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Tips to beat the cold

January 8, 2015 The current bitterly cold weather is a reminder special precautions need to be taken to stay safe at this time of year. That does not mean people have to stay indoors; far from it. more »»

Amendment could help

January 7, 2015 Most New Year’s resolutions are broken soon after being made. Our national resolution, made several times during the past decade or so, to stop spending beyond our means is an excellent example. more »»

New commish needs skills

January 6, 2015 The New York State Board of Regents faces a critical decision in the coming months as it chooses the next state education commissioner. John King Jr. more »»

Watch deals for workers

January 5, 2015 Cutting the size and therefore the cost of government is a promise politicians at all levels make. Reducing the number of people employed by government is a key to the process. more »»

Wage hike may cost jobs

January 4, 2015 On Wednesday, New York’s minimum wage rose from $8 to $8.75 an hour, giving a boost in pay to some 700,000 workers. more »»

Cheers and jeers

January 3, 2015 CHEERS — To a reading program. The Gloversville Public Library is encouraging the public to vote for the winning book in the annual Gloversville Reads program. more »»

Wasteful craziness

January 2, 2015 When he warned Americans about what has come to be called the “military-industrial complex” in 1961, President Dwight Eisenhower left out a vital component — politicians. more »»

Missile force a top priority

December 31, 2014 Nuclear weapons proliferation may mean that, if anything, the United States needs a strong, flexible deterrent force. more »»

Committee system fine

December 30, 2014 The Montgomery County Legislature is considering restructuring its committee system in a way that could make the county Legislature less open to public scrutiny. more »»

Shake up Secret Service

December 29, 2014 Unless the Secret Service is shaken up at the very top, the agency charged with protecting the president and other top officials will not correct problems that threaten its mission, an investigation... more »»

Be ready for casino

December 28, 2014 The plan for the Rivers Casino & Resort at Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady is exciting for Schenectady County, but it also will create opportunities for Fulton and Montgomery counties. more »»

Cheers and jeers

December 27, 2014 CHEERS — To a successful campaign. The Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs in Auriesville needed to raise $1 million for critical renovation. more »»

A key issue for Jeb Bush

December 26, 2014 Amid a horde of potential republican nominees for president in 2016, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush became the most-discussed last week when he revealed he is actively considering running. more »»

’Tis the season to help others

December 24, 2014 It is Christmas Eve, and the hustle and bustle of preparing for the big day has nearly ended. Gifts have been purchased and wrapped. more »»

Make bottles child-resistant

December 23, 2014 In the wake of the death of a 1-year-old Fort Plain infant who swallowed liquid nicotine, Montgomery County Executive Matthew Ossenfort recently called on Gov. more »»

Deadline hurts Israel

December 22, 2014 It is no wonder Israelis are so frustrated with the “international community” and, in particular, the United State. more »»

Cameras aid cops, public

December 21, 2014 More and more people go to work and find security cameras recording almost every move they make. more »»

Cheers and jeers

December 20, 2014 CHEERS — To a grant to help fight blight. more »»

Punish malfeasance

December 19, 2014 It is nothing new that the penalty for malfeasance in federal government often is a promotion. Another example of the practice surfaced this week. more »»

Stay safe when smoking

December 18, 2014 A fatal fire at any time of the year is devastating; knowing a family has lost a loved one just before Christmas seems even more tragic. more »»



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