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Posted on June 18 at 3:17 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Why are you driving "around the bend in my 3,900-pound vehicle at 55 mph" in the first place? Is it your understanding that that the 55 state speed limit posting is a requirement to drive 55? I'm afraid your dangerously misinformed if so.

From: Letter on cyclists was meant to enlighten

Posted on June 17 at 10:53 p.m. (Suggest removal)

More half-baked "facts".
Here's some that took all of 20 seconds to find:
Eligible Food Items
Last Modified: 12/20/2013
Households CAN use SNAP benefits to buy:
Foods for the household to eat, such as:
breads and cereals;
fruits and vegetables;
meats, fish and poultry; and
dairy products.
Seeds and plants which produce food for the household to eat.
In some areas, restaurants can be authorized to accept SNAP benefits from qualified homeless, elderly, or disabled people in exchange for low-cost meals.
Households CANNOT use SNAP benefits to buy:
Beer, wine, liquor, cigarettes or tobacco
Any nonfood items, such as:
pet foods
soaps, paper products
household supplies
Vitamins and medicines
Food that will be eaten in the store
Hot foods

From: Low-income areas struggle to access healthy food

Posted on June 17 at 10:18 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The "saddest thing of all" is that so many can no longer distinguish religion from science.

From: Despite what professors wrote, climate change is not "settled science"

Posted on June 17 at 10:14 p.m. (Suggest removal)

rswanker, you took the words out of my keyboard. Seems to be a hidden treasure most of Schenectady aren't aware of (till now I guess).

From: Mexican Radio opens its doors in Schenectady

Posted on June 13 at 6:33 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Saying it's the DG's fault for your slow internet experience is like blaming Colonie Center for the Exit 24 bottleneck that delayed your arrival. The internet's a complicated place.

From: We had some press problems this morning

Posted on June 12 at 9:14 p.m. (Suggest removal)

And NYS Rt. 50 breathes a sigh of relief.
Well played Ballston! It's a beautiful site and development would be very short-sighted.

From: Buckley Farm owners hope to sell to state

Posted on June 9 at 7:10 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Can we just drop the tired argument that this creates more addicts and is a danger to society? The legalization of alcohol and now the movement toward legalizing marijuana shows we accept that the vast majority of the population can enjoy these "vices" responsibly. Gambling should be seen in the same light. There will always be a fraction who can't handle it and we have support systems in place for that. It all reminds me of a certain popular musical having to do with pool.
That said, I think it's equally sad and predictable that the city falls for this quick fix to the economy. Almost every week we hear of businesses now willing to invest in this city. The economy IS improving. Let that grow and lets not get saddled with this less-than-desirable operation that's obviously more a revenue generator for a select few than the economic generator that's being speculated.

From: Neighbors rally against Schenectady casino plan

Posted on June 9 at 6:47 p.m. (Suggest removal)

'He said he didn't do it. But an investigation by his own department found that he did, and the city's Public Safety Commissioner, Wayne Bennett, concluded last week that the detective should be fired.'

I guess that means...nothing? Means a lot to me.

From: Editorial: Road rage deal for cop falls short

Posted on May 25 at 4:44 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The Town of Niskayuna bared what little soul it had when it allowed the Stanford Mansion travesty to occur. As a direct descendent of Harmon Vedder, one of the original settlers of Niskayuna, I wish a pox on whatever is built on that intersection (no, I'm not a psychopath with fantasies of mass destruction, just disgusted by that town's behavior). I've been in the B&N many times and see glimmers of what can happen in a public, albeit corporate, setting where people can congregate and maybe interact, or maybe not (have you noticed that, Open Door?). But that's about the only organic thing that happens at that intersection. The rest is crass, tasteless, soulless, unabashed commercialism. Just the place for a Walmart. Well done again, Nisky.

From: Coming loss of Barnes & Noble should grieve local book lovers

Posted on May 25 at 4:03 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Agreed, well reasoned and written. You play, you pay.

From: Editorial: Bruno’s request for reimbursement of legal fees is dubious

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