Last Updated: Saturday, March 08, 2014 4:08:27 AM
Another Test Case
Another county action, similar to that of the famous "Tobacco Case," appears on the horizon. This matter also involves a technicality and while it is not likely to prove so colorful as the dispute concerning the right of a sher ...
Last Updated: Saturday, March 08, 2014 4:08:28 AM
Mr. Putin's quick takeover of the Crimean peninsula was no surprise to me.
Neither was the Obama administration's half-butted reaction.
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced that to show our support for Poland and the Baltic states after Rus ...
Last Updated: Saturday, March 08, 2014 4:08:29 AM
"People are looking at Putin as one who wrestles bears and drills for oil.
They look at our president as one who wears mom jeans and equivocates and bloviates," said fraction-term governor and noted Putin-watcher Sarah Palin on Fox News' Hannity t ...
Last Updated: Saturday, March 08, 2014 4:08:32 AM
Rec program great for the kids
To the editor:
I would like to take the time to thank the Wishful Thinking organization and recreation department for putting together the recreational basketball league. I went to my nephew's games and was impresse ...
Last Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014 9:20:27 AM
Residents of the town of Amsterdam are supposed to be represented by a four-member board of councilmen and a supervisor.
But not this year.
Two of last year's council members -- Alex Kuchis and Terry Bieniek -- were elected this past November to ...
Last Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014 9:20:21 AM
By MARTIN SCHRAM
McClatchy-Tribune News Service
In a week that swept us from the made-for-Hollywood uncertainty of Oscar night to real-world uncertainty of Russia's brinksmanship in Ukraine, we are giving fiction's T.S. Garp, the day off to sc ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014 7:37:03 AM
Placing blame where it belongs
To the editor:
Here we go again, with sensational headlines on the front page of The Recorder: "Council has 'torpedoed' Muni future." Among other things, the article indicates that the golf commission wonders why th ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014 7:37:00 AM
By STEVE PAUL
The Kansas City Star
As many as 300,000 West Virginians are still wondering whether it's safe to drink the water more than a month after the local supply was tainted by a spill of industrial chemicals.
In North Carolina, the fu ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 04, 2014 7:24:38 AM
By MARKOS KOUNALAKIS
The Sacramento Bee
Most analyses of the Ukraine crisis ask why Russian President Vladimir Putin would risk international condemnation -- and potential military confrontation -- with his aggressive military moves in Crimea. ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 04, 2014 7:24:30 AM
The fact that climate change is occurring around the world makes some people nervous, even a little mad.
Take skeptics who cherry-pick issues -- columnist Charles Krauthammer crowed last week that the numbers of bad tornadoes and hurricanes have fa ...
Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014 6:42:14 AM
All right. Woo-hoo. We're partying now. With the kind of enthusiasm normally reserved for sorting Phillips head screws from flat head screws, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer publicly vetoed SB 1062, legislation that would provide legal cover to businesses de ...
Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014 6:42:07 AM
March has once again been designated as Eye Donor Month by the Eye Bank Association of America. The Sight Society of Northeastern New York Inc., the Lions Eye Bank at Albany, and your local Amsterdam Lions Club are working to raise awareness througho ...
Last Updated: Saturday, March 01, 2014 4:08:35 AM
Lady in Distress
Poor "Toots!" She was terribly embarrassed when it happened and some fellows in the "Y" lobby just stood or sat there looking about as hot-pink as possible under the circumstances. The circumstances? Oh, but it happened like thi ...
Last Updated: Saturday, March 01, 2014 4:08:38 AM
Is it true what I've read that there's a remote possibility of converting a farm field full of cow chips into casino chips? The big question is how aggressive will our elected officials be in pursuing a casino? Should we let the chips fall where they ...
Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014 7:28:23 AM
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently threatened, although they claim that it was never their intention, to step in to oversee and inspect small, family-run farms.
As per a memo, the organization seemed determined to extend its ...
Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014 7:28:21 AM
Comcast, the biggest cable entertainment outfit in the United States, wants to take $45 billion out of petty cash to purchase Time Warner, a smaller cable outfit that dominates our local market.
Perhaps the most surprising aspect of the proposed sa ...
Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014 6:46:36 AM
By MARC J. TASSE
Los Angeles Times
Soon after his birth in 1945, Freddie Hall's family knew that something was different about him. And later, he was slow to learn, to walk and to talk, and it was challenging for his family to understand his s ...
Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014 6:46:30 AM
State politicians who have been hesitant to legalize medical marijuana for fear of damaging their law-and-order image got a reality check last week in a poll that found overwhelming support for the idea.
That really should be the last hurdle for a ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 7:44:14 AM
A fresh approach to education is always a topic worthy of further study, as long as the goals, the focus and the direction are clearly maintained and the students reap the benefits.
A new way of learning is coming this fall in Johnstown, when Hamil ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 8:13:05 AM
Where history holds a back seat
To the editor:
I have read with interest but not surprise of the proposal set forth by some of our new county legislators that would adversely affect our county historian archivist. For over 65 years I have watched ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 8:13:02 AM
Hang tight, Amsterdam.
The ball is now in another court.
... Er, field.
Just when you thought normalcy might rear its unrecognizable head in the chambers of City Hall as an unresolved golf crisis wends its way toward a possible date in court - ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 8:12:58 AM
By JOHN M. CRISP
McClatchy-Tribune News Service
One wonders if, in retrospect, Curtis Reeves and Michael Dunn wish that they had left their guns at home when they went out on Jan. 13, 2014, and Nov. 23, 2012, respectively.
Reeves, 71, took h ...
Last Updated: Saturday, February 22, 2014 4:09:06 AM
At the Sheriff's Office
Sheriff Ed Jackson and his force at the County Seat are getting well equipped to take care of possible trouble. Among recent addition to the arsenal (which, he says, wasn't very much of an arsenal when he took office) are ...
Last Updated: Saturday, February 22, 2014 4:09:07 AM
Take a good look in the mirror
To the editor:
As someone who has migrated away from Montgomery County for greener pastures and a better chance of employment, I have been disappointed when following the continuing saga of Muni and the city's leade ...
Last Updated: Saturday, February 22, 2014 4:09:08 AM
Kathleen Willey is back. For people who have forgotten, she is the former volunteer aide to President Bill Clinton who claims he sexually harassed her 20 years ago. She wrote a book about it called "Target: Caught in the Crosshairs of Bill and Hillar ...