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Work with developer

October 27, 2015 The Historic Preservation Review Board recently voted down a request from Two Great Guys Realty to allow for the demolition of the former Littauer Building, located just south of the center of... more »»

Face storm over spending

October 26, 2015 During the next several weeks, conservative members of Congress will face a perfect storm of politics over government spending. more »»

Tax decrease a nice start

October 25, 2015 Gloversville Mayor Dayton King has submitted a reasonable budget proposal for 2016. The $16.48 million proposal calls for about a 1 percent property-tax rate decrease — from $21. more »»

Cheers and jeers

October 24, 2015 CHEERS — To demolishing run-down properties. The Fulton County Demolition Team, as part of Operation Green Scene, is demolishing dilapidated properties at 14 and 17 Park St. in Gloversville. more »»

Better use for funds

October 23, 2015 The $1.5 billion New York Upstate Revitalization Initiative competition seems like another gimmick designed to get kudos for politicians at the expense of other — though far less exciting — need. more »»

Resignation timely

October 22, 2015 Allison Hickey may have resigned as head of the Veterans Benefits Administration just in time to avoid being caught in the middle of a scandal. more »»

Ignorance improbable

October 21, 2015 In about a week, the 2016 signup season for Obamacare insurance will begin. more »»

A half-baked lease deal

October 20, 2015 The Fulton County Board of Supervisors recently voted to extend Grandma Millie’s Bakery’s lease at the Fulton County Airport for another year and to raise her rent from $250 to $275. more »»

Stand by Syrian rebels

October 19, 2015 Americans can’t be trusted. They don’t keep their commitments. That is the message heard loud and clear throughout the world as a result of President Barack Obama’s capricious foreign policy. more »»

Water Board looks foolish

October 18, 2015 The Johnstown Water Board appears foolish and irresponsible after agreeing to a contract that provided more than $18,000 in buyouts to its clerk. more »»

Cheers and jeers

October 17, 2015 CHEERS — To new development. We’re seeing nice progress in Vail Mills. more »»

Vaccine policy OK

October 16, 2015 Given all of the challenges people in Fulton and Montgomery counties have to deal with, concerns about vaccines should not be one of them. It was recently reported the U.S. more »»

No talks with Taliban

October 15, 2015 Earlier this week, first lady Michelle Obama took to Twitter to promote her list of “girl power” songs, ranging from “Survivor” to “Girl on Fire. more »»

Veto-proof defense bill

October 14, 2015 When President Barack Obama can blame a “government shutdown” on conservatives in Congress, he spares no demagoguery in portraying them as arch-villains. more »»

More than slogan needed

October 13, 2015 It is great that our local counties have come up with a united slogan for economic development, but now comes the hard part. more »»

Cheap shots undeserved

October 12, 2015 It would border on the absurd to suggest a West Virginia senator who owns firearms, hunts with them and once ran a campaign spot featuring him using a rifle to blow a hole in an anti-coal bill is... more »»

Start with realistic plan

October 11, 2015 The Fulton County Board of Supervisors conducts an open budget process, which is good, but the county’s routine seems flawed. more »»

Cheers and jeers

October 10, 2015 CHEERS — To parading in pink. Students, staff and others from the Broadalbin-Perth Central School District organized the Seventh Annual Robin Blowers Patriot Pink Out parade in Broadalbin last week. more »»

Consider solar farms

October 9, 2015 The proposed solar farm in Gloversville has helped shine a light on an issue in many municipalities: zoning laws that fail to keep up with the pace of technology. more »»

Deportation rate political

October 8, 2015 Not since 2006 has the federal government deported more illegal aliens. But then, not since then have Democrat hopes for the presidency been so low. more »»



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