Maybe Gov. Andrew Cuomo just doesn’t want New Yorkers to get President Trump’s jobless benefits. The state’s lame excuses for its failure to ensure those payments actually reach people who fil…

SARATOGA SPRINGS (TNS) — Professor David Peterson says Skidmore College has decided not to discipline him after his brief attendance at a "Back the Blue" rally, which then resulted in students…

ALBANY — Hoping to jumpstart a bandwagon effect, advocates of soak-the-rich tax hike proposals in New York state are hyping a tax increase in New Jersey as evidence that New York needs to do t…

SARATOGA SPRINGS (TNS) — David Peterson, an art professor at Skidmore College, says it was “civic interest and curiosity” that led him and his wife to attend a pro-police rally in Congress Par…

Can Rep. Tom Reed tell me why he so strongly supports President Trump? Is it because he has been trying to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, including the preexistence guarantee, while at the…

President Grover Cleveland declared the first Monday in September as a national holiday in 1882. Labor Day was created by the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic accompl…

A century and a half after the end of the Civil War, 56 years after the signing of the Civil Rights Act, and a dozen years Americans elected a Black president, we remain bitterly and dangerous…

ALBANY (TNS) — The days of summer glide by as we prepare to greet September. And Andrew Cuomo still refuses to tell us how many nursing home residents in New York died from COVID-19.

Editor’s Note: This commentary, the result of a collaboration between the Olean Times Herald and interviewer Marcia Kelly, gives voice to area people with the hope of creating better understanding.

ALBANY (TNS) — Wayne LaPierre, child of Schenectady and head of the National Rifle Association, is a loathsome fellow.

In a July 25 Buffalo News article, Jeff Dewart, Wright Ellis and Jim Simon, elected supervisors in the New York towns of Somerset, Cambria and Yates, respectively, expressed alarm over an auth…

If more than 4.4 million infected Americans and more than 151,000 deaths didn’t fully drive home the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic for President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader …

An extraordinary measure inserted last minute in New York’s state budget, passed in early April as coronavirus engulfed the state, gave health-care providers and nursing homes broad immunity f…

ALBANY (TNS) — Savannah is not much bigger than Albany, but the Georgia city is nevertheless one of the country’s great places. The history is rich, the architecture is gorgeous and the beach …

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