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Secrecy stance unacceptable

July 14, 2016 Secrecy over technology is unacceptable when the prosecutors need evidence, government lawyers argued in the Apple cellphone situation a few months ago. more »»

Policing is last line of defense

July 13, 2016 “We’re asking cops to do too much in this country,” Dallas, Texas, Police Chief David Brown worried aloud on Monday. “Every societal failure, we put it off on the cops to solve,” he explaine. more »»

Be clear about job

July 12, 2016 In a 5-0 vote, the Johnstown City Water Board on June 28 decided against renewing its one-year contract with Water Department Clerk Cinda Spraker. more »»

Gun laws wouldn’t help

July 11, 2016 Weeks after the massacre in Orlando, Fla. more »»

Don’t leave public in dark

July 10, 2016 As soon as authorities announced the disappearance of 24-year-old Rachael Mattice on June 23, people immediately stepped up to support the search for he. more »»

Cheers and jeers

July 9, 2016 CHEERS — To our local citizens bands. The Gloversville Civic Band and the Johnstown Citizens Band have both begun their summer concerts. more »»

Immigration a clear issue

July 8, 2016 President Barack Obama and his chosen successor, Hillary Clinton, would have voters believe illegal immigration — by whatever name the politically correct crowd calls it these days — is not much of ... more »»

Don’t dismiss VA reform law

July 7, 2016 One reason so many bureaucrats get away with murder is that the government so often does nothing more than slap them on the wrists, if even that. more »»

Make use of meal sites

July 6, 2016 Schools and organizations in Fulton and Montgomery counties are offering breakfast, lunch and snacks to youths this summer through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Summer Meals program. more »»

Sit-in stunt disgraceful

July 5, 2016 Proponents of new limits on gun ownership should be furious with Democrats in the House of Representatives for the purely political “sit-in” demonstration they staged over gun control. more »»

Debt takes toll on America

July 4, 2016 Just how independent are Americans financially this Independence Day? Not very. By the time President Barack Obama leaves office, the official national debt will have topped $20 trillion. more »»

Be safe with fireworks

July 3, 2016 For many people in Fulton and Montgomery counties, attending a fireworks show is an essential part of the Fourth of July experience. more »»

Cheers and jeers

July 2, 2016 CHEERS — To three Eagles. Three Broadalbin brothers, Andrew, Dennis and Gregory Bogdan, have all earned the rank of Eagle Scout, which is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scout program. more »»

Not time yet to hunt moose

July 1, 2016 The state Senate recently passed a bill to establish moose hunting in New York. We think this would be a mistake. New York simply doesn't have enough moose to hunt — not yet, anyway. Sen. more »»

Campaign claim trashed

June 30, 2016 One of Hillary Clinton’s most often-repeated slams at her opponent for the presidency, Donald Trump, is that he allegedly would be a disaster for U.S. relations with other world powers. more »»

Obama bitter over justice

June 29, 2016 President Barack Obama is accustomed to getting his way, even when that means trampling the Constitution. more »»

Time to join land bank

June 28, 2016 A Montgomery County Legislature committee recently endorsed the Mohawk Valley Regional Land Bank idea being supported by the Mohawk Valley Economic Development District. The choice makes sense. more »»

Clinton also a disaster

June 27, 2016 If elected president, Donald Trump would be a disaster for the U.S. economy, Hillary Clinton claimed during a speech Tuesday in Columbus. more »»

Taxpayers need a win

June 26, 2016 Someone call the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Even after receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars, our local officials still seem allergic to cutting taxes. more »»

Cheers and jeers

June 25, 2016 CHEERS — To new high school graduates. This weekend, graduating seniors will say goodbye to their local schools for the last time. Soon, they will embark on the next chapter in their live. more »»

 
 
 

 

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