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In Our Opinion

Fewer Governments Staffed By The Best People May Reduce Govt. Theft Cases

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Who’s shamed when you’re fooled at least eight times over a span of eight years? The answer is everyone. A cursory review of The Post-Journal’s back files and state Comptroller’s Office audits shows eight instances since 2014 ...

Victory For Praying Coach Is A Victory For First Amendment Supporters

While other recent Supreme Court decisions have garnered a lot of attention recently, one made Monday should have anyone who believes in the First Amendment celebrating. In a 6-3 decision, the high court ruled that high school football coach Joe Kennedy was wrongly fired because he insisted ...

Carroll Officials Putting In The Work To Prevent Future Financial Messes

The news that more than $21,000 in Carroll swim program fees going back roughly 10 years into the past can’t be confirmed as ever actually deposited into town bank accounts is a shocking failure of the trust town residents placed in the people they elected to show basic financial common ...

State Designation Is A Feather In The Cap Of Fancher Chair

It’s a nice feather in the cap for Fancher Chair and its employees to see the longtime Falconer company included in New York state’s Historic Business Preservation Registry. Founded in 1807, the company is one of 100 businesses included in the first round of designations. Staying in ...

Why Was The State So Secretive Over Its Slate Of Gun Bills Passed Last Week?

Pardon the pun, but what exactly was the state secret Gov. Kathy Hochul and legislative leadership were trying to keep from state residents in the run-up to last week’s extraordinary legislative session? Hochul is a real professional when it comes to talking about transparency. When it ...

Don’t Be Too Willing To Give Up Freedoms That Have Been Earned The Hard Way

As we celebrate our nation’s 246th birthday, and as we find ourselves coming out of a year of government-imposed shutdowns in the face of a global pandemic, it would be wise for we Americans to reflect upon whether we have maintained the political philosophy the founders fathers knew was ...