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Posted on August 14 at 8:55 a.m. (Suggest removal)

You can demo 1/2 of any city, provide higher education opportunities, and discuss poverty until you're blue in the face. Unless there are jobs created in our area, there would be no reason to rebuild those demo areas of the cities, the graduates will move away for better jobs, and the poverty will remain if there is no work. To not discuss economic development in depth is sad. Without it, we won't create the jobs that the educated need, the impoverished need, and a reason for reconstruction of our urban areas.

We need venues that will bring in outside money to our area, whether they be a sports arena, theme park, clubs, etc. Once there is additional cash flow in our area, things will snowball for the better.

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Posted on July 31 at 4:02 p.m. (Suggest removal)

A noble stance on his beliefs, but it won't fly.....

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Posted on July 7 at 10:23 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Best of luck. Your diversity should be a hit.

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Posted on July 6 at 2:40 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Here's a thought. Pick whatever 6 month period to keep the canal open (the locks in operation) and shut it down with the dams up the other 6 months. Take the savings and make the NYS Thruway FREE from, say, exit 22 to exit 29 and watch the corridor develop as the the Northway corridor has. The tolls ARE a deterrent to commuters when the totals per year are added up. After all, the Thruway is supposed to be free for the past 15+ years. The Mohawk Valley needs all the help it can get and this could be a transfer of funds that just might help a grossly under utilized area that is within commuting distance of the Capitol area.

Just a thought.....

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Posted on July 3 at 12:36 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Exactly what did he do to warrant anyone praising him. I would bet there is protocol in place if/when something like this happens. The "troops" were dispatched as soon as they were discovered missing, with or without his speeches. I didn't see him on any search teams. In my opinion, A lot of political grandstanding with no substance.

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Posted on June 26 at 9:25 a.m. (Suggest removal)

If I remember correctly, Pete never bet against his team, so why not allow him to be recognized for his accomplishments rather than penalized for his bad judgement?

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Posted on June 1 at 9:49 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Sorry, but in my mind killing ANY animal just for the sake of a trophy is downright barbaric. Then again, I guess humans are the only creature that kill for pleasure. I have no problem with those that hunt for meat but can't for the life of me remember anyone talking about eating a giraffe. This is nothing to be proud of.

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Posted on April 11 at 11 a.m. (Suggest removal)

America's youth are being criticized for not keeping up with the levels of other countries and now we want to lower these levels even further through a term "social promotion". This is totally absurd. I won't even go into the teacher evaluation because it has been mentioned. If we want a more intelligent population, they need to be educated, not just pushed through the "system".

What is wrong with these people?

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Posted on February 9 at 2:51 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Well said, Mr. Weaver.

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Posted on February 2 at 3:27 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Never going to happen. The State needs an independent, taxpayer funded watchdog commission with power to subpeona and indict, to watch over these potential "pocket liners". They should answer to the courts only, bypassing every elected or appointed official with their findings.

IF there are any honest people, as a whole, the judicial level would be our best bet.

Just my opinion, as I watch our "leaders" do what they shouldn't time and time again.

From: How confident are you that the state Assembly will enact ethics reform in wake of Sheldon Silver resignation?

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