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Lessons on planning and zoning from Ellis parking garage saga

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Lessons on planning and zoning from Ellis parking garage saga I want to thank the editorial staff at the Gazette for their support of the neighborhood adjacent to the Rosa Road location of the proposed parking garage. The columns and editorial cartoons were appreciated by the neighbors. We are zoned residential, whereas the hospital sits on land zoned institutional. The proposed garage still required approval by the Zoning Board, as it exceeded the allowances for ...

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November 26, 2013
7:38 a.m.

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Marty, If only that were true. Those days are gone forever. For shame on us.....M

November 26, 2013
8:33 a.m.

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Would love to see some huge retailer reverse this trend and emphatically say they will not be open on Thanksgiving Day and use whatever social media they can to get this message out along with some incentives for customers to wait until Friday to shop in their stores. Time for corporations to stop saying they are opening on Thanksgiving just because everyone else is doing it. This is just mindless greed and stupidity being compounded.

November 26, 2013
4:15 p.m.

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Tax incentives: a scam to get for some people what they want at the expense of others. Just look around Malta and the “build it and they will come” brand new buildings along Rte. 9 that are empty, waiting for the hundreds of businesses that will locate here because the State “gave away” the people’s money to entice a business to come here. Drive through Luther Forest and witness the vast expanse of “roads to nowhere” built for all the Global Foundries suppliers to bring their business and thousands of jobs. The entire scam is a bad deal for everyone. Especially us taxpayers who foot the bill for the multinational companies that are here on a free ride. Some of the jobs are here, and at what cost to New York taxpayers?

November 27, 2013
10:50 a.m.
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