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Posted on April 18 at 7:49 p.m. (Suggest removal)

When all you've got is a hammer...

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Posted on April 16 at 8:27 p.m. (Suggest removal)

...And reader "mag" gives us Exhibit A.

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Posted on April 16 at 8:26 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Thank you Ms. Hombach for your reality check. Your words go right to the heart of the matter.

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Posted on April 15 at 6:18 p.m. (Suggest removal)

smith, please explain and provide examples of how the SPLC is a "hate group". Otherwise your words are nothing but slander.

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Posted on April 14 at 9:28 a.m. (Suggest removal)

And they should all go out and bring back a shrubbery too...

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Posted on April 14 at 9:21 a.m. (Suggest removal)

"...the rights of adjacent folks...".
Another term for that is "community", but that's not part of the developers' vocabulary. Optimization is.
I have no stake in this, just an outside observer, but it's interesting to note the stark contrast between the levels of respect for community input here versus the West Glenville adventure park effort.

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Posted on April 14 at 8:37 a.m. (Suggest removal)

This is a Gazette editorial? It's written like a rant from the child of one of our tea-bagger friends. No serious newspaper would allow this to be published as is. Whatever point it's trying to make (and the unintended outcome appears to throw support behind the much maligned and beleaguered beverage industry), is lost in what looks like at best a high-school (non-Regents) education.
"With everything that's wrong with this state, forcing the beverage industry to put warning labels on products overstating the obvious is the last thing we need our lawmakers wasting their time on."
Drama anyone?
And as to the point: while it's true government, the parent we love to hate, does not seem able to elegantly address social issues, obesity and diabetes kill just as much as tobacco. Except we glorify giving sugar to our kids.

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Posted on April 9 at 11:51 p.m. (Suggest removal)

What happy faces!

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Posted on April 9 at 11:49 p.m. (Suggest removal)

“You’re going to have some landowners who just don’t want to see it there, and they’d like to move it someplace else,”
You have landowners that remember when Iroquois came thru and shafted everyone with environmental violations (a record in fines until Exxon-Valdez), lying to the Feds and then trying to recoup legal costs with rate increases. I worked on that project. This industry can't be trusted as far as you can bury them.

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Posted on April 7 at 5:47 p.m. (Suggest removal)

My thoughts exactly. Except I'd use the word "tools".

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