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Posted on April 11 at 1:59 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The children are young enough to benefit from a serious effort on their part at restoring what they damaged. I think a summer of community service at the cemetary might just make them realize what an awful impact their actions have had on the community and help to steer them in the right direction.

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Posted on March 4 at 1:07 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I think it's wrong for the state to promote gambling. It's just a tax on ignorance. Disgusting!

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Posted on January 18 at 10:55 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Welcome home...write everything will be a story to pass on through generations!

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Posted on September 6 at 8:15 a.m. (Suggest removal)

School uniforms would solve a lot of these problems. It would be cheaper for parents, get rid of the competition for "cool clothes" amongst students and maybe even help kids focus more on learning. Worth a try.

From: Editorial: The girls' T-shirt and the message

Posted on September 2 at 8:37 a.m. (Suggest removal)

You may not have graduated from Siena, John, but you have a real flair for writing which I enjoy more and more as you are affiliated with the Gazette and I love seeing you on TV as well. You are the BEST!!! Hope you are around for a long, long time...

From: McLoughlin Take 2: Want to be a news anchor? Not so fast …

Posted on August 27 at 10:12 a.m. (Suggest removal)

So glad I retired a few years ago. This situation has been around forever even back to when we used to confiscate CD players when they first came out! The kids didn't get so defensive about it then, but now kids are so addicted to their cell phones and their parents generally back them up... especially after some of the highly reported school shootings and bullying incidents. Bottom line...teachers don't really feel like they have the authority or the support they need to do anything about it and and I understand why they just give up; but classroom management and academics suffer for it.

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Posted on August 1 at 8:25 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I'm very impressed with parents who are still willing to do the right thing. Bravo!!

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Posted on August 1 at 8:22 a.m. (Suggest removal)

John: I really enjoyed this article and the others that you have posted. So glad you're now a part of the Gazette -- I always look for your articles. Thanks!

From: McLoughlin Take 2: Saratoga has become so common

Posted on August 1 at 8:20 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The students are right saying that it's dangerous and I certainly don't mind that they are questioning the exemption. What they haven't learned yet is that life is not black and white no matter what the issue. I don't think the article was nonsense - just one more reason to keep driving defensively.

From: Pupils ask: Why exempt police?

Posted on July 31 at 7:56 a.m. (Suggest removal)

You forgot to mention the number of wheelchairs and people with oxygen tanks who go there to gamble. It's sad really.

From: Sorry, but the odds are against you

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