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Posted on August 19 at 7:58 a.m. (Suggest removal)

One of the local shelter's hours near me has hours from Tuesday-Saturday 12-4:30 PM and closed Sunday & Monday. For those who work normal hours, how on earth would someone find time to visit that shelter to adopt? I bet if they were open just a couple evenings a week it would do wonders in helping get these animals adopted. There's an easy fix.

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Posted on August 18 at 2:34 p.m. (Suggest removal)

NYS seriously needs to rebuild Thruway Exit 24 Eastbound so drivers are not exiting to the left anymore. I travel this everyday and see cars piled up as so many drivers get into the left lane miles before needing to exit. I may be wrong, but is this the only exit on the entire Thruway that exits to the left?

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Posted on August 13 at 8:49 a.m. (Suggest removal)

These supposedly mature and responsible individuals killed a woodchuck for entertainment in a very inhumane manner. That's what makes it a big deal. There are lots of nuisance rabbits and squirrels around my yard I'd have no issue getting rid of too, but you won't see me trying to run them down with a riding lawn mower.

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Posted on August 10 at 8:17 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Would love to see a Wegman's come into the area.

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Posted on July 30 at 8:28 a.m. (Suggest removal)

This fish is liable to taste awful after living in a tank for years. It should never have been sold as a pet in first place then dumped into this pond.

From: Alligator gar evades fishermen in Schenectady pond

Posted on July 30 at 8:26 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Only those over 14 need a fishing license. The sadder fact about this gar was that it was allowed to be sold as a pet when this is a threatened species and the owner simply dumped it into the pond when it got too big for its tank. If the owners of ViaPort or some other aquarium would like it as an exhibit, great, however it will likely die over the winter if not caught before then.

From: Families come together to seek alligator gar in Central Park

Posted on July 29 at 8:28 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Gar do not attack humans. Its just an invasive species in the pond. If it were a snakehead fish then I would be more concerned as they do attack humans in defense of their nests. I doubt it could even survive the winter if no one catches it before then, so let people have their fun trying to catch it.

From: Alligator gar evades fishermen in Schenectady pond

Posted on July 28 at 5:31 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Need something that looks like a baitfish and that will get caught in their teeth. Their jaws are all bone and difficult at best to get a hook into them. Fly Fishers for gar often use flies that look like a shredded piece of rope. Wonder if I should go down to the park and see if I can win a $100 bucks.

From: Alligator gar evades fishermen in Schenectady pond

Posted on July 27 at 4:19 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I was 18 and on active duty in the Army when the drinking age was raised to 19, then a year later it went to 21. The federal government coerced the states into raising their drinking ages or else lose highway funds to do it. One day I was responsible enough to drink as an adult, then literally the next day that right was gone. But of course I was old enough to go to war when called, just not have a drink. If the age to vote at 18 was not written into the 26th Amendment, I would make a safe bet the Feds would've changed that to suit some Progressive agenda too. Either we make the age of maturity 18 across the board, or we don't let our kids do anything adult-like, or be held accountable as an adult, until age 21. This arbitrary age nonsense has got to stop.

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Posted on July 27 at 3:54 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Why? Alligator gars do not attack humans. Unless you're a small fish or a duckling, you should not worry about it.

From: Schenectady re-opens lake to boats after alligator gar scare

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