area, most school districts will see an increase in funding. more »»

Cheers and jeers

January 25, 2014 CHEERS — To those who step up. more »»

Trust critical in agreements

January 24, 2014 On Monday, U.S. officials announced some economic sanctions against Iran are being eased because that country says it is complying with an agreement not to build nuclear weapons. more »»

Streamlining not so easy

January 23, 2014 Since Gov. Andrew Cuomo was attorney general, he has harped on one thing he repeated in his State of the State speech Jan 8: “We have too many local governments, and we’ve had them for too long. ... more »»



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