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Editorial: Union owes supporters an explanation

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014
Fans have vested interest in suspensions of players

Editorial: Pet limits needed to ensure quality of life

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
Government officials in the town of Florida should have no problem justifying a new local ordinance restricting how many animals can live on a property and how those animals must be housed to ensure the quality of life for everyone in the community.

Susan Estrich: Politics not always cause, solution

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
When you hear Rep. Darrell Issa, one of the president's harshest Republican critics in the House, demanding to know whether the president is safe, it's tempting to believe that, at least for a moment, partisan politics has been put to one side in what should be a united and nonpolitical commitment to the safety of our president and his family.

Government's Ebola response inadequate

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
*Government's Ebola response inadequate
*Use taxes to prepare our students for jobs
*President should hire sheriff for protection
*Cartoon with ISIS flag insensitive to Muslims
*Let politicians know what you won't tolerate

Linda Chavez: Among threats to U.S., let's not forget North Korea

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014
It's easy to ignore, rarely making headlines or causing the average American lost sleep, but North Korea deserves our attention.

Spa parking garage could be much better

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014
*Spa parking garage could be much better
*Some say Pope saved lives with his silence
*Thankful to Riggi for quality-of-life efforts
*Confused over story placements in paper
*Something for voters to ponder next month
*OK for Oktoberfest to be in September

Editorial: Use discretion in spending the public's money

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014
Audits of public authorities serve as reminders to all government agencies about wasteful spending

E.J. Dionne: Like Bobby Kennedy, Eric Holder challenged us on race

Monday, Oct. 6, 2014
When he announced his leave-taking last week, Attorney General Eric Holder spoke of Robert F. Kennedy as his inspiration for believing that the Justice Department "can and must always be a force for that which is right."


GE changes will add extra stress on elderly

Monday, Oct. 6, 2014
*GE changes will add extra stress on elderly
*Grateful to store clerk who returned purse
*Elect candidates who won't make it a career
*Citizens need more help fighting terrorists
*Thumbs up for work done on Scotia parks

Editorial: High Notes

Monday, Oct. 6, 2014
High Notes is a weekly feature of the Gazette Opinion section designed to spotlight the good works being done in our community by individuals and groups.

George Will: Power shift a justification for term limits

Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014
"The legislative department is everywhere ... drawing all power into its impetuous vortex."-- James Madison, Federalist 48


Stopping pipeline has effect beyond county

Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014
*Stopping pipeline has effect beyond county
*Pressure oil countries to fight terrorist state
*Troops would rather not see politicians
*Wonder if Gillibrand's silence was political
*Casino traffic would be too much for area
*What's next? 911 callers get machine?

Some situations call for reality check

Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014
Certain situations in public affairs baffle me at the present time. I simply don’t understand them.

Editorial: Younger generation could help preserve, maintain cemeteries

Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014
Our local cemeteries are more than just empty fields in which to bury our dead. They are community treasures.

Government should make services more efficient through technology

Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014
I was encouraged by the recent news that the city of Schenectady will be implementing an online payment system next year, giving residents an alternative and modern way of paying their taxes, permits and fees.

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