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Posted on August 22 at 6:13 a.m. (Suggest removal)

A picture is worth 1000 words? No customers at the natural gas station. How much of this, if any, exits due to tax credits? Is this another version of the solar panel "industry?"

From: Natural gas growing slowly as alternative vehicle fuel

Posted on August 16 at 6:17 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Am I the only one who blames government for building bridges too low? I'm open to be corrected on my thoughts but that was my 1st reaction. Aren't the roads and bridges the responsibility of government? Shouldn't they be constructed with ALL vehicles in mind? Milton Friedman once said that the cause of 85% of the problems we experience in our day-to-day lives redound to bad government.

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Posted on August 11 at 6:57 a.m. (Suggest removal)

How about both systems? Maybe a little competition?

From: Schenectady council boosts rates for taxi cabs

Posted on August 11 at 6:52 a.m. (Suggest removal)

...but these same 18 year olds are mature enough to make the decision to get an abortion, to serve in the military, to hunt with rifles, to get a tatoo, to own a home, marry, sign contracts, own a credit card. My gosh! Think about it. They can VOTE FOR PRESIDENT! But God forbid we let them legally purchase tobacco and alcohol. I'm sick of the nanny state.

From: Higher tobacco purchase age in Schenectady County part of growing trend

Posted on August 10 at 6:34 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Uber. The one word answer to the question of raising rates for taxi cabs. If you've ever used this wonderful California tech invention, you'll never want to use a taxi again. It's cheaper and more convenient. You watch on your smart phone, in real time, as the driver makes his/her way towards you. You know the driver's name, license plate #, make/model of car, and precise arrival time. I've never waited more than 7-8 minutes for a ride and usually 3-4 minutes in metropolitan areas. No cash is exchanged. No tip necessary. Clean cars. And you rate your driver after the event. WHY DOESN'T NYS ALLOW UBER OR LYFT?

From: Schenectady council boosts rates for taxi cabs

Posted on August 3 at 6:27 a.m. (Suggest removal)

If only NYS would allow UBER into the area. We wouldn't be talking about getting permission from the "state" to raise (or lower) fares. It's ridiculous that we don't have UBER or LYFT. Travelers like me know about the efficacy of those dynamic forms of transportation.

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Posted on July 29 at 6:27 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Wouldn't it be nice to have as much attention paid to people who come to our country ILLEGALLY (no-I'm not against immigrants).

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Posted on July 28 at 6:21 a.m. (Suggest removal)

According to the Surgeon General, most kids start smoking in their early-teens. Raising the legal age to purchase tobacco does only one thing; make politicians feel good about themselves.

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Posted on July 22 at 6:43 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Local libraries must control their WiFi access after hours. The reason is that some people hang out in the parking lots near the library to use the internet; sometimes for illicit purposes and sometimes to simply watch a movie on someone else's dime. It's an "attractive nuisance." The WiFi signal doesn't stop at the library door. That's why we see our neighbor's WiFi on our smart phones occasionally. So I agree with the library. Control internet usage at our libraries.

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Posted on July 22 at 6:39 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Well said Jay Affinito.

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