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Posted on November 24 at 10:27 a.m. (Suggest removal)

In the name of accuracy, let me correct one statement: She spent only nine days in jail after her arrest. The point remains, however, that she did not get off without ANY punishment. Her sentence, as it is called for in the law, took into account mitigating factors.

From: Former mountain bike champ Giove sentenced to home detention, supervision in marijuana-trafficking case

Posted on November 23 at 2:26 p.m. (Suggest removal)

So let's see, safny, if you get hurt on YOUR job and the injury affects your judgment, you're telling me you would want to be held COMPLETELY responsible for your actions??? It's not like the woman got off scot free; she spent more than a year in jail after her arrest and is going to serve home confinement, probation and do community service ... What you call a "dangerous activity" was her career ... Would it have made a difference if she had been a firefighter or a construction worker or taken part in some similar "dangerous activity" that you approve of???

From: Former mountain bike champ Giove sentenced to home detention, supervision in marijuana-trafficking case

Posted on November 9 at 11:39 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Shirley, Paterno was not the one who abused the boys ... Don't get him confused with Sandusky, who should be shot and then hung for what he did to those children who looked up to him!!!

From: What should happen to Joe Paterno in the wake of alleged child sexual abuse by an assistant coach?

Posted on September 27 at 12:39 p.m. (Suggest removal)

You've got to be kidding me??? Joan Jett and the Blackhearts are nominated and Rush is left off the list??? Who are the idiots choosing the nominees, and how much did Joan Jett have to pay them to get on the list???

From: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees announced

Posted on September 13 at 6:19 p.m. (Suggest removal)

But if I have no races in my town, why would I vote???

From: Will you vote in the Sept. 13th primary?

Posted on May 31 at 7 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Banning something isn't going to make it go away; just ask drug addicts. If you regulate it, however, you can exercise at least a modicum of control.

If someone is that intent on gambling (an addict, if you will) and you take away their website, they're just going to take the two- or three-hour drive to Turning Stone or Mohegan Sun or they're going to find so-called backroom games. Taking down these websites is only affecting the casual player who wages a few dollars here and there and the professional player who makes his living (and in some cases a pretty good one) in these games.

As long as there is ANY form of gambling (legal or illegal), there are going to be gambling addicts, just as there will be drug addicts as long as there is ANY way (legal or illegal) to obtain marijuana, cocaine or whatever the mind-altering substance of choice is. Too many people in society have yet to realize that you can't solve a problem simply by simply outlawing it.

From: Should online gambling be regulated?

Posted on May 28 at 10:12 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Hey Ed, one of those rights is for people to choose HOW they celebrate.

From: What are your plans for the holiday weekend?

Posted on January 13 at 10:23 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Again I must dispute your comment about our conduct here. We cannot simply publish allegations because they are allegations; that would be not only journalistically irresponsible, but also potentially open us to legal action.

For us to publish allegations, we need supporting evidence AND an on-the-record source for these allegations. You have not responded to my offer in a private e-mail to provide us with that evidence and you obviously do not want to put your true identity behind these allegations, so it is not our fault that you can't find a forum for them.

We simply cannot take your word for the fact that something is going on because I'm guessing you wouldn't be willing to pay the legal settlement if we lost a libel case.

Mark Robarge
Online Editor

From: Schenectady police officer, arrested again, misses court

Posted on January 12 at 3:35 p.m. (Suggest removal)

No, your comment was removed because it contained unsubstantiated allegations of wrongdoing that are potentially libelous. Such comments are banned under the Terms of Service for this Web site, which you can read at

Mark Robarge
Online Editor

From: Domestic dispute leads to Schenectady cop's fifth arrest since April

Posted on January 12 at 12:06 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Football??? Is it still football season???

From: Eagles make Giants feel very Blue

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