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

Congrats Garrett! Looking forward to seeing you this summer when Hudson Valley comes to the Joe.

From: Whitley's dream comes true

Posted on January 30 at 12:24 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I'm taking Seattle and the points (+2), and betting the under (48) ... Put me down for 20-17 'Hawks

From: Your Super Bowl predictions: FWIW, here's mine

Posted on December 9 at 9:49 p.m. (Suggest removal)

And yet you read it???

From: NM teacher quits after student pens Jesus, pot story

Posted on November 15 at 9:56 p.m. (Suggest removal)

No, as the person who wrote that headline, I meant exactly what I wrote. The definition of sarcasm is "the use of irony to mock or convey contempt," according to Webster, while satire is "the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues." Sorry, but sarcasm is the right word in this context.

From: 'Ghetto Chopper' reference sparks online controversy

Posted on October 2 at 11:26 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Artrina, your math is inaccurate when you talk about city and county increases. You can't simply add the two percentages and use the total as a total tax hike. For example, if both were to include 3 percent tax hikes, that would mean the total tax hike would be 3 percent, as well. If they both went from $97 to $100, the total increase would be from $194 to $200, which is also 3 percent.

And nfredericks, equalization rates were created to prevent against the exact situation you mentioned. While the assessment of your property may be 108 percent of its true market value, the city's equalization rate ensures that you are taxed at the same "rate" as every other property owner in New York state.

From: 3-percent tax hike in proposed Schenectady budget

Posted on September 16 at 4:15 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Dude, you forgot this rather important line in the story: "That could violate labor laws that were put in place to stop employers from replacing paid staff with volunteers." ... Like it or not, that's the law.

From: City stands firm on dog shelter

Posted on August 21 at 6:06 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Because it was her car, they have to sue her to get any money out of her auto insurance company.

From: Victims’ families sue over deadly Northway crash

Posted on August 9 at 11:51 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Rentable, read ... This story ran on July 16 and was the very first story about the attack

From: Family surrenders dogs to Schenectady police

Posted on October 31 at 10:33 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Dialogue??? All the district cares about is covering its ass, and that includes NOT admitting to any bullying ... I would be much more inclined to believe kids who have no apparent ulterior motive over bureaucrats looking to protect their cushy jobs and save the district from a costly and ugly lawsuit!!!

From: Rotterdam parents seek to bring bullying to light

Posted on July 23 at 9:29 p.m. (Suggest removal)

As the story goes on to say, the informant has disappeared and is wanted on drug and purjury charges.

From: Scotia drug suspect cleared by video may sue

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