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Posted on September 12 at 1:26 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Other people besides drivers ride in cars. Crossing the bridge regularly as a kid really made me appreciate the beauty of the Mohawk River. That wouldn't have happened if there were a concrete wall blocking the view.

From: Editorial: DOT must do more about lost bridge view

Posted on September 4 at 11:28 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Was Bangkok Thai really only open for six years? I know for a fact I went out with friends for Thai at that location in June, 2005. Was it a different Thai restaurant then?

From: New Thai restaurant to open in old Bangkok Bistro spot

Posted on September 1 at 12:18 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I doubt the new Western Gateway bridge designer grew up in Scotia or Schenectady, or they would have known it was an awful idea to block the view. I'm guessing he was thinking "walkers and bikers can see the view"... which is nice for them. Well, adult walkers and bikers. Kids are SOL either way. Parents will now have to lift their kids up on the walkway to see the view and that worries me to no end, or as Doreen pointed out, a kid on their own wouldn't have much problem climbing the wall if they wanted to see the view. It's just dangerous and un-thoughtout.

From: What was designer of new Western Gateway thinking?

Posted on August 22 at 3:52 p.m. (Suggest removal)

For those wondering where the Dunkin Donuts is on Albany St -

From: Police on scene of robbery at Albany Street Dunkin Donuts

Posted on July 2 at 12:31 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Any idea which aquarium they went to?

From: Lobsters of a different color

Posted on June 30 at 12:52 a.m. (Suggest removal)

As someone who installs a lot of 802.11 (aka Wi-fi) networks, I was surprised Martha Winsten's letter about Wi-fi being dangerous. This is the first I heard of it. Turns out, that's because it's completely false. I was also surprised to hear that Saratoga Springs is just now installing Wi-fi, as every school district with a budget has likely had Wi-fi for the past 10 years. Turns out, they're just upgrading their current system with more access points and a faster/more modern connection. Wi-fi is already ubiquitous. Being concerned about it at schools is like being concerned about water fountains, because it's possible to overdrink and make yourself sick. It won't happen. There is absolutely nothing to worry about. If anything, one should be far more concerned about cell phones (which talk to towers miles away) next to your body for hours every day, than Wi-fi routers (whose signal only reaches a few hundred feet) on the other side of the room every once in a while.

From: Wi-Fi radiation may be dangerous to your health

Posted on June 28 at 7:32 p.m. (Suggest removal)

And at any point, people can see the current levels by going to

From: FLOOD: Water levels expected to decrease in Schenectady (UPDATE)

Posted on June 20 at 6:13 p.m. (Suggest removal)

People who want the guy in jail for a long time- you do realizing that it's costing you, the taxpayers, $50,000-$60,000 per year to put someone in jail, right? A suggestion of 25 years for this guy means we the taxpayers spend $1.5 million on him. There's gotta be a better way.

From: Authorities say Schenectady man with shotgun tied up woman, stole belongings

Posted on June 16 at 6:19 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Sandra... when you say "The programs are overseen by federal judges and Congress."... do you really believe that, or are you just repeating what the government says? I recommend everyone take a listen to the latest Dan Carlin "Common Sense" podcast. Direct link to the MP3 here -

From: Better to fight a war with wiretaps than with bombs

Posted on June 16 at 12:16 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I recommend anyone who is interested in the story of Edward Snowden, listen to the latest episode of Common Sense. I think you'll find everything he says on the subject to be... common sense.

From: Leakers are heroes, they hardly deserve to be prosecuted

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