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Medicaid costly for Americans

August 17, 2016 Obamacare would cost far more than the White House was claiming, we cautioned when the federal health insurance takeover was being debated. more »»

Mattice memes may cross line

August 16, 2016 Last week, Johnstown resident Rachael Mattice pleaded not guilty in Mayfield Town Court to a charge of falsely reporting an incident. more »»

Rising debt hampers U.S.

August 15, 2016 Congressional Budget Office analysts estimate the national debt, now at 75 percent of the gross national product, will grow to 86 percent in a decade. more »»

Local tax rates still too high

August 14, 2016 Sometimes, being first is not a good thing. Gloversville was No. 1 on the list of highest property tax rates in the Mohawk Valley region in 2014, and in 2013 it was the highest in the state. more »»

Cheers and jeers

August 13, 2016 CHEERS — To a new rest stop. The Lock E-13 Living History rest area has opened along the state Thruway between Fultonville and Canajoharie. more »»

Computers need upgrade

August 12, 2016 Computer equipment went on the fritz at Delta Airlines this week. Tens of thousands of passengers and employees were affected by more than 1,000 canceled flights and 2,800 delayed takeoffs. more »»

Special interests a big problem?

August 11, 2016 Hillary Clinton has pledged that if she is elected president, she will do something about the Citizens United decision by the Supreme Cour. more »»

Trump: Clinton will be costly

August 10, 2016 One of those “fact check” analyses of presidential candidate Donald Trump’s speech on the economy made the limits of such writing very clear. more »»

Infrastructure needs attention

August 9, 2016 The need for more state and federal investment in water and sewer infrastructure is obvious. We’ve been hearing about problems with old, broken pipes and outdated water and sewer systems for years. more »»

America unsure about TPP plan

August 8, 2016 With many Americans, both Democrats and Republicans, questioning the wisdom of a proposed 12-nation trade pact, its supporters are offering what they hope will be a persuasive argument. more »»

Johnstown gets interim mayor

August 7, 2016 Cindy Lakata stepped up to the plate Wednesday when she was sworn in as interim Johnstown mayo. more »»

Cheers and jeers

August 6, 2016 Cheers — To providing shelter to those in need. A once vacant farm in Fonda has become a haven for homeless women and children. more »»

Police face stress on job

August 4, 2016 Charles Kinsey has told reporters the North Miami, Florida, police officer who shot him admitted he did not know why he pulled the trigge. more »»

Uncertainty looms ahead

August 3, 2016 In weeks our colleges and universities will be in full swing for the 2016-17 school year. more »»

Cost of keeping everyone safe

August 2, 2016 The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department is understaffed and overworked. But, at least the county is paying them well to overextend themselve. more »»

State budget has some gaps

August 1, 2016 Storm clouds are brewing for New York state’s budget. State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli recently analyzed the state’s financial plan and found potential budget gaps starting in 2018-19. more »»

Mayor Julius to be missed

July 31, 2016 The death of Johnstown Mayor Michael Julius came as a shock to many in the area. Just a few short weeks ago, he was busy handling the duties that come along with his job as mayor. more »»

Cheers and jeers

July 30, 2016 CHEERS — To seven years. The Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market recently kicked off a membership drive on the seventh anniversary of the cooperative. more »»

Prosecute case to full extent

July 29, 2016 For two weeks, authorities and volunteers searched for Rachael Mattice. They scoured the woods in and around Wells and searched other locations. Police used dogs in the effort. more »»

Who will pay for change?

July 28, 2016 Democrats who gathered in Philadelphia for their party’s presidential nominating convention have heard tons of promises and will hear more from their candidate, Hillary Clinton, when she takes the... more »»



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