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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

Posted on July 13 at 9:48 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Hope they allow someone to go in and empty out and clean the tap lines and dispose of opened containers else that place is going to stink...

From: State: Bier Abbey seized over nonpayment of taxes

Posted on July 11 at 10:05 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Used to be you were on some kind of hallucinogen if you wandered neighborhoods and interacted with imaginary characters.

From: Pokemon Go: Craze sweeps nation, poised to surpass Twitter

Posted on July 7 at 8:34 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Yes, we humans have to go kill anything that has a bad interaction with us. A bear near Glacier NP had to be killed recently because a mountain biker actually ran into it while racing down a trail in the bear's territory. The bear did not eat the biker, it just reacted as bears have done for millennia when surprised or hurt. Tourists ('Tourons' actually) routinely walk up to bison and elk in Yellowstone then are appalled when these large critters stomp and gore them. Development out west sprawls right up into mountain lion territory and then the residents proceed to kill them when they eat their cats & dogs. Suburbanites kill all the coyotes and foxes near their homes then wonder why so many deer and other critters are now eating their expensive shrubs and gardens and wandering into the roadways. Naming these animals is nothing, We need to just leave these animals the heck alone as we surely aren't doing any of them a favor.

From: Froma Harrop: We should rethink naming wild animals

Posted on June 23 at 10:26 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Why is it it important that he's a soccer coach? His full-time job is a 4th grade teacher in the Charlton Heights Elementary School. Great role model here for the kids, eh?

From: BH-BL soccer coach charged with DWI

Posted on June 23 at 10:17 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Age threshold for all adults should be 18. We supposedly treat our children as adults at 18 when they graduate, they are no longer minors under the law, they can be drafted into the military, and serve in a combat zone when they are 18, they can vote, hold office, get married, own a home, and be held accountable for their own debts. They can be sent off to war, kill other human beings, experience horrible things, but then come home and not be able to drink legally because they're not 21 yet? Where is that logic? We need to stop coddling them and when they turn 18 treat them as adults across the board with the responsibilities AND CONSEQUENCES that come with being an adult. In the ~30 years since 21 was made the drinking age we've simply postponed a couple generations of kids from being treated as true grown-ups a lot later than they should have been. I think every country in the world treats their children as adults a lot earlier than we do in the US. I know why the age of 21 was instituted so long ago, but in reality it was just easier to raise the age than actually just deal with 18 -20 year olds who failed to act like adults when they should have been.

From: Consistency needed on New York tobacco sales

Posted on May 12 at 11:21 a.m. (Suggest removal)

May be time to paint a big white box at some busy intersections where if you are in it when the light changes (and are not waiting and\or able to turn left) you get a ticket for blocking traffic. They do this in NYC to help with gridlock.

From: BH-BL school board out of touch

Posted on May 10 at 1:25 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Would these bigger machines (such as a gas turbine) that could not fit down many of our roads fit through the existing canal locks or under the bridges that span it? I would like to see this report breakdown stating how the canal generates $6 billion in revenue as that figure seems pretty inflated. If it generated that much revenue for the region, why isn't it able to sustain itself via user fees, etc., instead of increased public funding? If the canal was such an underutilized asset why hasn't some private corporation tried to take over its operation from NY State in 100+ years? Is it a good thing when water bodies like Hinckley Reservoir and the West Canada Creek (a nationally known blue ribbon trout stream, which also draws a lot of revenue to the area) have to be nearly emptied in the summer so navigable levels in the canal can be maintained for a few tourist vessels? I think for commerce purposes it would be better to invest in railroad transport and perhaps see if the canal can stand more on its own using Private funding.

From: Nisky rowing coach left positive legacy

Posted on April 18 at 2:03 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Any US official that might go there should only state that Hiroshima exists as an example of why nuclear weapons should never be used again else we risk the very end of human civilization.

From: David Harsanyi: Obama Administration shouldn’t apologize for Hiroshima

Posted on April 18 at 10:31 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I never realized that for years I had an 'en suite' in my bedroom. I just thought myself really lucky to have a bathroom I did not have to share with a teenager.

From: Froma Harrop: Bring back the charm of this old house

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