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Posted on October 31 at 10:58 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Thank you for talking sense, pollywog.

From: Ebola doctor put a lot of people in jeopardy

Posted on October 31 at 3:05 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Wow… the lack of knowledge is embarrassing. I hope you're joking, but in case you're not - Ebola is only contagious from very sick people. That's why doctors and nurses are the only ones getting it here. You're not going to get it from a bowling ball. I don't understand why that is so difficult to understand. It's rampant in WEST Africa (not South Africa as you so erroneously put it… but I guess lack of knowledge comes from all directions) because of the lack of skilled doctors. We send heroes over there to work with them and treat them. And they should be treated as such.

From: Ebola doctor put a lot of people in jeopardy

Posted on October 31 at 9:36 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I hope people understand that writer Roslyn Weiss is definitely not a doctor and has not studied ebola and made it clear she has no idea how the disease spreads. As the doctors who actually study ebola have repeated again and again - you CAN NOT spread ebola from sweat on a bowling ball, a cough or sneeze in the cafe or subway. It's horrible misinformation just designed to attack the good humanitarian doctors who go to countries where the virus is a genuine public concern. Shame on anyone who talks like that.

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Posted on September 26 at 12:39 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Maybe it's just me, but I already planned to go to both. I wouldn't stay at either more than 2-3 hours, so there's easily enough time to make an appearance at both. I'd say the GreekFest/Italian Fest being on the same day is a bigger conflict because people wouldn't get dinners at both places… but I really haven't heard any complaints about it.

From: Events conflict upsets Glenville officials

Posted on August 21 at 12:11 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Does anyone else think that the Corning Tower Observation Deck, which is usually closed on the weekends and has a great view of the hotel (as demonstrated in this April photo - ), should be opened for the implosion?

From: Wellington Hotel implosion set for Saturday

Posted on August 13 at 5:46 p.m. (Suggest removal)

There's a Route 12 in Scotia?

From: Section of Route 50 closed in Scotia

Posted on July 8 at 9:59 a.m. (Suggest removal)

After reading the article and seeing their changes, I have to agree with the district. They just wanted her to say how her religion affected her, rather than her telling the graduates they needed to follow her religion. I think the biggest mistake of the school district was choosing a salutatorian who openly rejects proven science like evolution. No student of mine would receive a passing grade in science class if they couldn't understand something as basic as that.

As far as some of the other comments here, it's mind-blowing how little people understand America. I'll go through them one-by-one.

Pro-tech: There is not "Killings/Shootings everywhere." I looked all over my house, couldn't find a single killing or shooting. Not even in the couch cushions where things tend to hide. We do not "all lean on God". In fact, I barely know anyone who does. We've moved past that. And if you read the article, the school district said that if Rebekah wanted to give "thanks to God", she could. She just couldn't preach that the graduating class do the same thing. The district made the right choice.

Angelo: It's well-past time to go back to the original pledge of allegiance before the "under god" was added out of fears of communism in the 1950's. As far as "worse opinions that could be spread"… those would have been edited out as well. Freedom of Speech and the first amendment is alive and well, that's why we're able to read this article. You do understand that Freedom of Speech has nothing to do with salutatorian speeches, right?

From: Amsterdam High graduate still upset about censored speech

Posted on May 5 at 1:57 p.m. (Suggest removal)

They are fascinating animals. Last month I learned about their "horaltic pose" when I saw one standing on an abandoned house in Glenville with its wings outstretched. Creepy and fascinating at the same time. I shot some video of it.

From: Man charged with trying to kill turkey buzzard

Posted on February 26 at 10:45 a.m. (Suggest removal)

It feels somewhat related, even if it's not about the homeless, to share the page of my friend Ethan who moved from Schenectady to northern Vermont and built himself a tiny house. He made a Facebook page for it and is now in the process of writing a book

From: Tiny houses help address nation's homeless problem

Posted on February 5 at 12:34 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I'm curious about the technology needed to block text messages while the driver is behind the wheel. I can't think of any way that that technology could exist. It would have to be something the driver would have to enable themselves… and if they go that far, why not just not text?

From: Stop driving while distracted

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