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Posted on October 28 at 8:50 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The small rotaries or roundabouts don't give enough time for people to enter for traffic to move freely. Plus they work better when people follow the rules and are courteous, but that is rare these days. It's like Yield signs. It used to mean yield to oncoming traffic, now it means 'I'll yield if you force me to, otherwise get out of the way'. They keep making traffic changes assuming that people follow the rules but they should make them assuming the opposite.

From: Traffic jam hits Nott Street, Erie Boulevard at rush hour

Posted on August 27 at 7:52 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Do we really wonder why the kids are shooting and stabbing each other in the streets? What adult acts this way? This is who is raising the next generation to settle issues with fights and bloodshed.

All the good that Metroplex can do in a year for Schenectady to bolster the city's image was just undone by your acts of stupidity and acting like complete uncivilized trash. Nice job ladies. Your families must be so proud.

From: Women brawl in the heart of downtown Schenectady

Posted on May 30 at 8:29 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Not one person questioned the appropriateness of publishing that picture? Really?

From: Guilderland yearbook picture stirs controversy

Posted on March 28 at 10:21 a.m. (Suggest removal)

This is a very sad situation that must be terribly difficult for the family and the trooper. However, no matter the cause of his actions, this man endangered the community at least three times. First in a car chase, then in a robbery with a sword and then another car chase. It is very fortunate that no one was hurt during these escapades. Then he took off with a sword and threatened a trooper with it. I think that the trooper actually showed restraint in shooting him in the abdomen. So often these situations end with a fatal shot. He managed to slip away and continue to endanger others more than once. If he did this again, and an innocent party was hurt, then how would the family feel? This was a no win situation for all involved. The fact that everyone is still alive to tell their sides of the story is due to the training and restraint of the trooper. I feel for the family but they should be happy that they can visit in a hospital instead of a cemetery. I wish everyone involved well as they continue to deal with the outcome of that day.

From: Family of Albany man shot by cop files notice of claim

Posted on February 25 at 7:42 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Is anyone but me wondering why this article in the printed version had a headline of Magnificent Meatless Meals and then proceeded to give us two recipes; one with chicken and one with sausage? Yes, there was one line saying that you could leave out the meat, but the headline was a bit misleading. Did the person who wrote that headline even read the article?

From: Beans, grains make great dinner bowls for Lent or any time

Posted on January 3 at 7:50 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I don't know about the validity of the various accusations on either side, but I can say that the requirement to have the yard waste denials signed by a notary was a blatant money grab by those in charge of the town. The comment that disagreeing with the policy was insulting to alll those who serve as a notary public was contrived and ridiculous. A statement like that only makes the accuser look like they are desperate.

So following her logic, if I say that I'm going to treat my cold instead of going to a doctor, I'm being disrespectful to all doctors? I would be implying that the doctor was unnecessary, as Mr. Villano was implying that the notary was unnecessary. Unless there were additional comments made that were not reported in this story, Ms. DeMarco's comment was illogical.

Maybe the other accusations are true, but that part was simply absurd.

From: Rotterdam officials claim harassment by board member

Posted on November 2 at 10:42 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I'm one of those who doesn't look at them before throwing them in the recycle bin, other than noting the names. I am less likely to vote for anyone who robo-calls my house, has their friends send me letters, or sends me worthless postcards.

Isn't it convenient that the politicians gave themselves an out from the do not call list for their self serving political calls? They are all for our privacy unless it impacts their personal goals.

These days I vote against more people than I actually vote for. But at least I vote, which is more than a lot of people can say.

From: Mailers provide politicians precious seconds with voters

Posted on July 28 at 8:52 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Can I see a list of who requested my medical records and when?

From: Online medical record access becoming available in Capital Region

Posted on June 4 at 7:37 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I share your concerns. Locally, many area doctors and hospitals participate in HIXNY. My biggest issue with HIXNY is that you can't opt out. The doctor or hospital has agreed to send patient's records to HIXNY, BUT you have no option not to participate. I have no control over whether they get my records or not. The form the doctor asks you to fill out is for you to allow the doctor to access the records in a non emergency. So no matter your wishes, your records are sent to them for HIXNY TO DECIDE WHO GETS ACCESS.
THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE TO ME! If you look at HIXNY's website, there is no way to contact them about concerns. I work in IT, and I am not comfortable with a private company being handed my medical records PERIOD. HOW IS THIS LEGAL?

The really scary thing is that when I talk to people about it, no one knows anything about HIXNY, but everyone is concerned to hear that their records are probably being sent to them. It seems to be the capital regions best kept secret. Where is the government oversight of our privacy? My doctor can't talk to my husband without my consent, but he can send my records to a private company without my consent. Does that make sense?

In a perfect world is this a great idea, YES, Do we live in a perfect world where you can be assured that your records are secure, NO.

From: Concerns on digitized medical records

Posted on May 9 at 5:49 p.m. (Suggest removal)

This is why hospitals and doctors offices should not ask for or be given social security numbers! I am asked for mine or my child's often, but when I challenge them, they always back down. Sometimes they say that they need it for billing, to which I reply, "No, you don't." and then they give up asking. I've never been refused an appointment because of refusing to give my SSN.

DID ANYONE ASK ALBANY MED WHY THEY ASK FOR IT IN THE FIRST PLACE? If they are so concerned with their patient's privacy, then why do they ask for and input SSNs into their system?

From: Cops: Nurse stole patient info

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