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Posted on November 17 at 12:43 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I'm curious as to how you folks define "news". Frankly I had to look it up to see what it was myself. I think the article fits into this definition somehow:..........news
n(y)o͞oz/
noun
noun: news

newly received or noteworthy information, especially about recent or important events.
"I've got some good news for you"
a broadcast or published report of news.
plural noun: the news
"he was back in the news again"
synonyms: report, announcement, story, account; article, news flash, newscast, headlines, press release, communication, communiqué, bulletin;
news crawl, news ticker;
message, dispatch, statement, intelligence;
disclosure, revelation, word, talk, gossip;
informalscoop;
literarytidings
"they were stunned by the news of his death"
informal
information not previously known to someone.
"this was hardly news to her"
a person or thing considered interesting enough to be reported in the news.
"Chanel became the hottest news in fashion"

Origin
late Middle English: plural of new, translating Old French noveles or medieval Latin nova ‘new things.’
Translate news to
Use over time for: news


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Posted on November 14 at 6:54 a.m. (Suggest removal)

yoremop57, no I don't think it's an insult, especially given the fact it was not directed at you. Had I wanted to single you out, I would have included your username in my comment. Once again if you took it as a personal insult I apologize.(Note: this is the last time I will offer an apology for something I did not intend.) I stand by my comment. When one side continues a behavior, ie; protesting because the other side did it when they lost, pledging support to those who wish to obstruct legislation, because the other side did it when they objected, it's hypocritical. I was annoyed when in 2008 the protests and obstruction started with the current President. And now I'm just as annoyed at the talk of doing the same for the President elect. Seems to me it's hypocritical and counter-productive. To be honest I didn't like the last President and don't care at all for this one either. I'll reserve judgement until the new guy has been in office for a bit. Should I decide after time that the guy sucks, then you can bet your bottom dollar I'll be in the "streets" voicing my displeasure. TTFN


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Posted on November 13 at 1:21 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Hmmm yoremop57, I just reread my post several times and I'm reasonably certain there isn't a personal insult in there. (and since the Gazette seems to be monitoring these comments again and hasn't deleted my comment I think I'm right about there not being a personal insult in the comment). If you took it personally then I apologize. That being said, I'll stand by the comment. It seems highly hypocritical, IMHO, to complain about the actions of one side, and then turn around and do the exact same thing. I'm not saying they don't have the right to protest (this comes from someone who HAS protested in the streets a number of times over the past 70 years of my life), I'm merely pointing out what in my mind is a hypocritical stance. Signed: An elderly reasonable human who despises hypocrisy and believes in compromise. In the world today there is far too much of the former and not enough of the latter. Peace out....


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Posted on November 12 at 12:36 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Yep, just keep perpetuating the stupidity. "Hey they did so we will too." Ugh


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Posted on November 11 at 1:40 p.m. (Suggest removal)

"Why is the Gazette printing views that are personal attacks, and include name-calling? The TU has rules that would not allow this, and for good reason."

Having had posts deleted, I do know the Gazette does have a policy about this. They seem to be selective in their enforcement though.


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Posted on October 12 at 11:07 a.m. (Suggest removal)

wmarincic, that's a false report.

btw, it would be nice if you would post links to reports.

http://www.snopes.com/trump-2013-taxes-l...


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Posted on September 9 at 11:03 a.m. (Suggest removal)

"Demolition began just before noon...."
Actually demolition began several weeks ago, Thursday was the climax to the demo of the old Grants and Price Chopper buildings. The TU reported the story the same way. You guys need to stop "parachuting" into a story and learn all the facts before committing to print.


From: Long-vacant Rotterdam plaza razed for new housing


Posted on September 9 at 6:49 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I'm not sure how much influence Metroplex has in getting State roads fixed. On one hand, having lived in Rotterdam most of my 70 years, I understand the frustration driving on Curry Rd., but I have to say that I don't think it takes me more than 5 or 6 minutes to go from one end of town to the other even on the heaviest traffic days. Just sayin'

As to the shopping center, glad to see it go. I lived down the street as a kid and saw it being built. My Mom was one of Grants original employees there.


From: Long-vacant Rotterdam plaza razed for new housing


Posted on August 29 at 12:19 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Wow, I didn't realize the fees were that high....I adopted 2 abandoned/feral cats 2 years ago, they had been roaming the property where my apartment sits....I was able to contact a person who trapped them and then had them assessed, spayed, given all their shots, and flea treatment.....the total cost for all this was $40 per animal.....so I'm not sure how a private rescuer can do this for so little, and APF prices are so high.....


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Posted on August 16 at 8:44 a.m. (Suggest removal)

muggy:
When most of these bridges were built, they probably met any height requirements. As time has gone on vehicles have gotten larger (especially Tractor Trailers). The bridges have not. So should we now have governments rebuild all the bridges? Who's going to pay for it?


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