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Posted on January 19 at 10:33 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Very few people are actually for the casino? And this guy is a math teacher?!?

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Posted on November 15 at 1:50 a.m. (Suggest removal)

It is "their" staff, not "they're" staff.

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Posted on October 17 at 8:58 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I don't see how tight labor markets in VT and MN would be attractive to businesses. The opposite, if anything.

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Posted on July 26 at 11:26 a.m. (Suggest removal)

What about the Gazette poll that showed 80% didn't agree with the NYRA decision? Does that not reflect local opinion either?

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Posted on June 22 at 9:02 a.m. (Suggest removal)

This is a state problem, not a Global Foundries problem. Yes, they are the primary user of the roads, although not the only user as Sauaville claims. We use the athletic fields in their all the time.

Yes, they fought their assessment, but a) that has nothing to do with this infrastructure issue and b) who is to say that the towns' initial assessments were fair? At the end of the day, what other businesses in Malta pay for the roads to support their existence? Is Hannaford going to pay for the new traffic circle at Exit 11? Of course not.

Malta better not screw this up. In a state with little going for it economically, we need those 6,700 jobs. If you want to look at trees, there is a 6 million acre park a half hour to your north.

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Posted on April 26 at 8:44 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Just what we need; a less efficient way to burn fossil fuels. Meh...

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Posted on February 25 at 10:11 p.m. (Suggest removal)

As an avid skier, this topic interests me but this article is anecdotal, not scientific. Why use a picture of Maple Ski Ridge from December? Nemo only dropped a few inches north of the Capital District? Bull...Gore got 13" and Whiteface got 19". Yes, they closed 1-2 weeks early last year, but they have been open a week early the last 2 years. Places like the Rutgers Global Snow Lab are a much better source on this topic. Last year was a bad snow year around here, but the Northern Hemisphere had above average snowpack. I'm not an anti-global warming guy, but let's not bend the facts to support a personal opinion.

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Posted on January 2 at 9:20 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Well, I can't say she didn't warn us. Linda LeTendre's column certainly was not a rational argument.

Let me start by saying that I am open to rational, educated conversations about gun control. And they do exist. Just not in this column. Littered with inaccuracies, this erroneous missive does more to advance the gun rights position than gun control.

Here is just one example: " armed citizen has ever stopped a gun massacre either". Really? Because on May 27, 2010, a man walked into an AT&T store in New York Mills (Utica) with a list of the 6 employees he was going to shoot. After shooting one of his victims, an off-duty officer shot and killed the man with his own private weapon, savings lives in the process (at least those targeted thought so). Google it. By the FBI's definition, this would have been a mass killing.

So, Ms. LeTendre somehow ignores an event that occurred ~85 miles from the Gazette offices just a few years ago. And the column doesn't get any better from there.

Those of us in favor of an intelligent gun control argument will have to look elsewhere. And while we recognize her rights granted by the 1st Amendment as much as we do the 2nd, we'd prefer she spends a little more time collecting facts than spewing nonsense that damages the cause.

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Posted on December 17 at 6:57 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The 46th District existed before the election, which is why an election was held. It was drawn by the GOP, but because NYS is dominated by Democratic voter registrations, it is not possible to draw a district for any Republican to "walk away with". Fact is, the 46th has -10,000 more registered Dems than Reps. That's about as good as it gets in this the most one sided state (arguably) in the United States.
Why anyone thinks Amedore will "probably" end up losing is interesting deduction, or perhaps just ignorance. Anything can happen, but I'd like to know why the Appellate Court will find SC Justice Tomlinson wrong in his decisions. They already upheld him just last Thursday on a similar motion. Perhaps someone can "grant" me their insight into what no one else seems to know at this time.

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Posted on December 6 at 10:28 p.m. (Suggest removal)

You are probably right, but the wise thing to do is let the facts emerge and reserve comments til later. None of us know all the variables that led to that tragic moment. And we may never. In the meantime, pray for the victims and their loved ones.

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