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Posted on June 12 at 8:44 a.m. (Suggest removal)

@William Cox: A++++++++++

From: Why not Rotterdam Mall for casino site?

Posted on June 6 at 10:36 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Bait and switch. Put out a nice design to win the casino then dumb it down to match an industrial warehouse. NOBODY wants to gamble in a warehouse.

From: Reaction mixed on new casino design

Posted on May 30 at 12:52 p.m. (Suggest removal)

This is complete and utter nonsense. The lake isn't too murky, THE LAW IS TOO RESTRICTIVE. Damn Government. How about letting swimmers decide if they want to take the risk? How many people will die in the future, from less exercise than optimal, or from drowning, because a perfectly good lake can't be used? Better to avoid the 1 drowning per 5 years that we can see than the 10 death's per year that we can't.

It's time for some civil disobedience by the mayor. Open the beach and let the people swim.

From: Collins Lake still too murky for swimming

Posted on May 5 at 9:57 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The practice should be banned by state law.

From: Schools hide buyout deals from taxpayers

Posted on January 17 at 10:25 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Regarding the entire Hamilton Hill Library issue:
1) Why is the library being made the "fall guy" for Carver's closing? Why isn't the Gazette doing a thorough investigation into the reasons Carver suddenly shut down and all its inadequacies? Why aren't Carver trustees taking responsibility for their actions?
2) Why can't the Schenectady City School District independently, or jointly with the library, provide computer access to residents?
3) Why is nothing being reported on the County's lack of support for the entire Schenectady County Public Library system and their systematic efforts to completely demolish it? Severe cuts in both the materials and staff budgets and diminished hours have affected the Central Library and all of the branch libraries. The county manager lacks vision, micro-manages and nitpicks. County legislators pay lip service to the library but are ignorant of what's actually going on. How will county residents react when they see headlines about the temporary or permanent closings of other branches in the system? At least the county has a plan in place for Hamilton Hill's replacement. I fear that hours and services at the remaining library facilities will gradually erode until nothing is left--and by then it will be too late to speak up.

From: Officials eye temporary home for closed Hamilton Hill library

Posted on December 22 at 12:34 p.m. (Suggest removal)

There were 20 children and 8 adults, not 6.

From: Scotia trees honor shooting victims

Posted on December 18 at 7:53 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Frank Lowe: Thanks for that.


My recommendation is a 10% federal tax on weapons, accessories and ammunition to be distributed solely to PK-12 schools for the exclusive purpose of paying for security.

From: Reflections on guns and the shootings in Connecticut

Posted on December 17 at 8:34 p.m. (Suggest removal)

In 2009, alcohol killed 114 people on Connecticut highways. See

From: Too high a price for a freedom

Posted on December 17 at 8:29 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Where's the editorial demanding the prohibition of alcohol, which kills far more people every year than guns do.

From: Too high a price for a freedom

Posted on December 16 at 12:58 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I can't believe the Gazette is turning in freshman-level editorials. You guys are college grads, right? You owe us the duty to present a fair economic comparison of energy alternatives. Picking and choosing only the facts that support your conclusion is disingenuous and unworthy of graduate level writing and analysis. I don't know what's happened in the editorial department, but it has surely gone downhill.

From: Government must push solar power more

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