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Posted on December 31 at 7:29 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Thank you, Jean Lufkin, for your service and honesty. Unfortunately, your advice will fall on deaf ears with this current administration.

From: GE continues to play major role in our area

Posted on December 30 at 7:29 a.m. (Suggest removal)

"Lawmakers could justify the need for the legislation by viewing the tax as a means to offset local property taxes and promote tourism."

Really? Neither is likely to occur. Does anyone (other than the editorial board of the Gazette) think local property taxes will go DOWN ("offset") if this tax is enacted? And more people will be inclined to come to the area if the cost of staying here INCREASES?

From: Pass a statewide occupancy tax

Posted on December 30 at 7:23 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Heck with a 10-year mandate! Why doesn't NYS "mandate" 50-year batteries? Am I the only one who predicts that people will disconnect this devices permanently when the detector goes off while cooking or enjoying an evening fire in the fireplace? Our government enacts laws with "good intentions," only to discover that smoke detector usage is likely to decrease. I'm sick of the nanny state.

From: New York to require smoke detectors with 10-year batteries

Posted on October 31 at 6:43 a.m. (Suggest removal)

"Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely." Leave either party in power for too long, and they will be corrupted. Let's sweep out the Dems in favor of the Reps for a few years. The framers of the Constitution believed in rotation in office. It's time to rotate and get some fresh blood in there.

From: State GOP leader stumps for Hull in Schenectady

Posted on October 10 at 5:40 a.m. (Suggest removal)

It is obvious that the Democrats over-played their hand in this situation. They had uniformed State Police swoop in to the Board of Elections to interrogate everyone. Really? Justice has been served. The man is out as Commissioner. He has admitted guilt and been appropriately fined. The reaction from the Dems has been akin to killing an ant with a hell-fire missile. I wonder if they realize how opportunistic they look?

From: Tampering charge is overkill

Posted on July 21 at 7:35 a.m. (Suggest removal)

A combination of greater enforcement and education would help. I also wonder if the novelty will wear off over time.

From: Schenectady council may seek fireworks repeal

Posted on July 20 at 6:59 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Amen Carol. Let's start with adherence to the 10-Commandments.

From: Bible can lead us to higher moral ground

Posted on July 11 at 8:58 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Should we be concerned that medical marijuana does not have FDA approval? The sale of marijuana has not been legalized by the feds. However, 23-states have passed laws allowing for the sale and distribution of medical marijuana. And three of those states have legalized marijuana for public use. The most corrupt U.S. Attorney General's office in the history of this country has issued "guidelines" to the states. Apparently, these guidelines are intended to help the states ignore federal law. In the meantime, the State of NY has passed a bill allowing for the production, sale, and distribution of medical marijuana. Something's wrong here.

From: Medical marijuana dispensary no concern

Posted on July 4 at 7:08 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Dittos Scott Westcott. Great, great letter to the editor.

From: Columnist’s anti-gun rant misses the mark

Posted on July 1 at 8:09 a.m. (Suggest removal)

It's heartening to get advice from a left-wing columnist. I'm sure Mr. Cohen is very interested in the future success of the Republican Party. (sarcasm alert)

From: Richard Cohen: Republicans’ survival depends on willingness to adapt

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