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Posted on December 1 at 11:21 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Thank the gods! First, Northumberland gave the boot to Dollar General and now Ballston Spa sends WalMart packing. Fantastic! Keep it local, people.


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Posted on November 28 at 6:37 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Hey Steve Cook and the GAZETTE -- WILL YOU PEOPLE PLEASE INVESTIGATE THIS STORY?!!
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Do you jobs, dang it, or an innocent young gal goes to jail.
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Shame on you or praise the Lord. Your choice.
Be the investigative journalist. BE THE REPORTER.
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You got the scoop -- Now GO FOR IT!!!
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I see vindication on the horizon, unless you don't act. You, Steven, can make or break this case. Flatten that that Dag guy with your keyboarding skills and start typing.
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Ask the questions, darn-it. Find the answers. How many women's' detention facilities are shy of their quotas? Ever hear about revenue enhancement?
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Think about what your old, favorite prof would've said.
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Go for it kid. Go get 'em!
Make journalism GREAT again.
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We're counting on you.
Maria Lentini's fate just might be in your hands.
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Think about it. Or -- go be the good millenial and get a latte. Your choice.
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Responsibility and morality sucks, eh?
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Become the citizen reporter. Think Edward R. Morrow.
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Be Steven Cook, investigative reporter. Make your family proud. Make the Gazette relevant again. Get that journalism award. It's waiting there for you.
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We're all counting on you.


From: Woman in hit-and-run case found guilty of failing to report incident


Posted on November 23 at 5:31 p.m. (Suggest removal)

One last observation:
If, the unfortunate and fateful Mr. Duff, was, not walking in the middle of the travel lane (following the double yellow line -- as this happens with the overly-intoxicated misguiding brain), and was walking on the shoulder (in not too guaranteed relative safety at 2-3am); Miss Lentini would have hit him with the right side of the vehicle and he would have presented himself as an unwanted, uninvited, occupant & guest in her passenger seat. Think about it.
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Just food for thought.


From: Woman in hit-and-run case found guilty of failing to report incident


Posted on November 23 at 5:08 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Hey 'memny'-- Any NYS certified EMT would tell you that the guy died on impact. And the deceased man was negligent at best. No honor to the dead, here.
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His irresponsible, alcoholic binge episode, wrecked an otherwise life of a productive member of society. Public shame IS in order.
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Unless, of course you believe this guy was an upstanding citizen, a contributor to society at large. If yes, he should have known better. Some of us are fed up with the victim mentality.
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He was WRONG.
Now, because of his wanton disregard for HIS own personal safety, Miss Lentini, needs now pay for his error in judgement.
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Oh, wait, he was dead drunk.
Poor fellow. It's all so terribly sad. Unless, of course, for those employed by the criminal justice system; the prisons & the courts. That is called job security.
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Yes, public shaming is, not only necessary but a warning for all those whom believe that they have no negative consequences for their actions.
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DON'T DRINK and DRIVE.
And DON'T DRINK and WALK DOWN the DOUBLE YELLOW LINE on a 55mph HIGHWAY.
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End of story.


From: Woman in hit-and-run case found guilty of failing to report incident


Posted on November 23 at 3:28 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Holy windshield, Batman!!
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Let's see if we got this right:
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1) Cruising at some 55mph, this gal hit a drunk, around 3am, dressed in dark clothing.
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2) Said drunk was wandering aimlessly in the travel lane at night, on State Route 9; a major highway.
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3) Speed was fast enough to cause the drunk's body to fly through the front windshield of the vehicle landing just inches from the driver's face? Airbag deployed? Shattered glass throughout her clothing and the cab? Dead body landing in her lap. Hmmm. Sounds fairly traumatic.
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4) If spontaneous event was so horrifying as reported, was a psychiatrist brought into the investigation?
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5) Was a psychiatric evaluation ordered?
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6) Was fight or flight syndrome considered and addressed?
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Image the utter horror, the adrenaline surge, the complete freak-out that must have instantly occurred! The pedestrian was obviously killed on impact; no guessing there.
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So, Miss Lentini, after experiencing such an inconceivable event; without clear frame of mind; not knowing what to do; in shear state of sober mental horror & confusion, reached out in panic to 17 people; for clarity.
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Why is it, that nobody she contacted, called 911?
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All things considered; she will now be charged with leaving the scene of an accident and that charge mandates up to 7 years in prison?
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Am I the only one who sees something wrong with this picture?
It was an unfortunate ACCIDENT.
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Maybe, if Mr. Duff was sober, it might have been avoided.
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Was Mr. Duff sited for the reckless act of walking in the middle of the travel lane of a major highway?
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Is the act of walking on a highway travel lane, not a violation of some public safety law?
Was not Mr. Duff found in violation of NYS sobriety & traffic laws?
Oh, wait...thy can't charge him...he's dead.
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Considering facts presented in the story, seems like the fault lies with the irresponsibility of Mr. Duff. He paid for his lack of self discipline and poor judgement with his life.
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It was a senseless tragedy that does not need to be compounded by costing the taxpayers of New York State up to $50,000 a year to punish Miss Lentini.
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So, she will be yanked from her role as a responsible tax-paying, wage earning member of society, for doing something, that when analyzed and scrutinized; by competent psychiatric, medical professionals; will show clear lack of cognitive judgement and reasoning, caused by a spontaneous, direful event that could not have been avoided.
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Imagine yourself or your own daughter in such circumstance.
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It is understandable why so many lack faith in our judicial system.
Up to 7 years for not calling 911.
Up to 7 years for panicing.
Up to 7 years for leaving the scene of an accident.
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By springtime, all will be forgotten.
Except Miss Lenini will be in jail and that's the tragedy.


From: Woman in hit-and-run case found guilty of failing to report incident


Posted on November 19 at 9:42 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Poor snowflakes. Read this:

http://www.naturalnews.com/055980_precio...


From: Saratoga marchers protest tenor of Trump’s campaign


Posted on April 20 at 5:14 p.m. (Suggest removal)

George Carlin once said (paraphrased): "Ever notice that the pro-life crowd aren't people you would 'you-know-what' in the first place?" Same with the topless crowd. lol


From: Sage student rally, topless, in support of classmate


Posted on April 11 at 11:23 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I watched Cruz's last rally. Not impressed. The Gov from Ohio made more sense. Bernie makes his point & does it well. None of them can run this nation. Things are SO BAD, that Donald Trump (of all people) is running for president. Think about it.


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Posted on April 11 at 11:17 p.m. (Suggest removal)

So sad, really.


From: Hillary Clinton tells Cohoes crowd she'll create jobs


Posted on April 11 at 11:14 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The huge NYS flag looked great! Felt proud. Excellent rally. I saw & heard the whole Bernie thing and was duly impressed. Unfortunately, I have to get back to planet earth. But it was nice!


From: In Albany, Sanders touts economic platform


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