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Cheers and jeers

December 6, 2014 CHEERS — To the snowplow crews. We take the plow drivers for granted all winter, but their job isn’t easy. So far this season, the local crews have been doing a nice job. more »»

Congress can get work done

December 5, 2014 Time is running out for Congress to act on critical pieces of legislation. more »»

Re-evaluate public pensions

December 4, 2014 Local lawmakers would be wise to support the drumbeat for pension reform at the state level. more »»

Listen to professionals

December 3, 2014 As leaks from the Pentagon grow in the wake of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s decision to step down, it becomes apparent part of the problem has been White House micromanaging of the military. more »»

Governor’s plan overkill

December 2, 2014 In the wake of the historic 7-foot snowfall in Buffalo last month, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has criticized the federally funded National Weather Service for not doing enough to predict the damaging storm. more »»

EPA must be accountable

December 1, 2014 White House aides say that if Congress attempts to establish new requirements that the Environmental Protection Agency disclose information such as the scientific basis for its rulings, President... more »»

Leave pay where it is

November 30, 2014 One of the main reasons it is good to be a lawmaker in New York state: you can basically vote yourself a raise. more »»

Cheers and jeers

November 29, 2014 JEERS — To holiday season scammers. 'Tis the season for scams, unfortunately. Amid the hustle and bustle of the season, be careful about the hustle. more »»

Support small businesses

November 28, 2014 Small Business Saturday is this weekend. The campaign encourages people to take advantage of local, independent shops, showing that a concerted effort to do so boosts each community’s econom. more »»

Many ways to help others

November 27, 2014 As people sit down and enjoy Thanksgiving dinner, we hope they take the time to remember there are others who could use some help. more »»

War must be won

November 26, 2014 Kenyans on the bus stopped by armed men at dawn on Saturday knew they were in trouble when their assailants demanded each recite the Shahada, part of Islamic scriptur. more »»

Find best fit for jobs

November 25, 2014 Officials in the Glove Cities should be looking to find the best possible fit for all their jobs, especially for positions that no longer require city residency. more »»

Energy deals must be wiser

November 24, 2014 “Green” energy sources such as solar and wind power are the answer to all our needs, some claim. more »»

Obama wrong on immigration

November 23, 2014 President Barack Obama has an interesting way of dealing with about 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States: Simply declare about half of them are not illegal. more »»

Cheers and jeers

November 22, 2014 CHEERS — To watchdogs. more »»

Release data on bird kills

November 21, 2014 It turns out alternative energy companies, supposedly kinder than kind to Mother Nature, have some dirty not-so-little secrets. At least one of them wants to keep it that way. more »»

Timing off on bonuses

November 20, 2014 Officials in our local governments seem to feel they are obligated to give raises every year. more »»

Use more fund balance

November 19, 2014 The Fulton County Board of Supervisors is working on the county’s 2015 proposed budget, which could result in a hefty tax-rate increase in Gloversville. more »»

Blank check a bad idea

November 18, 2014 Just a few weeks ago, the World Health Organization estimated it would cost $1 billion to control the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. President Barack Obama wants Congress to provide $6. more »»

Bureaucrats don’t get it

November 17, 2014 It took less than a week for some of the bureaucrats in President Barack Obama’s administration to demonstrate that in regard to the Nov. 4 elections, they just don’t get it. Or they just don’t car. more »»

 
 
 

 

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