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Posted on June 29 at 8:56 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I am thinking that Mr. Petronis has a scheduling problem not only at the city center, but also being in conflict with other shows in the northeast region? If a number of gun dealers are commited to another show, they are not going to be available. I know that the hobby I have is running into a conflict with a larger event in eastern Mass. that moved to the same weekend as an event that has been held for years on the same weekend in this area in September. There were already 2 other events, one in western NY and the other in western PA. on the same day. It will be hard to get vendors for this event. The weekend after is open( no regional events scheduled) but the venue is not available. Apparently no other suitable venue either on such short notice. This event normally draws around 400, they will be lucky to get 250.

From: Venue, organizer can’t agree on dates for future gun shows

Posted on June 17 at 6:17 p.m. (Suggest removal)

What are the retailers who offer self service fountain drinks were you can re-fill going to do? Probably eliminate self service and go to just bottles and cans. And what about these places that will continue fountain service? You get a 16 ounce cup that is half ice. I'll bet that stores just outside the city limits of Phila. are going to have a windfall.

From: Should government impose a special tax on sugary drinks like soda and juices?

Posted on June 16 at 6:11 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The legislature is good at passing the bills that cost the state nothing like Metroplex, and others like requiring schools to test for lead in their water, another unfunded mandate. I'm just waiting for some legislative leader to give a speech telling of how good the session was and a lot was accomplished,we hear that claim every year.

From: State Legislature OKs bill increasing Metroplex's bond limit

Posted on June 12 at 8:54 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Stewarts is dropping Mobil because they must offer pre-pay only at Mobile locations. If Stewarts can't have their own way, there's you know what to pay. They are like a spoiled brat. Besides, if they end up with "drive-offs" they can and do write up employees for allowing it and not getting the license plate number. Not easy to do when you have a store full of customers. I for one think the law should require prepay. This way we don't have to tie up law enforcement with these complaints. Better yet, use a credit or debit card.

From: Debate rages on in Capital Region over use of ethanol-blended fuels

Posted on June 12 at 7:38 a.m. (Suggest removal)

One person had a sign that said " Sitting is not a crime". No one said it was, its a violation. Many years ago, Saratoga Springs solved the duck population problem in Congress park by making it a violation to feed the ducks. Might be worth a try to make it a violation to donate to the panhandlers on Broadway.

From: Saratoga protesters stand up for sitting down

Posted on June 9 at 5:51 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Along with election season, another season is now open. Endorsement season. Most of these endorsements lack credibility. Democrats endorsing Democrats, Republicans endorsing Republicans. etc. The only credible endorse are those from outside of the parties, independents for example. Some newspaper endorsements are not credible if they only seem to endorse one party.

From: Obama endorses Hillary Clinton, urges Democrats to unite

Posted on June 8 at 2:32 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Should that be Tuesday evening?

From: Northville man killed in motorcycle crash

Posted on June 8 at 11:23 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I would of thought that there were loitering laws that could have been applied here.

From: Saratoga Springs bans sidewalk sitting

Posted on June 7 at 5:41 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!!!

From: Nancy Pelosi endorses Hillary Clinton ahead of voting in California

Posted on May 31 at 5:24 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Reducing property taxes 50% is wishful thinking. What would he do? Raise state income taxes or sales taxes to make up for it?

From: Schenectady County assistant attorney running for Tedisco's seat

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