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Posted on March 21 at 9:38 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Perhaps the dam makes things worse, but let's have a bit of perspective. Note the last sentence in the paragraph below, which is from Union College's own record of Mohawk River flooding, which you can see at (

"The worst flooding occurred in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, where stages >15’ were reached eight different times in a span of 45 years. This time span concluded with the great flood of 1914, the most devastating event in recorded history. Since the 1914 event, there has been a decline in the frequency and magnitude of flooding in the Schenectady region."

From: Retired architect continues quest to alter Lock 7 dam

Posted on March 2 at 9:56 a.m. (Suggest removal)

All of these articles are about elderly people, but the oldest Baby Boomers were born in 1946, making them at most 69. The bulk of the Baby Boomer generation is younger than that, of course, with the lower end being just 50 years of age. You might put a different title on this quarterly section, or change the content.

From: Cap Region Boomers focuses on those over 50

Posted on February 18 at 6:20 a.m. (Suggest removal)

What a bunch of jerks.

From: Unpaid tax bills include Schenectady officials

Posted on November 29 at 12:58 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Good work, Professor Harlow.

From: Memorial service Saturday for retired Union College professor

Posted on August 13 at 10:48 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Yagielski doesn't seem to understand that he reports to the board, not the other way around.

From: Niskayuna school board impressed with code of conduct

Posted on June 18 at 10:51 a.m. (Suggest removal)

"The company is back — with the same excuse." "the company isn’t even beginning to meet the city’s minority employment goals."

Ms. Moore, why did you use the loaded word "excuse" instead of the more objective word "reason"? And why did you use the hyperbolic phrase "isn't even beginning to meet" rather than simply saying "isn't meeting"? Could it be that you are trying to manipulate our emotions?

How about if you simply report the news in a more objective fashion, and leave it to the readers to make their own judgments?

And Gazette copy editors, are you asleep?

From: Hiring goal still not being met by Sch'dy company

Posted on January 16 at 7:46 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Never went to Latimer's Tavern, but 868 Eastern previously was a bar called Joe's Rainbow. If memory serves, there were 25c beers (small ones, but still) back when the drinking age was 18. The bartender was an old heavyset woman named Teddy. Here's to you, Teddy, wherever you may be!

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Posted on January 6 at 7:57 a.m. (Suggest removal)

It was a great show

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Posted on November 11 at 10:48 a.m.

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Posted on July 19 at 8:23 a.m. (Suggest removal)

"Voters shouldn’t care what Eliot Spitzer did in his private life." Really? The position of NYC Comptroller, the chief financial officer for the city, requires someone who shows good judgment and who is honest. Spitzer's private actions allow us to judge whether he has these essential qualities. His private actions actually tell us he is deficient in them. For example, in terms of judgment, he was willing to engage in activity that not only betrayed his wife and family, but if exposed could lead to their public humiliation. That is what happened.

And in terms of honesty, in the pursuit of his affair he paid cash. The prostitution ring was a $1 million+ operation. It didn't pay taxes. Spitzer, the former NYS Attorney General, would know this yet he went along with it. In other words, the former top prosecutor for the state paid money under the table to an operation whose managers later were convicted of money laundering charges, among others.

Mr. Elfland, I can understand you may feel prostitution is not a big deal but that is not the relevant discussion. The relevant discussion is, do Spitzer's private actions give us insight into whether he has the personal qualities that render him fit or unfit for public office. Yes, they do, and that is why we should look at them.

From: Voters shouldn’t care what Eliot Spitzer did in his private life

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