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Posted on December 11 at 11:03 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I would worry about this application being exploited by hackers and a mass shutdown of multiple users occurs. It should be left up to individual to permit install of this app if they wish, not pre-loaded by some government edict.

From: NY AG pushes ‘kill switch’ for cellphones

Posted on November 26 at 8:33 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Would love to see some huge retailer reverse this trend and emphatically say they will not be open on Thanksgiving Day and use whatever social media they can to get this message out along with some incentives for customers to wait until Friday to shop in their stores. Time for corporations to stop saying they are opening on Thanksgiving just because everyone else is doing it. This is just mindless greed and stupidity being compounded.

From: Lessons on planning and zoning from Ellis parking garage saga

Posted on November 13 at 1:17 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Perhaps NYRA did not want to repeat a bit of history with what happened to the defunct Sambo's restaurant chain. <'s> If NYRA allowed them to be at the track, then they could get dragged into a possible lawsuit just by association. Just a guess here...

From: If businesses can’t discriminate, why is it OK for the state to?

Posted on November 8 at 2:44 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Do not think for a minute that gas drilling companies do not take advantage of the poor or economically depressed areas of this country. Little known loopholes in legal definition of Royalty payment rules allow many drilling companies to deduct all manners of expenses from royalty payments on leases that landowners are due. Think you might make a nice bit of steady cash for retirement by allowing drillers to use your land? Better check that fine print. Some of these people in PA are getting nothing in return for their leases.

From: Contrary to assertion, carriage horses never have a nice day

Posted on October 30 at 7:51 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Unless the explicit language is written into the referendum that all money MUST go to NYS Education, those casino revenues(if any) will disappear into the General fund faster than a f##t in a wind storm. This has always been a bad idea.

From: Casino gambling not the panacea for New York that Cuomo thinks it is

Posted on October 29 at 4:21 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Kids can drop out of school when 16. If old enough to drop out of school, then they should be treated as adults for violent crimes. Perhaps we need to raise the age for dropping out if they are not going to be treated as real adults?

From: Critics say youths 16, 17 too young for adult court

Posted on October 15 at 9:50 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Should send these ignorant kids up to Amsterdam to spend a few weeks attending that school and open their eyes a bit.

From: BH-BL school officials apologize to Amsterdam for students' racial taunts

Posted on September 12 at 11:42 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Solid wall on western side is already proving to be a nice canvas for the graffiti.

From: Editorial: DOT must do more about lost bridge view

Posted on September 11 at 1:43 p.m. (Suggest removal)

There has got to be a database of all these dog licenses managed by the State Ag & Markets where municipalities have access to it. Why is the expense of a separate census requested except to waste taxpayer money, get information that already exists, and repeat the info that is not actively used it seems. If someone calls the city clerk and inquires about a dog's owner and a search of the database comes up with no dog license at that address, then mail a summons to that address and give XX days for the owner to produce a valid license, prove ownership or lack thereof, or pay a sizable fine in addition to licensing the dogs else the animals be seized. As with many censuses the information in them becomes obsolete quicker than a set of encyclopedias, so it needs to be an active database because owners change addresses so often. Give residents a 30 day amnesty period from a certain date to license existing dogs, then lower the boom on those who fail to comply. The process to do this should also be self-funding by those who pay fines for not complying with the law and the reporting system could be a relatively simple voice-mailbox at the clerk's office.

From: Dog census would help solve city's animal control problem

Posted on August 27 at 1:07 p.m. (Suggest removal)

What'd they get, a stern talking to or disciplinary letter? How about a flat-out dismissal for the whole lot of them?

From: UPDATE: OGS disciplines 7 for misbehavior

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