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What was designer of new Western Gateway thinking?

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What was designer of new Western Gateway thinking? Who is the unenlightened person who approved the new design for the historical Western Gateway Bridge? I would venture to guess they do not use the bridge. I was devastated when I first encountered the high, solid wall of concrete on the west side of the bridge, and assumed the east side will soon have the same wall. It is like driving through a tunnel. I have ...

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dan
September 1, 2013
12:18 a.m.

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I doubt the new Western Gateway bridge designer grew up in Scotia or Schenectady, or they would have known it was an awful idea to block the view. I'm guessing he was thinking "walkers and bikers can see the view"... which is nice for them. Well, adult walkers and bikers. Kids are SOL either way. Parents will now have to lift their kids up on the walkway to see the view and that worries me to no end, or as Doreen pointed out, a kid on their own wouldn't have much problem climbing the wall if they wanted to see the view. It's just dangerous and un-thoughtout.

wmarincic
September 1, 2013
5:28 a.m.

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Gary P. Guido, My parents and Grandparents WERE German, I'm an AMERICAN. If somebody wants to call a food truck "The Sour Kraut" I could care less. Maybe you should remember that sticks and stones may break your bones but names will never hurt you. Too much ado about nothing. If you don't like it then don't buy their food, protest them with your wallet, this is America or at least it was before we started the whining and crying about everything in the 60s.

gina99
September 1, 2013
7:45 a.m.

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Doreen-Where is County Planner Gillen in the bridge debacle? If Schenectady County had an actual County Planner, not a Metroplex Czar, this could have been altered in the public comments stage. Of course, you also need public comments something avoided in this backwater County.

wmarincic
September 1, 2013
8:59 p.m.

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They have public comments Gina, they pay these companies tens of thousands of dollars and have meetings, then they ignore everything the public says and do what they want anyhow.

tonijean613
September 5, 2013
6:03 p.m.

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Patricia Flint needs to be educated on reality of the various situations resulting in the NEED for an Abortion- and an education in biology- FETUSES do not equal breathing babies therefor cannot be physically abused. Forcing a young girl who is raped and impregnated by incest to bring a pregnancy to term is PURE SADISTIC TORTURE MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY. This is why Abortion MUST remain accessable and legal to ALL women young and old ! If you don't personally believe in abortion then DONT HAVE ONE. But there will come a day when YOU or a daughter, sister, wife, is put into a pregnancy situation no one could ever have imagined (child rape, no brain in the fetus, likely death for mother etc,) MAKE NO MISTAKE -YOU would want to have ALL OPTIONS available to you and your loved ones.

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