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Posted on February 23 at 12:24 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I grew up in Canada but have not lived there in a very long time. What I do know is that yes, my brother did decide to go private and pay for his MRI rather than wait because he was not considered to be an emergency patient. What he paid for the MRI was less than my husband and I have had to pay monthly for our own health insurance in this country. My brother also had both hips replaced, a hospital bed on the first floor of his house until he felt comfortable climbing stairs, several home visits a week from a physical therapist and much more. Did not cost him a penny. My Canadian sister-in-law has lung cancer and is receiving medical treatment and very compassionate care at a cost of zero. My mother was in a beautiful nursing home for 5 years that cost $600.00 a month. She also had open heart surgery and the best of care that did not cost a penny. I have an American friend who fractured his leg very badly while in Canada. Received the best of care. I don't think these are isolated cases and have Canadian friends who get quite upset with me if I ever say anything critical about Canadian health care. I, however, receive excellent health care in this country because I can afford to pay for it.

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Posted on November 17 at 11:53 a.m. (Suggest removal)


a real shame that you felt you had to use foul internet slang to get your point across. not necessary and extremely juvenile.

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Posted on November 8 at 6:40 p.m. (Suggest removal)

wonderful story with a very heart warming ending. Congrats to APF and super sleuth Heather McNamara. Everybody at APF are caring good people. I sent them a poster of our missing cat and received a lovely note in return telling me they will keep their eyes open for her. Minnie has been missing for a month from the Pattersonville, NY area. She is an 11 year old calico kitty, chipped and declawed. Here's hoping she finds her way to kind and caring people and home to us.

From: Missing cat and owner reunited after months apart

Posted on August 24 at 11:53 a.m. (Suggest removal)

"Legal fees became a point of contention last year when then town Republican Committee Chairman Norm Miller accused former Supervisor Melanie Whiteley of overspending the town attorney line item. He blamed the lion’s share of the fees on the town having to wage a costly prosecution of Princetown Justice Michelle Van Woeart, who was cited violating Princetown’s leash laws in 2010."

WHAT???? Lion's share of legal fees went towards prosecution of Van Woert for violation of Princetown leash laws? Come on!!

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Posted on August 22 at 1:48 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Thank you for your letter John. As you stated - what kind of nincompoop would write such words? All of it nonsense. Children are better off with both parents going out to work? Absentee parents and lack of proper parenting is a huge problem with our society today. This woman should use some of her free and generous pension that we all continue to pay for through our taxes to get herself educated before she makes a bigger fool of herself.

From: Online Letter to the Editor for Aug. 22

Posted on July 27 at 7:30 p.m. (Suggest removal)

WmMarinac - you should check and double check your foot stamping facts before you voice your childish accusation of people being "stupid" if they don't agree with you. you're giving republicans a bad name.

From: Letters to the Editor for July 27

Posted on July 13 at 11:13 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Where did the funding for the Onrust originate? Grants, donations? What was the total cost of the Franchere Center at Mabee House and how is it presently financed? What is their annual attendance count other than the Historical Society members? Large groups of area students have outings to the site, usually prior to holidays and vacation periods. Do school groups pay to tour the property? What was the cost of the acreage on the opposite side of the Mohawk River from the Mabee property? Apparently, the land was purchased to prevent the loss of the bucolic view from the Rotterdam Junction side of the river. In what ways do the people associated with the entire Mabee project contribute to the village of Rotterdam Junction, which was and still is, devastated due to flooding caused by hurricane Irene?

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Posted on July 3 at 7:22 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I'll take whatever I can get. I have enjoyed reading your thought provoking take on so many subjects for many years. Sunday will now be known as Carl's Day in my house. I know how much you love dogs so get yourself a big old slobbery, affectionate pooch to take on long walks. Great for your health and you may meet lots of interesting folks along the way. Enjoy your (almost) retirement Carl. You will be missed but it is well earned.

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Posted on May 26 at 7:50 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Mr. Marincic - You are dwelling way too much on the third paragraph of the Brachah letter. It states nothing about changing the 2nd amendment. The general public does need far more education regarding responsibility and ownership of firearms.

From: Letters to the Editor for May 26

Posted on May 14 at 9:55 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Excellent column Carl, with huge depth. Obviously, some of your readers just don't get it and never will.

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