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Posted on June 22 at 1:32 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Is it possible to make a law that the banks, just like regular homeowners, should take care of the property they own? If they don't, the town can send in people to take care of the property and bill the owners (usually the banks) appropriately. This also may discourage banks from being too trigger-happy with the foreclosures.

From: Zombies popping up in suburbs

Posted on June 1 at 2:52 p.m. (Suggest removal)

"Sanders must quit so we don't get Trump"? I believe Lillian Neal meant to say "Clinton must quit so we don't get Trump". In every poll, Clinton and Trump are at a virtual tie ( ). Compare that to Sanders who is consistently more than 10 points ahead ( ).

From: Shower the people you love with love

Posted on May 3 at 12:27 p.m. (Suggest removal)

John Gentile - I don't think you understand what "revising history" means... but hey - how about putting Jackson on the $200 bill. Win win! Right?

From: Create a $200 bill to recognize Tubman

Posted on May 2 at 4:35 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I would have to wholeheartedly disagree with Claude Rizzicone's assessment. He says "With Clinton, Bush and Obama, our poverty rate increased"... no... only under Bush. The poverty rate goes down under Democratic presidents - . He says "The Democratic Party would rather support welfare and illegal immigrants at our expense.". Again, no. Most welfare money goes to corporations and the rich through tax loopholes, write-offs, subsidies, etc ( ). He doesn't understand the difference between socialist and democratic socialist (which is really what our country needs). Not some paranoid man with unrealistic delusions of other countries dropping a bomb on us.

From: No apology needed for Hiroshima bomb

Posted on March 4 at 7:48 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Will the added tracks offer more trips to and from NYC? Right now if you wanted to take a day trip to the city, the earliest train from Schenectady will get you there at 12:45pm, and the latest train back to Schenectady leaves at 5:45pm. It's pretty frustrating to have to go to Rensselaer for better options.

From: Only bid $10M too much for Schenectady train station

Posted on January 1 at 11:57 a.m. (Suggest removal)

My girlfriend and I were pretty frustrated that almost every First Night event we tried to get into was full. We decided to stand in line for one event at Empire State College and waited for an hour, completely missing the performance we were there to see.

From: In Saratoga Springs, year ends on festive note

Posted on December 25 at 8:22 a.m. (Suggest removal)

So it broke the previous record by 14 degrees? When is the last time a record was broken by that much?

From: Mother Nature delivers Christmas Eve present

Posted on November 18 at 12:24 p.m. (Suggest removal)

What makes it more interesting, is that this bar replaced the Long Branch bar, which closed down after it was caught serving underage drinkers. And this new owner super pinky-promised that there would be no underage drinking at the new Smokin' Bull.

From: Albany bar shut down after raid finds 115 underage drinkers

Posted on November 17 at 7:53 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Scott Kiser from the article is right.

I certainly hope people aren't wasting their time worrying about security from terrorists. You are 187 times more likely to starve to death in America than be killed by a terrorist. You’re about 22 times more likely to die from a brain-eating zombie parasite than a terrorist. You are about 110 times more likely to die from contaminated food than terrorism.

Let's worry about things that matter and not sensational fear-mongering by a few religious crazies. An honestly.. people talking and worrying about terrorism is one way they recruit.

From: Paris attacks lead Americans to wonder about US safety

Posted on November 8 at 8:51 a.m. (Suggest removal)

John, your only issue with Bernie Sanders is that he doesn't attack Hillary Clinton enough? That's not the sort of campaign he runs, and you clearly already know her faults. I think you already answered your question of which candidate deserves your vote.

From: Americans deserve better than current crop of presidential hopefuls

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