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Secrecy hits new heights

June 12, 2015 President Barack Obama’s administration, which he promised in 2009 would be the most transparent in history, instead is on track to set new records for concealing information. more »»

Request seems reasonable

June 11, 2015 Given the years that have passed since Fulton and Montgomery counties boosted their contributions to FMCC, it seems reasonable for the college to ask for more money. more »»

Strategy for Iraq needed

June 10, 2015 It turns out that Defense Secretary Ashton Carter’s assessment that many Iraqis lack the “will to fight” against Islamic State terrorists may be accurate. What to do about that remains a question. more »»

If it works, don’t fix it

June 9, 2015 Johnstown Mayor Michael Julius wants city government to absorb the city’s independent Water Department, eliminating its water board and possibly replacing it with an “advisory group” whose members... more »»

Demand accountability

June 8, 2015 Most of us who have traveled by air over the past 13 years have experienced the inconvenience of dealing with Transportation Security Administration screenings, random searches and regulations. more »»

Connect bridges to aid

June 7, 2015 If the federal government wants infrastructure to be maintained, it has to make sure money is available for the work. U.S. Sen. more »»

Grants can aid downtowns

June 5, 2015 Our local villages and cities should take a look at getting grants to fund downtown revitalization efforts. more »»

Cheers and jeers

June 5, 2015 CHEERS — To local pageant contestants. Miss Fulton County Baylee Simpson went to Staten Island this week to compete in the Miss New York State Pageant at the St. George Theatre. more »»

Consider complaints

June 4, 2015 Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s attitude in demanding more help in the fight against an Islamic State terrorist army should worry U.S. more »»

Monitor new spying rules

June 3, 2015 Intelligence agencies want unfettered authority to invade our privacy. It is in the very nature of spying organizations such as the National Security Agency. more »»

Energy tax drains payers

June 2, 2015 With only a few weeks left in New York state’s legislative session, there is still enough time to enact some important reforms. more »»

Better security needed at IRS

June 1, 2015 Thieves stole about $5.8 billion from the Internal Revenue Service in 2013, by taking tax refunds due to people whose personal information they used to make the claims. more »»

State should aid cleanup

May 31, 2015 If Gloversville is to move into the future, it must be able to clean up the remnants of its past. more »»

Cheers and jeers

May 30, 2015 CHEERS — To a great speller. Mayfield eighth-grader Maggy Lambo didn’t win the national spelling bee in the Washington, D.C., area this week, but she had a super showing. more »»

Give approval to FOIL bill

May 29, 2015 The state Senate has an opportunity to support open government by approving Senate Bill 1531, sponsored by Sens. John DeFrancisco and Michael Ranzenhofer. more »»

Take honest look at Iraq

May 28, 2015 Defense Secretary Ashton Carter’s assessment of why the Islamic State terrorist army took Ramadi — “the Iraqi forces just showed no will to fight” —probably destroyed his popularity in Baghdad. more »»

Taxpayers pay for mistakes

May 27, 2015 Gloversville Mayor Dayton King recently announced the list of streets the city’s Department of Public Works will repave this year at a projected cost of $1.4 million. more »»

U.S. must work on roads

May 26, 2015 Congress has kicked the proverbial can down the road so many times on one critical issue — highway and bridge funding — that lawmakers’ toes must be getting sore. more »»

Honor those who gave all

May 25, 2015 Even taking into account the many challenges facing our nation, we Americans enjoy liberties, security, peace and prosperity that is the envy of most other people in the world. more »»

Keep tax cap on New York

May 24, 2015 The New York state tax-levy cap is an example of a government policy that may not solve a problem, but is an improvement over the way things used to be. more »»



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