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Posted on January 23 at 9:26 a.m. (Suggest removal)

"the district could go ahead with middle schools no matter how the public voted." Hmmm. We've seen this before from our elected school board members. That was an ugly time, and I'd hate to go back there. To say that we can disregard what the voters want, is ill advised, and arrogant.

From: Schenectady board hopes state money sways voters

Posted on December 5 at 7:20 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The oil companies do not "net" anything close to $2.88 per gallon. With crude oil at $97 / bbl, the cost of the raw material to make gasoline before refining or transportation is $2.30 / gallon. The reality is that there is far more tax on a gallon of gas than there is profit for an oil company.

From: Feds should raise gas tax, and cut New York in for more

Posted on October 18 at 7:47 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The Republicans deserve most of the blame for this budget showdown, but the Democrats and Obama do too. The comments Harry Reid makes, and no one calls him on are incendiary, and juvenile. Our dear president displays no leadership whatsoever - he doesn't call, and doesn't write, but rather goes to play golf. His leadership skills would be inadequate for the student council. Moreover, it seems he really likes the trappings of the job - plane, house, and helicopter, but appears to have no interest in the job itself. So the right can take their deserved blame, but to ingore the culpability of the left in Washington's disfuntion is refusing to acknowledge the obvious.

From: Lessons of the shutdown

Posted on October 8 at 11:59 a.m. (Suggest removal)

This new fee is an excellent idea. It has taken years to get people to patronize downtown businesses, so it seems appropriate that now we should give them a reason to go elsewhere. Bravo! And, for the record, the parking garaage IS NOT always free - I paid $5 to park there to attend a graaduation in June.

From: Schenectady Council vote set on parking fee plan

Posted on September 13 at 4:21 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The fact that the candidate is not qualified for the position is irrelevant given that "He's just a good person". Unemployment in the US should also be very near zero because many of the unemployed are "just good people". In Schenectady we get what we deserve for electing these Mensa candidtates.

From: Schenectady mayor’s assessor choice not qualified

Posted on September 13 at 8:33 a.m. (Suggest removal)

This is a good editorial. Everyone knows that the ability to selectively enforce law is ONLY available to Barak Obama and Eric Holder.

From: Editorial: What's Cuomo going to do about sheriffs' defiance?

Posted on May 29 at 9:17 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The proposal now is for a modest $2 toll. How long do you think it will remain at $2 if they can get $700MM from that toll? I doubt it will be long when they discover that $4 will net $1.4B. Where does this stop? Is there ANY part of life in the US that is not seen as a revenue source for the government?

From: Border crossing toll OK, as long as it's small

Posted on May 21 at 9:51 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Apparently, it doesn't matter to these supporters of Silver that he enabled the abhorrent behavior of one of his members. And the Dems say that the GOP has a "war on women"? What happened to that narrative?

From: Area Democrats rally behind speaker Silver

Posted on April 19 at 8:10 a.m. (Suggest removal)

"Whose side is he on , anyway"? He not supposed to be on anyone's SIDE, he's supposed to do what is right, and fair for everyone, not take favorites based on political motives. Of course, everyone knows this isn't how it works.

From: Keep state taxes deductible

Posted on April 19 at 8:03 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Our elected officials are a disgrace. Is it any wonder that selling real estate in the City is so difficult? Who would come here voluntarily? For that matter, who woud come to New York voluntarily? Think about it - when was the last time you heard someone say "I'm going to retire in a few years. I think I'll move to NY"?

From: Schenectady council ‘coffee klatch’ persists

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