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Posted on August 10 at 6:37 p.m. (Suggest removal)

If the stae wants the sign taken down so they can get federal highway money either take the tolls off the thruway and demolish the sign or stand up to the feds and let it stand, case closed.

From: Officials battle over Montgomery County billboard

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

I support him 100% the state is not in the business of artistic interpritation. It's just like garage sales, one mans trash is another mans treasure. Personally I think ballet is a total waste of a stage but I don't deny it is art. The dancers put a ton of time and sweat into being the best at what they do and a lot of people like watching it. To be realistic if some one was to crunch numbers do you think the ballet in New York draws more people daily than strip bars? The tax dept is just looking for more revenue to spend for whatever the lazy ineffective, self serving legislature wants.

From: Strip club owner to take tax fight to Supreme Court

Posted on May 8 at 5:22 p.m. (Suggest removal)

If he was on private property the open containers law does't apply. Plus why do they have to say he was in the company of a known prostitute, would they have mentioned it if she was a known bank teller or politician? Then again if he was with a Schenectady cop we all know something funny was going on.

From: Schenectady treatment plant worker fired after arrest

Posted on April 17 at 6:46 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Let you not forget all the farms in Saratoga County than produce milk, corn, vegatables, beef and jobs. Oh should I mention GREEN space that sucks up some but not all the carbon dioxide produced by the chip plants and the employees driving to work? Saratoga County is a nice place to live still and I as one would like to keep it that way without the mighty dollar overshadowing the quest for the almighty dollar althought day by day it is worth less!

From: Saratoga County wising up on growth

Posted on April 17 at 6:33 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The law went in to effect when? The original offer for sale was when? The Rats came out when? The cops were right on it like white on rice so the headlines were in their favor rather than burglary and rape still unsolved after 6 months.

From: Moreau man accused of trying to sell assault rifle on Facebook

Posted on April 17 at 6:28 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Yep, just tell the bad guys to be careful and hide better, great move!

From: CDTA heightens its security

Posted on April 17 at 5:42 a.m. (Suggest removal)

You have to love this country but things have to change. We pay taxes on our taxes and surcharges on those taxes and Congress only looks for more revenue never ways to cut spending unless it is for Social Security. They have had their hands in the Social Security cookie jar for so long, for so much and now they want to give it to millions who never paid in so even more revenue is needed from an ever shrinking work force. Lets start by cutting retirement for Congress and The Senate unless you serve for 20 years to become eligible like most other jobs.

From: Cuomo against ending local tax deduction

Posted on April 15 at 6:43 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Sad that the one that will pay the most is the business owner!

From: Mechanicville bar fight leaves man in critical condition

Posted on April 13 at 7:52 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Public pensions are way too generous and have been for way too long. Police and firefighters need only put in 20 years in many places before they can draw a pension, which being the job it is still is overly generous. They will say they put their lives on the line every day and deserve it, yes they do put their lives on the line by choice, they weren't drafted. Then there is that overtime deal, they refuse to work OT until their last 3 years then work 100 hours a week to inflate the retirement benefit. Ask one of them why a soldier doesn't get the same or better benefits when they work 24-7. Teachers use the excuse it is the stress of the job and they negotiated for the benefit but they don't have to perform like everyone else or get booted because there is tenure. It seems every teacher has an aid these days, every hall a monitor, bus monitors, monitor monitors, where does it end? Let everyone be responsable for saving for the golden years, I can't say an 85 year old couple should lose their life long home because they can't afford the taxes on it due to their 50 year old neighbor collecting a handsome pension for working 30 years or less.

From: A little pension relief for school districts

Posted on April 6 at 8:57 p.m. (Suggest removal)

It only goes to show that people who are serious about committing suicide will do so, those who aren't will use a known less effective attempt in order to get help. As for the Golden Gate Bridge, did the suicide rate in San Francisco go down? I think not, it just moved to a different strategy.

From: Biggest threat of guns overlooked — suicide

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