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Old rail line would be better bypass to Wal-Mart center

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014
The building of a Wal-Mart distribution center in Johnstown, several miles from the nearest Thruway exit — causing an estimated 1,700 heavy trucks to pass through the village of Fonda daily causing traffic, noise, dust and infrastructure damage — was a mistake. Now Fulton County, where the distribution center is located, wants to fix the problem by creating a bypass that would take truck traffic around Fonda.

Truckers already pay enough to use roads

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014
This is in response to the recent opinions by Mark Scribner (“Tolls better than gas taxes; make truckers pay fair share”) and Gabriel Roth (“Get the federal government out of highway development”), who want to remove federal control of the Highway Trust Fund and allow states to collect tolls.

Governor’s campaign a disappointment

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014
Governor. It's the most important position in New York state government. And in a race to determine who fills that position, voters deserve a vigorous, informative, fair and open competition from the candidates.

Editorial: No special breaks for athletes

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014
Schools must put lessons above winning

Zaude Kaufman: Beware those controlling what speech is 'appropriate'

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014
George Orwell was right: "Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."

SAFE Act opponents misunderstand law

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014
*SAFE Act opponents misunderstand law
*Union not obligated to disclose offenses
*Police should ticket intersection blockers
*History fair worthy of newspaper coverage
*No need to litter area with campaign signs
*GE plan reflective of new corporate culture
*Time to bring right-to-die to forefront

Editorial: Stats help solve unsafe intersections

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014
Information collected on crashes helpful in finding solutions to unsafe roads

No need to know what the players did

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014
*No need to know what the players did
*Younger GE retirees face coverage issues
*Schenectady needs to clean up its act
*DEC didn't have to kill bear in Rotterdam
*Tonko should make better use of his time
*Legislators must prove they read bills
*Be concerned about terrorists, not cartoon
*Waivers on fees had no impact on budget

Richard Cohen: Toothless Obama needs to channel his inner Nixon

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014
A president lacking menace.

SAFE Act is a step in the right direction

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014
*SAFE Act is a step in the right direction
*Raising questions in meaning of cartoon
*Police, soldiers have vital job protecting us
*More civility in ads, fewer campaign signs
*Rotterdam crossing needs repairs, again
*Families hurt when employers act rashly

Froma Harrop: Ethanol subsidy creates conundrum for conservatives

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014
Castrating Conservative Principles in Iowa

Editorial: Don't rush to judgment on dispatch

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014
Schenectady County consolidated emergency dispatch center needs time to work out the bugs

Editorial: Be watchful of Montgomery County "fee"

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014
A tax by any other name, including "highway use fee," is still a tax that must be scrutinized

Linda Chavez: Hard for countries to back us when they can't trust us

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014
It should come as no surprise that Turkey so far refuses to put boots on the ground to fight the ISIS takeover of Kobane, a beseiged Kurdish town across Turkey's border with Syria.

Insurance questions need to be answered

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014
*Insurance questions need to be answered
*Grew up shooting hoops in the street
*Amedore supporters were rude at debate

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